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THE DORSET RATS

This was one of the first of Dr. Busker's first bands. It was formed by exhibitors at Dorset Steam Fair in 1995 and over the years has appeared with many  different line ups. Some of the original members still appear from time to time although these days due to us all getting older (indeed some are no longer with us)  the band is smaller in number. The Dorset Rats are divided into two main areas, the Northern Division (based in Yorkshire) and the Southern Division (based in  the south). Both groups combine to perform at the Dorset Steam Fair.


THE QUACK DOCTORS

Better known as simply, the Quacks.  This  band  perform  with  Dr. Busker  at Gigs in the East and Midlands. 
 Comprising usually of  Bedbug and June, Vic and Phil, Budgie and Mary.
Three main themes are used during their shows, Victorians, Pirates and the 1920's.


THE VILLAGE IDIOTS

The village in Question is Orlingbury in Northamptonshire. This band perform mainly in the Northants Bedfordshire area.
They are well known for being great supporters of real ale festivals and also appear in many guises including;
Explorers theme, Pirate theme, Victorians and of course Village Yokels.


THE  SKALLYWAGS
This small band, usually a trio, perform various shows and steam rallies especially where there is limited space or the client has requested a smaller band.
The usual line up includes Mrs Busker, Dave and sometimes other members of  Buskers family. They are fond of country pubs and countryside events.

OTHER

Other people who should be mentioned here, turn out to various shows.
Soapy, Les, Santa Dave, Sarah and Steve (Harry) Harrison to mention but a few. And yes, My Family help out now and then as well.

Dr. Busker also performs solo piano gigs in a 'Honky Tonk' style, and occasionally with his accordion.
He always appears in period costume and tailors the  outfit  to  suit  the  event  at  which  he  is  appearing.
Solo  performances  are  popular,  especially  with  historical  re-enactor  events and  open  air  museums.