The Harmony Hounds
Left to Right - Willy Entwistle, Andy Henderson, John Smith, Chris Howse and Colin Turner
Yes, the band that was started on St Cecilia’s day in 1987 by Chris Howse, Colin Turner and Willy Entwistle, is out of quarantine and showing no signs of any canine diseases ( maybe a touch of rabies) !! The original three have returned to their posts and with the addition of two new members are now a five piece. The line up is: Andy Henderson- cornet, Willy Entwistle- reeds/violin, Colin Turner- bass saxophone, Chris Howse -banjo, guitar and vocals, John Smith- drums.
The Harmony Hounds, who were always a popular band at the Keswick Jazz Festival, are a band of first rate musicians producing a sound which can best be described as a miniature version of the Pasadena Roof Orchestra. The Hounds are a polished and highly entertaining four-piece band who play jazz and dance music as it would have been heard in the hotel, dance halls and clubs of 1920's America. Their music draws on the repertoire of Jimmy Noone, Clarence Williams, Bessie Smith and even Bing Crosby among many others, with vocals to the fore.
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