HERR JENS'S BAVARIAN OOMPAH BAND.
In 1987 Jens Hislop felt there was a need for a band of this type in Yorkshire and so he formed one, buying some music and arranging some more. He then began the search for 10 good players. 21 years older and many musicians later, he is still here!
The band is composed of professional, semi-professional, retired professional and good amateur musicians from the various bands, orchestras and ensembles in Yorkshire.
It specializes in traditional German "Bierkeller" music and has become the leading "Oompah" band in Yorkshire, with astonishing versatility among its players. With the enthusiasm, varying musical tastes and abilities of its musicians, it now incorporates many different styles of music which means it can appeal to a much wider audience and is in effect a mini concert band that can adapt to almost any client's requirements.
It is very busy and undertakes a variety of engagements which have included playing on a moving train, on a barge, at weddings, birthdays, dances, bierkellers, church services, a royal visit, beer festivals, council park bandstands, with choirs and for corporate functions - the list is endless!
Suffice to say the band is always up for any challenge where good music is required.
There are three composer arrangers in the band, some of whose works appear on this, their latest CD. If you are interested in hiring the band, please contact its director: JENS HISLOP, at Haworth in West Yorkshire. Tel. 01535 644444, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org