DANCE BANDS


1940s and 1950's PORTSMOUTH DANCE BANDS, JAZZ BANDS MUSICIANS

There may be gaps, missing names and no doubt mistakes - we would welcome further contributions to improve the record.

Mick Cooper, cooper_m6@sky.com, & Dave Allen ,dave.allen@port.ac.uk,

Some of these bands – especially the larger ones – changed personnel fairly regularly. Many of those listed below are as advertised in the Savoy Ballroom’s Festival of Dance Music for the local branch of the Musician’s Union in 1955 & 1956

A = Alto, Tn = Tenor, Br = Baritone, S = Soprano, Tr = Trumpet, Tb = Trombone, Cl = Clarinet, F = Flute, Ban = Banjo, P = Piano, Acc = Accordion, V = Vocals, Vi = Violin, Vo = Viola, Vb = Vibraphone, G = Guitar, B = Bass, BG = Bass Guitar, D = Drums. B-Cl = Bass Clarinet, Arr = Arranger, MD = Musical Director

Musician name order

A E Hopkins Oboe Jack Leon Orchestra 1956
A E Beech Violin/sax/oboe Combined Theatres Orchestra 1955 Jack Leon Orchestra 1956
A E HopkinsOboe JACK LEON & HIS ORCHESTRA 1956
A F HartnellDCOMBINED THEATRES ORCHESTRA 1955
A Fotterell Tr COMBINED THEATRES ORCHESTRA 1955
Alf HallmanAlto/Bari/Sop/Cl/Acc The Alf Hallman Orchestra 1955 1956
Andria GoodV CLUBMEN JAZZ QUARTET
Archie HornAlto/Cl BENNY FREEDMAN ORCHESTRA 1955 1956
Arthur CooterCl/Alto JACK LEON & HIS ORCHESTRA 1956
Arthur F Reed MDCombined Theatres Orchestra 1955
Arthur GoldsmithTn/V GOLDIE & the MARINAIRES 1956
Arthur Reed Vi JACK LEON & HIS ORCHESTRA 1956
Arthur StevensBGRAHAM LESLIE & HIS ORCHESTRA 1956
Arthur StevensBMICK MITCHELL & his BAND 1955
Arthur Ward D Arthur Ward Band
Arthur WardD BOB QUINTON GROUP 1955
Arthur WardD JOHNNY LYNE ORCHESTRA
Arthur WardD REGINALD BANNISTRA & his MUSIC 1956
Austin Beech Vi JACK LEON & HIS ORCHESTRA 1956
B E Goodall Vi/TbCOMBINED THEATRES ORCHESTRA 1955
B/Cpl David Elliott Alto/Cl/Vi DANCE ORCHESTRA of HM ROYAL MARINES 1955
B/M Roy Morgan Tr DANCE ORCHESTRA of HM ROYAL MARINES 1955
B/Sgt Harold Price TbHM Royal Marines Dance OrchestraPortsmouth 1955
B/Sgt Jack Evans Bas/P DANCE ORCHESTRA of HM ROYAL MARINES 1955
Barry McCarthyAlto/ClBARRY McCARTHY & his DIXIELANDERS 1955 1956
Basil Fry saxophonesFRANK STOCKER'S BAND
Ben Riches Violin Jack Leon Orchestra 1956
Benny Freedman A/Cl/Vi Jack Leon Orchestra 1956
Benny FreedmanAlto/Cl//Vi BENNY FREEDMAN ORCHESTRA 1955 1956
Bernard Goodall Violin Jack Leon Orchestra 1956
Bert FarrowAlto/Cl BILLY BURKETT & HIS BAND 1956
Bert WrattenTn/ClBILLY BURKETT & HIS BAND 1956
Bill Cole P Arthur Ward Band
Bill ColeP CLUB QUINTET 1955 1956
Bill ColeP RON BENNETT BAND
Bill ColePCLUBMEN JAZZ QUARTET
Bill ColePJOHNNY LYNE ORCHESTRA
Bill Cripps D/button accordionFRANK STOCKER'S BAND
Bill DaviesAlto/Cl/Vi/Cello/V ROY RICHARDS & HIS MAYFAIR MUSIC 1956
Bill GreenowClKID MARTYN BAND
Bill SealAlto/Bari/Cl/Vi/cello ROY RICHARDS & HIS MAYFAIR MUSIC 1955
Bill Stilwell promoter/saxTHE MUSIC MAKERS 1954
Bill Swan B Len Ashdown & his Music
Bill Tate TrumpetThe Alf Hallman Orchestra 1955
Bill Treend Arranger P Goldie and the Marinaires 1956
Billy BennettB/pianoBILLY BENNETT and his Brilliant Band 1920's to late 1940's
Billy Burkett Trumpet Billy Burkett Band 1956
Bob Horton Cl Queen Street Ramblers
Bob Lambie Tenor/cla/violin Roy Richards and his Mayfair Music1955 1956
Bob Lawrence Tenor/Alto/Clar/Violin The Alf Hallman Orchestra 1955 1956
Bob LucasAlto/Cl GRAHAM LESLIE & HIS ORCHESTRA 1956
Bob LucasAlto/Cl REGINALD BANNISTRA & his MUSIC 1955
Bob Quinton P Arthur Ward Band
Bob QuintonP BOB QUINTON GROUP 1955
Bob QuintonP CLUBMEN JAZZ QUARTET
Bob QuintonP REGINALD BANNISTRA & his MUSIC 1956
Brian Barnes PBenny Freedman Band 1955 1956
Brian Carter BanQueen Street Ramblers
Brian CarterBanQUEEN STREET RAMBLERS
Brian Wilson TnBrian Wilson and his Jazz Quintet
'Bruts' Gonella trumpet Nat Gonella Band
Bunny ? TnTONY EMMERSON BAND
C Wakley Miss Violin/trumpet Combined Theatres Orchestra 1955
Cecil Jefferies P Billy Bennett and his Brilliant Band late 1940's
Charles BlissAlto Clar Violin Vocalist Roy Richards and his Mayfair Music 1956
