Welcome to the web site of.....
Bev Pegg & His Railroad Skiffle Group
From 2020 onwards Bev took a decision to
concentrate on his solo gigs and bring to an end his
activities with his Railroad Skiffle Group.
The Railroad Skiffle Group began as a brief interlude within Bev's Good Time Jazz Gang's regular shows, and grew from there.
The UK skiffle craze of the mid to late 1950's, popularised by Ken Colyer, Chris Barber, Lonnie Donegan, Chas McDevitt, The Vipers and a host of others, was instrumental to many teenagers taking up the guitar as their preferred instrument.
The Railroad Skiffle Group played a wide
selection of skiffle songs with meaningful stories about
jail, trains, bank robbery, adultery etc. that were
generally sung in the 1920's and 1930's by folk, blues,
country and jug band musicians. These songs include "I
Shall Not Be Moved", "Freight Train", "Down By The
Riverside" which are known by all.
In addition to the conventional skiffle
songs, and having a violinist in the group, their
programme was interspersed with several interludes of
acoustic jazz in the Hot Club of France style
The Railroad Skiffle Group generally played
as a four-piece outfit, however the size of the group can
varied subject to the financial budget of each individual
gig. To meet lower budget engagements, the group can
reduced to a duo, or Bev often performed as a solo artist.
Whatever the line-up, there was always the addition of
loads of laughs with Bev's anecdotes between the songs. As
was the case in all of Bev's groups, all musicians were of
the highest quality.
Here's a You Tube link to the Skiffle Group
Since Bev decided to bring to an end his
band gigs, he was interviewed on two occasions during late
2019. 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
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