The Washboard Resonators

Footstomping blues, ragtime, swing and folk music

This duo of guitar, banjo and washboard play footstomping blues, ragtime, swing and folk like it was on the street corners of America in the 1920s, 30s & 40s. The band has played many gigs, including Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival, C FAB Folk Festival in Lincolnshire and may pubs and bars. This duo is perfect for situations where something acoustic, but energetic and lively is required.





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Jack Amblin

Jack started playing drums at the age of 10 and obtained his 1st Class Honours Degree at Leeds College of Music in 2013. In 2012 Jack performed on a Radio 2 Big Band broadcast with Jazz Show host Clare Teal, and since then has played with artists including: Olly Murs, Sir Tim Rice, Gregory Porter, and Pee Wee Elis (James Browns’ saxophonist). By 2015 Jack had played in over 15 different orchestra pits for major theatre shows and was busy recording personalised drum tracks for clients all over the world from his home studio. He is also a vintage drum collector, mostly comprising of Ludwig drum kits. His biggest inspirations are his first teacher Peter James, Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich. Schooled in many different styles like rock, pop, funk and jazz Jack specialises in vintage music, particularly swing, rock n roll, blues and big band.


Martyn Roper

A full time musician since 2011, Martyn has played over a thousand gigs since his first in 1994. Originally a bass guitarist, he now plays guitar and banjo as a vintage blues solo artist and in Leeds City Stompers with Tom Attah and Jack Amblin. He also plays double bass with the songwriter, Yadig Records artist, UK festival and BBC Radio favourite Serious Sam Barrett. With other bands, Martyn has played in Japan at Fuji Rock Festival and recorded with rock band Gentlemans Pistols. He's played New York and Sweden, with folk and roots band, The Old Time String Band and played in originals and cover bands across the UK, in every conceivable venue type and size.


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