Chiz Bishop Piano/arr Arthur Ward Band Chiz Bishop Quartet 1956 Brian Wilson and his Jazz Quintet 1958
Chiz BishopP/arr CHIZ BISHOP QUARTET 1956
Cuff BilletTpKID MARTYN BAND
Cuff BilletTpVIEUX CARRE JAZZBAND
Cuff BillettCornetCRESCENT CITY JAZZBAND
Cyril Breeze TnJOHNNY LYNE ORCHESTRA
Cyril BreezeSCLUBMEN JAZZ QUARTET
Cyril BreezeTenor/BaritoneREGINALD BANNISTRA & his MUSIC 1956
Cyril Brown Tn/Cl/Vi ALF HALLMAN & his ORCHESTRA 1955 1956
Cyril Brown saxophones/ ViFRANK STOCKER'S BAND
Cyril Houldsworth drumsJack Leon Orchestra 1956
Danny 'Blondie' Brushwood BTONY EMMERSON BAND
Danny Brushwood B/P ROY RICHARDS & HIS MAYFAIR MUSIC 1955 1956
Dave Davis G Sid Heaton Quartet
Dave Tomms Ban Queen Street Ramblers
Dean Maddison Dean Maddison Band
Dereque Adye bassDereque Adye Jazz Band
Dick Cox TrGraham Leslie and his Orchestra 1956
Dick Ducksbury ROY BRIDGER SEXTET
Dick NortheyTn/Cl/ViMICK MITCHELL & his BAND 1955
Dicky Cox Trumpet Reginald Bannistra and his Music 1955
Don Castle B Brian Wilson and his Jazz Quintet
Doreen NutterP/V BARRY McCARTHY & his DIXIELANDERS 1955 1956
Doug Wheeler Tb Barry McCarthy and his Dixielanders 1956
Doug Wheeler Tb Wally Fry and his Collegians
Doug Wheeler Tb Johnny Lyne Orchestra
Doug Whitfield Tr/Trombone Barry McCarthy and his Dixielanders 1955 1956
Doug Whitfield Tr Wally Fry and his Collegians 1955
Doug Whitfield Tr Johnny Lyne Orchestra
Douggie Wheeler Tb WALLY FRY & his COLLEGIANS 1955
Douggie WheelerTbBARRY McCARTHY & his DIXIELANDERS 1956
Douggie WheelerTr/Tb JOHNNY LYNE ORCHESTRA
Douggie WhitfieldTr BARRY McCARTHY & his DIXIELANDERS 1955 1956
Eddie Miles bongoes Johnny Lyne Orchestra
Eggy Eggleton Cl Southern College of Art 1949 Band
Eric A Harbutt clarinet/saxophone Wally Fry and his Collegians
Eric Langley drumsBilly Burkett Band 1956
Eric Robinson Trumpet/violin/saxRoy Richards and his Mayfair Music1955
Ernest Barr Vo Jack Leon Orchestra 1956
Ernie Davis Tn Cl Benny Freedman Band 1955 1956
F Bellman ViCombined Theatres Orchestra 1955
Frank HurlockTuba/cornetVIEUX CARRE JAZZBAND, Dereque Adye Jazz Band
Frank Stocker piano Frank Stocker's Band
Fred Care P Tony Emmerson Band late 50's
Fred Hutchings S Arthur Ward Band
Fred WylieTenor/Cl/Vi WALLY FRY & his COLLEGIANS 1956
Fred Wyllie TnJOHNNY LYNE ORCHESTRA
Freddie Hutchins BariJOHNNY LYNE ORCHESTRA
Freddy Hurchins Baritone/Tr REGINALD BANNISTRA & his MUSIC 1955 1956
Frederick CurzonPianoCombined Theatres Orchestra 1955
G Cripps TrCOMBINED THEATRES ORCHESTRA 1955
Geoff PowellB/G/VBENNY FREEDMAN ORCHESTRA 1955 1956
George Austen Guitar Ron Bennett and Club Quintet 1955
George Bishop Baritone/alto/clar/violin The Alf Hallman Orchestra 1955
George Dawes altoTHE MUSIC MAKERS 1953 1954
George DawesAlto ROY BRIDGER SEXTET
George DawesAltoTONY EMMERSON BAND
George Forbes Vi Tn JACK LEON & HIS ORCHESTRA 1956
George GoodD RON BENNETT & the CLUB QUINTET 1955
George GoodDBARRY McCARTHY & his DIXIELANDERS 1956
George GoodDCLUBMEN JAZZ QUARTET
George Harrison Alto/clar/violin/trumpet Roy Richards and his Mayfair Music1955
George Hunnisett Alto/clar/violin/drum Benny Freedman Band 1955 1956 Jack Leon Orchestra 1956
George HunnisettAlto/Cl/Vi BENNY FREEDMAN ORCHESTRA 1955 1956
George Mills Acc Goldie and the Marinaires 1956
George Romano Clarinet/Alto Jack Leon Orchestra 1956
Gordon Pledge Tn Dean Maddison Band
Graham Leslie Piano Graham Leslie and his Orchestra 1956
Graham Patterson P Kid Martin Band
Guy Taylor bassJack Leon Orchestra 1956
H Cooper Cello sax Combined Theatres Orchestra 1955
H Curzon PCombined Theatres Orchestra 1955
Harry Thompson AltoTONY EMMERSON BAND
Harry ThompsonAlto/Cl WALLY FRY & his COLLEGIANS 1955 1956
Ian AnscellbanjoDereque Adye Jazz Band
Jack CampbellD GOLDIE & the MARINAIRES 1956
Jack CampbellD BARRY McCARTHY & his DIXIELANDERS 1955 1956
Jack Keel Alto/clar/violinMick Mitchell and his Band 1955
Jack Lennox P Acc Roy Richards and his Mayfair Music1955 1956
Jack SaltBaritone/Alto/Cl BENNY FREEDMAN ORCHESTRA1955 1956
Jan WescombepianoDereque Adye Jazz Band
