Digby Fairweather's Half Dozen Band Personnel:
Digby Fairweather cornet / leader
Julian Marc Stringle ~ clarinet / alto & tenor saxes
Craig Milverton ~ piano
Dominic Ashworth ~ guitar
Chris Gower ~ trombone
Al Swainger ~ bass
Nick Millward ~ drums
Digby recorded his first album in 1975 with trumpeter Alex Welsh's band, as deputy for Welsh. Digby helped found pianist Keith Nichols' "Midnite Follies" Orchestra, also performing with Nichols in his "Ragtime Orchestra" and on a tribute show to Fats Waller. In 1979, he became co-director of the non-profit charity 'Jazz College' with pianist Stan Barker. He also joined the Pizza Express All Stars (l980–82). Digby's musical style has been influenced by Louis Armstrong, Ruby Braff, Billy Butterfield, Bobby Hackett, Red Nichols and Gonella. Digby’s Half Dozen was formed in 1995, and they toured and recorded with singer George Melly (2003–2007). Thereafter, Digby's group toured with former Manfred Mann lead singer Paul Jones in their presentation titled 'Rocking in Rhythm' (2007–present).
CD available from: www.digbyfairweather.com
The Best of Digby Fairweather's Half Dozen ~ Twelve Feet Off The Ground ~ Morning Song ~ Babe ~ Lazy River ~ Louisiana ~ The Girl I Remember ~ The Joint Is Jumping ~ Frankie & Johnny ~ September Song ~ Runnin' Wild (check this track out below, or under the media/audio library tab on this website) ~ My Heart And I ~ When My Ship Comes In ~ Summer Evening ~ Sleigh Ride/Daybreak Dance/Florida Flare Up ~ It's A Pity To Say Goodnight.
Digby Fairweather ~ Tel: 01702 435727 ~ Mobile: 07957 423821 ~ PA: 07938 227925
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org