Best of East Side Torpedoes

East Side Torpedoes donate their album!

Hello to all Torps’ fans from the 1980s and to any new listeners who love classic RnB/Soul and Blues.

We’ve got an exciting announcement to make.

Steve hall said: “The Best of the Eastside Torpedoes. The EST site has now been handed over entirely to the Bubble Foundation UK. All proceeds go directly to the charity. Selling like hot cakes! Support this great cause by buying top-quality remasters of EST tracks from 1982/3.”

You can download it here:

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE BUBBLE FOUNDATION CHARITY. 3 album tracks and 4 live tracks from the classic 1981-1984 line-up of one of the finest bands to come from Newcastle upon Tyne, and at the time one of the best live bands in the UK. These remastered tracks will give you an idea of just how exciting this band was. Includes three bonus downloads - videos of the Torpedoes at Knebworth Jazz Festival, on Tyne Tees TV, and at the Buddle Arts centre in 1982. credits released November 21, 2023

Neil Hunter - vocals Brendan Healy - piano (Dave Price on Face It Where It Stands) Steve Hall - guitar Derek Nattrass - bass Dave Allan - drums (Steve Dolder on Face It Where It Stands) Lindolph D’Oliveira - tenor sax Nigel Stanger - alto sax Dave Connolly - trumpet Terry O’Hern - trombone

In the early 1980s the Eastside Torpedoes were one of the finest bands to come from Newcastle upon Tyne. They played all over the UK and supported luminaries such as Ray Charles and Robert Cray. They featured regularly on TV and radio. Their 1982 album ‘Coast to Coast’ was badly produced, but these superb remixes/remasters of album and live tracks will give you a flavour of how good this band was.