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Playing and bursting with songs

  • Hugh Nankivell – fender rhodes, accordion, viola
  • Ben McCabe – drumset, French horn, guitar
  • Pat Allison – bass guitar, clarinet, singing
  • Chris Dowding – trumpet, flugel horn, swanee whistle

three different lead singers,
four-part vocal harmonies,
a lead trumpet and a rhythm guitar, a French-horn playing drummer,
the evocative sound of the fender rhodes and the <b>quack</b> of the melodica,
ambient grooves and surprising textures wraparound songs with loving care, unexpected accompaniment to silent films,
acoustic and still or electric and big,
improvised and settled, loving and carefree.

All the band sing and from time to time play melodica and other instruments…