From the nervous first-nighter to the hardened veteran, here are the unforgettable voices of dozens of door staff from across the UK and abroad: the drugs, girls and gangs; the door wars, reprisals and straighteners; the sex-mad groupies and broken marriages; the hardmen, nutters, cowards and bullies; the tragedies, the camaraderie and the grim humour of a dangerous, thankless job.
With tales from the bow tie-and-knuckleduster days of the Sixties to the huge security firms of today, BOUNCERS tells it like it is working the doors of pub and club land.
Blackpool, once a byword for cheeky family fun, was by the 1980s a violent town plagued by lager louts, drug dealers and villains intent on muscling in on the lucrative club trade. Sinclair worked the biggest clubs and the roughest doors. He and his associates fought hundreds of battles against football hooligans, gang members and rival hardmen. They were also branded gangsters and were blamed by the police for serious unsolved crimes.
Described by On The Doors magazine as 'a compelling, gripping and fascinating tale', THE BLACKPOOL ROCK is a candid insight into the dangerous world of the modern doorman and of the extreme methods he sometimes employs to defend himself and his customers and uphold his hard-won reputation.
The secret partnership was sanctioned at the highest level of the British government and full details of planned operations, including killings, were passed directly to its Joint Intelligence Committee in London.
Ten-Thirty-Three was the codename given to the agent who was fed with all the details necessary for Loyalist gunmen to carry out their murderous activities. But somewhere along the line the power went to Ten-Thirty-Three’s head and he became increasingly unpredictable. It wasn’t long before he was completely out of control, and his Military Intelligence bosses had the makings of a major catastrophe on their hands...
This extraordinary true story lifts the lid on shocking abuses of power in Belfast in the 1980s and 1990s.