1966

Late

Brunos Blues Band is formed by Steve Miller, Phil Miller, Pip Pyle and Jack Monck. The band makes its debut at Memorial Hall, Bishops Stortford, following the addition of singer Dez Fisher.

1967

Pip Pyle successfully propositions Cambridge College of Arts and Technology (where he, Phil and Jack are in studies) to establish a weekly blues club. Throughout 1967, Juniper Blossom Blues Club books up-and-comers such as Fleetwood Mac and Chicken Shack, while giving Brunos Blues Band a monthly spot to work a student audience. Soon Steve Miller founds his own club, Ramblin Jack's Blues Club, in the back room of Bishop Stortford's railway pub. There are weekly Wednesday gigs, featuring Brunos alongside and occasionally with their contemporaries - Savoy Brown, Free, Aynsley Dunbar, Keef Hartley... (from Mike King's liner notes for the reissue of "Fools Meeting")

1968

March

[08] London, Middle Earth [supporting Fleetwood Mac, Alexis Korner]
Around this time, Steve Miller joins Alexis Korner for duo performances in England and Europe. Meanwhile, Brunos Blues Band undergo their first personnel change with the loss of singer Dez Fisher; a new frontman is found in one Simon Leigh, but he is soon sacked

April

[29] Croydon, Star Hotel

July

Lol Coxhill joins on soprano and tenor saxophones, after jamming several times with the band at Ramblin Jack's

October

[26] London, 100 Club [also: Jo-Ann Kelly, MacKenzie Brothers]

November

[16] Leeds, University [also: Yes]
[23] Glastonbury, Town Hall [also: Alexis Korner, Champion Jack Dupree]

December

[06] Putney, Half-Moon
[09] London, Marquee Club [supporting Free]
[21] London, Marquee Club [supporting Dream Police]

1969

January

[05] London, Studio 51 [also: Gravy Train]
[12] London, Studio 51
[26] London, Studio 51 [also: The Gunhill]

February

[24] Whetstone, The Resurrection

March

[14] London, Bedford College (Rag Ball) [also: Soft Machine, Eclection, Timebox, Dr K's Blues Band]
[16] London, Studio 51
[22] London, Speakeasy [SM solo?]
[27] London, 100 Club [SM solo?]
[30] London, Studio 51

April

[05] Twickenham, Bluescene Crown

May

Delivery backs American blues great Lowell Fulson on a UK tour. B.B. King drops by the Flamingo Club on Fulson's date there and jams with the band.
[11] London, Marquee Club (backing Lowell Fulson) (Sunday Special) [also: Sam Apple Pie]
[13] London, 100 Club (backing Lowell Fulson)
[14] High Wycombe, Blues Loft (backing Lowell Fulson)
[17] Twickenham, Bluescene Crown (backing Lowell Fulson)
[20] Wood Green, Fishmongers Arms (backing Lowell Fulson) [early evening]
[20] Klook's Kleek, Railway Hotel (backing Lowell Fulson) [also: Gordon Smith] [late evening]
[23] Bristol, Barrelhouse Blues Club (backing Lowell Fulson)
[26] London, Flamingo Club (backing Lowell Fulson)
[31] Hounslow, Labour & Social Club (backing Lowell Fulson)

June

[07] Bromley, Ravensbourne Art College [also: Pegasus]
[27] Birmingham, Mothers Club

July

[01] London, 100 Club [supporting Otis Spann, also: Shakey Vick]

August

[01] Birmingham, Mothers Club
[10] Loughton, Wake Arms
[23] Croydon, The Star
[25] London, Speakeasy

September

[09] Hampstead [London], Railway Hotel (Klook's Kleek)
[15] Edmonton [nr London], Cooks Ferry Inn
[16] Hampstead [London], Railway Hotel (Klook's Kleek) [also: Taste]
[26] Romford, King's Head [also: Blodwyn Pig]
[29] Edmonton [nr London], Cooks Ferry Inn

October

[01] Chiswick, Polytechnic [also: Ian Anderson, Mike Cooper, Sermon]
[17] Twickenham [London], Eel Pie Island
[22] Bishop's Stortford, Ramblin' Jack's Blues Club [also: Babylon]