Jill WardVocalist REGINALD BANNISTRA & his MUSIC 1956
Jimmy Harris pianoJimmy Harris Band
Jimmy HornTromboneBARRY McCARTHY & his DIXIELANDERS 1955
Jimmy Newton Trumpet/Alto/Guitar/vocalist Benny Freedman Band 1955 1956
Jimmy O'Nion Accordionist Billy Bennett and his Brilliant Band late 1940's
Jock Ferguson Cl/AltoJACK LEON & HIS ORCHESTRA 1956
Jock Shulman TrWally Fry and his Collegians 1955 1956
Joe English BJOHNNY LYNE ORCHESTRA
Joe English B BOB QUINTON GROUP 1955
Joe EnglishB REGINALD BANNISTRA & his MUSIC 1956
Joe HamiltonCello JACK LEON & HIS ORCHESTRA 1956
Joe PlacketFlute/Alto JACK LEON & HIS ORCHESTRA 1956
John Ainsworth pianoThe Music Makers
John ColesBanjo KID MARTYN BAND
John Dally O Arthur Ward Band
John Fullbrook Trumpet Jack Leon Orchestra 1956
John Parfitt G Len Ashdown & his Music
John UrrydrumsBrian Wilson and his Jazz Quintet 1958 with Billy Duncan
John Wilkins Alto/clar/trumpet The Alf Hallman Orchestra 1955 1956
John Wynn S Stan Bennett Quintet
Johnny Charter Tr Southern College of Art 1949 Band
Johnny Hawkins alto/Acc JOHNNY HAWKINS BAND
Johnny Lyne Alto Clar Trumpet arr "Multi-instrumentalist" The Alf Hallman Orchestra 1956
Johnny LyneAlto/Cl/Tr/Arr REGINALD BANNISTRA & his MUSIC 1956
Johnny LyneArr/A/Tr/ClJOHNNY LYNE ORCHESTRA
Johnny LyneMulti-instrumentalistBOB QUINTON GROUP 1955
Johnny Lyons bass The Trevor Nabarro Quartet 1956
Johnny TyneTr/AltoALF HALLMAN & his ORCHESTRA 1956
Johnny Vitler PSouthern College of Art 1949 Band
Johnny Wynn Tn Arthur Ward Band
Keith Anscell clarinet Dereque Adye Jazz Band
Keith Watts D Stan Bennett Quintet
Ken Bishop TnJOHNNY LYNE ORCHESTRA 1955
Ken BishopTenor/Cl/arr REGINALD BANNISTRA & his MUSIC 1956
Ken BishopTn/Cl BOB QUINTON GROUP 1955
Ken Burroughs ROY BRIDGER SEXTET
Ken Howell TrReginald Bannistra and his Music 1956
Ken Saunders DVieux Carre Jazzband, Dereque Adye Jazz Band
Ken Snelling TbJack Leon Orchestra 1956
Ken Wise PBilly Burkett Band 1956
L Ferguson Cl saxCombined Theatres Orchestra 1955
L/Cpl Jesse Palmer B F HM Royal Marines Dance OrchestraPortsmouth 1955
L/Cpl Leonard Spencer T ClVi HM Royal Marines Dance OrchestraPortsmouth 1955
Laurie Bycroft alto THE MUSIC MAKERS 1953 1954
Laurie BycroftAlto/Cl BILLY BURKETT & HIS BAND 1956
Len Ashdown PLen Ashdown & his Music
Len Farrell Tn/Cl/Acc Wally Fry and his Collegians 1955 1956
Len FarrellCl GRAHAM LESLIE & HIS ORCHESTRA 1956
Len FarrellTenor/ClAcc WALLY FRY & his COLLEGIANS 1955
Len PowellAlto/ClVi MICK MITCHELL & his BAND 1955
Les Ivermay Violin Jack Leon Orchestra 1956
Les MeareAlto/cC REGINALD BANNISTRA & his MUSIC 1955
Loz Garfield Cl Crescent City Jazzband
Lucky Jordan ROY BRIDGER SEXTET
M Gold Miss Violin Combined Theatres Orchestra 1955
Mac White Cl Vieux Carre Jazzband
Margaret Webber V Johnny Hawkins Band
Maureen Jones Soprano Jack Leon Orchestra 1956
Mel Rowlett Cl Queen Street Ramblers
Mick Farrier Tb Vieux Carre Jazzband, Dereque Adye Jazz Band
Mick Mitchell P/Clavioline Mick Mitchell and his Band 1955
Mick Reeve V Arthur Ward Band
Micky Scotland BQueen Street Ramblers
Mike Cappocci P Johnny Hawkins Band
Mike Devon V Arthur Ward Band
Mike Hug DSid Heaton Quartet
Mike Reilly sax/clarinet Billy Bennett and his Brilliant Band late 1940's
Mrs !? Maddison V Dean Maddison Band
Mrs !?) MaddisonVDEAN MADDISON BAND
Musn Frank FowlerTn/Cl/Vi /I DANCE ORCHESTRA of HM ROYAL MARINES 1955
Musn Terence CasseldenAlto/Cl DANCE ORCHESTRA of HM ROYAL MARINES 1955
Musn Tom Law D HM Royal Marines Dance OrchestraPortsmouth 1955
Musn Tony Fitzgerald P FHM Royal Marines Dance OrchestraPortsmouth 1955
Nat Gonella trumpet Nat Gonella Band
Nelson Peters B RON BENNETT & the CLUB QUINTET 1955
Nelson PetersBCLUB QUINTET 1956
Nelson PetersBCLUBMEN JAZZ QUARTET
Nick Kynvin drumsThe Music Makers
Nobby Clark pianoWally Fry and his Collegians 1955 1956
Norman Gordon DrQueen Street Ramblers
Norman KingTenor/ClREGINALD BANNISTRA & his MUSIC 1955
P H Jamieson TromboneCOMBINED THEATRES ORCHESTRA 1955
Pete Dyer Tb Kid Martin Band
Pete Edwards B Sid Heaton Quartet
