The Waterfront were the predecessor for the legendary band we now know as The Stone Roses. The band consisted of Andy Couzens ( Guitar ), Gary ‘Mani’ Mounfield ( Bass ), David ‘ Kaiser’ Carty (vocals), John Squire ( Guitar ) and Chris Goodwin ( Drums ). Although the band never gigged they did record 2 tracks in a small studio in Dukinfield, a handful of cassettes were distributed among friends and to local venues. These recordings have now been re-mastered from the original ¼ mastertape, courtesy of Andy Couzens for a special Record Store Day release to raise money for The Christie in Manchester. The release will include two tracks – Normandy (On A Beach) / When The Wind Blows on 12″ black vinyl.
Andy and John later formed The Stone Roses with Mani joining a few years later. Chris ended up in numerous bands before having success with Andy in The High. Kaiser chose a different path and went to serve for Queen and Country. Take a listen to Normandy (On A Beach) via YouTube below.