Joe Boland

Joe Boland

Joe Boland - Melodeon, mandolin, fiddle, vocals, piano, guitar, banjo. Joe is a very versatile musician who was born to fiddle and has his roots in Ireland. He has a long musical past during which he has been everything from a Pop/Rock bassist to the bandmaster in a Morris side. 

Joe tuning the Steinway Grand Piano at the Stables Theatre for a very famous person but we are not allowed to tell you who!

Joe tuning the Steinway Grand Piano at the Stables Theatre for a very famous person but we are not allowed to tell you who!

Joe does the sound checks and mixing for the band. In his day job as a piano technician, he works with sound engineers at both Milton  Keynes and the Stables Theatres for  some of the most renowned musicians of our time. piano tuning, reconditioning and sales business. 

 


Nigel Hammond

Nigel Hammond

Nigel Hammond - Piano, percussion, trumpet and backing vocals.

Nigel posing with his love of life besides his wife - his Yamaha S90 Synth/Electronic Piano!

Nigel posing with his love of life besides his wife - his Yamaha S90 Synth/Electronic Piano!

A part-time health and safety manager by day and a mad musician by night, Nigel is a classically trained musician who started playing the piano when he was 6.  He has years of experience of playing bands, performing background piano music and composing.  

Nigel was only introduced to Ceilidh a few years ago but is now completely addicted to the genre!

If you are having a meal before the Ceilidh, Nigel is available to perform beautiful background piano music to make your event even more special.

 


Simon Ambrose sporting his odd socks!

Simon Ambrose sporting his odd socks!

Simon Ambrose - Drums and Percussion.

Simon is a drum teacher and performer.  He is involved with lots of music styles from military, to jazz and pop. 

We do our utmost to avoid mistakes in the band - otherwise Simon gives us this look!

We do our utmost to avoid mistakes in the band - otherwise Simon gives us this look!

Nigel and Joe sometimes go out as a two piece with caller, sometimes as a three piece with caller.  It all depends on the type of gig and your available budget.  We are lucky enough to involve Simon on lots of our gigs.  

Simon is a super-talented drummer.  He provides some great rhythms.  His snare drum fills really liven up the Scottish tunes.  Simon tells lots of jokes to the other band members.  Some of them are quite funny! 

The musicians are reside in Milton Keynes - a great thriving city that is so much more the roundabouts and concrete cows!  It is full of music and dance venues and is surrounded with beautiful country villages with traditional barns and venues.  For more information on the area click on Milton Keynes