Barn Dance Band for Gloucestershire and beyond

To book the "Bees Knees" Barn Dance Band, phone 01453 885543 for availability. For more details see own website:

The "Bees Knees" may be a relatively new name on the barn dance scene, but the individual musicians have a wealth of experience in the folk music field.

"Queen Bee" is Norma Mills who leads the band on piano accordion, plus vocals and guitar. Previously with Pumpkin Pie, Norma enjoys lively, danceable music and light-hearted songs to entertain the audience.

Rod Penlington is well known on the folk music scene, having previously run Gloucester Folk Club for many years and has made many appearances at Folk Festivals as a powerful singer and one half of Gloucester Diamonds. In the "Bees Knees", Rod is featured mainly on concertina but also plays guitar and gives dancers a well-earned break listening to some of his wide repertoire of songs.

Mark Wallis is known at local music sessions for his vibrant playing of English and Irish tunes on melodeon, but he is also more widely remember as the guitarist with the seventies folk band "Kempion" - a role he resumes with the "Bees Knees".

The band has been playing for barn dances, weddings and parties since January 1996 and uses a team of experienced and entertaining callers.

So for your next "knees up" give "Bees Knees" a buzz on

                                      Stroud (01453) 885543