Official Showaddywaddy Web Site

Band Statement - Jacky McDonald


It is with enormous sadness that I write on behalf of Showaddywaddy members past and present to express our deep shock and sorrow at the tragic passing of superfan Jacky McDonald during her journey to see the band in Scarborough on Saturday 30th July. Jacky was without a doubt one of the band’s most ardent and devoted fans for in excess of 40 years, during which she ceaselessly attended hundreds of performances throughout the length and breadth of the UK, her incredible loyalty never wavering at any time.
Her warm smile and lovable personality will be missed by those most dear to her including band members spanning the decades, who will long remember her quite astonishing devotion and unbreakable passion for the band’s live shows. Our thoughts go out to Jacky’s family and close friends at this hugely sad time.
With love and a heavy heart,
Dave Bartram,
On behalf of Showaddywaddy

I first met Jacky at a Showaddywaddy gig in the late 1990s, in the days before the band's web-site and the social media explosion. Jacky loved Showaddywaddy who she had seen 100s of times since the 1980s, along with many other bands and artists who she travelled far and wide to see from her home in South Shields. She loved the live entertainment scene and had amassed a wide circle of friends through her love of music. I was proud to have known Jacky, down to earth, loveable and the most friendly person you could wish to meet.
Paul Fixter,

TV Appearances Archive

The Showaddywaddy TV Appearances archive is back! The band's appearances on the small screen in 1973 and 1974 are now listed, with all other years to follow!

Sweet Music (BBC)

A Special Auction

Russ Field, the original lead guitarist in Showaddywaddy, has some special items available for auction!
Russ Field suit
12 years ago a number of Russ's original SWW suits were up for auction here on The response was amazing and 7 of the suits went almost immediately. One was kept one as a memento, but is now available for auction! Russ suggests the best offer over £750 given the previous bids received all those years ago. Anyone interested should contact

Russ has also discovered a package containing the original hand written music parts (guitar, brass and orchestration) used in the studio for some SWW recordings which are available to the highest bidder.

The songs are: Who Put The Bomp, Goody Goody, That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll, Sea Cruise, Win Your Heart, Behind A Painted Smile, Do I Love You, Out On The Town, Dot Dot Dot, Daddy Gee’s, and last but not least Under The Moon Of Love.

Three of these songs (Behind A Painted Smile, Do I Love You, and Dot Dot Dot) are three unreleased songs produced by Des Dyer (ex Jigsaw), and recorded in 1984. Fans interested in bidding for these unique items should email

UTMOL Sheet Music (Russ Field)

Showaddywaddy 2022!


Showaddywaddy have had an amazing success through 4 decades, and well into the 21st Century demand for these legendary performers is every bit as strong, testament to their outstanding reputation as live artists!

During 2021, and not content to rest on their laurels, a shakeup in personnel ensued, seeking to recreate the unique blend of vocal harmonies and dynamic rock ‘n’ roll for which the ‘Waddies’ had become known and loved the world over, a widespread search culminated in the addition of four multi-talented young musicians to the band, finally hitting the live performance trail at the back end of the year to a sensational reaction, surpassing all expectations and ensuring exciting times ahead for the new look line-up.

Showaddywaddy's credentials and versatility remain without question - concerts, corporate conventions, festivals, universities, colleges, clubs & private functions the world over still clamour to book this remarkable live show, providing proof that after almost 50 incredible years, rock & roll music is truly alive and kicking in the hands of this legendary band.

  • Drums / Vocals - Romeo Challenger
  • Lead Vocals / Acoustic - Andy Pelos
  • Bass / Lead Guitar / vocals - Tom Bull
  • Lead Vocals / Guitar - Billy Shannon
  • Saxophone / Guitar / Vocals - Dave Graham
  • Lead Guitar / Drums / Vocals - Sam Holland