Kursaal Flyers Biography
Disbanded in 1977, and re-united in 1985.
Members: Paul Shuttleworth (vocals)
Richie Bull (banjo, from 1975: bass)
Will Birch (drums)
Vic Collins (pedal steel guitar)
Graeme Douglas (guitar, 1973-1976)
Dave Hatfield (bass, 1973-1975)
Barry Martin (guitar from 1976)
John Wicks (guitar, 1977)
"The Kursaal" was a renowned ballroom on the seafront at Southend-on-Sea in Essex. Each year The Kursaal would be represented in the town carnival by a large novelty train, known as "The Kursaal Flyer". It is this that inspired the name for the group.