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The Hosepipe Band was formed in mid-1993 as an electro-acoustic dance band mixing British and European music and dances. The current band line-up is:

Val Woollard -
Recorders, flute, bagpipes, bombarde, saxophone
Simon Haines -
Melodeons
Geoff Coombs -
Mandolin and mandola
Nick Sadler -
Bass guitar

The band plays a mixture of traditional and composed material and their stage sound attempts to move away from the folk-rock sound of 80s dance bands with its reliance on a rock-drum-kit-dominated rhythm section. The bands sound is lighter and brisker with more emphasis on melody. The material is a blend of British - English Irish and Scottish - and European influences - so Breton, East European, Greek, and Scandinavian tunes pop up from time to time among the more familiar material.
Simon Haines, kan83@dial.pipex.com, 1997/04/29

Recordings

Waltzing for Pleasure and Profit

Hosepipe Band 1994, KM666/4, Cassette only.

Landslide

Hosepipe Band 1998, KMCD666/5 from kan83@dial.pipex.com

Reviewed by The living Tradition

Polstead Meadow

New English country music from East Anglia, Hosepipe Band from kan83@dial.pipex.com

Hells Bells

Hosepipe Band 2003, GOB067

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