Alhambra – Pete Lister and John Lee have been good friends since meeting each other at folk clubs in the 60s Pete has played guitar since skiffle days and John was a drummer in the Hogs Back ceilidh band in Guildford where they both danced with Pilgrim Morris.
During the 70s they became inspired by Music Hall and developed their own act which had audiences ricocheting from the sentimental to helpless laughter.
They were joined by the lofty Andy Airey (Giant from the North) in October 2000. Andy is a writer and performer of monologues from Worksop, Notts. This was the missing link that finally produced Alhambra, well loved on the festival scene, their performance has timeless appeal for all ages.
We have performed at several venues over the last 5 or 6 years in pubs festivals Village Halls and at Old Time Music Halls. There are three of us, two who sing mainly Old time Music Hall songs and other songs ranging from Victorian, Edwardian through to the variety period, including first and second world Wartime songs. The third one of us generally recites monologues and is an excellent MC. Within our programme we may include audience participation items including a small pantomime
Some of the local pubs they’ve played at:
The Lamb Inn, Silverton,The Northbridge Inn Exeter, The Double Locks Exeter, The Ring of Bells Cheriton Fitzpaine, The Anchor Exebridge.