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Off The Wall

Mike Byrd, Jeff Donohoe, Steve Brittenham, J.Hanz Ives, Vaughn McMillan
Photo by Steve Daniels - August 1982


Jerry Dale’s, Ruidoso NM
L-R: Mike Byrd, Steve Brittenham, Jeff Donohoe, J.Hanz Ives, Vaughn McMillan
Photo probably by James Ramey - November 1982

OFF THE WALL began playing the clubs in 1979 as a trio, Vaughn McMillan (guitar/vocals), Jeff Donohoe (bass/vocals), and Mike Byrd (drums/percussion). Steve Brittenham (keyboards/vocals) joined in January 1980. From 1980 to 1983 we played 460 shows, 63 different venues, 21 towns, 6 states. Special gigs included our warehouse parties, the Rockfests at Speedway Park, playing in Albuquerque’s Civic Auditorium and Kimo Theater, opening for Badfinger in Albuquerque, Rail in Bozeman, MT, and Head East in El Paso, TX. In Albuquerque, Bogart’s and Friar’s Pub were our homes away from home. Club gigs were typically 4-1/2 hours a night, 6 nights a week, and you could actually earn a living playing rock music in town. Those were the days…






Bogarts
Final performance at Bogart’s
Steve Brittenham, Vaughn McMillan, Mitch Ross, J.Hanz Ives, Jeff Donohoe
Photo by ? June 12, 1983




Kimo Theater October 3, 1980



L-R: Vaughn McMillan, Mike Byrd, Jeff Donohoe, Steve Brittenham
94 Rock Summer Games - Academy Hills Park, Albuquerque, NM
Photo by Lea Ann Hinde - June 21, 1980







Mike Byrd
November 10, 1958 - January 1, 2010






J.Hanz Ives, Vaughn McMillan, Steve Brittenham, Jeff Donohoe, Mitch Ross
Photo by Keith Smith - June 1983




Civic Stage
Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM
L-R: Vaughn McMillan, Mike Byrd, Jeff Donohoe, Steve Brittenham
Photo by Mike Mummey - March 20, 1981



L-R: Jeff Donohoe, Steve Brittenham, Mike Byrd, Vaughn McMillan
Photo by Lea Ann Hinde - September 1980



All Pictures, Bio provided by Steve Brittenham
Thank You Steve - June 2006- Jan 2010



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