Celebrations: four talented musicians, with a wealth of experience, guarantee your special event will be successful and memorable.Each member of Celebrations is an experienced musician, in their own right, bringing their own unique skills and talents to the band. Blend them all together and the magic really starts!
Jerry Alleguen, the band's guitarist and vocalist also appears regulary at the Sidmouth folk festival and with the Folk Orchestra of North Devon (FOND). He has played professionally as a 'Blues and Rock' guitarist for many years, with several London-based bands.
Jerry Alleguen - Wild Mountain Thyme
Chris March, in addition to her work with Celebrations, works an an independent caller with other bands. She is an accordionist, keyboard player, church organist, steel pan player and piper. She teaches piano, piano accordion and steel drums, in the North Devon area and firmly believes that the world would be a better place if more people played live music.
Derek Veale, Fiddle player extraordinaire and a true Cornishman, is also a talented pianist, bass guitarist and cellist. He performs regularly at the Sidmouth folk festival and is an important member of the Folk Orchestra of North Devon (FOND). Just in case that isn't enough, he also enjoys Scottish dancing and marathon running........
Tony March, the band's drummer and percussionist keeps everyone to a strict tempo - imperative for any successful dance band.
Tony is also the band's Sound Engineer and he makes sure everything is set up correctly, so everyone can concentrate on playing and singing. With stage-quality radio mics and specially screened cabling, the aim is to eliminate any stray pops and bangs, which could spoil the enjoyment of the performance.
Christine: Caller, piano accordion, electronic bagpipes
Derek V: Violin
Jerry: Guitar, vocals
Derek G: Drums and percussion
Thank you for enabling Mum's 80th birthday party to go off with such a bang! We all had an absolutely marvellous evening. Mum's still talking about it and this was largely down to the band's superb playing and Christine's clear guidance. The selection of tunes was so well judged and almost everyone got up and joined in. Mum only missed one dance and that was when she was opening presents.