Chapta   Chapta was born (circa 1969) out of the demise of "Next Move".

Left:   Dick Whatson (Bass)
Next:   Peter Gillette (Keyboards) replaced Ledley Cleland who had replaced Stan White
Next:   Kevin Toneycliffe (Drums)
Right:   Dave Kennedy (Lead Guitar) who replaced Kevin Bayley, who had previously taken over from Doug Baker

Bio:   The group appread on TV's "Moving" Series.  Their first single was "Love Makes The World Go Round" // "Love Is Blue - I Can Sing A Rainbow" recorded in 1970 on the Festival label.  In 1971 they signed to HMV and concentrated on original material.  They made the finals of the Loxene Gold Disc awards in 1971 with their next single "Say A Prayer" // "Country Lady".  Two further singles, "You And I" // "My Way" and "I Can See You - Open Door" // "Colonel Pumpkin" were released in 1971 and then their last single "I Can't Get Sunday Out Of My Mind" // "Send Me No More Letters" secured them a finals spot in the Loxene Awards 1972 for the second year.  Two albums were recorded, "Chapta One" in 1971 and "Open Door" in 1972.  "Show The World", the lead track of the "Open Door" album was their entry in the 1972 Studio One Television Series.  Chapta folded soon after that, with Dave Kennedy going on to form Link.

  Chapta      Chapta   Another shot of the same line-up.

Left:   Kevin Toneycliffe (Drums)
Next:   Peter Gillette (Keyboards)
Next:   Dave Kennedy (Lead Guitar)
Right:   Dick Whatson (Bass)
Inset:   Ledley Cleland (former Keyboardist)


For a short time, Sharon O'Neill was a member of the group

Left:   Peter Gillette (Keyboards)
Next:   Chris Fox (Drums)
Next:   Sharon O'Neill (Vocals)
Next:   Dick Whatson (Bass)
Right:   Kevin Bayley (Lead Guitar)