Meet the band:
Band Leader

Jon Jayes


Jon founded the band in February 2015 and has led the band since then. Jon also plays rhythm guitar.

We are always interested to hear from local musicians who may wish to join us. Feel free to use the contact us box on the homepage to send us a message to see if we have any current vacancies.

Musical Director

Jonathan Barker

Jonathan joined the band in 2015 playing 1st trombone and the following year took over as MD of the band. 


John Chadwick

John is another old hand having joined  the band in 2015 on tenor saxophone. He also keeps us all honest in his role as band Chairman.


Liz Pearce

Liz is another one of the original members from 2015 and plays baritone sax. Liz also keeps an eagle eye on all those not paying their weekly subs on time!

Rhythm Section

Keyboard - Yumiko Barker

Drums - Rob Brown

Rhythm Guitar - Jon Jayes

Bass Guitar - Allan Toombs

Alto Sax

Derek  Farmer (left)

Neil Timms

Martyn Dale (centre left)

Karen Thompson (centre)

Stewart Hayday (centre right)

Mike Courtney (right)


Tenor Sax

Chris Nice (centre right)

Liz Hickton (right)

Carol Courtney (centre left)

John Chadwick (left)

David Swaep

Baritone Sax


Liz Pearce



Neil Chadborn (centre left)

Jonathan Kwan (left)

Terry Cheetham (centre right)

David Field (right)

Sarah Smith



Paul Gay



Jonathan Barker (left) 

Alan Carlin (right)

Abigail Lewis (centre right)

Brendan Morris (centre left)

Duncan Abrahart

Lead Singer


Chris Nice

Band Tech Whizzes

Bob Thompson (right)

Mat Douglas (left)

Both Mat and Bob put a lot of time in each year supporting the band by filming and editing concert videos for us and helping with band photography. A big thanks to both.  

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