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Sunday 24th July 2022
From 12:00 Noon

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The Water Rats Jazz Band is one of Britain’s oldest Jazz Bands. Founded in 1965, only Chris Barber, Mr Acker Bilk’s Paramount Jazzband and Kenny Ball’s Jazzmen are older. But look at Chris: 77. Acker: 78. Kenny: 77. Most of the Water Rats are just in their sixties.


Well, they admit that some of their guest stars are a little over seventy, but there are a few more differences. In contrast to Barber, Bilk and Ball, the Water Rats Jazz Band’s name does not start with a “B”, but a “W” (well…Barry Tyler starts with a “B”). And while these giants had big chart hits, The Water Rats have never had even a small hit.

Visit the Water Rats website

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