The Native Oysters Band

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Last Show: Saturday 23 rd September 2017

PizzaExpress Live (Maidstone)

Formed originally as a community street band for the Whitstable Oyster Festival parade. The Native Oysters have evolved to become a funky, electrifying experience with tight, powerful horn arrangements and creamy, soulful vocals from traditional second-line classics through Americana, 70’s funk, right up to full on hip-hop and R&B, all given the Delta city treatment, Whitstable style. 

​Founder members, saxophonists Ivan Thompson and Katy Windsor have been the driving force, along with drummer Alan King, adding along the way, lead singer and trumpeter, David Migden; helicon player Russ Kennedy; tuba player Tom Pascoe & sousaphone player, Harry Cook; guitarists Steven Higgs & Richard Rozze. All members share a passion for New Orleans music creating a musical experience never to be forgotten.

Band Lineup

Ivan Thompson & Katy Windsor (sax)

Alan King (drums)

David Migden (vocals/trumpet)

Russ Kennedy (helicon)

Tom Pascoe (tuba)

Harry Cook (sousaphone)

Steven Higgs & Richard Rozze (guitar)