Circa: 1970’s
Home town: Salisbury:

  • Mike Lennas 
  • Dave Lloyd 
  • Dave Schofield 
  • Charlie(?) – Drums

Dharma could rightly claim to have been a very innovative band of their day and got into pyrotechnics long before the science had formally been developed!  Chief “effects creator” was Dave Lloyd who used to put a mix of zinc and sulphur powder into a plough disc and then set light to it.  Apparently an “almighty flash” would be followed by a big green smoke ring which would ascend to the ceiling – could this have been the original “halo” effect!!!  As novel as this was, it is pleasing to be able that there were no reports of injuries or fire damage.  No doubt those who witnessed these unique occasions would have strong memories of them!