Bob Kerr & His Whoopee Band

According to its publicity Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band is a jazz band which started in 1967 and continues to perform today. It is, of course, much more than that, possibly the last of the great comedy jazz bands that combine zany musical and visual humour with lively jazz and impeccable musicianship. The Whoopee Band was originally an offshoot of the eclectic Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, and shared many similarities with other outfits of the time such as The New Vaudeville Band and The Temperance Seven. Bob himself, who is mainly featured on trumpet and cornet, was a member of both the Bonzos and the New Vaudeville Band.

Current members of Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band are John ‘The Professor’ Percival, Malcolm Sked, Bert Lamb and Henri Harrison.

 

Bob Kerr plays the Botanical Gardens at 7pm on Sunday 14th. Tickets £15 (£10 concessions), available from TheTicketsellers