In 2003 Hanspeter put up an internet advert up looking for musicians to form a band that played music from The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. It took him three years to find the right people. None of Not The Sensational Alex Harvey Band have ever seen Alex Harvey live, but Hanspeter came closest in 1982. He bought a ticket for a gig Alex would have played with The New Band in Zürich. Unfortunately Alex died in Zeebrugge a few days before. Hanspeter still has the ticket. Hanspeter got into SAHB through Zal Cleminson’s mercurial guitar playing. Zal is a major influence on Hanspeter’s playing. He probably never imagined one day he’d wind up playing Zal’s guitar. In 2012 just that happenned when Zal kindly lent him his black Gibson SG for the band’s Scottish Tour. Anyway, here he is infront of the 02ABC for the Glasgow show of The Nots’ 2014 British Tourette just before putting his face on and morphing into “Not Zal”.
Just in the door from our 2014 British Tourette… we really did have a gas… just want to make some special mentions of thanks to folks that really did gave us an extra boost along the way. The staff at the Urban Bar, Addy McAdster for *making* our gig, Mark ‘the bishop’ for doing the door in London, Mike and Christina in Wales for booking us and looking after us bloody amazingly and the folks at the Marine Hotel, the guys that stuck with us in Rhyl and made it a night, Chris Glen for introducing us in Glasgow and just for being Chris Glen, Kenny for booking and looking after us in Glasgow. Davie Halley for being the personifaction of Vambo and saving our arses when Baldi fell sick, Jack MacDougall for the quick thinking, Charlie Moffat for giving us the magic of his moothie, Talk of The Town and Black Triangles for playing rocking good sets, Izzy for tablet support, Stuart for bringing Alex Harvey jnr to the Glasgow show (that was pretty damn special having him there – Thanks Alex!), the folks at Sneaky Pete’s who had the world’s best soundman, Kat for doing the door in Edinburgh and yes definitely all of you who came out, joined in and made it worth the trip. It’s not the same without Catherine and Colin! We hope to make it back soon and miss you all already. G’night!
Vambo rool OK!