Danny Holland - Guitar, mandolin, banjo, box of tricks
Danny is the creative genius behind Lonely Mister Punch and is responsible for the unusual arrangements and many of the original tunes we play.
Meet the Band
Lee Sinclair - melodeon, mandolin, banjo, concertina
Lee has been a musician and dancer for Kesteven Morris for many years and has been in various ceilidh bands since the 1970's. He regularly played with The Cock and Pullet Band, The Works, Our Dogs Brother, The Band From County Hell, Guested with Higgledy Piggledy, Flowers and Frolics and even played with the Dartmoor Pixies.
Ferny Beall - bass
Ferny has been playing in bands for many years and can play a mean funky slap bass as well as the driving beat essential for ceilidh dances.
Dave Harley - drums and percussion
Yet another superb musician that has played in bands for many years. His steady driving beat makes even the most reluctant dancers get up and have a go.
Jill Sinclair - caller and flute
Jill's experience as a caller stretches back to the 1990's when she called for bands such as The Works, Our Dogs Brother and Def Shepherd. Her years of experience come across in the choice of dances which are carefully suited to the bands repertoire.
Soundman Phil - mixing desk
Our soundman Phil is as much a musician as the rest of the band and knows each tunes complexities. He balances the sound so that you can enjoy your evening without having your ear drums blown out.
Dancers - Katherine, Rhianna, Cheryl
our dancers make us different to many other bands. They are there to help guide you through the dances and to partner those that haven't someone to dance with. They cajole the reluctant dancers and help the evening flow with fun and enjoyment.
Serena Smith - Fiddle
Our latest addition to the band, Serena, is from Minnesotta, USA and is a wizard on the fiddle. Her favourite music is Irish and she is busy teaching us new tunes. She is also an amazing and accomplished Irish step dancer.
Caroline Ker - cello
Probably the only real musician in the band i.e. she can read the dots! Her cello playing gives another dimension to the sound of Lonely Mister Punch.