Welcome to the web site of.....
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 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:
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. Harry Rowlands who plays bass, is one
of Bev's lifetime buddies. He hails from Stourbridge and
has played alongside Bev from the late 1950s onwards.
Should anyone need more information about Harry, he has
lots of really interesting stuff on his own website www.harryrowlands.co.uk
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. There
are several outstanding saxophonists that play with the
band. Dutch Lewis and Cliff Williams have been doing
regular gigs with Bev since the 1980s. For Bev's higher
profile gigs, the band is augmented on occasions by the
sax playing of the legendary Ted Bunting and the
multi-talented UK star of harp, sax and vocals, Ricky
Cool. Other top vocalists and instrumentalist playing with
the band from time to time include Nick Blunn (piano), Rod
Kelly (piano), Roy Parry (bass guitar & vocal), Kate
Pegg (vocal), Hannah McCormack (vocal), Maurice Hipkiss
(pedal steel guitar), Pete Boddis (guitar & vocal),
Ricky Cool (harp, & saxes), Ted Bunting (tenor sax),
plus many other top musicians in the UK.
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