November

Carol Grimes joins on vocals, following the split of her band Babylon
Shortly afterwards, Jack Monck is replaced by Roy Babbington
[18] London, 100 Club [also: Otis Spann]
[20] The band embark on a 15-day UK tour backing Jimmy Witherspoon
[28] Woolwich, Polytechnic [JW & Delivery] [also: Genesis, Gunhill]

December

[29] London, Speakeasy

1970

January

[31] Stains, Town Hall [also: Sam Gopal Dream]

February

[05] London, Ronnie Scott's Upstairs

March

Lol Coxhill leaves to join Kevin Ayers' band, The Whole World
[05] London, Ronnie Scott's Upstairs
[13-14] London, Ronnie Scott's Upstairs

April

[20-25] London, Ronnie Scott's Upstairs
[28] Recording sessions for "Fools Meeting" begin (Lol Coxhill guests)

May

[02] Recording sessions end
[08] London, The Temple [also: Mott The Hoople]
[10] Birmingham, Mothers Club [also: Humble Pie]

June

[20] Twickenham, Eel Pie Island [support: B One]

July

[02] London, Ronnie Scott's Upstairs

August

[13] London, Ronnie Scott's Upstairs
[30] London, Roundhouse ['Evensong', also: Egg, Aardvark...]

September

[16] Harlow, Aquarius
[23] Bishop's Stortford, Millars One @ Proto-Triad [Roger Odell's 360 Inter-Planetary Solar Complex]
Line-up: Alan Bulley & Geoff Davenport (sax), Phil Miller (guitar), Alan Gowen (electric piano), John Hosey & Steve Cook (bass), Roger Odell & Brian Wren (drums), Steve Gadd (percussion)

October

[02] Brighton, College of Education [supporting The Groundhogs]
[08] London, Ronnie Scott's Upstairs
[23] London, Rainbow Room

November

The album "Fools Meeting" is released on B&C Records
[07] Margate, Fab Go-Go Ballroom [supporting Deep Purple]
[19] London, Ronnie Scott's Upstairs

December

[03] Reading, Windrush [support: Skinny Cat] (cancelled)
[03] BBC Sunday Concert
[04] London, The Temple [also: Mirrors, Tear Gas] (all-nighter) (cancelled)
[05] Slough, Technical College [also: Audience, Mick Abrahams' Wommet]
[06] Finchley, Torrington
[14] Tooting, The Castle [also: Hackensack]

1971

January

[01] London, Red Lion
[04] London, BBC Studios (Top Gear)
Pip Pyle leaves, soon joining Chicken Shack
He is replaced by Laurie Allan, from Formerly Fat Harry
[15] London, The Temple
[19] Brighton
[21] Reading, Windrush
[22] Swansea, College of Education [also: Bram Stoker]
[29] Walthamstow, Chez Club
[29] London, Red Lion [support: Union Jack Smack]

February

[04] London, BBC Studios (Sounds Of The 70s)
[05] London, Northern Poly [supporting Climax Chicago Blues Band, also Good Habit]
[06] Toffs (cancelled)
[12] York (cancelled)
[13] London, Ronnie Scott's Upstairs (?)
[15] Basildon (cancelled)
[19] Toffs (cancelled)
[22] Letchworth
[25] London, Speakeasy
[28] London, Implosion (cancelled)

March

[01] Basildon (cancelled)
[05] Ipswich, College
[12] London, Red Lion
[14] Chemlsford (cancelled)
Carol Grimes leaves
The resulting instrumental quartet plays a handful of gigs before breaking up, following Roy Babbington's departure (he eventually joins Nucleus)
[17] Bishop's Stortford, Triad Rock Club
[21] Braintree (cancelled)
[22] Brighton, The Big Apple (cancelled)
[31] Norwich (cancelled)

April

[02] Scarborough (cancelled)
[03] Bracknell (cancelled)
[mid] Delivery splits up; Phil and Steve Miller form DC & The MBs (Dyble-Coxhill and the Miller Brothers) with Judy Dyble (vocals and hand-harp) and Lol Coxhill (soprano sax and vocals), who has just left Kevin Ayers & The Whole World
[18-19] Dutch dates (cancelled)
[19] London, "Jane's" (rehearsal) [DC & The MBs]
[24] London, unknown venue (debut gig) [DC & The MBs]

