Phil Preen

Phil Preen

The Bang On The Wall Band

The Bang On The Wall Band is an English ceilidh and barn dance band originally based in Loughborough, now with members in Nottingham, Loughborough and Leicester. The band plays for barn dances, weddings, charity fund-raising events, festival ceilidhs, etc...

Martin Wildig and I formed The Bang On The Wall Band in 1997 after The Acme Dance Company folded. The current band line-up usually consists of Neil Cadwallader (guitar) and Michael Scrivens (bass) as well as Martin (Melodeon) and myself (percussion). We do have a few regular deps who stand-in when one of us is not available including: Bob Rushton (bass), Stuart Mee (drums), Peter Smale (guitar), ...

The band works with a number of different callers. Our main regular caller nowadays is Laz Gilbert. I also occasionally call the dances.

If you would like to book the band for your event, please visit the band website and follow the link to the bookings page.