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RICKY COOL and THE HOOLA BOOLA BOYS STARTED LIFE !!!! CHRIST ! YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN THE NIGHT WE ...................THE BAND WAS FORMED AROUND 1994 AND RAN FOR ABOUT FOUR YEARS.DUE TO BAND MEMBERS OTHER COMMITMENTS WE HAD TO CLOSE DOWN. BUT NOW WE'RE BACK AND READY TO ROCK AND ROLL. DURING THE POST PUNK BOOM IN BIRMINGHAM ,RICKY COOL FORMED THE ICEBERGS.THEY WERE A HUGE SUCCSESS PLAYING CLUBS,THEATRES AND EVEN SOME TV.AFTER THE ICEBURGS RICKY WENT ON TO FORM SOME OTHER REALLY GREAT BANDS INCLUDING RICKY COOL AND THE RIALTOS AND THE WESTERN SWING OUTFIT , THE TEXAS TURKEYS.IT WAS DURING THE TIME WITH THE RIALTOS THAT RICKY FIRST TEAMED UP WITH ROBERT PLANT TO
FORM THE FIRST OF ROBERTS HONEYDRIPPERS LINE UPS, USING MEMBERS OF THE RIALTOS AND A FEW OTHER MIDLANDS HEROS.WHILE ALL THIS WAS GOING ON RICKY COOL ALONG WITH PEDDLESTEEL PLAYER B J COLE IN TOW ALSO RELEASED HIS FIRST 45 RECORD "I'VE GOT A PROBLEM WITH GIRLS,THEY DONT LIKE ME". RICKY'S NEXT PROJECT WAS REALLY SPECIAL.TEAMING UP WITH EX CHICKEN SHACK AND SAVOY BROWN BASSIST ANDY SILVESTER, THEY DISCOVERD THE GREAT MIKE SANCHEZ. ALONG WITH MIKES MATE IAN JENNINGS ON DOUBLE BASS AND DRUMMER JOHN SPINETTO, THEY FORMED THE FANTASTIC "BIG TOWN PLAYBOYS". AFTER A COUPLE OF YEARS INCLUDING SOME MORE GIGS WITH ROBERT PLANT RICKY DECIDED TO LEAVE THE BAND AND FORMED THE TEXAS TURKEYS.AFTER A SPELL OF NOT GIGGING FOR A WHILE RICKY WAS ASKED BY HIS FRIENDS THE HOOLA BOOLA BOYS TO FRONT THIER LINE UP,AND SO, THE NEW BAND WAS FORMED, ENJOYING A GOOD MIDLANDS FOLLOWING AND GIGS ALL OVER THE UK.......................THE HOOLA BOOLA BOYS ALL STARTED QUITE ODDLY.PROMOTER AT THE TIME,MARTIN
PRYCE WAS ASKED TO BOOK SOME BANDS FOR A HUGE 40th PARTY,NOVEMBER 199
0, STUCK FOR A SUPPORT BAND HE GOT HIS MATES ,JONNY C ON GUITAR,HARRY WRAGG ON DRUMS,A GUY HE'D ONLY JUST MET ,TED BUNTING ON SAX,HIMSELF ON BASS AND BY SOME INCREDABLE LUCK GOT MIKE SANCHEZ TO FRONT THE BAND.THE BAND WERE LITERALLY INTRODUCED TO EACH OTHER ON STAGE. MIKE SAID " WHAT ARE WE GOING TO PLAY ","I'M READY...FATS DOMINO",REPLIES MARTIN,"ITS IN F " SHOUTS MIKE.1 2 3 GO ! IT WAS FANTASTIC,THE BAND WAS GREAT,QUITE REMARKABLE.THE FOLLOWING YEAR MIKE PLAYED ABOUT A HUNDRED SHOWS WITH THE HOOLA BOOLA BOYS,INCLUDING A THREE HOUR CONCERT BEING ROBERT PLANTS BACKING BAND AT A CHARITY NIGHT AT THE FAMOUS J B's CLUB,DUDLEY. BUT MIKE ALSO PLAYED TWICE AS MANY SHOWS WITH THE BIG TOWN PLAYBOYS,WELL DONE MIKE.AFTER THAT THE BAND BACKED BOOGIE PIANIST "BIG MAN CLAYTON",THEN THERE WAS A SPELL WITH ERNIE CHATAWAY ONE OF THE MIDLANDS GREAT GUITAR HEROS........... NOW WE HAVE COME FULL CIRCLE AND HAVE JOINED WITH RICKY COOL...ONCE AGAIN !....WHAT GOOD TIMES WE'VE HAD,VERY LUCKY

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