Shortly afterwards Tom Coulthard joined on guitar and Geoff Howard moved to bass.
Jimmy Graham later took over on drums, having previously played with the Black Panthers and the Wildcats.
This lineup is shown on the left, posing on a cement mixer.
Later Ronnie Bird took over on bass.
The Avengers played all the regular local venues in Millom, Maryport, Workington, Whitehaven, Keswick and Carlisle. At Millom they were once billed as "Joe Vance and The Avengers".
At the Pavillion ballroom in Keswick they supported The Kinks just before they hit the big time.