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Miles Russell

(Trumpet, Flugel Horn, Piano, Accordion, Vocals, Arrangements, Toys)

Since leaving school Miles has been dismissed from many presigious orchestras and ensembles. Miles is one of the seven best trumpet players in the band.

Mark Elvin

(Double Bass, Very Shiny Tuba, Vocals, Toys)

Currently on the run having escaped from detention for crimes against music.

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Steve Dummer

(Clarinet, Piano, Saxophone, Composition, Arrangements, Vocals, Toys)

Steve plays the piano. He also plays the clarinet, (known colloquially as the 'misery stick'. Once heard, you will understand why.)


James Pusey

(Guitar, Banjo, Sitar, Vocals, Toys)

You'll have to forgive James.

He won't be on his best form

as he had a disaster the

other week. Having left his

banjo in the car he returned

to find some terrible person

had broken in,

and left another one!


Gerry Berkley

(Hitty things)

Gerry had a bit of

bad luck last wednesday.

His library burnt down.

Both books were burnt.

And he hadn't finished

colouring one of them.


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Phil Paton

(Clarinet, Saxophones, Toys)

Dirty bopper with no fixed abode.




Combining the finest jazz musicianship with humour and devilish flair, this magnificent ensemble names influences as wide as Spike Jones & his City Slickers, the Mnozil Brass, Monty Python's Flying Circus, and the Electro Swing Post Modern Jukebox movement.

The orchestra was formed after the gentlemen involved performed at a college speakeasy style showcase. They had so much fun they wanted to continue in a similar vein. So here they are, available for all events.


CAUTION - disclaimer.

It is possible that some of the facts

stated here about band members

might not be completely true.

You might find more believable

biographies here.

"What's the definition

of a gentleman?

Someone who can play

the banjo but doesn't."


Mark says "How do you fix a broken tuba?


With a "tuba glue!"


"What does a trumpet and a lawsuit have in common? Everyone is relieved when the case is closed."


"What's the

difference between

a clarinet and a trampoline? You

take your shoes

off before you

jump on a trampoline."

Deep in the jungle, a safari was camped for the night. In the darkness, distant drums began a relentless throbbing that continued until dawn. The safari members were disturbed, but the guide reassured them: "Drums good. When drums stop, very bad." Every night the drumming continued, and every night the guide reiterated, "Drums good. When drums stop, VERY bad." This continues for several days until one morning the drumming suddenly stops and all the natives panic and run screaming. The man asks the guide what's the matter? The guide looking very frightened says: "When drums stop, VERY, VERY bad," he said. "Why is it bad?" asked a member of the safari. "Because when drums stop, bass solo begin!"


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Tim Wade

(Trombone, Arrangements, Vocals, Toys)

Seemingly a nice chap on the surface, Tim is actually completely devilish.

Save our souls!!


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