The Sunsets

The Sunsets

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The band that initially backed Shakin' Stevens under the groups name Shakin' Stevens And The Sunsets.
After Shakin' Stevens left the band The Sunsets went solo or had releases with Johnny Storm or Little Tina for example.
There were many changes in The Sunsets line up over the decades.
The later band The New Sunsets changed to The Sunsets again under the leadership of Dave "Batman" Goddard (Dave "Batman" Goddard was a founder member of The Backbeats).
From 2007 on Shakin' Stevens's nephew Levi Barratt became their front man for some time.
At New Year's Eve gig 2012 / 2013 the temporarily end of the band came but just to change their name from 2013 on to "Lewis Clayton & The Cyclones" with the same line up (Penarth Times 25 Jan 2013). Not later than February 2016 The Sunsets came back again with new line up. Levi Barratt was back again (lead guitar + vocals) (Penarth Times 12 Feb 2016).
Facebook site still at work in April 2017.

Shakin' Stevens And The Sunsets were formed from the nucleus of The Backbeats who played from the late 1950s and through the 1960s, from approx 1959 under the guidance of Paul Barrett (5).
Paul Barrett (5) later became the manager of Shakin' Stevens And The Sunsets.
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The Sunsets Discography

Albums

MFLP 014 Johnny Storm, The Sunsets Johnny Storm, The Sunsets - For Greasy Kids Only(LP) Magnum Force MFLP 014 UK 1982 Sell This Version
GG99-1 The Sunsets Rise Again(CD, Album) GG Inc GG99-1 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
01208 The Sunsets The Sun Won't Ever Set On Rock 'N' Roll(CD, Album) GG Music 01208 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
01210 The Sunsets Christmas Past 'N' Present(CD, Album) GG Music 01210 Europe 2010 Sell This Version

Compilations

Shakin' Stevens / Johnny Storm With The Sunsets / The Jets (2) Shakin' Stevens / Johnny Storm With The Sunsets / The Jets (2) - Rockabilly Greatest Hits (Comp) Astan Switzerland 1983 Sell This Version
20 004 Shakin' Stevens / Johnny Storm With The Sunsets / The Jets (2) Shakin' Stevens / Johnny Storm With The Sunsets / The Jets (2) - Rockabilly Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Astan 20 004 Germany Unknown Sell This Version