Richard Exall's Shooting Stars
The Shooting Stars were formed in 2008 to perform at The Carriage House for what was hoped to be the beginning of regular jazz concerts throughout the year. The front-line, having worked together in the Big Chris Barber Band, share a love and respect of all forms of jazz but have their roots firmly planted in the vintage, golden period of jazz history. The Shooting Stars have evolved and now feature a relatively young group of musicians, but with an extremely deep and varied collective wealth of experience. Between them they have played at almost every major concert venue and jazz event in Europe. Musically, The Shooting Stars are mostly at home playing the beautiful melodies and stomping jazz from the 20's 30's and 40's, where they can exploit the bands virtuosity, with exciting solos and tight ensemble passages.
Richard Exall.........clarinet, saxophones and vocals
Titch Walker.......trumpet, vocals
Graham Roberts...banjo, guitar and vocals
Trevor Evans.........double bass
John Watson...........drums and percussion