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.
Listen to samples of Chameleons in action