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BANDS
These are brief descriptions of some of the bands which I list and/or represent. They don't pay me, they are just friends - and I don't guarantee the descriptions are complete, or up to date, or even correct,  but they give an idea of who's who.
I can take bookings for them if you want via bandmaster@Nashville-Teens.com

 

click to link to gig reports for a specific year

 

THE NASHVILLE TEENS   Original Sixties Band famed for Tobacco Road, Google Eye, and This Little Bird.   Five piece hard driving R&B band. The original vocalist, Ray Phillips, is one of the best R&B vocalists in the Country and still leads the band.  The other musicians are Colin Pattenden (bass guitar), Colin was a founder member of Manfred Mann's Earth Band  ;  Adrian Metcalf (drums) ; Ken Osborne (lead guitar) ; and Simon Spratley (keyboards).   They are sometimes complemented by harmonica solos from Adam Russell when he is available.

see their website at www.Nashville-Teens.com

You can book this band by mailing Bandmaster@Nashville-Teens.com

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THE JACKIE LYNTON BAND  Rock'n'Roll at its very best, with a decent helping of R&B and Blues.  Jack is the ultimate "musician's musician" - his career has spanned the decades, starting as a solo singer in the late fifties and early sixties (Teddy Bears Picnic, Over the Rainbow), followed by a spell in the USA fronting The Savoy Brown Blues Band (Jack The Toad).  A prolific song writer, Jack teemed up with Rick Parfitt and helped pen some of Status Quo's best known numbers. He then joined John Coghlan's Diesel before forming his own band.  Jack is not only a great singer, an eloquent poet and awesome songwriter, but also a terrific entertainer - even his blue jokes sound innocent !

Backing Jack are two lead guitars: Chris Bryant (Bryant's Musical Instruments shop) and Mike Windus (Cryin' Out Loud).  His power house comprises Adrian Metcalf (Nashville Teens) on drums and Colin Pattenden (Manfred Mann's Earth Band) on bass.

see jack's website at www.JackieLynton.com

You can book this band by mailing Bandmaster@Nashville-Teens.com

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THE IAN CAMPBELL SINGLE HANDED BLUES BAND is back!   Ian Campbell is one of Britain's most amazing guitarists.  His career started in the sixties with Levee Camp Moan - a real collectors piece blues band , Ian quickly demonstrated that he played the guitar with his soul as much as with his fingers (their vinyl LP sells for up to £600 nowadays!). As well as being the senior peripatetic guitar tutor for Surrey Education Authority, Ian worked as a session musician with many famous names including the Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Thin Lizzy.  His gigging career continued with The Nashville Teens, The Ian Campbell Blues Band and The King Earl Boogie Band until 31st October 2009, when his world almost ended in a serious car crash.  In the medical battle to save his life after that crash Ian lost the use of his left arm and a lot of his peripheral vision - not good news for a man who's life revolved around playing the guitar. But although he has been to some dark places since that accident, he is now back playing with his soul and his right hand only!  The Ian Campbell Single Handed Blues Band was launched in 2012, focussing on playing the Blues.  Supporting Ian are Keith Allen  (Marty Wilde's Wild Cats) provides vocals,  harmonica and rhythm guitar;  George Lesley Calvert, bass guitar (Alexis Korner, Mike Coopers Machine Gun Co, Jona Louis, King Earl Boogie Band); Simon Baker, drums (Predatür) and Simon Spratley (Nashville Teens) on Keyboards;

You can see Ian Campbell's website at www.IanCampbellBlues.com

You can book this band through Bandmaster@Nashvile-Teens.com

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THE FRAN MCGILLIVRAY BAND is a fantastic band comprising Fran McGillivray (bass and lead vocals); Mike Burke (Guitar and second vocals); and Roger Nunn (drums and djembe).   Their music is primarily blues with some heavy touches of funk/jazz and sometimes an overlay of good old fashioned rock'n'roll - a large proportion of their music is self composed, and all is very beautifully presented.

Fran and Mike also appear as a duo around the folk/blues circuit.

You can contact them through IfTheDevil - but you can also go direct to FranMike.com

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THE ANIMALS  are no longer led by Eric Burdon, but founder "Animal" John Steel still plays the drums, supported by Mick Gallagher , who has been playing keyboards for the band since the mid sixties.  The vocals are led by Pete Barton, who also provides bass guitar action, and John Williamson is lead guitar and also provides vocals.  The band tend to go out as "Animals and Friends"; and their friends are often one or more of Zoot Money, Ray Phillips, Chris Farlowe or Spencer Davis  (picture - Animals with Ray Phillips - guest - in blue shirt)

Don't book them through IfTheDevil, but Bandmaster@Nashville-Teens.com can put you in touch with them.

