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The Sandpiper


Acoustic & Folk Club

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Geoff Gooding 

Geoff plays Bass guitar, Mandolin, Dulcimer and vocals. Geoff spent a whole 40 years retired from playing in bands until having his arm twisted to take up playing again. Unfortunately, his home now looks like your local music shop with all of the instruments he has accumulated over the past few years.

Brian Lindop 

Brian plays guitar, and shares lead vocals with Roger. Brian forms part of the song writing duo in the Band. Brian is able to put together a variety of unusual chord progressions and song melodies which the Band play in their set list. The songs and ideas come thick and fast and out strip our ability to learn them all.

Roger Ingram 

Roger plays guitar, penny whistle, harmonica and lead vocals. Roger is the other half of the song writing duo and is able to author the lyrics and stories required to bring alive Brian's melodies. Whether a modern acoustic style song, a blues number or a traditional style Folk song, they form a large part of the Band's unique set list.


Jon Tame (Retired from Band in February 2015)

Jon played a range of Bass instruments. Bass Guitar semi-acoustic and solid bodied, Electric Stick Basses (Yes Plural..... he owns three of them) and his pride and joy....... A beautiful Double Bass. You could say he's a keen collector. 

Jon makes up the third male member, along with Roger and Brian of the original 6 piece "Matchbox Folk Band" (3 guys and 3 gals) who opened the original Sandpiper Folk Club based in the Lion Hotel in the village of Brewood way back in 1968.

Ian Wellings (Retired from Band in February 2015)

Newest member of G.L.I.N.T. (David) Ian Wellings providing the driving beat for the band on Cajon. Ian is a long standing friend who played Drums with many of the G.L.I.N.T. Band members back in the 60's and 70's in various Pop/Rock Bands. 

Rehearsing in the St Bart's Church Hall for a Christmas 2011 Charity Gig.

Tony Portlock plays some stunning Acoutic Blues.

Velvet Green (Sue & Paul Matthews). Club regulars that always provide 1st class music.

John Hendley. Performing again after several months layoff.

Phil Parton. One of the West Midlands finest performers and a regular at the Sandpiper.