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Mike Barry “New Uptown Gang” – The band started life in 1998 to play one specific date, the musicians blended so well together and had so much fun, the “boys” agreed it would be special if the band played together on a regular basis, and The “Uptown Gang” was born. The band policy is to play interesting tunes from today and yesteryear including a mix of classic jazz and a programme from various Jazz periods in a light Traditional swinging style. To be smart in appearance, to play well musically and to entertain those listening, also to provide an infectious beat for dancing in the Jazz Style.

Band Members

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Mike ‘Whispering’ Holt - Trombone and vocals. A gently giant with an infectious, driving tro...

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(Double Bass)

Roger Curphy (Double Bass) I was born in London 1948 into a musical household. My father was a ...

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Mike Barry – Trumpet, cornet and vocals – Band Leader of the Mike Barry “New Uptown Gang”...

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(Banjo and Guitar)

John Stuart – Banjo and Guitar. John has great experience in the jazz world. He was a member ...

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Brian Stapely – Drums. Hails from Enfield, North London, and has played with most bands on the...


Brian White – Clarinet and Bandleader – Formed his first band (The Magna Jazzband) in 1954 an...

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