The Dufflebags are a band that range across the generations both in age and in musical influences, but have a timeless folk sound.
Q: How did The Dufflebags come into existence?
Chris is a singer songwriter who was looking for opportunities to perform his own songs and Martyn was already a veteran as far as performing in folk clubs was concerned.
Both of Chris' sons Sean and Jo also started to learn to play guitar and from there the seeds of the band were formed.
Chris would write the songs and present them to Martyn and he would breathe life into them with his own interpretation by way of playing or singing.
Paul, the owner of the local Village Inn in Exeter is a firm supporter of the local music scene and asked if we had a band and wanted to play and the answer was yes to both.
The band line-up
So now we're Martyn on guitar, mandolin and mandocello, Chris on guitar, Sean on lead guitar, Jo on bass and Graham Pickard joined us on drums.
Q: How did you come up with the band's name?
So it was by chance and under pressure for a quick answer!
Q: Which three words best describe your music?
Q: Tell us about the track you've chosen to demo.
Q: What do you think of the current music scene?
Taking in the scenery from on high
Q: What's your most memorable gig so far?
Q: Whose records are in your collection?
Q: If you could have three guests to dinner who would it be?
Q: Complete the sentence "when we become famous..."
Q: In your own words, sell yourself.
last updated: 04/07/2008 at 15:56