Welcome to the web site of.....
Bev Pegg & his Rock 'n' Roll Band Band
Rock 'n' Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Humour
The Band That Entertains.
The Bev Pegg Band in it's current format has been entertaining audiences since 1978. However several of it's members were performing together way back in the late 1950's at the dawn of the Rock and Roll era.
This band is ideal for Parties, Village
Hall Functions and Corporate Events. Their repertoire is
exceptionally wide, comprising of over 500 songs. They can
play smooth gentle background standards in the most
relaxed manner and also strict tempo music for dancers if
required. And when the time is right, they can play a
range of 50's, early 60's rock and pop, creating the
authentic sounds of that era. Most of their programme
contains vocals. They can be formal if that is required,
and also they can provide loads of laughs with an audience
who may wish to be entertained during the function. The
band's dress code is always in line with the type of
engagement it is hired for.
"The Bev Pegg Fun Night" featuring pop hits
of the 50s and 60s that everyone knows, together with
Bev's anecdotes and humour from his childhood in the Black
Country up to the present day are very popular for village
The band also specialise in classic Rock
'n' Roll for enthusiast R&R clubs. Jivers love the
pounding 4 to a bar beat that The Bev Pegg Band put out at
these gigs..."Great to dance to", is the usual reference
that follows their R&R evenings. Here's a few "You
Tube" links to the Band playing live:
Bev has been rockin' an' rollin' all around
the Midlands since the late 1950s. He started off playing
lead guitar with the Rhythmaires. In the early 1960s, Bev
played with several big bands and then moved on to the
jazz scene. He gigged with most of the top local bands in
the area and appeared on many radio and TV programmes.
During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Bev was into the
more contemporary folk / rock style that was in vogue at
the time. It was in this period that, from his recording
studio in Kinver, he put out several limited release
albums, containing a selection of the several hundred
songs that he has written over the years. A glance through
the "Record Collector Rare Record Guide" would give some
idea of how sought after these albums are today. Bev has
played with and alongside many of the famous names of pop
and jazz during his career.
Bev has a squad of excellent musicians that
form his various rock 'n' roll line-ups. These include
drummer Ken Wright who has played alongside Bev since the
early 1960s. He was a member of the Clifford T. Ward Band
during the 1960s and 1970s. Ken has done a lot of
recording session work during his "London Years" with many
world famous stars. Piano-man Brian Godwin played with
many local groups during the 1960s and early 1970s. He
plays guitar and drums besides piano and joined Bev's band
in 1992. Roy Parry - bass guitar / vocal joined the band
in 2013, stepping into the shoes of original bass player
Harry Rowlands who sadly died. Roy was not exactly new to
the band. he and Bev played together in their first
skiffle / rock 'n' roll band back in 1957 before Roy went
professional and lived in the USA for many years. The
legendary Dutch Lewis has been the regular saxophonist
with the band since 1983. For Bev's bigger band gigs, he
is able to call upon a wide range of top musicians who are
all familiar with Bev's repertoire, to augment the band
and to fit the requirement of each specific gig.
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