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As Sheriff

As Sheriff

Confirmed: Aug. 4, 2010 (Archived)
Hall of Fame Inductee 2010 :
Most Influential Group 1960-1969

from Victoria BC Tracks (2)

I'd like to get the story straight on As Sheriff; formed in late 1967, first lineup:Lead guitar/voc: Andy Godon;
rhythm guitar/voc: Ed Simpson-Baikie;
bass guitar/voc: Reid Hudson; drums:Peter Lower . In 1968, Harry Creech took over the drum throne; Reid left in 1969 and I switched to bass guitar, with Denis Scherk on drums and Ed Wright on lead vocals and harp. Rod Evans was also on board somewhere along the way, and finally, Barry Newman.
Submitted by Ed Simpson-Baikie,
May 27th, 2007

Ed Wright started out as a coffe house folk singer in Victoria and was befriended by the members of the Fast Flying Vestibule. Evenually Ed was invited to sit in with the group and sang lead volcals for several songs. The lead volcal job was usually by Dave Wilkie, but a fresh sound emerged with Ed. The group eventually morphed into MOXIE
Submitted by Craig Scott

My thanks to Ed Simpson-Bakie for his update on the origins of the band, As Sherrif. I had a great time in the band from its inception until the summer of 68. We played a lot at Chris Crawley's club "9 in the Fifth Place" (very I Ching!) where I met my wife to be, Triene (Speller). We're still together and now have 3 grandchildren. Whew!. A lot of dope was smoked during rehearsals and before we played -- that I do remember. What we sounded like as a band is anyone's guess. Andy Godon was a very talented Lead Guitarist who still lives in Victoria. I haven't been in touch with Reid Hudson or Ed since those long-ago days. I haven't play drums since then instead ending up in TV land and working for the CBC and CTV for many years. I teach screenwriting now at York University and write screenplays on my own. Happy days in those hazy days with As Sherrif! Here's to all the great muscians in Victoria and to all the great drummers who played for As Sherrif after me. Great website. Thanks, Peter Lower

Audio Samples

His Fathers Good Machine 1970
Six Ways To The Ace 1970
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Last Lineup

Rod EvansGuitar
Barry NewmanGuitar
Andy GodonGuitar
Ed WrightLead Vocals / Harp
Reid HudsonBass
Ed Simpson BaikieGuitar / Bass
Harry CreechDrums
Peter LowerDrums
Dennis ScherkDrums


Status: Broken Up
- Last confirmed Aug. 4, 2010

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