|Anne Hunt –
Anne is truly dedicated to our band, travelling
a two hour+ round trip for each practice. She is
a mine of information and comes out with interesting
facts and figures that most of us would forget in
an instant. When not playing music she can be found
in her green wellies tending to the gardens of East
Sussex or painting a local landscape.
|Dereck Prentis – Dereck’s
love of the accordion is evident in his enthusiastic
playing which drives the rest of us on. As the Treasurer,
he keeps our spending under control so that we don’t
have to ask too much for our services. Outside the
band he can be found on various modes of transport
including classic motorbikes, canal boats and pushbikes.
||Diana Spadaccini – Diana
is unique in our band in playing a button accordion
and usually plays a ‘fourth’ accompaniment.
Diana and her Italian husband are regular faces
on the accordion circuit and can be found at many
accordion clubs, festivals and competitions.
|John Adams – our most youthful
member of the band. John is a highly talented accordionist
whose fingers can often be seen flying up and down
the keyboard when he plays solo spots or difficult
harmonies during our performances. It is truly inspiring
to watch. We are sure he has a great musical future
ahead of him.
||Kevin Rowley – As our keyboard
player Kevin attempts to keep the band in time and
provides the ‘backbone’ of the band.
As a keen accordionist since joining at the age
of 13 he is particularly keen to recruit another
keyboard player so he can get back to playing the
accordion again – any offers?
|Mags Fisher – Fulfilling
many roles within the band, Mags is a superwoman
who manages to get 25 hours work into each day.
She is our Musical Director, Secretary and Librarian
and can often be found arranging music or producing
order lists during the early hours, as can be verified
by the emails we receive in the middle of the night?
of the Band....
||Barbara Farley – Barbara
was our longest serving band member, having been
involved right from the band’s creation in
1987. Always willing to get the kettle on for us,
she also fed us with delicious home made cakes.
Barbara had to stand down from playing due to ill
health, but still supports us from the side lines
and shares local events as a friend of the band
|Ann & Bob Brand
– they travelled some distance to be with
us whenever possible – through floods, snow
and fog! They were both keen dancers and were so
generous and helpful with advice on tempos and seemingly
never-ending repeats as we prepared to play for
local folk dances. With great sadness Bob passed
away in 2010 and the distance between us is too
great for Ann to continue her membership. We miss
them very much.