Phil Shipp Piano The Trevor Nabarro Quartet 1956
R Bishop FCombined Theatres Orchestra 1955
R F BoonBass Combined Theatres Orchestra 1955
R Hutty Cl /Vo Combined Theatres Orchestra 1955 Jack Leon Orchestra 1955 1956
R Matthews Mrs CelloCombined Theatres Orchestra 1955
Ray Lott bass Chiz Bishop Quartet 1956
Ray Murray Tenor/Violin Graham Leslie and his Orchestra 1956
Ray Shepherd drumsSID HAYWARD BAND
Ray Shepherd drumsTERRY FLYNN BAND
Ray ShepherdD TREVOR NABARRO QUARTET 1955 1956
Reg Saunders Tb Queen Street Ramblers
Reg Bannistra MD/drumsReginald Bannistra and his Music 1955 1956
Ricky Price tp Terry Flynn Band early 1950's Sid Hayward Band 1960's
Ricky Price Tr SID HAYWARD BAND
Ricky Price Tr TERRY FLYNN BAND
Ricky WicheloeAlto/Cl CHIZ BISHOP QUARTET 1956
Roger Janes DLen Ashdown & his Music
Roger Mahoney D JOHNNY HAWKINS BAND
Roger Mahoney DTHE MUSIC MAKERS 1953 1954
Roger Mahoney DTONY EMMERSON BAND
Roger MahoneyDSOUTHERN COLLEGE OF ART 1949 Dance Band
Roland GreeningG STAN BENNETT QUINTET
Ron Bennett Tenor/clar/bass Sid Hayward Band 1960's Ron Bennett Band
Ron BennettTenor/ClB CLUB QUINTET 1955 1956
Ron BennettTenorCl/B-Cl RON BENNETT BAND
Ron BennettTnCLUBMEN JAZZ QUARTET
Ron BishopFlute/Alto JACK LEON & HIS ORCHESTRA 1956
Ron Blandford bass Barry McCarthy and his Dixielanders 1955
Ron Cann S Arthur Ward Band
Ron Elkins PJack Leon Orchestra 1956
Ron HandysideTrQUEEN STREET RAMBLERS
Ron HawysideTpCRESCENT CITY JAZZBAND
Ron Henning Tp Arthur Ward Band
Roy Beverley Bass/Guitar Wally Fry and his Collegians 1955 1956
Roy Garman Trumpet Jack Leon Orchestra 1956
Roy Murray Tenor/Vi REGINALD BANNISTRA & his MUSIC 1955
Roy MurrayTn/ViGRAHAM LESLIE & HIS ORCHESTRA
Roy Nightingale B JOHNNY HAWKINS BAND
Roy NightingaleB ALF HALLMAN & his ORCHESTRA 1956
Roy NightingaleB TREVOR NABARRO QUARTET 1955
Roy RichardsD/ArrROY RICHARDS & HIS MAYFAIR MUSIC 1955 1956
S Hillier Tb Combined Theatres Orchestra 1955
Sammy Seal B Stan Bennett Arthur Ward Band
Sid Hayward TnSID HAYWARD BAND
Sid Hayward TnTERRY FLYNN BAND
Sid HeatonP/TrSID HEATON QUARTET
Sid Proctor Alto/clar/violin Wally Fry and his Collegians 1955 1956
Spence Brown Tp Clubmen Jazz Quartet
Spike RomanoTr/Vi ROY RICHARDS & HIS MAYFAIR MUSIC 1956
Stan Bennett PTHE MUSIC MAKERS 1953 1954
Stan BennettP STAN BENNETT QUINTET
Stan Emptage Tr Benny Freedman Band 1955 1956
Stan Howell Tr Reginald Bannistra and his Music 1955
Stan KingB BARRY McCARTHY & his DIXIELANDERS 1956
Stan KingB REGINALD BANNISTRA & his MUSIC 1955
Stan Matthews P Reginald Bannistra and his Music 1955
Steve Ingles B The Music Makers
Stu MorrisonBanjoVIEUX CARRE JAZZBAND
Sylvia ?accordian/dancer JOHNNY HAWKINS BAND
T J Peaker Vi/saxCOMBINED THEATRES ORCHESTRA 1955
Ted ChandlerTr GRAHAM LESLIE & HIS ORCHESTRA 1956
Ted ChandlerTrMICK MITCHELL & his BAND 1955
Ted Grainger ROY BRIDGER SEXTET
Ted Grainger Tr THE MUSIC MAKERS 1953 1954
Ted Grainger TrTONY EMMERSON BAND
Ted Harvey D BENNY FREEDMAN ORCHESTRA 1955 1956
Ted PiggotGCLUBMEN JAZZ QUARTET
Ted Wilcox P/Clavioline The Alf Hallman Orchestra 1955 1956
Terry Flynn pianoSID HAYWARD BAND
Terry Flynn pianoTERRY FLYNN BAND
Terry FlynnVibraphone/P RON BENNETT BAND
Terry FlynnVb/PCLUBMEN JAZZ QUARTET
Terry FlynnVb/P CLUB QUINTET 1956
Terry Knight B Kid Martin Band
Tibor Stary Violin Jack Leon Orchestra 1956
Tiny Nichols Drums/vocalist Mick Mitchell and his Band 1955
Tom Peaker Violin Jack Leon Orchestra 1956
Tommy Hext guitar The Music Makers
Tommy PadmoreDThe Alf Hallman Orchestra 1955 1956
Tommy Thompson DGraham Leslie and his Orchestra 1956
Tony Bliss Tr Brian Wilson and his Jazz Quintet 1958
Tony Bucket TbCrescent City Jazzband
Tony Day PThe Trevor Nabarro Quartet 1955
Tony Emmerson fronting the band Tony Emmerson Band late 50's
Tony Hart DChiz Bishop Quartet 1956
Tony Lesh S Clubmen Jazz Quartet
Tony Pullen Leader/Tn Southern College of Art 1949 Band
Trevor Nabarro Alto/ClarThe Trevor Nabarro Quartet 1955 1956
Vic BrayBBILLY BURKETT & HIS BAND 1956
Wally Fry DWally Fry and his Collegians 1955 1956

