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Last updated: 18.09.2016
 

Chameleons

Chameleons is an experienced barn dance / English ceilidh band based in the Oxford area.

Chameleons has a flexible line-up, drawn from the membership of top Festival dance band, Geckoes plus other local musicians.

The five-piece Geckoes line-up (plus caller and sound engineer) is often too much for smaller local events where space for the band, time to set up, and perhaps money, are at a premium. Chameleons evolved to fill this gap.With just three musicians plus caller, and a small, quickly assembled PA system, Chameleons is the perfect choice for Weddings, PTAs, Scouts, Guides, Tennis Clubs, Birthday parties etc. etc.

Chameleons is designed to be a flexible band, and the personnel varies from gig to gig. However the instrumentalists who play with Chameleons are all experienced dance band musicians, and share a common repertoire, and a common approach to playing for dancing.

The line-up is drawn from members of Geckoes:

Andy Turner - anglo-concertina

Tom Miller - keyboard, mandola, mandolin, guitar

Caroline Butler - fiddle, caller

Andy Cheyne - fiddle, guitar, mandolin

plus other musicians including

Dave Townsend (Mellstock Band) - accordion

Keith Holloway (Random, Monty's Maggot, New Bandanglo) - melodeon, bass

Jonathan Leach - fiddle, melodeon

Joe Turner, Mat Green (Woodpecker Band, Magpie Lane), Paul Burgess (Old Swan Band) - fiddle

Heather Horsley (Old Swan Band, Token Women), Gareth Kiddier (Polkaworks, The Bismarcks), Dick Wolff - piano

 

Our regular callers are Caroline Butler and Alan Simpson, but again we have worked with many others, including Jane Bird, Will Hall and Pete North.

 

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Sound files

Listen to samples of Chameleons in action

 

To book Chameleons or Geckoes for your dance or festival contact:

Andy Turner      Tel. 01235 811757     email geckoesband@gmail.com