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THE KEITH ALLEN BAND   Keith Allen started his musical career as a member of "Graphite" - the first ever opening act at the first ever Glastonbury Festival ! Keith sings and plays harmonica and rhythm guitar; Simon Spratley keyboards (The Nashville Teens) ;Gordon Vaughan on Lead Guitar; George Lesley Calvert, bass guitar (Alexis Korner, Mike Coopers Machine Gun Co, Jona Louis, King Earl Boogie Band); and Adam Perry on drums; all rounded off by the subtle touch of Drew Taylor (Fable of The Bees) on electric violin.

You can book this band by mailing Bandmaster@Nashville-Teens.com

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VANITY FARE are a versatile band, famed for their sixties hit "Hitchin' a Ride".  The band comprises original member Bernie Hagley (bass); Eddie Wheeler (guitar); Mark Ellen (Drums); and Steve Oakman on keyboards.  All are superb musicians and all are adept vocalists.  They play a variety of styles and enjoy appearing "with guests" - for each which they adopt the appropriate musical genre.  Thus with Ray Phillips they will be an Old School R&B backing band; for Chris Farlowe they will be a blues band, and for Lonnie Donegan Junior they will be a skiffle group.  They also maintain their own very special persona - a psychedelic sixties band - A great value entertainment.

Don't book them through IfTheDevil, but Bandmaster@Nashville-Teens.com can put you in touch with them.

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DAVE'S NOT HERE are a consortium of musicians with a taste for Old School R&B and classic rock - all tempered by a good dose of Heavy Metal ! If you like Clapton or The Eagles, you'll love this band.  The vocals are shared, but primarily are led by bass guitarist Karl Green (Hermans Hermits). He is ably supported by Richard Scarfe (Love Affair) on lead guitar and occasional vocals.  Kevin Welling also provides some vocals as well as delivering keyboard and sometimes a second lead guitar.  The drums - and some occasional vocals - are delivered solidly by Ian Saunders.

You can book this band through IfTheDevil by mailing Bandmaster@Nashville-Teens.com

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ACCORDION TANGO & FRENCH CAFE MUSIC  A select group who perform in several guises:

PARIS MOON - comprising Jackie Doe on accordion and Sarah Luton on double bass - the ideal accompaniment to good food, good wine and good company.

Alternatively they are available as TANGO SELECT with the added verve of Keith Allen (Marty Wilde's Wild Cats) on acoustic guitar who can provide a wide range of sophisticated music for parties, weddings or any other occasion you can think of. 

TANGO SELECT BAND is a further development into a four piece, achieved by adding a violin or clarinet to the mix.

Don't book them through IfTheDevil - go direct to Live Accordion Music.

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THE ELLIOT SCHNEIDER BAND  are an "American Punk" band operating from San Francisco - but when they are visiting the UK Roger handles their logistics.

Elliot Schneider is the vocalist who developed his talents as part of the USA's punk revolution (a little better behaved than their UK compatriots) and with his bands, The Pips and The Banned he supported such giants as Blondie in New York. After "retiring" to a life as a teacher, moving to California and subsequently surviving cancer, Elliot is back on the scene writing avidly and performing enthusiastically. His musical style is strongly influenced by The Beatles. with overtones of Chuck Berry and The Incredible String Band (yes - eclectic!)  He is accompanied by his soul partner, Carmen Castro, who plays keyboards.  When in the UK we assemble drums, bass and lead guitars from high quality session players to showcase Elliot and Carmen

Elliot and Carmen also present a weekly music show on internet CHESTNUT RADIO. Which currently airs on Fridays in West Coast USA, Saturdays on the East Coast and 7pm Monday evenings in the UK and Europe.  He always plays some of his own music on his show - a good place to listen in if you want to sample his music.

Elliot and Carmen do not have a website, but they each operate FaceBook pages.

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THE KING EARL BOOGIE BAND   This band is sadly "in hibernation" pending recovery of Colin Earl from a hand injury and the anticipated return of John Coghlan from his touring with the re-formed Status Quo.


When they do emerge from hibernation, The KEBB are a boogie, blues and R&B band, tracing it's roots directly to the original Mungo Jerry, - and In The Summertime is still in their repertoire.  The band now features an amazing assembly of talent.  Colin Earl (Mungo Jerry & Foghat) on Keyboards ;  Dave Peabody (solo blues artist, three times acoustic blues guitarist of the year) on vocals and lead guitar; John Coghlan (Status Quo, John Coghlan's Diesel, Predatür) on drums; Les Calvert (Alexis Korner, Mike Coopers Machine Gun Co, Jona Louis) on bass guitar ; and Gordon Vaughan on Lead Guitar.

see their website at www.KEBB.co.uk

You can book this band by mailing Bandmaster@KEBB.co.uk

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