Over the hills from South Yorkshire, once again playing superb homage to the late, great, Alex Welsh Band.
“Fast becoming the go-to jazz band in the north…..” – Jazz Review
Bollington Jazz Club tickets are £10 ONLY from 01625 574410. Theatre-style seating, bar with “Bollington Brewing” real ale on draught and wine sold by the bottle or glass. Doors and bar from 6.45pm, shows from 7.30pm to around 10.30pm. All profits from these events go to Bollington Arts Centre.
About the Band
Formed in 2012 Washington Whirligig has quickly gained an enviable reputation for its versatility and professionalism. Catering for all occasions from birthdays and anniversaries to formal dances and corporate entertainment, they have also taken the jazz club scene by storm, earning praise and gaining great reviews wherever they perform. Playing early New Orleans through to driving mainstream jazz, swing and blues, they have a programme for every occasion. All band members are experienced musicians, respected within the industry, ensuring your event will be a memorable day.
David Hepworth – Clarinet, tenor saxophone
Andy Bramall – Guitar, banjo, vocal
Rob Cotterell – Drums
Liz Hepworth – Bass, vocals
Wil Robinson – Trumpet, flugel, vocals
“Whirligig by name and by nature, this recently formed band is a joy to both listen to and play with. Their enthusiasm, endeavour and the excitement they create on the bandstand will, in my opinion as an occasional guest member of the band, take them a long way toward their drive to success. As with many other bands, the Alex Welsh Band are among their influences and inspirations, but with one difference, they play with the fire and drive of their idols, missing in so many other “tribute” bands. I will be happy to play with this band as often as they ask me to.” – Jim Douglas, guitar and banjo, Alex Welsh Band, 1963 to 1981.