This band, quite simply, performs magic
They can keep the world and his wife on the dance floor like no other. With their uncanny intuition about what music is needed at any given moment – from rock n’roll, trad/gypsy jazz, swing, country, blues, funk, bluegrass, Scottish & Irish jigs, reggae, ska, Cuban, Latin, rock & pop – they never fail to lift the mood of a party to a higher plane.
It’s not so surprising: they are all consummate pros and as musicians, dazzlingly skilled. For wedding parties for instance they are a sure fire winner because they appeal across the board but that doesn’t mean to say that they are in any way Middle of the Road. They are not. They are the coolest band in the business.”
Fiddle, Saxophone, Melodica
Guitar (electric, Spanish, acoustic, Cuban Tres), Banjo, Mandolin
Mini Moog, Fender Rhodes, Hammond Organ, Dulcimer, Melodica, Percussion
…..sometimes extends to include:
Pedal Steel guitar
Band members have performed with
Average White Band, Bjork, Brand New Heavies, Chaka Khan, English National Opera, Frank Zappa, Incognito, Joan Armatrading, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Jools Holland, Joss Stone, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Madness, Mick Taylor, Nigel Kennedy, Pat Metheny, Roachford, Scott Walker, Steve Harley, Steve Winwood, solo vocalist/actor on The Beach, Joe Zawinul
Saloon Star Band were recently featured both on screen and soundtrack in the latest film by Richard Curtis – About Time.