Plum Busby


The Plum Busby Zemstov as it is known to
MI5 takes its musical eclecticism to giddy heights before descending into the
frankly banal.

The band first conceived (along with
several children) in the notorious Trent Park tutorial room of Huw Thomas in
1976 has now little use for its progenitor having become really quite good.

The Music of Plum Busby gives voice and
hope to the inner yearnings of lost souls whilst holding out no hope of outer
earnings for the players themselves. The band is a haven for incestuous
nepotism and the dysfunctional family dance.

Despite this its back line, The Brothers
Keen, Gabriel (Piano) Alex (Bass) and Winston (Drums) are perhaps the most
formidable and funky unit in the Western Hemisphere. Their distant relatives,
second cousins twice removed Stuart Hall (Guitar, Bass, and Violin) and Phillip
Achille, (Chromatic Harmonica) provide an edgy improvisational fluency that
reminds us of the early days of Sir John Barbarolli.

The lead singer and sex goddess Tracey
Coleman sings the shit out of anything and everything in sight, what
a mover! What a range! What a Tart !

Mandy Carlton her half sister on her
grannies side, provides harmony, control and balance, whilst being just a touch
unhinged herself  What a Groover! What a change
! What a Tart!

Many relatives, siblings and progeny join
the band from time to time.

Peter and Lisa Graham (drums and sax),
aloof, cynical and distanced by fame ,never the less cannot resist the
occasional allure of blowing in if they must. Part of a musical dynasty which
flows through their jeans, the family has conquered from Henley on Thames to
Bang Cock.

The Stunning daughter and Aunty of Stuart
Hall (don’t ask) has played bass with the band and after only two lessons on anything
makes her father very proud. (not his usual state)

Megan’s mother, a siren of the Tuba sits cross-legged
on the floor and lures musicians onto her rocks (I don’t think they mind much)
and absentmindedly plays with our souls.

Huw’s lover and confidant Steve Rose a fine
bass player and pianist often plays with the band but has been lured into the
woods by his wife (she refuses to acknowledge our love affair) and now contents
himself with running his recording studios in Hertfordshire and eating too much.
Incidentally his wife Laura a brilliant cellist has yet to play with the band
but once I am out of the picture no doubt! (Too much information here) ed.

The Gorgeous Sibling Sisters Liz Palmer
(flute and whistles)  and Annie Parker
(Sax and Flute)  notorious for the beauty
of their playing and their utter distain for mercenary considerations ,have
taken a vow of silence having played with the band .

Olly Blanchflower (bass and great
sensitivity) And Russ Van De Bury (Sax, Flute) have  blown in and blown out again having
experienced the agony and ecstasy of a no rehearsal, no sound check, leaderless
cacophony of joy and mayhem.

Jake Rodrigues, a player of almost all
known musical instruments, a one-man mischief-maker and comedic stimulator
often plays with the band and is one of the few people in the world who really
thrives on chaos. .

You never know what to expect with a Plum
Busby gig!!!!!

And the winner is LALALALALALA Land

Please support this hopeless charity for a
truly sexy, funny, unusual evening of lots of songs from many genres.  Probably without me!!  Huw Thomas Ex Officio

Huw .