Meet the Band Members: 

The line-up brings new ideas and energy to a wealth of experience; individual band members can lay claim to a wide range of previous performance, from busking the High Street and local Blues Clubs to appearances at the Royal Festival Hall, the London Palladium, Ronnie Scott’s, Hemsby, the Rhythm Riot, and many European Festivals, playing and touring alongside names such as the Comets, Linda Gail Lewis, and Wee Willie Harris. 


Duncan Moris - Lead Vocal. (2008-2012) 

Brimming with energy, excitement and incredible vocal talent, Duncan stepped assuredly into the frontman spot in 2008; classy Rat-Pack smooth with a wild edge!


James Gray - Lead Vocal, Baritone Sax and Harmonica. (2004-2008) 

A big Louis Prima Fan with a background in Jazz, James inspired the early Slammer sound. A mesmerising, inventive musician, bubbling with ideas and enthusiasm. 


Neale Hobday - Double Bass and Backing Vocals.

An original Alabama Slammer, Neale is a founder member and also the Manager of the Band. A hugely charismatic stage presence, driving the rhythm section with that irresistible big bass beat.


Claire Hamlin - Piano.

Claire is a another founder member and original Alabama Slammer. An innovative piano player, hammering out boogie woogie, rockin' boogie, and more boogie....


Gary Richardson - Drums.

Son of renowned Jazz drummer Johnny Richardson (Acker Bilk, Stephane Grapelli), Gary's dynamic drumming is inspired by the “Swings like Crazy” Louis Prima sound, and powers a crazy rhythm section that swings like King Prima! 


Andy Burns - Tenor Sax and Backing Vocals.

Andy instantly blows new life into classic horn solos with a storming sax sound, full of drive, energy and excitement. Wild!


Bob Lane - Guitar and Backing Vocals. (2005-2008)

A master guitarist, the Welshman with the big voice brings a huge sense of fun to any occasion. A melting pot of jazz, rock'n'roll, swing and rockabilly, his exuberant solos always excite and exhilarate.  


Sharon Doris - Trumpet and Backing Vocals. (2007-2011)

Bringing the sparkle to a classy horn section, Sharon adds the top end highs to the brassy "Big Band" sound powering from stage left...


Mike Doris - Trombone and Backing Vocals. (2007-2011)

"Boner" on trombone (what else?) driving the bottom end of the kicking horn section, raunchy "Big Band" power to blow you away...


Tom Benzon - Guitar and Backing Vocals. (2008-2009)

Joining the band in 2008, Tom's engaging character and exuberant guitar solos, together with a hint of unpredictability, compliment the band to perfection!  

Albert Garza - Baritone and Alto Saxophones. (2010-2011)

Originally from Texas, USA, Albert joined the Slammers in late 2009, bringing added versatility and energy to the all-powerful horn section. Check out that Alto!

So, add it all together, shake, and stir up a Slammer Cocktail of Big Beat Jumpin’ Swingin’ Rhythm’n’’s alive, it’s wild, it’s swinging, it’s so much more than the sum of the parts…. This is Maximum Jive at it’s Best!

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