Bully Wee Band

19th January 2023 - 8pm

A classically trained violinist from the age of 7, by the age of 18 Ian was a member of the Irish style folk band Hockett.  Around 1972 they were asked to provide the music for the now cult movie 'The Wicker Man'.  Ian can be seen in several scenes and even though his scrapings do accompany Brit Ekland's naked gyrations, much to his youthful disappointment he wasn't actually present during the shooting.

He joined the Bully Wee Band in 1975 and appears on all five of their albums.

He is a member of the Kent based band the Hot Rats and once a year tours alongside such notables as Peter Knight (Steeleye Span), Phil Beer (Show Of Hands), