For over 26 years, this band has been entertaining audiences across the State and beyond with its infectious hot driving style of traditional jazz. Choosing great tunes, mainly from the 1920's and '30's, each member imparts his enthusiasm for this music to leave you smiling, clapping, feet tapping and loose bits flapping!
Hailing from Western Victoria & SA are:-
Ken Collins - Trumpet, vocals & leader - A strong believer in the axiom that brass is made to be blown, not tooted.
Barry Currie - Reeds & vocals - Possesses marvelous musical abilities, which often leave the rest of the band wondering which way he went.
Herb Jennings - Trombone & vocals - The walking jazz encyclopedia of the band.
David Hines - Banjo, guitar, & vocals - Patriarch of the band, thus the name.
John Huf - Sousaphone & EUB (stick bass) - Heartbeat of the band & back room organiser.
Wally Joosen - Drums & vocals - A tight, tasteful and listening drummer - on the list of rare endangered species.