Text Box: It was with a heavy heart and a tear in the eye that we saw the departure of Mick Prater from the Shedmen, in December 2004, and bass guitar duties taken over by long time roadie, Jimmy-boy. Mick has emigrated to New Zealand. We pay tribute to a dear friend and fine colleague of the band, who stuck by us, through thick and thin and has truly been, one of the Sheds…. and we love him. A farewell gig was held at The Shore in Gansey, where Mick received a standing ovation—the rest of the band hardly got a ripple!