The Pieces Of Mind
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The Pieces of Mind were a South Wales band in the 1960s.
We played various types of music, such as Blues, Soul and R&B. We also had many formations, ranging from just bass, drums, lead guitar & vocals to having approx. 10-12 in the lineup including organ, trombone, trumpet, and harmonica.
We got on well with a promoter called Maurice (Mo) White, who owned a music shop in Newport. Mo, now sadly passed away, used the Pieces of Mind as support act for the many well known groups he brought to South Wales, including: Billy Fury, Chicken Shack, Stu James & the Mojos, Georgie Fame & Bluefames, David Bowie, Gene Vincent, Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, Manfred Man, Marty Wilde, The Applejacks, The Hollies, The Merseybeats, The Moody Blues, The Nashville Teens, The Pretty Things, The Searchers and The Who.
We have recently reformed to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of forming and played 5 gigs in Blaenau Gwent, raising considerable money for charity.
The band members enjoyed themselves so much they have decided to play more gigs and record. The audiences seemed to still like us as well