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Tha Hoosemairtes consist of:

Duncan Keith - Guitar, Slide Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals

Duncan is an incredibly well rounded musician and a brilliant front man.

His acoustic guitar playing can be powerful or incredibly intricate, at the drop of a hat.  He has a wealth of experience from many different genres and musical styles, which give him a unique perspective.  He is a true professional and lives eats and breaths quality guitar playing.  He knows how to maintain and keep an audience and is renowned in the Leicestershire area.

David Jacobs - Tin Whistles, Acoustic bass, 5 string banjo, mandolin, vocals

Dave is no stranger to performing in live bands, but this type of acoustic music is new to him.  "It is something I've been harking on about for years but never had the courage to do....until now"!   Dave has played bass for many years, with various outfits, but finds that playing mandolin allows him greater control of the music, and the direction he wants to take.

Nigel Pretty - Drummer

Nigel came into Tha Hoosemairtes, having never heard us before and with no prior warning.  His first gig was in Wombourne and instantly added something different to what we were doing.

It's a difficult job, as he has to fill out the bass parts when Dave is playing the mandolin.  Nigel has a unique sound, with a knowledge of many different styles of music - he brings a jazz/funk feel to the music, and incredible dynamics.
Dave says "It's funny when I play bass - I often use songs like "I saw her standing there" to fire ultra fast flurries of percussive notes, or phrases which I make up on the spot - and Nigel instantly answers back with the corresponding phrase!  Nigel doesn't just PLAY the drums, you have a conversation with him, with each piece of music you play.  He can do stuff on ONE bass drum that most people struggle to do on TWO!  He has an incredible finesse and bags of style in his playing.  I often find it reminiscent of Ginger Baker, who is one of my all-time heroes"!
Nigel has a wealth of experience, and is also a very accomplished player of the Hammond Organ!  He is well known around Nuneaton and Warwickshire with bands such as "The Pinch".

Not forgetting our original member and now Dep Drummer for when Nige is not available!
Warren Mee - Drums, Vocals

When you hear how Warren plays the drums, how he interracts with those around

him - and how he lights up the eyes and ears of anyone in earshot, it's easy to understand why everyone wants to be in a band with him!   Dave says "From the outset, it was clear to me that Warren is an exceptional musician.  I have played with a lot of drummers, and he definitely has a special musical talent"!  Dunc says, “I hear these amazing fills coming from behind me! I turn around and there he is with a big daft grin"!


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