May

[13] Vlaardingen (Netherlands), Casimir Lyceum [DC & The MBs]
[14] Rotterdam (Netherlands), AMVJ [DC & The MBs]
[15] Maassluis (Netherlands), De Toverbal [DC & The MBs]
[16] Gorkum (Netherlands), Moksja [DC & The MBs]

June

[03] London, Marquee Club [DC & The MBs]

July

For the following gig, DC & The MBs are augmented by Laurie Allan (drums)
[03] Aylesbury, Market Square (Kobble on the Cobble Fair) [also: John Otway] [DC & The MBs]

August

Steve Miller joins Caravan, replacing David Sinclair

October

Phil Miller joins Robert Wyatt's new band Matching Mole

November

Phil Miller and Lol Coxhill guest on Caravan's "Waterloo Lily" sessions, playing alongside Steve Miller and Richard Sinclair as well as the other members of Caravan, Pye Hastings and Richard Coughlan

1972

May

[28] Bishop's Stortford, Angel Underground [Roger Odell's 360 Inter-Planetary Solar Sound Complex]

June

Phil Miller, Richard Sinclair and Pip Pyle guest on two tracks on Steve Miller and Lol Coxhill's duo album

July

Steve Miller's imminent departure from Caravan is announced, coinciding with the formation of a new Delivery line-up, consisting of Phil Miller, Steve Miller, Richard Sinclair and Pip Pyle
Lol Coxhill is initially announced as a member, but doesn't take part in the few gigs played by this line-up
[21] London, Tower of London Moat
Setlist: "One For You" [S.Miller], "Big Jobs n2" [R.Sinclair], "Finesse Is For Fairies" [P.Miller], "All Day Forever" [P.Pyle], "Nan True's Hole" [P.Miller], "Shaving Is Boring" [P.Pyle], "God Song" [P.Miller/R.Wyatt]
[30] Bishop's Stortford, Railway Hotel (Angel Underground) [Delivery]

August

The group is more or less inactive as Phil Miller takes part in the sessions for Matching Mole's second album
[27] Bishop's Stortford, Angel Underground [Delivery]

September

[02] Canterbury, venue unknown [Delivery]
[19] venue unknown [LC, SM, Steve Cook & Roger Odell]
[29] Brighton, The Dome [guest: Didier Malherbe]

October

Steve Miller leaves Delivery and forms a trio with Lol Coxhill and Laurie Allan, nicknamed Greenaway, Pils & Doom.
[
21] Breda (Netherlands), venue nknown [LC, SM & Laurie Allan]
[22] Nijmegen (Netherlands), venue unknown [LC, SM & Laurie Allan]
[
24] Bruxelles (Belgium), venue unknown [LC, SM & Laurie Allan]
[late] Amsterdam (Netherlands), Paradiso [LC, SM & Laurie Allan]
[late] Groningen (Netherlands), venue unknown [LC, SM & Laurie Allan]

November

[01] Frankfurt (Germany), Zoom Club [LC, SM & Laurie Allan]
[04] Nuremberg (Germany), venue unknown [LC, SM & Laurie Allan]
[05] Hamburgt (Germany), Fabrik [LC, SM & Laurie Allan]
[23] London, Paris Theatre (BBC In Concert) [supporting the Incredible String Band] [line-up: Steve Miller, Lol Coxhill, Roy Babbington, Phil Miller, Pip Pyle + guest vocalist Richard Sinclair] - "The You-Know Song (Dedicated To Trish & Pam by Poo-Poo & The Wee-Wee's & Thank You Alfie)" [a.k.a. "Bossa Nochance" / "Big Jobs"] [R.Sinclair], "God Song" [P.Miller/R.Wyatt], "Drummond's Dilemma" a.k.a. "Betty" [R.Sinclair/S.Miller] performed (broadcast Dec 09)

December

A new line-up of Delivery, consisting of Steve Miller, Lol Coxhill, Roy Babbington and Laurie Allan, is announced, but as it turns out, it will never materialises; Babbington joins Soft Machine in May 1973

1973

February

[11] Bishop's Stortford, Angel Underground [Coxhill-Miller + guests P.Miller & P.Pyle]

April

[22] Bishop's Stortford, Angel Underground [LC, SM & Laurie Allan]