Filming is underway, with an in depth chat with John’s son, Paul, following on from two days with John out on the streets of London.

Paul Simons

John Simons

The ‘Tubby’ plaque could only really go to one place and that was on the old Hayes family home at 34 Kenwyn Road, Raynes Park. Thanks to the current owners who kindly agreed and who made us welcome on the day, though they wanted to keep it a small event in the end, hence the radio silence.
We were delighted that Richard Hayes, son of the great man, could make the unveiling, perfect man for the job.

Tubby Hayes – A Man in a Hurry has won the 2016 Audience Award For Best Feature Film, the Chichester International Film Festival.


Here’s a music video made for Stone Foundation’s single Pushing Your Love, featuring Steve Furst
Pushing Your Love

Here’s a short highlights film, from the premiere screening of A Man in a Hurry, at Foyles, London, with the fantastic Simon Spillett quartet.

Taken from the album A Life Unlimited, here’s the video for Stone Foundation’s song Beverley.


Stone Foundation recorded this song as part of the soundtrack to the short film of the same name.


Mono Media Films made a 20 minute behind the scenes film about the short film, but this remains unreleased.

To Find The Spirit

Here are the music videos made for Stone Foundation‘s album To Find The Spirit (released .10 March 2014). It was on the set of the To Find The Spirit music video that Lee and Mark met. They would later go on to form Mono Media Films.

That’s The Way I Want To Live My Life – Released: 17 January 2014

To Find The Spirit – Released: 10 March 2014 – featuring Calum McNab

Bring Back the Happiness – Released: 26 May 2014 – featuring Andy Nyman

Hold On – Released: 17 September 2014 – featuring Andy Fairweather Low

A Short Film About Soul

A short documentary film by Lee Cogswell, following the 2012 collaboration between Northern Soul legend, Nolan Porter and UK band, Stone Foundation.

LA soul singer, Nolan Porter, made two albums in the early 70′s backed by legendary bands “Little Feat” and “Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention”, before becoming disillusioned with the music industry and turning his back on it for the next 30 years. That was until NF Porter and his brand of soul music was picked up by the UK northern soul scene. Nolan’s songs became must have’s for any northern soul connoisseur, and once again made their way into the limelight. His song “If I Could Only Be Sure” was covered by Paul Weller, on the album Studio 150.

The film shows Nolan, back after a 30 year absence, recording and touring the UK with soul band, Stone Foundation.

This film features on the DVD, STONE FOUNDATION – FINDING THE SPIRIT, release Date: 21 July 2014.

A Short Film About Soul
TOKYO 2014
A look at Stone Foundation’s time in Japan
The Journey of ‘To Find The Spirit’
To Find The Spirit (Feat Calum MacNab)
Bring Back The Happiness (Feat Andy Nyman)
That’s The Way I Want To Live My Life

Approx running time: 100 minutes