The Hosepipe Band
The Hosepipe Band are an electro-acoustic dance band formed in 1993, mixing British and European music and dances. Their emphasis is very much on the melody whether performing their own new compositions or traditional tunes. Their material spans Breton, English, Irish, Scottish, Scandinavian, Greek & East European tunes.
Val Woollard (recorders, flute, bagpipes, bombarde, saxophone) and Simon Haines(melodeons, hurdy-gurdy) have played together in dance bands (such as Bass Instincts and Harkelees) for over 10 years. Geoff Coombs (mandolin, mandola, electric guitar, percussion) has played in numerous folk and pub bands (such as The Churchfitters and The Schmucks). Nick Sadler (bass guitar) was with Geoff in The Schmucks.
Waltzing for Pleasure and Profit
KM 666-4 cassette
A cassette with 12 tracks featuring traditional & original instrumentals from the band's current repertoire.
Tracklisting: The Blighter / Not Jon's Jig | Ms McLeod's / Reel Of The 51st | Waltzing For Pleasure And Profit | Pea Stalk Polkas | An Dro | Aluminium Is OK | Ten Little Nigels | The Friendly Beach Hut | Polka A Pierre / Rumanic | My Modalin / The Gai Logis | Hanter Dro | Italian Jig.
KM 666-5 CD
A new CD with 13 tracks featuring 22 more traditional and original instrumentals from the band's current repertoire.
Tracklisting: The Vicar Of Yeldham / Grants | Lifted / Larry Day | Sloti Sloti | Mr Sheen | Landslide | Handkerchief Heaven | Will Atkinson's Hornpipes 1 & 2 | Percy's / Finchingfield | West End Mazurka | For Mechanics / Hannah's Jig | O Vaughan And Doughty Maiden / Artie | Nude Rose | Rumanic / Le's Party | Eight-Step Waltz / Carrot.
KM 066 CD
Tracklisting: Take It Easy | Aldeburgh Steps | The Ferry Man | Pin Mill | Polstead Meadow | The Blyth | The Bright Tower.
KM 067 CD
Tracklisting: B Flat One / Flat 1B | Absolution / Deadly Lightshade | Ivor's Jive | Ginger Smart / Sunday In Imola | Hell's Bells | Asdaboudicca | A.L.F. | Rond A Francois Lefeuvre / Darjeeling Darling? / Un Petit Tour De Vielle | Sagarmatha | Joggin' Jumbo | Arry Bela Fonte | Towpath / Eric's Son’s Waltz.
KM 068 CD
Tracklisting: Speed The Plough + Hampstead Heath | Manchester Hornpipe + Pin Mill | Fork In The Road + Kevin's Kitchen | Curly-Headed Ploughboy + Duke of Lewes | Nutley Waltz + Piltdown Waltz | May's Hornpipe + Jet's Hornpipe | Smash The Windows + The Chequers Jig | Jumping Jo + Knick Knack | Newick March + Andrew's March | Basil's Jig + Sybil's Jig | Harry Gidley’s Waltz + Kettleburgh Waltz | Becky’s July Jigs 1 & 2.