The Scallywags are based in West London and are known for mixing great music with
as much fun and silliness as they can cram into every gig they play! The Scallywags
have been playing together for over 10 years, anything from the Rolling Stones to
Britney Spears (not often!)
The band are all close friends and love to have a laugh on (and off) stage...
Dave is a founding member of the Scallywags. He is infamous for his happy countenance
(see picture). Thankfully he no longer glares at us over his glasses when the rest
of the band makes mistakes... because he dropped them once and was unable to find
them! (No complaints from us there... Unless its his turn to drive!)
With saying all that... Dave is the Scally’s rhythm man and does exactly what the
band needs to embellish and colour the songs we play to truly find that Scally sound
Dave is always very keen to encourage Phil to play saxophone - only because it gives
him an opportunity to play bass (like in this picture! “ffs Dave it’s mine” - Phil)
Dave - Guitar, Bass & Backing Vocals
Well what can we say... Well, anything frankly, and Alan will believe us!
Alan’s singing and drumming talents know no bounds and he constantly amazes on-lookers
with his ability to sing and move his hands and feet at the same time... This doesn’t
go down well in the local library where he lives, but is great at gigs!
Alan also sings a wicked harmony when required and we keep a monkey wrench handy
to help with the high notes!
Alan is well known for his ability to buy a varied and ostentatious array of shirts...
As long as they are striped. His claim to fame was being mistaken for a deck chair
by 2 amorous naked lovers on the beach at Brighton!
Alan - Drums and Lead Vocals
Uncle John! Captain Concentration.. Founding member John has so many names - but
we can’t risk listing any of the others!!!
John rarely makes a mistake, but when a duff note or two is heard, you will always
see him look at his amp to confirm that any error was due to technology - not him
John’s sense of humour is just as important to the Scallys as his lead guitar playing.
However, we’d much rather hear John’s rippin’ rock solos than yet another dirty joke
about Popeye’s girlfriend... And just don’t ask him what the meaning of “Molly’s
Johnny B (Good!) - Guitar & Backing Vocals
With playing Bass, Saxophones, Keyboard, Tambourine, singing Lead and Backing vocals
- we would like to say that Phil is the most versatile and talented musician of the
Scallys. We would like to say that... but we can’t.
Phil is always very popular with the management of the establishments the Scallys
play because of the amount of beer he consumes during the evening. Phil brings a
certain uniqueness to the Scallys, with his solid and dynamic bass playing, emotive,
moody sax playing and mix of lead and backing vocals. He always seems happiest singing
harmonies to complement Alan’s lead vocal.
Phil - Bass, Saxes and Lead Vocals
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