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The Bang On The Wall Band

The Bang On The Wall Band is Martin Wildig on melodeon (squeezebox) and Phil Preen on percussion and tin whistle. To complete the line-up we have guitar and bass guitar, usually Neil Cadwallader and Michael Scrivens. Our regular dance caller is Laz Gilbert but we do work with other callers from time to time when Laz is not available.

Occasionally a member of the band may not be available, so we also have a number of others who know the band's material, and who can step in when needed. This also allows us to take bookings well in advance without worrying, and we've never had to cancel a booking once it has been agreed.

When Phil is not available Stuart Mee will deputise on drums. We also have a number of excellent guitar and bass players who can dep. for Michael or Neil if one of them is not available, including: Bob Rushton, Peter Smale and Colin Keefe.

Martin Wildig is the lead musician in the band. He plays melodeon (squeezebox). Martin also plays fiddle, and before forming The Bang On The Wall Band he played with The Acme Dance Company. Martin also plays for a number of local morris dancing sides including The Hinckley Plough Bullockers, Anstey Royale Chalfont and Way of The Wyrd. He has previously also played for Mortimers Morris and Sergeant Musgraves Dance. Martin also runs his own website design service business, so if you're looking for a new website he's your man.
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Neil Cadwallader has played with the band for many years, and is excellent on either guitar or bass guitar. Neil also plays banjo and mandolin, or anything with strings really. Neil has been in many bands in the Leicester area over the years. Most notably he was a core member of the infamous Moonshine Ceilidh band at the height of their popularity back in the day.
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Laz Gilbert is our regular dance caller. He shares our taste in loud shirts and is a great bloke. We have worked together for many years now so we have a very good working relationship. Laz is great with people who may not have had much dancing experience, he has a good sense of humour (although the band have obviously heard all his jokes a thousand times) and is great at ensuring that everyone has a great time.
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Stuart Mee is a great drummer and plays with the Strung Out Sisters. He will deputise for Phil when he is not available.
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Peter Smale is a fine guitarist. His usual band is Peeping Tom, but he will sometimes join us when Neil or Michael are not available.
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email:phil@bangonthewall.com telephone:Martin 01509 217326 contact form