Chris Hall, (Accordion). Chris has performed with many leading American Cajun artists and plays regularly throughout Europe with various bands in his own right. Much in demand as a player, in recent years his playing has been called upon by Paul MacCartney, Bill Wyman and Kate Bush – for recording and live work. Chris was also a member of the original Champion Doug Veitch band.


Louis Vause, (Piano / Keyboards). Louis has released three highly acclaimed albums in his own name in recent years and performs with The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra. His past credits include Graham Coxon, Club Montepulciano and Hackney Five-O.


Rick Medlock, (Drums). Legendary Coventry drummer. Plays with The Mosquitos.


Horace Panter aka Sir Horace Gentleman, (Bass). Horace is bass player with The Specials and also plays with The Mosquitos.



Doug Veitch Vocals / Guitar


Martin Bell, (Fiddle). Martin’s credits include The Wonder Stuff and The Albion Band among others Martin played in the Champion Doug Veitch band thirty years ago.


Steve Turner, (Steel Guitar / Guitar). Steve’s credits include Howard Hughes & The Western Approaches, Kirsty McColl and Ralph McTell.


At the bands reunion gig at the 100 club in London they were joined by the fabulous:

Bob Dowell on Trombone, Neil Waters on Trumpet and Ben Somers on Sax.




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