Welcome to the web site of.....
Bev Pegg and his Cowboy Band
Bev formed his Cowboy Band in 2008 since when it was been
received with considerable acclaim around the UK. Their
2009 CD release "Come Along Boys And Listen To My
Tale" was the spotlight album of mid-October 2009
on UK Country Radio with tracks being played
regularly on the station, and is proving a popular album
with country fans. Later country style albums are listed
on the CDs page of this website plus music magazine
Whilst Bev has made his name in the fields of rock 'n'
roll, jazz, skiffle and comedy, he has always been a
country music fan at heart. Bev's regular band consisted
of Pete Hartley - violin / mandolin, Maurice Hipkiss -
pedal steel guitar / violin / dobro, Roy Parry - bass /
vocal, Ken Wright - drums / vocal, Pete Boddis - guitar /
vocal. However, Bev always had a "squad" of top musicians
who augmented or depped with the band when necessary. All
of these great musicians knew Bev's country repertoire
inside out therefore whoever was on the gig, the overall
sound was always precise and in Bev's own style. The band
was usually a six-piece, but to suit various budgets, it
increased, or reduced right down to a duo or solo
"We didn't play much in the way of obscure country music, just good ol' songs that are known by everybody, such as songs of Hank Williams, Bob Wills, Johnny Cash and Bill Monroe etc. They were all played and sung in our own style, with plenty of good instrumental solos, and lots of laughs to go with them," says Bev.
Using a flexible squad of top country musicians, Bev also performed in a more acoustic style as Bev Pegg and his Good Time Bluegrass Band playing more traditional songs.
Here's a You Tube link to:
Bev's Cowboy album "Come Along Boys An' Listen To
My Tale" was reviewed in the January 2010 issue of
"Maverick" magazine. The full review is on the CDs page of
the website. "Maverick" summarised the album as follows:
"Harking back to the great days of country music by
including some fine covers with many surpassing the
originals. An awesome album to say the least, performed by
a band who are simply just outstanding"///
There are also additional videos on YouTube outlining Bev's recollections over the years in both music and also comedy. The Jazz Recollections are listed on the Jazz Page of this Website, whereas the other one of an interview by "Creative Black Country" can be found by typing into the YouTube search box "Bev Pegg - Finding Our Funny Roots Interview"
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