"....brewed in the valley-distilled in the Preseli mists"
The original lineup in 1974/5 consisted of
Roger Winfield- guitar,vocals
Paul Bennett- bass
Bruce knapp- guitar,vocals
Lorna Tibbles - vocals
Paul Morafon- Drums,vocals
Dave Thompson- sax,flute,vocals,percussion
Johnny Richards- percussion
Happy days performing in Wales to a very loyal following- an infectious brand of rhythmic and melodic songs (penned mostly by Roger Winfield)..............culminating in a memorable (and final) performance at Meigan Fayre 1975.
After that time all members eventually drifted away to various parts of the world -time flew by....................
Out of the blue in 2012 Bill Hamblett announced that a film that had been made about Meigan Fayre had been "re-discovered" and edited and that he and Roger The Tooth were planning a showing at Small World Theatre........(the film featured a small amount of footage of Mazariba).......
A few phone calls and emails later , and miraculously out of nowhere Mazariba were going to re-form for 2 gigs with more or less the original lineup. Sadly John Richards passed away some years earlier, Consi, a stalwart of other West Wales bands,replaced the unavailable Lorna on vocals, and Phil Layton stepped in on percussion.
With great success the gigs took place in Nov 2012 - an incredible and emotional experience to be together after all those years..........and inevitably the notion came about to finally record some of those songs..........
..in rehearsal 2012 Meigan Fayre '75