SNOOKER champ Joe Johnson and Likely Lads actor Rodney Bewes share space with Keighley’s Skeletal Family and Jon Harvison on a new compilation album.

Ten years ago music historians Gary Cavanagh and Matt Webster produced a book exploring Bradford’s music scene. Bradford’s Noise Of The Valleys, covering the years 1967-1987, which has continued to sell in book and record shops and online.

Volume 2, spanning 1988-1998, was published in 2013 and they’re currently working on Volume 3, tracing Bradford’s rock and pop from 1999-2009. Under Bradford Noise Records, Gary and Matt have released compilation CDs of bands and artists featured in the books.

In 2017 they released a‘Missing Music’ CD comprising tracks from the likes of Kiki Dee and Smokie, covering 30 years of music, from Sixties pop to folk, New Wave and 90s rock. Now comes the sixth album in the series – Missing Music 6 – with Skeletal Family’s fourth single, from 1984, She Cries Alone.

Also featured is Mask, a 1995 song from Keighley singer-songwriter Jon Harvison’s album Lonely As The Moon, and Happy ‘Cos I’m Blue, recorded by Keighley soccer legend, former Bradford City midfielder Trevor Hockey, while he was playing for Birmingham City.

Gary said: “As we’ve worked on the books a lot of older material which we knew about but couldn’t find or, in some cases, knew nothing about, has kept turning up. We do our best to include this ‘missing music’ as extra CDs. It’s part of Bradford’s musical legacy, it deserves to be heard by a wider audience.

“Matt’s a genius at audio restoration and digital editing. We can make a scratched 7in single or cassette sound like a freshly recorded song.”

Included are Rodney Bewes’s 1970s song Dear Mother, Love Albert – theme from a 1969 TV sitcom – and Joe Johnson’s song celebrating sporting success. Also featured Green & Grey by New Model Army, Rock ‘n’ Roll Show by Argent featuring John Verity, Joined by New Musical Testament, Tremors by Rootsman, Stay by Fassbender/Russell and Brothers by Tempest.

Missing Music 6 ties in in with photographic exhibition Being Young In Bradford; snapshots of youth culture in the city in the 1970s and 80s, which runs until the end of December at the Trapezium art Gallery in Bradford. The album will be available from the Musicians Centre/Exchange in Keighley, Bradford Waterstones, and Jumbo and Relics in Leeds.