The Desperate Dan Band: biography
The Desperate Dan band are a hard-working six-piece outfit who have travelled the length and breadth of the UK for the last eight years. The most recent line-up of the band consists of:
|Robert C. Brookes||Vocals and harmonica|
|Johnny Wigg||Fiddle and mandolin|
|Jim Bryan / Dave Clarke||Bass guitar|
|Justin Hildreth / Bill Footman||Drums|
The members of the band have worked with and supported some of the most credible names in the business, either collectively or individually - people like Paul McCartney, Jools Holland, Elton John, Leo Sayer to name but a few - having had in the line-up at one time or another such people as Dave Mattacks (Fairport, Mary Chapin-Carpenter), Robin Goodridge (Bush), and Miller Anderson (Spencer Davis, Keith Hartley, Donovan, T Rex etc).
The band gigs on a regular basis as a trio consisting of Robert C. Brookes, Jon Wigg, & Roy Sudan. Roy is a relative newcomer to the band bringing some fresh feel to the party.
There is a new album out recorded live at The Old Blue Coconut Club in Pulborough (those of you not familiar with the place should check it out - every Monday) called "Unplugged, Unhinged & Almost Live!".