The Coachmen are a trio. Ken plays lead tenor uke and vocals; Ged plays soprano uke and banjo; Pete plays guitar and banjo.

As a trio they have been together for less than a year. Ken and Ged played as a duo prior to Pete adding his talents to the group.

They are based in the Irby / Greasby area of Wirral.

 The Coachmen play music mainly from the 1920s and 1930s although some more recent songs (1940s) have crept into their play lists.

They are influenced by early Jazz, Blues and Ragtime. Their repertoire consists of mainly obscure numbers from this era but audiences will know a number of their songs.  Songs from early Blues / Ragtime singers like Blind Blake and Blind Boy Fuller have found their way into the play lists.  Ruth Etting (jazz singer) gets featured too. The Coachmen tend to play mainly “lively” numbers with a few slower songs thrown in for good measure. When they tell the uninitiated that they play ukuleles it is often assumed that George Formby numbers will follow.  Nothing could be further from the truth with this band. 

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Here we are, live at Uke-a-Bay 2017: