Bonanza-Studios - restoration and archive Brian Diamond & the Cutters (1964) Brian Diamond & the Exit (1985-1991) Exit live @ Victoria Circus  Southend (1986)
Brian Diamond & the Exit band
Brian Diamond Doug Higgins Pete Spencer George Gillam Paul Huggett Martin Kirby
Allan Collings Ray Keane Chris Long Ken Bates Dave West Don James

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To understand any bands history it is important to know who, where and to a degree the members history. These pages attempt to do just that. It has been a long time coming but here it is.
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The Cutters                    Pegasus
BackTrack                     Phoenix
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Brian Diamond Brian Diamond - in 2012
Born:1936
Where: Tooting
Vocalist
guitarist
HH p.a.
Shure mic's



Earl Baron 5
The Cutters and Exit.
Supported/toured with John Leyton, Mike Sarne,
Craig Douglas, The Mini tones, and many more.
Composer and lyricist, currently enjoying a renaissance,
and writing new material
.

Based in Surrey
Doug HigginsDoug Higgins - 2012
(1936 - 2014)
Where: London
Drummer




Club 69
Bruce Turner Jump Band
Mark Seven
Front Line
Brian Diamond & the Exit
Clive Peerless Jazz Band
Polygon Jazz Band
Box Car Kelly (C&W)
session musician
Based in Surrey
Pete SpencerPeter Spencer - in 2012
Born:1949
Where: Yorkshire
Guitarist
Gibson
Fender

Professional musician,
worked with Process
Yo Yo band,
Brian Diamond & Exit, Foundations, Barry White,
Bill Hayley, Mel Torme, Frank Sinatra and many more.
Currently sessions, teaching and recording with various projects inc.working with Brian & George.
Owns and runs Hideaway Studios.

Married to Susan Hayter-Spencer - visual artist.
Based in  South London
George GillamGeorge Gillam - Keyboards
Born:1945
Where: Merton

Keyboards
Hammond GT7
Korg DX7
Roland SH1000
Technics KN800

Keyboards, guitar, vocals



The Morells, Yo Yo Band, Process, The Pearly Kings,
Brian Diamond & the Exit.
Currently sound & recording engineer at Bonanza-Studios, working with Brian and Pete Spencer.
Based in Essex.
Martin KirbyMartin Kirby - bass
Born: 1948
Where: London
Bassist

Fender Precision
Thunder bird

The Vikings
Inner Circle
Inner Circle (2)
Stormy Monday
Dry Ice
Brian Diamond & the Exit
Kaluki
session musician
Based in North London
Paul HuggettPaul Hugget - guitarist
Born:1951
Where: London
Guitarist
Keyboard
Fender Stratocaster



Scorpio
Brian Diamond & the Exit
currently in Pheonix



Based in Kent
Ray FieldRay Field - Bass from - To
Born:1949
Where: unknown
Bass
Fender Precision






Ray joined Exit early on and stayed for about 5 years, a quiet relatively new player, but none the less solid on bass. Very little is known about his early history other that he lived in Streatham and worked as a driver for John Lewis. After leaving Exit it is believed  that he moved North. If anybody has any information please contact the admin.
Ray KeaneRay Keane - drums
Born: 1946
Where: London

Percussion, drums
harmonica




Ray has worked with
The Morells, Yo Yo band
Fox Five, British Legion Military Band

Wavelength, Vintage 27

Brian Diamond & the Exit
Capital City, Deziner

Backtrack   
Based in Sutton, Surrey, web designer & admin to various websites.
Dave WestDave Lawrence -  guitarist
Born: 1948
Where: Balham
Guitarist
Fender Stratocaster
Fender 160



Session musician,
founding member of the Iceni,
Tobias Rag, Vintage 27, Pendulum, Jade,
The basher Bros., Big Mac, Blind Panic,
Backtrack, Cross Purposes, Off the Rails,
Sovereign and finally
Fiv5way.

In 2016 Dave decided to retire.
Based in Devon where he has his own studio.
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