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Bev Pegg & his Rock 'n' Roll Band Band

 

Rock 'n' Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Humour

The Band That Entertains.

The Bev Pegg Band in it's current format has been entertaining audiences since 1978. However several of it's members were performing together way back in the late 1950's at the dawn of the Rock and Roll era.

This band is ideal for Parties, Village Hall Functions and Corporate Events. Their repertoire is exceptionally wide, comprising of over 500 songs. They can play smooth gentle background standards in the most relaxed manner and also strict tempo music for dancers if required. And when the time is right, they can play a range of 50's, early 60's rock and pop, creating the authentic sounds of that era. Most of their programme contains vocals. They can be formal if that is required, and also they can provide loads of laughs with an audience who may wish to be entertained during the function. The band's dress code is always in line with the type of engagement it is hired for.

"The Bev Pegg Fun Night" featuring pop hits of the 50s and 60s that everyone knows, together with Bev's anecdotes and humour from his childhood in the Black Country up to the present day are very popular for village hall functions.

The band also specialise in classic Rock 'n' Roll for enthusiast R&R clubs. Jivers love the pounding 4 to a bar beat that The Bev Pegg Band put out at these gigs..."Great to dance to", is the usual reference that follows their R&R evenings. Here's a few "You Tube" links to the Band playing live:

 You Never Can Tell. 

Tequila

Johnny B. Goode

Sweet Little Sixteen

Rock Around The Clock

Reelin' &'Rockin'

Somethin' Else

I Feel Good

Bev has been rockin' an' rollin' all around the Midlands since the late 1950s. He started off playing lead guitar with the Rhythmaires. In the early 1960s, Bev played with several big bands and then moved on to the jazz scene. He gigged with most of the top local bands in the area and appeared on many radio and TV programmes. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Bev was into the more contemporary folk / rock style that was in vogue at the time. It was in this period that, from his recording studio in Kinver, he put out several limited release albums, containing a selection of the several hundred songs that he has written over the years. A glance through the "Record Collector Rare Record Guide" would give some idea of how sought after these albums are today. Bev has played with and alongside many of the famous names of pop and jazz during his career.

Bev has a squad of excellent musicians that form his various rock 'n' roll line-ups. These include drummer Ken Wright who has played alongside Bev since the early 1960s. He was a member of the Clifford T. Ward Band during the 1960s and 1970s. Ken has done a lot of recording session work during his "London Years" with many world famous stars. Piano-man Brian Godwin played with many local groups during the 1960s and early 1970s. He plays guitar and drums besides piano and joined Bev's band in 1992. Roy Parry - bass guitar / vocal joined the band in 2013, stepping into the shoes of original bass player Harry Rowlands who sadly died. Roy was not exactly new to the band. he and Bev played together in their first skiffle / rock 'n' roll band back in 1957 before Roy went professional and lived in the USA for many years. The legendary Dutch Lewis has been the regular saxophonist with the band since 1983. For Bev's bigger band gigs, he is able to call upon a wide range of top musicians who are all familiar with Bev's repertoire, to augment the band and to fit the requirement of each specific gig.

Contact Bev Pegg on...
Telephone: 01562 883493
Mobile: 07979 917374

Email: enquiries@bevpegg.co.uk
(Alternative Email: bevpegg@blueyonder.co.uk)
12, Woodchester, Hagley, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY9 0NF

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