In 1964, with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones breaking into the big time and Christchurch’s Ray Columbus and The Invaders riding the success of ‘She’s A Mod’ across Australia and New Zealand, there were few things more fab to have in your backyard than a beat band, especially a British beat band.
"Judge" Wayne Thompson - vocals
Albert "Gib" Williamson - guitar
Tom Williamson - guitar
Mike Williamson - bass
Dave Camp - drums
At the age of 13, Evan Silva got up on to a stage for the first time and sang with Judge Wayne and the Convicts. Silva went on to have a long musical career with The Action and The Compulsion and as a solo performer.