Ted London

1942 - 2001

Ted LondonPainting of Ted London


Viva Smith

1946 - 2009

Viva Smith   Viva Smith
Dangerous Curves
Dangerous Curves

Wild Oats
Ray Viva Ted and Mike
(Wild Oats)

How We Started.

The Bluegrass Plus Club was started in April 2005 by Ray and Sheila Tassie, we welcome all types of acoustic music from bluegrass, old timey, ballads and blues to keep it live and alive, in a relaxed and friendly enjoyable manner.

Always music has been there but during the 90’s other things took priority and enthusiasm slipped but in 2001 on hearing the sad news of the untimely death of Bluegrass musician Ted London (Henley Horrors) the spark was re awakened, so here’s to you Ted.

Ted teamed up with Viva Smith and Ray Tassie in the late 60's to form Wild Oats. Mike Flood joined, Ted then left to pursue his love of Bluegrass. Derek Smith (who Viva subsequently married) joined, they were very popular during the seventies and eighties. Viva then formed an all girl harmony group Dangerous Curves which was very popular until her untimely death on Easter Monday 2009.

Wild Oats made two LP's if anyone would like copies on CD please let us know and donations will go to Cancer Research UK in memory of Viva.


Wild Oats