Band

 Edwin Brooks

Edwin Brooks
Edwin writes the songs for the band and is by far the least musical, the songs are mostly about things that have happened to him.  He can play drums and dance really well but he chooses not to. When he’s not fronting the band he has a market garden and loves to hatch outlandish get rich quick schemes for his friends to ignore. He began composing electronic music aged eleven and a half and performing the songs in school assemblies to his confused and disbelieving peers and teachers. His only formal training in anything is a TEFL course and a Level 3 Forestry and Arboriculture Certificate of Competence.  He has gigged the Royal Festival Hall with solo Ukulele and used to jam on a broken accordion with Davey Graham.

 

 

 

 

Kizzy Brooks

Kizzy Brooks
Kizzy Brooks is Edwin’s cousin and he says she’s basically the best drummer in the whole entire world. She plays tuned percussion and drum kit and sings backup vocals. Kizzy has always been musical and left behind the idyllic rural Devon of her carefree girlhood to pursue percussion based ambitions as a full scholar at a really posh music school, The National Youth Orchestra Principal Percussionist, and then a student of hyperactive dedication at The Royal College of Music she is now playing Orchestral percussion professionally. She loves playing with Nina whom she recruited for the band. She loves getting new shakers, playing ukuleles, cuddling pug puppies, adoring small babies etc. She hates eating eggs.

 

 

 

 

Joseph Trudgeon

Joseph Trudgeon
Joseph Trudgeon is a staggeringly talented itinerant musician of no fixed hairstyle. Originally the bass player in the band he migrated to Telecaster after the addition of Nina Harries. He plays with masses of musicians all over the country and hitchhikes most places that he goes.

Joseph is founding member and band leader of Bristol Swing sensation ‘The Gin Bowlers’ and ‘The Old Malthouse Jazz Band’.

He likes cider, rum, and pushing things over. He loves guitars and music and staying up all night. He can learn things very very fast. He is ambivalent about ukuleles.

 

 

 

 

 

Nina Harries

Nina Harries
Nina joined the band in the early summer of 2014 and immediately began to influence their sound with her distinctive classical-meets-funk-meets-jazz bass style, brooding ice maiden stare, and gorgeous singing voice. She is a songwriter and performs songs as a solo vocalist accompanying herself on bass or with various ensembles and international artists including Barberella’s Bang Bang and John Fairhurst. She also performs regularly with Kizzy Brooks. She loves horses, Lou Reed, Contemporary Orchestral music, and A Bit of Fry and Laurie. She hates wasps, misogyny and ukuleles. In this photo she is smiling. Don’t be fooled.