The New Forest Yokels Agricultural Band, previously known as New Forest Plonkers, and who played together until 2012 as New Forest Plonkers, started practising together as a bunch of enthusiastic “Scrumpy and Western” musicians and singers early in 2002.
Mucker Mike, who leads us on stage, had previously been a backing singer for a similar band, and fell naturally into his new role.
Rustic Rex, vocals and trombone, and Lord Hayrick, piano
accordion, had both been lead musicians for the same band.
Crafty Clive joined us and added his own brand of country humour. With his gravel voice and experience on the guitar, he provides an interesting contrast to Mucker Mike’s silage rich voice.
After wearing out two drummers, we persuaded Lady Muck-Spreader to put down her tambourine and use her skills to better use on the drums. (The band wore out the two drummers, not Lady M-S!! )
Compost John on the tuba, whose deep wind can be ‘eard all round the showground, adds the farmyard atmosphere most would like to avoid!!
Bumpkin Bill sings all the old favourites as well as our drinking songs. He started life composing, and now is rapidly decomposing !! But, ‘is tonsils are magic - just wait ‘till you ‘ear ‘im sing.
'Andy Andy, our newest member, adds his own brand of music. With guitar, and banjo, he entertains with songs ranging from Irish favourites and West Country Yetties', to popular folk songs. To see 'is handsome face, click on our Homepage
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