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The band was formed in 1979 by Terry Mellor and started playing their swinging New Orleans music at the Railway Tavern Huddersfield where they enjoyed many successful years, they now reside at the Royal British Legion, Golcar, where they play every month on the first Thursday. The band has toured throughout the UK playing at Festivals, Jazz Clubs and private events. Their music can be heard as far away as New Zealand and America. They have toured Holland, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Majorca and Canada


Band Members

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Brian (Sam) Ellis – Born Wakefield, West Yorkshire, in January 1939 Brian or ‘Sam’ as he is...


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Bill Smith – Cornet – Born in Stockport, where until the 1960’s a principal; industry was h...


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Roger Myerscough – Clarinet and Saxophone – Roger born in Liverpool and an ex-merchant seaman...


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(Banjo and Guitar)

Chris Marney – Banjo and Guitar – Chris is the youngest member of The Gambit Jazzmen band and...


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(Double Bass)

Tony Pollitt – Double Bass – Born on the western side of the Pennines in February 1940, Tony ...


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(Drums)

John Meehan – Drums and bandleader of The Savannah Jazz Band – Born November 1939 in Halifax,...


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(Piano)

Brian (Sam) Ellis – Born Wakefield, West Yorkshire, in January 1939 Brian or ‘Sam’ as he is...


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