Moxy Garbanzo (Funky Eclectic Eastern Folk)
Andy Kirkham – voice, guitar
Writer and arranger of many of the band’s tunes Andy works as a solo singer/songwriter playing eastern folk, African tunes and original pieces. He has collaborated with Hugh Stanners in the Eastern European influenced band Klunk.
He also performs as a classical guitarist and in the trio Eastern Straynotes playing jazz from the 30s & 40s.
Hugh Stanners – accordion, flugelhorn
Hugh has played in bands since he was knee high to a grasshopper and has played with various outfits covering a variety of styles including World and Roots music, Jazz and Americana. During this time he studied Music at the Royal Academy and at Kingston University with Andy Kirkham.
After playing trumpet/flugel, piano and keyboards Hugh took up accordion. He has since collaborated with Andy Kirkham and others on Eastern European influenced projects, including the popular Klunk and Pinky Umbrella, leading to the current Moxy Garbanzo extravaganza. Hugh also plays with the popular local combo, The Vagaband