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Sheer Hopody
Barn Dance Band

"The Kings of English Ceilidh"

Fun for Everyone at your
Wedding Reception, Anniversary or Birthday Party

"Rogues' Gallery"

Click through each for a brief biography.

Picture of Adrian Brayley, our Caller

The Caller: Adrian Brayley - the linchpin of the whole event. With a calm, gentle and humorous manner, he'll take you through each dance, guiding you in the right direction.

If Adrian is unavailable then Nick Wyke or Chris Jewell will lead the dances for us.

Picture of Richard, with his Melodeon

Melodeon: Richard Ashe - the man with all the tunes.

If Richard is unavailable then his place is usually taken by Chris Jewell or Bob Powell or Mike Palmer.

Picture of Sue, with her flute

Flute: Sue Eeles - filling in the harmony.

If Sue is unavailable then her place is usually taken by one of our fiddle players (see below).

Picture of Sarah, with her saxophone

Sax: Sarah Dean - flavouring with pzazz!

If Sarah is unavailable then her place is usually taken by one of our fiddle players (see below).

Picture of Adrian, with his rhythm guitar

Guitar: Adrian Shearing - bringing in the rhythm.

If Adrian is unavailable then his place is usually taken by Colin Wilson or Chris Jewell.

Picture of Trevor, playing electric bass guitar

Bass: Trevor Melhuish - laying the foundation.

If Trevor is unavailable then his place is usually taken by Ed Rennie or Nick Wyke.

Picture of Chris, playing fiddle

Fiddle: Chris Jewell - adding a touch of richness.

If Chris is unavailable then his place is usually taken by Nick Wyke or Claerwen Gillespie.

Some other musicians we have occassionally had join us in the past (and may again if the need arises): Jo Hodges, John Tipping, Vicki Down, Simon Hopkins.

Please book early: As you'll have noticed, we have a good selection of excellent stand-ins to fill any gaps in the line-up for your particular date. All of these deps are carefully chosen to fit well with the rest of the band but, of course, we will always be at our best when playing with the usual team on board. Booking early will help ensure this but if time is short we'll still put together a first-rate team for you. Guaranteed.

There are some more photos on our music samples page where you can have a listen to some live recordings.

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If you would like us to help you celebrate your special occasion in style, please contact us via our:

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Sheer Hopody is one of a few excellent barn dance / ceilidh bands operating in Devon and throughout the South West of England.  If we cannot help you for your particular occasion, we may well be able to recommend one or two other west country bands you could confidently ask.

Sheer Hopody Barn Dance Band