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The Pheasant PluckersExtensive Performance description:
Stan Haywood – Clarinet, Keyboards and Vocals
After playing in dixieland bands while still at school in London, Stan’s career took off when he joined the New Vaudeville Band just as their world wide hit single “Winchester Cathedral” was about to hit the # 1 spot. During the next few years they toured together appearing on major American T. V. shows such as `The Tonight Show’ and `The Ed Sullivan Show’ and in Britain on `Top of the Pops’ and `Sunday Night at the London Palladium’ After five years work in America, Stan returned to Europe to work in Paris with the Nitwits and eventually ended up in Amsterdam where he at first worked with Jango Edwards and went on to become a member of Pigeon Drop Comedy Company.
Grada Peskins – Sax, Accordion and Vocals
At the end of her education at the Rotterdam Dance Academy, she became a dancer with the Scapino Ballet. After completing the Amsterdam Theatre School she toured Europe with Jango Edwards and The Friends Roadshow, music theatre group The Dutchies and dance theatre group Pace. She also directs and teaches `Theatre Arts’.
Lorand Sarna – Guitar, Clarinet and Vocals
Lorand was born and raised in New York City but he spent a good part of his youth in Japan, Paris and San Francisco. The guitar revolution of the 60’s inspired him to pick up the guitar and he’s had extensive training in both classical and jazz music. Lorand settled in Amsterdam in 1981 and quickly established himself on the jazz scene, playing with Pablo Nahar, Paul Stocker, Peggy Larsson, Angelo Verploegen, J.C. Trans and many other notable jazz musicians.
Jimmy Sernesky – Drums, Trumpet and Vocals
Jimmy, a Canadian, grew up in musically rich northern California and started playing trumpet at age ten. By thirteen, he had already met Louis Armstrong, who would influence his playing forever. After touring extensively throughout the U.S.A. and Canada and appearing regularly in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and Reno, Jimmy first arrived in Europe in 1978. Since then he has toured and recorded with such notables as Jango Edwards, Mathilde Santing, Available Jelly, Molenaar Big Band, Post uit Friesland, Le Duc Quintet, Tetzepi and Pigeon Drop.
Tyrone Collis – Bass Guitar, Percussion and Vocals
Born in England, raised mainly in Germany and having a German-Egyptian backround, Tyrone began his musical career in Amsterdam in the 1980’s. He played for several years as a drummer/percussionist and bassplayer in the latin formation Trio Tamicos and the more Brasilian orientated percussion group Orisha. In 2002 he decided to concentrate more on bass playing and expanded into other styles such as jazz and flamenco.
We play mostly own arrangements of existing songs and some original compositions with a comedy twist. We do funny talking/performing in between and include the audience where possible…
Wij spelen eigen arrangementen van bestaande nummers en een aantal originele songs met een comedy twist! Grappig, vol humor en eigenzinnige performances. Waar mogelijk betrekken we het publiek bij wat we doen!
Quotes pheasant-pluckers :
“They are a musical theatre act with a kind of magic comedy.
They ridicule without being banal” (Het Parool)
‘They appear in a beautiful mix of Music Theatre and refined comedy.
It’s always surprising how flexible and tight the music is, how clear the vocals
sound and how they change instruments with such ease” (De Gelderlander)
“A brilliant band of comic angels.
Imagine Zappa, Ellington, Prince and Sinatra all rolled up in one” (Jango Edwards)
“pheasant-pluckers play traditional folk misic like flamenco and klezmer, a bit of classical, a round of country and
jazz and a set of pop and rock. Like chameleons, they take on the colour of various musical styles
and are able to do so because of their impressive record in the fields of theatre and music. (Folia)
|Performance duration:||150 minutes|
|Preperation time:||60 minutes|
|Price per performance:||from €893,-|
|Price per extra set:||from €119,-|
|Extra set duration:||30 minutes|
|Travel cost per KM:||€0,25|
|Travel cost counting from KM:||30|