MARTIN WHEATLEY – guitar(s), tenor guitar, 3 sorts of Hawaiian guitar, ukulele, 5-string banjo, mandolin and vocals
TOM ‘SPATS’ LANGHAM – guitar, tenor banjo, ukulele and vocals
MIKE PIGGOTT – violin, phono-fiddle, guitar, mandolin
LOUIS THOMAS – Double Bass
Wheatley’s Arcadians Present
STRINGS AIN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE
A masterclass in musicianship, musical history, and sheer enjoyment.
Once upon a time jazz was fun. It didn’t turn its nose up at popular music. It hadn’t forgotten the blues and ragtime. It even shook hands with country music occasionally. Sometimes it sang silly songs and played funny instruments. It could be virtuosic without taking itself too seriously.