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Bev Pegg & His Railroad Skiffle Group

The Railroad Skiffle Group began as a brief interlude within Bev's Good Time Jazz Gang's regular shows, and has grown from there.

The UK skiffle craze of the mid to late 1950's, popularised by Ken Colyer, Chris Barber, Lonnie Donegan, Chas McDevitt, The Vipers and a host of others, was instrumental to many teenagers taking up the guitar as their preferred instrument.

The Railroad Skiffle Group play a wide selection of skiffle songs with meaningful stories about jail, trains, bank robbery, adultery etc. that were generally sung in the 1920's and 1930's by folk, blues, country and jug band musicians. These songs include "I Shall Not Be Moved", "Freight Train", "Down By The Riverside" which are known by all.

In addition to the conventional skiffle songs, the group's programme is interspersed with a few interludes of acoustic guitar jazz in the Hot Club of France style

The Railroad Skiffle Group generally plays as a four-piece outfit, however the size of the group can vary subject to the financial budget of each individual gig. To meet lower budget engagements, the group can reduce to a duo, or Bev can even perform as a solo artist. Whatever the line-up, there is always the addition of loads of laughs with Bev's anecdotes between the songs. As is the case in all of Bev's groups, all musicians are of the highest quality.

Here's a You Tube link to the Skiffle Group playing:

Lost John

Pick A Bale Of Cotton

Lady Be Good

The Six-Five Special


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