Classic Rock Society
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Classic Rock Society, also known as the CRS, began life in 1991 in Rotherham, England at the Florence Nightingale public house, which quickly progressed to become a large and well recognised organisation helping to forward the cause of Progressive rock, and Classic rock. The CRS is currently based in Daventry, England. Between 2001 and 2012 the CRS was operated as a limited company, Classic Rock (UK) Ltd.
Live Music Promotions
The Classic Rock Society uses the Wesley Arts Centre, Maltby. Rotherham, England, and Montgomery Hall, Wath-on-Dearne, England, as its regular venues, with occasional gigs at B2 Norwich, England, The Citadel, St Helens, England and The Picturedrome, Holmfirth, England.
Artists who have performed for the CRS
Artists previously hosted by the CRS include Celtus, The Flower Kings, IQ, Karnataka, Guy Manning, Galahad, Mostly Autumn, Pallas, Pendragon, Saga, Spocks Beard, Strawbs, The Tangent, Threshold, Touchstone, Tristan Park, the first ever UK gig by Tyketto, Unitopia, Rick Wakeman and Wishbone Ash
The current committee consists of Miles Bartaby, Stephen Lambe, Andy Faulkner, Steve Pilkington, Dave Robinson and Nicola Robinson.
Previous Committee Members/Company Directors have been Martin Hudson, Bernard Law, Steve Tomlin, Dave Cousins, Manning band member Kris Hudson-Lee, Paul Allwood, Jennifer Allan, Terry Craven, Sharon Hudson and David Pearson.
The Magazine - Wondrous Stories / Rock Society
The society started publishing its monthly magazine Wondrous Stories at its inception, which then became Rock Society and is now bi-monthly featuring reviews, interviews with prominent classic rock musicians and up and coming bands.The magazine was one of the first in the UK to promote progressive and classic rock and precedes the Classic Rock magazine by several years. Amongst the key contributors are Miles Bartaby, Stephen Lambe, Steve Pilkington, David Pearson, Terry Craven, Dave Kennedy, Steve Mourton, Richard Barnes, James R Turner, Odette Swann, Richard Watts, Lee Vickers, Melve Cant, Andrew Lock, Steve Ward, and Martin Hudson. The magazine also features a column by The Tangent's Andy Tillison. Magazine design is by Martin Cook.
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