THE BAND - The Ramblers normally consists of 4 pieces: trumpet/vocals & reeds in the front line with piano (we can bring our own keyboard), & bass in the rhythm section. We usually do not use a drummer unless requested, making the band ideal for small venues, pubs, weddings etc. where high noise levels are not desirable. However, augmented or reduced combinations (i.e. duos to full New Orleans line up) are available by arrangement. We can utilise extra amplification to fill large areas if necessary. For example, the band has on several occasions played in the Portsmouth Guildhall.
SPACE - To perform, the band can ( at a push ) squeeze into an approximate minimum space of about 10 feet wide by 8 feet deep so we can fit into your house for that special party you were planning. Access to a power point (standard 240 volt supply) is needed for our amplification.
WHERE - The band is based loosely in the Portsmouth / Chichester area but travels widely around the South. We also perform at various Jazz Festivals.
What they said about us...............
I was at Fratton Park yesterday to enjoy the match. I would particularly like to congratulate whoever was responsible for booking the pre kick-off Jazz band. Their foot tapping, happy music certainly set the scene for what became a memorable afternoon.
(R.D. Knight - May 2001)
What a tremendous little toe tapping Jazz band you lot are and certainly very popular on Saturday and many people commented on your wonderful music and how good you were. Thank you so much for playing, it was perfectly pitched in all ways and all contributed to help the event be the success it was. (Mrs. Trewby - September 2005)
On behalf of the club I thank you and your quartet for your very enjoyable performance for the Trafalgar day celebration concert. Your playing and good humour greatly added to the variety and enjoyment of the occasion. It was obvious from the audience’s enthusiastic response that they appreciated all that jazz! (Littlehampton District Lions Club - October 2005)