Monday, April 27, 2009

Shep's Banjo Boys

Slim pickings this week round the charity shops so just this LP from Shep's Banjo Boys on the Nevis label for a few pence. I guess it would be from the 60's or 70's judging by the cover. They are still going strong and based in Manchester - weddings, parties and cruise ships a speciality. Signed on the back by the band too and on two large photos of Happy Valley in Llandudno inside as a bonus!

There official website says-

"Howard Shep Shepherd is recognised as Britain’s foremost banjo player whose Manchester based Banjo Band Shep's Banjo Boys first became nationally recognised for their live musical spots on Granada TVs long running series “The Comedians”.

Since then, Shep's Banjo Boys have appeared at theatres and venues all over the UK and performed abroad.

During the 80’s Shep's regularly entertained QE2 passengers playing background reception music, welcome aboard acoustic music in addition to their cabaret spot.

Today, in addition to his band, Shep finds his Duo or Trio are very popular (see Shep's Rhythm Aces). Shep's Duo have regularly entertained passengers UK-wide on the Orient Express' Northern Belle train. They are ideal for store openings keeping customers entertained and cheerful, the same goes for wedding receptions, their music keeps everyone in a happy mood."

Discover more about Shep's Banjo Boys HERE.

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