Dr Andrew 'blind boy' Butler (Banjo, Ukulele, Harmonica, Washboard).
Papa John McKay (Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals)
Black Jack Barnet (Double Bass, Vocals)
The Real Aidan Smith (Piano, Accordion)
Dom Dudill, The Barnsley Cowboy (Fiddle)

Dr Butler’s Hatstand Medicine Band are a travelling troupe of musicological minstrels, peddling the Doctors unique good-time tonic to all four corners of the land. Formed from a secret combination of early blues and jazz forms, a sprinkle of ragtime, a dash of hot swing, the essence of sweet spiritual, a pinch of the oldest of old-timey melodies and a teaspoon of Vaudevillian and Music Hall showoffery. All whisked together with the most esoteric of folk rhythms. The result is a surpassingly melodious music which is replete with tones of joy and fulfilment. This harmonic medicine is a natural aid to titillation and is a guaranteed restorer of vitality, vim and vigour.

The Hatstand Band will present to you a selection of the choicest rags and reels, show stoppers and sight stealers; music for foot stomping and toe tickling that joins hearts with flesh whilst invigorating the thinking mind. They stand before you as harbingers of gentility, bearers of ingenuity, possessors of conviviality, enhancers and champions of upright and virtuous behaviour and caretakers of chivalric honour.

Dr Butler’s Hatstand Medicine Band are a morally good band and as such are entirely exempt from the vulgarities and other objectionable features which have hitherto characterized good-time musical extravaganzas.