Friday, 18 June 2010


Here's a rare photo of Dundee band - Sweet 'n' Tender Motion.
The group formed sometime around the late 60's, with Henry Simson their manager.
As regards the line-up of Sweet 'N' Tender Motion, I can list 4 - these being...
Danny Mitchell on drums.
John Manby on bass.
Ritchie Duncan on guitar.
Ian Mann on vocals.
On the photo though, you can see there's 5 in the group, so if anyone out there can do a "from left to right" style definitive line-up of the guys, feel free to pass on the info in the comments, along with any other details you can recall.

The JM advert is dated November 1969 when Sweet 'n' Tender Motion were sharing the evening with the Set.
Then in 1971, after a change of line-up, they were transformed into Forever Amber, along with a couple of guys from Rite Tyme.
Thanks to Craig & Danny.


  1. Richie Dincan and Ian Mann are not in this picture but were in the band at a later time. The extreme left is Tam Ferry lead Guitar. I think John Mamby is next to him. Gus (Ian) Cussick as he said was in the band but he left Ian Mann out of the line up. Richie Duncan's brother was manager of Sole n Healed which started first gig at linlathen school end of year dance.line up invluded Ian,Gus,Davy Russel but forget the others.

  2. The band in the photo are Tam Ferry (Guitar) John Manby (Bass), Bill Smith (Vocals). Front- Danny Mitchell (Drums) and Dennis Coyle (Keyboards).
    Dennis was later replaced by Harry Adams. Wullie Brown was also a singer in the band either before or after Bill Smith.
    To my knowledge Ian Mann and Ian Cussick never played in Sweet and Tender Motion. They were both in Souled n Heeled.

  3. OMG this was defo my eta. Used to watch them practicing them in fintry lol.many many moons ago
    At that time had the hots for John manby. Been married twice then. Hope u are all happy guys cc