2015 Inductees to the British Country Music Hall Of Fame.


Lloyd Coles ~ inductee No 35 ~ View Certificate 0035
Loyd Coles Lloyd has been involved in Country music for the last 50 years. First a band member, later becoming the band leader with Welsh bands around Swansea and the valleys of South Wales, starting in a band called Country Folk backing touring artists like Brian Burrows, culminating in the largest club in London. The other bands were Black Rose and the Blue Lights Band.
He persuaded others to join him in booking Boxcar Willie at the height of his popularity, with the cost being over £5,000. They just broke even but never tried the big name artists again.
When Swansea Sound started broadcasting they needed a Country presenter and Lloyd got the nod and for the next 40 years he put out his special brand of Country. Keeping up to date with all the new releases and playing a fair proportion of UK artists to boot, he never missed a show, travelling a 120 mile round trip to the studios each week. When he was on holiday he always recorded in advance.
Together with Hall of Fame member, Kelvin Henderson and others, supported by Ritz Records and the CMA, Lloyd became secretary of the British Country Broadcasters Association.
He is a long time member of the CMA.
   
Jackie Storrar ~ inductee No 36 ~ View Certificate 0036
Jackie Storrar
Jackie Storrar was raised in Kirkcaldy just outside Edinburgh and attended the same school as Gordon Brown, the last labour prime minister.
Music was always her first love which was to take her to perform in over 80 countries worldwide, from the early days at school and in church to Country festivals, cruise ships and theatre shows. Jackie quickly became a media person after being given the chance to present her Country Girl show on Dundee's Radio Tay, the first female Country jock on the station. This led to other media work and the chance to be the breakfast jock on Island Sound Radio in Malta. This soon encompassed tv work and eventually to her performing live all over the Island.
Jackie all this time maintained her songwriting skills which led to her becoming a premier presenter on CMR Nashville from 2009 to 2011.
Meeting her husband to be on a cruise ship she married Steve Theibault in 2003 and a great musical partnership was born.
It was only in recent years that Jackie’s health has caused her to stop performing, although a recent holiday in Malta has rekindled the writing bug and a new album is slowly being born.

Stu Page ~ inductee No 37 ~ View Certificate 0037
Stu Page
Born in Leeds, Stu sang first in the church choir and at the age of 10 his parents got him his first guitar lessons from a local jazz teacher who soon had him playing and singing the songs of his first heroes, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee.
As a child of the 70s with suitably long hair his first band was a blues/rock trio, The Gritt Band playing clubs and pubs around Leeds.
1973 saw him getting a call for some guitar tracks for a recording by Radio Leeds which led to him quitting his job as a printer and going off to America.
He spent a year playing on the college circuit with a progressive bluegrass outfit, the Warren Wilkinson Band, who also featured Country rock and blues in their programmes.
After two years in the States he returned to the UK, his first job back being with a rock band, Whistler, he then joined a Country band, Midnight Flyer. Stu formed his own band, the legendary Remuda, playing all the clubs and festivals.
It was following a tour in Switzerland that Stu then created the Stu Page Band. They toured as support to Don Williams, playing the UK including dates at the Royal Albert Hall and The Palladium which led to a lot of tv work on various shows.
A change of direction in 1985 led to the creation of the B'Eagles, an Eagles tribute band. Proving very popular they even played in Saudi Arabia before breaking up in 2006.
He also backed touring artists Kris Kristofferson, Ricky Skaggs, Jim Glaser, Billie Jo Spears, Carl Perkins and Gail Davis on their shows.
He also produced albums including those of the Haleys. His last album was in 2012 featuring his son Tom on guitar.
During back surgery after a slip on ice it was discovered he had advanced lung cancer which led to his death in April 2013.