El Banda Burros have been added to the lineup, confirmed at Chiddfest Chapter 2019.
El Banda Burros came about in 2013 as a new challenge to former band mates Rog, Bob & Phill. They had played together for many years in the Sussex soul & funk band The Big Kahuna, singing, playing bass and playing saxophone respectively.
Ukuleles, mandolin and double bass were purchased, harmonica’s were dusted off and El Banda Burros was born! The primary objective was and still is, to have fun and entertain whilst raising funds for a good local cause – Wealden Works
Various guest musicians have played with them over the years including Scott Jenkins (sax & bass), Kev Kay (percussion) and Jim Bywater (ukulele).
In July 2017 percussionist Colin Mackay was welcomed into the fold and joins the Burros whenever he’s available.
El Banda Burros play regularly at pubs, clubs, parties and events in the South East of England. They can dress smartly if required, play quietly if required, don’t take up much room, are house trained, only require light feeding and are relatively inexpensive.