A Lincolnshire based Ceilidh band, with all members having over 20 years of Ceilidh and Folk band experience.
All members have a keen interest in folk music, artists and festivals, and bring this skill and experience together to form a great folk band, suitable for ceilidhs and barn dances.
Jimmy has many years experience calling and playing in ceilidh bands, mainly in and around Northumberland and for the past 18 years in London and the South. He attends and dances at many ceilidhs in order to keep up to date, learn new dances and steal new ad libs.
He also runs residential Traditional Music courses for those wanting intensive technique training in their chosen instruments, something he has been doing since 1995.
Kim Biggs, is our lead musician and a skilled writer of quirky dance tunes. Her Piano-Accordian carries the enthusiasm of the tunes to the dance floor and gives the folk music an amazing lift.
With the full range of this instrument, a rich diversity of music is possible. Traditional Celtic and Scottish folk music is blended with original tunes to ensure that the often repetitive nature of ceilidh tunes is filled with an abundance of variety and interest for those that prefer to sit back and listen to the music.
Phil Biggs plays various acoustic and electric guitars, as well a flute or whistle. He also writes songs and plays in the trio "Better Late than Naked" with Mark Addison and John Blanks.
Married to Kim, this pair create a great musical duo, and often take it in turns to lead the music. Folk music is in the family and their interest shows throughout their performance.
Mark has played bass in roots and folk music for over 35 years, and in that time has worked as a folk festival organizer, Musicians Union Officer, and BBC radio presenter. Alongside Phil he also writes folk songs for "Better Late than Naked".
Until 20 years ago, Ian worked in his native North-East with many and varied bands, including the chart-scoring folk-rock band Prelude with their a cappella version of Neil Young's 'After the Goldrush'. Ian also played with Ray Stubbs R & B Allstars, which included working with the likes of the late Sammy Johnson (Spender), Steve Phillips (Notting Hillbillies) and Eric Burdon (Animals).
Since moving to Lincolnshire, Ian has played with country-rockers The Big Easy (a spin-off from 101 Proof), the Buzz Blues Band, Backstreet Blues Band and Gin House, as well as a number of jazz line-ups. He is currently a member of the Lesley Curtis Band and Crossing the Tracks – a folk/rock/country fusion project.
Colin is our dedicated Lighting and Sound Engineer. With a theatrical passion, he brings a visual and technical enhancement to the traditional Ceilidh world.
As he does not play as part of the band, he is able to mix at the back of the hall or auditorium rather than on stage. This ensures that the best sound possible is achieved for the audience.