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Mike Rimmington and Friends

2015/16 I'm recording/performing material from the album 'Got to keep on Walking', which is a collection of songs about the UK walking author Alfred Wainwright, available via


Myself and Chuck Elliot (SHU) wrote and produced the song ‘If I can’t dance (I won’t join your revolution’) - hear it on MP3 now.

My Bands

I have played in several bands (guitar, harp, sax). Just list key words and names here for search purposes.

Hofmann's Degradation

Circa 1967. The name is from a chemical reaction. Geekish, yes?

Personnel: Mike Parr, Gareth Priestley, Dave Williams, Dave Rogers (Rodgers?), John Sutcliffe. (Tony Mitchell joined later). Played around West Vale, Greetland, Halifax.

Here is a pdf image of a set list.

Mid-life Crisis

How many bands have that name?

Personnel: Mike Parr, Bob Steele, Andrew McNeil, Graham, Dave Smith. Played around Sheffield. Circa 1988

Union Road

We rehearsed near the road in nether Edge, Sheffield. Circa 1990.

Personnel: Mike Parr, Caroline Dryden, Steve Morris, Steve Hawley, Mike Reed. Played around Sheffield.

The Famous Five

Circa 1993-7.

Personnel: Mike Parr, Caroline Dryden, Ian, Gary, Phil. (Guitar tech to Mike: Robert Johnson).

Studio recordings in mp3: Danger Signs (own composition) , unnamed cover 1 , unnamed cover 2 .

Phil and Mike

... do open-mics, acoustic stuff. Recordings to follow.

Favourite Musicians

Jimi of couse, then Otis Rush, Albert King, Bert Jansch, Jack Bruce, Dr John, Monk, Chuck Elliot
And on Blues Harmonica we bring in: Little Walter, Paul Jones (check out his early Manfred Mann stuff), Mark Feltham of 9 Below Zero etc, Sonny Boy Williamson.

On vocals we have: Aretha, Howling Wolf, Captain Beefheart, Son House, Steve Marriot, the Everly Brothers