Band/Orchestra name order


LEN ASHDOWN & his MUSIC Len Ashdown, P John Parfitt, G, Bill Swan, B, Roger Janes, D


REGINALD BANNISTRA & his MUSIC Reginald Bannistra, D, MD, Johnny Lyne, Arr, A, Tr, Cl,, Les Mears, A, Cl, Roy Murray, Tn, Vi, Freddy Hutchins, A, Bari, Tr, Ken Bishop, Arr Tn, Cl, Cyril Breeze, Tn, Bari, Ken Howell, Tr, Bob Lucas, A, Cl, Norman King, Tn, Cl, Dicky Cox, Tr, Stan Matthews, P Bob Quinton, P, Stan King, B Joe English, B, Arthur Ward, D, Jill Ward, V


REGINALD BANNISTRA & his MUSIC, line-up date 19th July 1955 Les Meare, Alto, cC. Bob Lucas, Alto, Cl. Roy Murray Tenor, Vi. Norman King, Tenor, Cl. Freddy Hurchins Baritone, Tr. Dicky Cox, Tr. Stan Howell, Tr. Stan Matthews, P. Stan King, B. Reginald Bannistra, D.


REGINALD BANNISTRA & his MUSIC, line-up date 17th July 1956 Johnny Lyne, Alto, Cl, , Tr, Arr. Freddy Hutchins, Alto, Tr Ken Bishop, Tenor, Cl, arr. Cyril Breeze, Tenor, Baritone. Ken Howell, Tr. Bob Quinton, P. Joe English, B. Arthur Ward, D. Jill Ward, Vocalist. Reg. Bannistra, MD.


BILLY BENNETT and his Brilliant Band from 1920's to late 1940's. Jimmy O'Nion, Acc, Billy Bennett, B, drummer is unknown, Mike Reilly, Sax Cl, Cecil Jefferies, P


RON BENNETT & the CLUB QUINTET Ron Bennett, Tn, Cl, B Cl, Terry Flynn, Vb, P, Bill Cole, P, George Austen, G, Nelson Peters, B, George Good, D


RON BENNETT & the CLUB QUINTET, line-up date 19th July 1955 Terry Flynn, , Vibraphone, P. Bill Cole, P. Nelson Peters B. George Austen, , Guitar. George Good, D. Ron Bennett, Tenor, Cl, B-Cl.


STAN BENNETT QUINTET Stan Bennett, P, Sammy Seal, B, John Wynn, S, Keith Watts, D, Roland Greening, G


The ROY BRIDGER SEXTET Roy Bridger, Ken Burroughs, George Daws, Lucky Jordan, Dick Ducksbury Ted Grainger,


BILLY BURKETT & HIS BAND, line-up date 17th July 1956 Bert Farrow, Alto, Cl. Ken Wise, P. Laurie Bycroft, Alto, Cl. Vic Bray, B. Bert Wratten, Tn, Cl. Eric Langley, D. Billy Burkett, Tr.


CHIZ BISHOP QUARTETChiz Bishop, P, Acc, Ricky Wicheloe, Alto, Cl, Ray Lott, B, Tony Hart, D


CHIZ BISHOP QUARTET line-up date 17th July 1956 Ricky Wicheloe, Alto, Cl. Tony Hart, D. Ray Lott, B. Chiz Bishop, P, arr.


BILLY BURKETT & HIS BANDBert Farrow, A, Cl, Laurie Bycroft, A, Cl, Bert Wratton, Tn, Cl, Ken Wise, P, Vic Bray, B, Eric Langley, D


CLUB QUINTET Ron Bennett, Tn, Cl, B-Cl, Bill Cole, P, Terry Flynn, Vb, Nelson Peters, B, George Good, D


CLUB QUINTET, line-up date 17th July 1956 Ron Bennett, Tenor, Cl, B. Nelson Peters, B. Bill Cole, P. Terry Flynn, Vb, P.


CLUBMEN JAZZ QUARTET Bob Quinton, P Bill Cole, P, Terry Flynn, Vb later P, Spence Brown, Tp, Ted Piggot, G, Cyril Breeze, S, Ron Bennett, Tn, Tony Lesh, S, Nelson Peters, B, George Good, D, Andria Good, V


The COMBINED THEATRES ORCHESTRA with Frederick Curzon , line-up date 19th July 1955 Directed by ARTHUR F. REED A. E. Beech Vi, sax. T. J. Peaker , Vi, sax. B. E. Goodall Vi, Tb. C. Wakley, Miss , Vi, Tr. M. Gold, Miss Vi. F. Bellman, Vi. H. Cooper, Cello, sax. R. Matthews, Mrs. , Cello. R. F, Boon, B. R. Bishop, F. R. Hutty Cl, Vo. L. Ferguson , Cl, sax. A. Fotterell Tr. G. Cripps Tr. S. Hillier Tb P. H. Jamieson Trombone. A. F. Hartnell, D. H. Curzon , P.


CRESCENT CITY JAZZBAND Loz Garfield, Cl, Cuff Billett, Cornet, Ron Hawyside, Tp, Tony Bucket, Tb)


The DANCE ORCHESTRA of H.M. ROYAL MARINES, Portsmouth, line-up date 19th July 1955 B/Cpl David Elliott Alto, Cl, Vi. Musn. Terence Casselden, Alto, Cl. L/Cpl Leonard Spencer Tn, Cl,Vi Musn. Frank Fowler, Tn, Cl, Vi I ; L/Cpl Jesse Palmer Br, F. B/Sgt Harold Price, , Trombone. B/Sgt Jack Evans Bas;, P. Musn. Tony Fitzgerald, P, F. Musn. Tom Law D B/M Roy Morgan Tr.


TONY EMMERSON BAND late 50's. Tony Emmerson fronting the band. Roger Mahoney D, Ted Grainger Tr, Danny 'Blondie' Brushwood B, Bunny ? Tn, Fred Care, P. Harry Thompson Alto, George Dawes, Alto.


TERRY FLYNN BAND Terry Flynn piano, Ray Shepherd drums, Sid Hayward Tn, Ricky Price Tr.


