The Band

Adam Pemberton

Lead Vocals and modest rhythm guitar

 Frank Rippon  

Lead Guitar

Katie Gibbins

Vocals and novelty instrument player  

Clive Ballantyne  

Double and Electric Bass plus Vocals

Wendy Nutbrown

Vocalist 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 club circuit in the 60s.  He demonstrates a definite Hawaiian influence in some tunes, which seems to indicate a yearning for Pacific pleasures!  Of late he always wants to have last the note when it comes to ending songs.....

(Photograph courtesy of Rich Sayles)

Katie, our newest member comes heavily 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.   

Clive, a tea chest bass skiffler in the 50s, then a member of many other bands and latterly part of several Bluegrass bands.  Sometimes he plays 'Electric Stick Bass'. A fondness for Beatles songs has recently raised his ranking within the band hierarchy! 

(Photograph courtesy of Rich Sayles)

Wendy helps with the vocals targeted at 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)