Banjo, Harmonica, Bowler Hat & Vocals, but not necessarily all at the same time!
There are usually smiles while I am playing.
I am the songwriter for Palmerston & I also play Guitar and Mandolin. I write songs about all aspects of life from, Love & Death to Beer & Sunshine!
Palmerston`s reputation has rapidly grown over the last few years and has seen the band sharing stages with the likes of, Ralph McTell, The Moulettes, Eve Selis and country guitar legend, Albert Lee, who said of them…. “The gentlemen of Palmerston guarantee you an exciting evening of music, the music is fresh, invigorating, all theirs and a must see-and-hear” Whilst performing their music described as British Americana at festivals & theatres around the country, they have also played many live Radio broadcasts, and recorded three albums and two EP`s. This, alongside the recording of a DVD capturing their “Birmingham Town Hall” appearance whilst on tour with Albert Lee, shows that these guys are not afraid of hard work. 'The festival faithful immediately warmed to Palmerston who opened the Friday night for seasoned artists Richard Digance and Home Service. Back stage they were a joy to deal with and efficient and professional in their approach to the Cromer's usual tight turn round technically for the evening concerts' Scott Butler - Folk on the Pier Original songs written by Alan Rondeau are performed by Palmerston, and make you smile in a way that only Beer or Sunshine can!