BENNY FREEDMAN ORCHESTRA Benny Freedman, Alto, Cl, Vi, Archie Horn, A, Cl, George Hunnisett, Alto, Cl, Vi, Ernie Davis, Tn, Cl, Jack Salt, B/S, A/S, Cl, Stan Emptage, Tr, Jimmy Newton, Tr, V, Brian Barnes, P, Geoff Powell, BG, V, Ted Harvey, D


BENNY FREEDMAN ORCHESTRA, line-update 19th July 1955 Archie Horn Alto, Cl. George Hunnisett, Alto, Cl, Vi, D. Ernie Davis Tenor, Cl. Jack Salt, Baritone, alto, Cl. Stan Emptage Tr. Jimmy Newton, Tr, V. Brian Barnes P. Geoff Powell, B, G, V. Ted Harvey D. Benny Freedman, Alto, Cl, Vi.


BENNY FREEDMAN ORCHESTRA, line-up date 17th July 1956 Archie Horn, Alto, Cl. Jimmy Newton, Tr, Alto, G. George Hunnisett, Alto, Cl, Vi. Brian Barnes, P. Ernie Davis, Tn, Cl. Geoff Powell, B, G, V. Jack Salt, Baritone, Alto, Cl. Ted Harvey, D. Stan Emptage, Tr. Benny Freedman, Alto, Cl, Vi


WALLY FRY & his COLLEGIANS Wally Fry, D, Sid Proctor, A, Cl, Vo, Len Farrell, Tn, Cl, Acc, Doug Wheeler, Tr, Harry Thompson, A, Cl, Freddy Wylie, Tn, Cl, Vi, Jock Shulman, Tr, Nobby Clark, P Roy Beverley, B, G


WALLY FRY & his COLLEGIANS, line up date 19th July 1955 Sid Proctor, Alto, Cl, Vi. Harry Thompson, Alto, Cl. Len Farrell, Tenor, Cl, Acc. Jock Shulman, Tr. Douggie Wheeler Tb. Nobby Clark, P. Roy Beverley B, G. Wally Fry, D.


WALLY FRY & his COLLEGIANS, line-up date 17th July 1956 Sid Proctor, Alto, Cl, Vi Jock Shulman, Tr Harry Thompson, Alto, Cl Nobby Clark, P Freddy Wylie, Tenor, Cl, Vi Roy Beverley, B, G. Wally Fry, D


ALF HALLMAN & his ORCHESTRA Alf Hallman, Alto, Bari, Sop, Cl, Acc, John Wilkins, Alto, Cl, Tr, Bob Lawrence, Tn, Alto, Cl, Vi, Johnny Lyne, Tr, Alto, Cyril Brown, Tn, Cl, Vi, Bill Tate, Tr, George Bishop, Bari, Alto, Cl, Vi, Ted Wilcox, P, Clavioline, Roy Nightingale, B, Tommy Padmore, D


ALF HALLMAN & his ORCHESTRA 1955 John Wilkins Alto, Cl, Tr. Cyril Brown Tn, Cl, Vi. Bob Lawrence Tenor, Cl, Vi. George Bishop Br, alto, Cl, Vi, Bill Tate, Tr. Ted Wilcox P, clavioline. Tommy Padmore, D. Alf Hallman, Alto, Sop, Cl, Acc.


ALF HALLMAN & his ORCHESTRA, line-up date 17th July 1956 John Wilkins, Alto, Cl, Tr. Ted Wilcox, P, Clav. Bob Lawrence, Tn, Alto, Cl, Vi. Roy Nightingale, B. Cyril Brown, Tn, Cl, Vi. Tommy Padmore, D. Johnny Tyne, Tr, Alto. Alf Hallman, Alto, Bari, Sop, Cl, Acc.


JOHNNY HAWKINS BAND alto/Acc. Roger Mahoney D. Sylvia ?, accordian/dancer. Roy Nightingale B. Mike Cappocci P. Margaret Webber V. Johnny Hawkins alto/Acc


SID HAYWARD BAND Terry Flynn piano, Ray Shepherd drums, Sid Hayward Tn, Ricky Price Tr.


SID HEATON QUARTET Sid Heaton, P/Tr, Pete Edwards, B, Dave Davis, G, Mike Hug, D


JACK LEON & HIS ORCHESTRA Tiber Stary Vi, Arthur Reed Vi, Benny Freedman Vi, Tom Peaker Vi, Les Ivermay Vi, Bernard Goodall Vi, George Hunnisett Vi, Austin Beech Vi, Ben Riches Vi Ernest Barr Vo, R. Hutty Vo George Romano Cl/F/A, Arthur Cooter Cl/F/A, Jock Ferguson Cl/F/A, Joe Placket Cl/F/A, Ron Bishop Cl/F/A. Roy Garman Tr , John Fullbrook Tr. George Forbes, T, Joe Hamilton, Cello, Guy Taylor, B, AE Hopkins, Oboe, Ken Snelling, Tb, Ron Elkins, P) Cyril Holdsworth, D, Maureen Jones, Soprano V


JACK LEON & HIS ORCHESTRA, line-up date 17th July 1956 Tibor Stary, Vi, Lead) Guy Taylor, B Arthur Reed Vi George Romano, Cl, Alto Benny Freedman Vi Arthur Cooter, Cl, Alto Tom Peaker Vi Jock Ferguson Cl, Alto Les Ivermay Vi Joe Placket, Flute, Alto Bernard Goodall Vi Ron Bishop, Flute, Alto George Hunnisett Vi A. E. Hopkins, Oboe Austin Beech Vi Roy Garman, Tr Ben Riches Vi John Fullbrook, Tr George Forbes Vi Tn. Ken Snelling, Tb. Ernest Barr, Vo Ron Elkins, P R. Hutty Vo Cyril Houldsworth, D Joe Hamilton, 'Cello Maureen Jones, Soprano


GRAHAM LESLIE & HIS ORCHESTRA Graham Leslie, P, Bob Lucas, Alto, Cl, Roy Murray, Tn, Vi, Len Farrell, Tn, Cl, Ted Chandler, Tr, Dick Cox, Tr, Arthur Stevens, B, Tommy Thompson, D


GRAHAM LESLIE & HIS ORCHESTRA, line-up date 17th July 1956 Bob Lucas, Alto, Cl. Dick Cox, Tr. Ray Murray, Tenor, Vi. Arthur Stevens, B. Len Farrell, Cl. Tommy Thompson, D. Ted Chandler, Tr. Graham Leslie, P.


