Mike Daly's Dixieland Rhythm Kings

 

THE RHYTHM KINGS


MIKE DALY CORNET

Mike started playing cornet at 13 years old and fell in love with jazz after hearing Bix Beiderbecke and Bobby Hackett. Played in a band with local school friends before meeting trumpet player Duncan Whyte whom he worked with till the end of his career. Apart from playing jazz he has worked with numerous show bands and backed caberet throughout the UK. He is also the founding member and leader of the Rhythm Kings Jazz Band.

 


KIT CAREY BANJO/VOCALS

Kit started his playing career with the Bourbon Jazz band, and in 1963 joining Trombonist Jimmy Abercrombie’s ‘No Mean City Jazz band, with whom he played for the next five years. Kit also toured Canada and the UK with the Clyde Valley Stompers.
In 1985 he formed the ‘Kit Carey Jazz band’ and in addition to the gig scene played at most of the Scottish Jazz Festivals and had a resident spot at the Glasgow Garden Festival.

 


TOMMY EVANS BASS

Tommy has performed with and backed many famous musicians including
Ruby Braff, Martin Talylor, Acker Bilk and Bud Freeman to name just a few. He provides an excellent driving bass which keeps the music alive.
 


DUNCAN NAIRN CLARINET/VOCALS

Started playing clarinet at 13 years old with a local teacher and then with Tommy Young the Principle Clarinet with the S.N.O. Moved to London and studied with Jack Brymer and then when to the Royal College of Music. Returned to Scotland in 1964 and joined the BBC in 1965. Has always had an interest in jazz and big bands and has worked with all the local bands in Scotland.

 


JACK MURRAY TROMBONE/VOCALS

Started his playing career in the late 1950’s and played with the Esquire Jazz Band before moving to London with Forrie Cairns and the Clansmen. The band played along side Louis Armstrong on several concert tours. Has also worked with Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk, Manyard Ferguson and the pop band Belle and Sebastian.
 


BOBBY ORR (DRUMS)

Bobby is resident with Bedford Mainline Big Band and Three other Mainstream bands in the Bedford/Bucks area but also enjoys playing in Scotland, joining Mike Daly’s Rhythm Kings Jazz Band.

 


JOHN FENNER (GUITAR)

John’s first gigs were playing the interval at George Webbs Shakespeare jazz club with Pete Robinson and Barry Guy in 1963. Played on the liners in the 60s. In 1978 played guitar with the Cambridge City Jazz Band recording with Bud Freeman and Wild Bill Davison. 1979 joined Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen

 


 

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