The Band

Adam Pemberton

Lead Vocals and modest rhythm guitar

 Frank Rippon  

Lead Guitar

Katie Gibbins

Lead Vocals and aspiring 'musician' 

Clive Ballantyne  

Double and Electric Bass plus Lead Vocals

Wendy Nutbrown

Lead Vocals and novelty instrument player


Adam, our leader, sings and plays guitar (usually).  Simplicity is Adam's motto, the fewer chords the better.  Three chords are deemed achievable, most of the time!  To everybody's relief, he occasionally fails to remember to wear his trademark white lounge jacket and is currently seeking to 'out source' its restoration.    

(Photograph courtesy of Rich Sayles)

Frank too has played almost everywhere, starting with the Sheffield Club Circuit in the 60s, to Jazz Trios, 2000 onwards. Enough said....

(Photograph courtesy of Rich Sayles)

Katie, our newest member comes highly recommended on the vocal front and has already showed her rhythm prowess when providing authentic galloping sounds from coconut shells for the song Tennessee Stud.   Her past musical background has also raised its head by proving, "when needs must", to be a very capable electric bass player . Is a saxophone to be heard at a later date?

(Photograph courtesy of Katie Gibbins)

Clive, a tea chest bass skiffler in the 50s, then a member of many other bands and latterly part of several Bluegrass bands.  A fondness for Beatles songs has recently raised his ranking within the band hierarchy.  Skiffle songs watch out!

(Photograph courtesy of Rich Sayles)

Wendy, having performed in venues from The Royal Albert Hall to me Mam's Front Room, brings vocals and percussion to our ever-increasing wacky song book.  In order to enhance her journey to international stardom (her words, not ours), she is currently studying level 2 Kazoo, having passed level 1 with distinction.  She is currently dining out on the back of being the lyracist on our newest fun composition, 'Donald the President'.  

(Photograph courtesy of Rich Sayles)