Some of local bands I saw ('70s / '80s):-
The Dick Smith Band
Mr Zero French Lessons
The Snipe (if anyone has their self produced tape I'd like a copy...)
Afraid Of Mice
Thin End Of The Wedge
Cook Da Books
In pubs & clubs around Wallasey , Birkenhead & Liverpool:-
Seacombe Labour Club
Sir James (The Jimmys)
Peepers / The Grand
The Shepherds Rest (Sheep's Head)
The Dale Inn
Most of these bands played their own material , quite a few released a single or two , some produced cassettes & one or two released albums .
Hope this rings a bell & brings back a few memories .