The Brewery Band

Bristol & Somerset based Ceilidh and Barn Dance Band

Meet the Band

The Brewery Band has a wealth of experience playing mainly English dance music – bouncy, driving and lively – and is equally happy playing both for ceilidhs/barn dances and country dance clubs.

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The line-up is …

Dave Byett – melodeons – has played for nearly every kind of traditional English dance, and was musical director for NYFTE (National Youth Folklore Troupe of England) for several years;
Nigel Hall – mandolin, cittern, guitar – also plays with Pendragon, Rapscallion and Old Fox Band;
Helen Brock – fiddle – studied violin at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama;
Andy Brewer – bass – ex. Dr Bowser’s Brown Bowel Oil Band and Brewer’s Troupe;
Glyn Owen – drums and all things percussive.

Bookings & Enquiries

The band is based in the Bristol and Somerset area and works with experienced local callers. The size of the band can be tailored to suit the event, venue and budget and the band will provide a full PA system to suit.

Get in touch


“Thank you for a brilliant performance last weekend – it was a great start to the summer of music at Tyntesfield House! We would love to have you back at Tyntesfield next year.”

“Just a quick message from Joe and me to say a massive thank you to the band for providing such fabulous entertainment for our wedding. The music was pacy and lively. So many of our guests commented on how great you were, you helped to make it a memorable evening.”

“Andras and I would like to express our heartfelt thanks for making our evening absolutely wonderful! Everyone commented on (and still talk about) how fantastic you were and what a great time we all had.”

“Thanks Dave to you and all your musicians for a great ceilidh, super music – made me proud”

“I just wanted to say a HUGE THANKS for the weekend. What a brilliant, brilliant night with great music! I had so many warm wishes from people afterwards saying how great they thought you were. I am totally thrilled that you were able to play for me, I can’t say thanks enough”

“I would like to send a heartfelt thanks to the musicians who played at my party. The evening was all that I had hoped it would be. I had lots of comments about how much my friends enjoyed themselves, and that was mainly down to you guys. I am so grateful”