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Golden Coast Big Band

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The Golden Coast Big Band was formed in 1972 and over its 45 year existence has undergone a number of changes to both personnel and name. Performing regularly at The Cedars Inn, Bickington the band took on the name The Cedars Show Band and then latterly The Cedars Big Band. In 2017 the band moved to a new residency at Portmore Golf Club and The Golden Coast Big Band name was reintroduced.


Today the band has a core ensemble of 15 players who along with the vocal talents of Jo Jones boast a repertoire of over 650 songs/tunes.

The Golden Coast Big Band perform every month at The Portmore Golf Club, Landkey, Barnstaple for your dancing and listening pleasure. There is ample Free Parking, a large dance floor and a licensed bar available through out the evening. Check out our events page  for more details.

Band Members

Jo Jones - Vocals

Hilary Daniel - Keyboard

Geoff Brown/ Martin Bradshaw - Drums

Dave Eastwood - Rhythm Guitar

Colin Rudd - Bass Guitar

Anne Gilks - Alto

Malcolm Parkinson - Alto Sax

Vic Wattley - Alto Sax (Leader)

Susan Northrop - Bari Sax

Ray Charran - Tenor Sax

Mike Bartholomew - Tenor Sax

Tara Gibson - Tenor Sax

Steve Simpson - Trumpet

Paul Ryder - Trumpet

Rebecca Grant - Trumpet

Neil Hamilton - Trumpet

Lyndon White - Trombone

Chris Lloyd Trombone

John Croker - Trombone

Jim Trevaskis - Trombone

Golden Coast Big Band playing Moonglow

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