40 Jahre Bob Kerr´s Whoopee Band

bk2009Other friends that share their 40th Anniversary with Peter Pollard.

http://www.whoopeeband.de/

The WHOOPEE BAND have performed on stage and TV in most European countries, had their own 45 minute TV show in Germany, not to mention their very own TV series for London Weekend Television in the 70’s, it was called “Making Whoopee”. They have worked withmany leading stars including Lionel Bart, Peter Cook & Dudley More and Max Wall. They have toured with Ralph McTell, Manhattan Transfer and many more

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Such is the bizarre nature of this outfit they not only play Theatres and Festivals all over Europe and beyond, they even played at the legendary BOB DYLAN concerts in Earls Court London in the late seventies and when Roger Daltrey of The Who got married they even played at his wedding. The WHOOPEE BAND have appeared in concert at the Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia and in Denmark with Dame Edna Everage…………in various concerts with Chris Barber, Kenny Ball, Lonnie Donegan and Acker Bilk plus many many more………If Musicians are have a “do” who do they book? 

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why Bob & the Boys of course.

Bob Kerr served his “apprenticeship” with such bands as The Temperance Seven, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and the New Vaudeville Band………….. Remember “Winchester Cathedral” ? well it was Bob who was chosen to sing this song through that now famous megaphone on Top of the Pops and the London Palladium to The Ed Sullivan Show in New York and most of the world all those years ago.

Bob has been running his WHOOPEE BAND since the late sixties. In this time the band have made many LP’s, CD’s, singles and Video’s and appeared in several major films.

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Bob and the Boys regular travels over the last few years have taken them to Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, The Faro Isles, Iceland, Italy, Russia, Spain and of course Great Britain, playing Theatres, Music Festivals, Clubs and making regular appearances on TV in many countries (including Russia where their show was seen by 280 million people) .

 

 

At some point over the years Peter must have rebuilt every instrument Bob owns….and even more custom work.

Even the professor plays on clarinets supplied by Peter.

Iam very proud and happy to call Bob a friend.Thank you Bob for all the Good Times and the business you have put my way.

Happy Anniversary

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About pollardtrumpets

With 46 years working in the music industry worldwide, his knowledge and experience stocks a comprehensive music store, the one stop shop for instrument advice, repairs, new and second-hand sales. Peter's apprenticeships with some of the world's leading craftsmen in Britain, the United States and Canada, have given him a thorough working knowledge of acoustical engineering and instrumental design creating a unique understanding of the instrumental needs of wind musicians. No longer will instrumental connoisseurs have to go to London when choosing and maintaining an instrument, when all their needs can be met in Manchester. A true Artisan, Peter has been fine tuning brass and woodwind instruments for musicians of the leading ensembles and institutions for many years, the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Northern College of Music and Leeds College of Music and passing on his expertise in instrumental academy seminars in Scandinavia and Europe. A UK Brass specialist, Peter's skills have led to a growing demand for his custom range of brass design and parts, trumpets, flugels, cornets, bespoke lead pipes, bells, cork parts and mouthpieces. An exponent of 5 Star spa treatments for trumpets, a Pollard MOT involves deep freeze Cryogenic resonance restoration, ultrasonic cleaning, valve alignment and the application of his own patented valve oil 'Superfly' with a unique cleaning agent to ensure agile acrobatics when playing. 'Superfly' has now been licensed for distribution in the United States and Europe. Peter is the figure driving the sponsorship masterclasses and live music at Band on the Wall attracting stars such as Bobby Shew, Snake Davis, Ian Bousfield, Jigs Wigwam and Peter King, the Comedy Store, Liverpool's the Cavern Club and the Hallé, breath of fresh air for the region's live-music industry
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