After nearly 40 years, the remaining members of Camarthenshire’s legendary Extras have reformed to support The Physiotherapy Unit, West Wales General Hospital, Glangwili, Carmarthen. Their new single,‘Cornerstone’, will be available digitally via SWND Records, with all download income donated to the Unit.
Backstory: March 2020 in Abergwili Village Hall, with the country about to go into Covid Lockdown, Martin Richards celebrates his 60th birthday – the hall was a rehearsal room 45 years before to a young, noisy, and inexperienced band – it was the height of the punk movement. The embryonic stage of a young band that became the rocking legend of the Carmarthen music scene.The surprise party brings old friends from all over the world. Martyn, leadsinger in the 1980’s, has suffered ill-health and his creativity has been sidelined.Scrapbooks of old are reminisced over and an old friend Stevie Stone, ex Extras drummer was inspired to take Martyn’s 40-year-old lyrics, get help from Scotland-based John Morgans, and Carmarthen-based Andy Edwards to create and record a new Extras song, the first of many more to come!