JOHNNY LYNE ORCHESTRA Johnny Lyne, Arr, A, Tr, Cl,, Bill Cole, P, Doug Wheeler, Tr, Arthur Ward, D Eddie Miles bongoes, Freddie Hutchins Bari, Fred Wyllie Tn, Cyril Breeze Tn, Ken Bishop Tn, Duggie Wheeler Tb, Joe English B,


DEAN MADDISON BAND Dean Maddison, Mrs, !?) Maddison, V, Gordon Pledge, Tn


GOLDIE & the MARINAIRES Arthur Goldsmith, Tn, V, Bill Treend, Arr, P, George Mills, Acc, Jack Campbell, D


GOLDIE & the MARINAIRES, line-up date 17th July 1956 Bill Trend, P, arr. Jack Campbell, D George Mills, Acc. Arthur Goldsmith, Tn, V.


KID MARTYN BAND Pete Dyer, Tb, Cuff Billet, Tp, Bill Greenow, Cl, Graham Patterson, P, Terry Knight, B, John Coles, Banjo


BARRY McCARTHY & his DIXIELANDERS Barry McCarthy, A, Cl, Doug Whitfield, Tr, Jimmy Horn, Tb Doug Wheeler, Tb, Doreen Nutter, P, V, Ron Blandford, B) Stan King, B, Jack Campbell, D


BARRY McCARTHY & his DIXIELANDERS, line-up date 19th July 1955 Douggie Whitfield Tr. Jimmy Horn, Trombone. Doreen Nutter, P, vocalist. Ron Blandford, B. Jack Campbell, D. Barry McCarthy, Alto, Cl.


BARRY McCARTHY & his DIXIELANDERS, line-up date 17th July 1956 George Good, D. Douggie Whitfield, Tr. Douggie Wheeler, Tb. Doreen Nutter, P, V. Jack Campbell, D. Stan King, B. Barry McCarthy, Alto, Cl.


MICK MITCHELL & his BAND Mick Mitchell, P, Clavioline, Len Powell, A, Cl, Vi, Dick Northey, Tn, Cl, Vi Jack Keel, A, Cl, Vi, Ted Chandler, Tr, Arthur Stevens, B, Tiny Nicholls, D, V


MICK MITCHELL & his BAND, line-up date 19th July 1955 Len Powell, Alto, Cl, Vi. Jack Keel, Alto, Cl, Vi. Dick Northey, Tn, Cl, Vi. Ted Chandler, Tr. Arthur Stevens, B. Tiny Nichols, D, V. Mick Mitchell P, clavioline.


THE MUSIC MAKERS John Ainsworth P, Steve Ingles B, Tommy Hext G Nick Kynvin D.


THE MUSIC MAKERS 1953-4 Stan Bennett P, Roger Mahoney D, George Daws alto, Laurie Bycroft alto, Joe? tn. Ted Grainger Tr.


THE MUSIC MAKERS 1954. Ted Grainger Tr, Bill Stilwell promoter, sax?, Roger Mahoney D, Laurie Bycroft alto. George Dawes alto tn. Stan Bennett P.


TREVOR NABARRO QUARTET Trevor Nabarro, Alto, Cl, Tony Day, P Phil Shipp, P, Roy Nightingale, B Johnny Lyons, B, Ray Shepherd, D


TREVOR NABARRO QUARTET, line-up date 19th July 1955 Tony Day, P. Ray Shepherd, D. Roy Nightingale, B. Trevor Nabarro, Alto.


TREVOR NABARRO QUARTET, line-up date 17th July 1956 Phil Shipp, P. Ray Shepherd, D. Johnny Lyons, B. Trevor Nabarro, Alto, Cl.


QUEEN STREET RAMBLERS Ron Handyside, Tr, Reg Saunders, Tb, Mel Rowlett, Cl, Bob Horton, Cl, Brian Carter, Ban) Dave Tomms, Ban, Micky Scotland, B Norman Gordon, D


BOB QUINTON GROUPBob Quinton, P, Ken Bishop, Tn, Cl, Johnny Lyne, “multi-instrumentalist”, Joe English, B, Arthur Ward, D)


BOB QUINTON GROUP featuring Johnny Lyne , line-up date 19th July 1955 (Presented by Reginald Bannistra) Ken Bishop, Tn,Cl. Joe English B Arthur Ward D. Johnny Lyne, Multi-instrumentalist Bob Quinton, P.


ROY RICHARDS & HIS MAYFAIR MUSIC Roy Richards, Arr, D, Charles Bliss, A, Cl, Vi, V, George Harrison, A, Cl, Vi, Tr, Bill Davies , A, Cl, Vi, Cello, V, Bob Lambie, Tn, Cl, Vi, Bill Seal, A, Bari, Cl, Vi, Cello, Eric Robinson, Tr, Vi, S, Spike Romano, Tr, Vi, Jack Lennox, P, Acc, Danny Brushwood, B, P


ROY RICHARDS & HIS MAYFAIR MUSIC, line-up date 19th July 1955 George Harrison Alto, Cl, Vi, Tr Bill Seal, Alto, Bari, Cl, Vi, cello. Bob Lambie, Tenor, clay, Vi. Eric Robinson , Tr, Vi, sax. Jack Lennox, P, Acc, Danny Brushwood B, P. Roy Richards, D, Arr.


ROY RICHARDS & HIS MAYFAIR MUSIC, line-up date 17th July 1956 Charles Bliss, Alto, Cl. Vi, V. Spike Romano, Tr, Vi Bill Davies, Alto, Cl, Vi, 'Cello, V. Jack Lennox, P, Acc., Bob Lambie, Tenor, Cl, Vi Danny Brushwood, B, P Roy Richards, D, Arr.


SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF ART, 1949 Dance Band Eggy Eggleton, Cl. Roger Mahoney, D. Tony Pullen, Leader Tn. Johnny Charter Tr Roy? Tr. Johnny Vitler, P.


FRANK STOCKER'S BAND Bill Cripps D and button accordion, Basil Fry saxophones, Cyril Brown saxophones and Vi, Frank Stocker P.


VIEUX CARRE JAZZBAND Cuff Billet, Tp, Mick Farrier, Tb, Mac White, Cl, Frank Hurlock, Tuba, Stu Morrison, Banjo, Ken Saunders, D


ARTHUR WARD BAND Arthur Ward, D, Bill Cole, P, Mike Devon, V) replaced by Mick Reeve, V) and others Chris Waters, Tb, Johnny Wynn, Tn, Ricky Whichello, Alto, Ricky Price, Tp Arthur Ward, D, Sammy Seal, Elec B, Chiz Bishop, P Bob Quinton, P, Ron Henning, Tp), Ron Cann, S, John Wynn, S, Fred Hutchings, S, John Dally, O


BRIAN WILSON AND HIS JAZZ QUINTET
Brian Wilson, Tn, Tony Bliss, Tr, Chiz Bishop, P, Don Castle, B, and John Urry, D.

OTHER BANDS,

Ace Quartet,
Derek Adye Jazzband,
Roy Allen and All Star band,
The Alma Dance Band,
Jack Arnold and his Band,
Len Ashdown and his Rhythm Aces.
Reg Barrett's Band,
Wally Battell Orchestra,
Billy Bennett's Merrymakers,
Eric Bernard Orchestra,
Bert's Swing Band,
Brian and his Gaiety Club Band,
Brian and his Carnival Club Band,
Brian and the Golden Melody Band,
Don Bridger Band,
The Broadway Orchestra,
Peter Scott Trio,
Club Cabana Latin Orchestra,
Madame Canaway's Accordion Adults and Juveniles,
The Carteret Dance Orchestra,
David Channon's Dance Orchestra and Electric Guitar,
David Channon and his All Star Quintette,
Bill Cole Trio,
Bill Cole and his Clubmen,
The Commanders Dance Band,
Costabadle and his Tone and Rhythm Band,
Madame Courtney's Accordion Band,
Prince-Cox and his Co-operative Dance Band,
C. Cross and his All Star Swingtime Band,
The DECSA Band under the direction of Norman Loades,
The DP Versatiles Band,
Benny Davis's Band,
Syd Dean Orchestra,
The DeReske Band,
Elmwood Clubsters Dance Band,
The Fireflies Dance Band,
Terry Flynn and his Band,
The Galleon Swingtette,
Eddie Gilliford's Novelty Quartet,
Nat Gonella and his Collegians with Herlen Mack,
Doug Gower and his Music,
Alan Green's Band,
Allan Green and his Savoy Band,

Jimmy Greer's Band,
Wally Gresham and his Dance Band,
Jack Grist's Band,
The Gunwhorfians Dance Band,
Betty Hammond's Orchestra,
Hampshire Old-Time Dance Orchestra,
Teddy Hanks Four,
Bert Harman and his Band,
Bern Harris and his Full Orchestra,
Jimmy Harris and his band with Gerry Leach,
Jack Hawkins Orchestra,
Peter Howard Band, with Al Laming,
The Ken Howell Band,
The Imperial Players,
Colin James Trio,
The Jimmy James Band,
Miss Jennings Dance Band,
Irene Keen's Old Time Trio,
rene Keen's Old Time Dance Orchestra
Bob Kenny and his Dance Orchestra,
The Kelston Players,
Jack Lennox and the Boys,
Leonard Leslie's Band,
Johnny Linker and his Quintette,
Mrs. Ludman's Trio
Madame Courtney's Dance Band,
Eric Madison's Band,
Ron Male's Jazzmen,
The Marinarts Orchestra,
Masterpieces Orchestra,
The Masters Orchestra,
Stan Matthews and his Band,
Melodians Dance band,
The Merry Macs,
Hilda Millward's Trio,
Modern Jazz 4 (MJ4),
Modern Swing Quartet,
The Modernaires Dance Band,
Nancarrow's Augmented String Orchestra.
Nancarrow's Dance Orchestra,
Ted Nash and his Dance Band,
New Orleans,
The New Orleans Dance Band,
New Orleans,
The New Orleans Dance Band,

New Tijuana Jazzband,
Billy Norman's Famous Hawaiian Band,
Billy Norman and his Hawaiian Trio,
Kay O'Dee Quartette,
Kay O'Dee and her players with Doris Westaway,
The Paramount Band,
Fred Pervin and his London 16 piece Recording Dance Band,
Fred Pervin and his Orchestra,
Arthur Read Quintet,
Robbie's Dance Band,
The Ruby Restall Trio,
Cyril Rice's Band,
The Royal Marine Dance Band,
The Albert Sandler Trio,
The Savoy Rhythmic Band,
Johnny Scott and his Band,
Skyline Serenaders eight piece Orchestra,
Peter Scott Trio,
Bert Sharpe and his Music,
Dave Shepherd and his Band,
The Skymasters,
Solent City Jazzmen,
Sound Entertainments Dance Orchestra,
Southern Counties Players,
Stane Street Jazzmen,
The Stuart String Players,
Roy Styles and his Band,
Summa Cum Laude Jazzband,
Harry Sutton's Band,
Swing and Sweet Tempo Band
The Swingcopators rhythm Band,
The 'Swingtime' Dance Band,
Tony and his Dance Orchestra,
The Transport Orchestra,
Unity Hall Stompers,
The Unity Four Band,
Veck's Band,
Vic Walker and his Band,
Doris Westaway and her band,
Reg Whichello's Orchestra,
Dick Whichello band,
John White Trio,
John Wilkins and his Roller Rhythmics,
Allan Young and his Organtones,

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