With their unique
blend of six-part vocal harmonies and triple harmony lead guitar,
Capability Brown enjoyed a large and dedicated following in Aylesbury.
Between June 1972 and
July 1974 they played Friars Aylesbury, Dunstable and Bedford a total of
nine times, including a totally mad Christmas party in 1972 complete
with a pantomime and custard pies, and also the 4th birthday party.
CB were some of the
most talented, friendliest and craziest people to ever play Friars and
it was a great pleasure to induct them into the Friars Heroes Hall of
Capability Brown: On behalf of Capability Brown I would
like to thank everybody concerned for a memorable night last Monday at
the Green Man, Aylesbury.
The effort and enthusiasm that was shown to Ken, Roger, Christine and
myself was truly overwhelming.
It was a great feeling for us to be shown some of the sincere accolades
for the work we put in which was something we all enjoyed.
Thanks Sue and Steve for your memorabilia and your undying support.
Thanks Dave for a wonderful award and also your support
Thanks Paul for your faith and friendship
Thanks to EVERYBODY
Capability Brown:Thank you so much for such a fabulous evening in Aylesbury.
I know I can speak on behalf of Ken, Joe, Christine and myself when I
say that we were made to feel very special and that we sincerely never
realised just how much you all valued CB.
The memorabilia was fantastic and brought back so many memories and
organising the playing of our albums was a wonderful touch for me. I
found myself singing my harmony part on many of the songs.
A huge thank you for our Friars Heroes Award which puts us amongst some
As Joe said last night to me just before we left, your love of the band
and presentation last night made the effort of writing, learning,
recording and performoing all our songs worthwhile.
And the outside possibility of seeing our albums on sale once more would
be the icing on the cake for me.
Thank you all so much, once again
Capability Brown accepting the Friars
Heroes Award, Aylesbury, April 2013:
Roger Willis, Joe Williams and Ken
Rowe with David Stopps
Brown's history at Friars Aylesbury (a couple of gigs were also
played in Dunstable and Bedford)