The Darktown Strutters
Jazz as it should be played
If you would prefer to hear us before you think about booking us, you could take our offer of a free demo CD (see the Contact Us page).
Also, the band recorded a full CD live at a recent function and this is available (at a very reasonable price) from the same place.
Otherwise, you could come to one of our performances (!!) -
If you wish, we could put you on our mailing list to keep you informed of our various
In July 2013 we appeared at the Watchet Summertime event and a friend of the band
kindly filmed a small part of it -
Strutters on the Beeb
In January 2015, the Darktown Strutters website attracted BBC Breakfast television because of the dignified age of its band members. The BBC were running a series on ‘ageing well’ and were interested in West Somerset as it has the highest ratio of older people in the UK. When they saw that Geoff Nicholls, an octogenarian world class trumpet player, composer and arranger, was leading the band, they came to interview him, plus Tony James (bass) and Pete Middleton (clarinet) about their lively jazz playing and all the other things that they do.
They also filmed part of the band’s gig at the Valiant Soldier, Roadwater and broadcast
the clips on BBC Breakfast (January 13). The broadcast can now be seen on You Tube
Now for the Commercial -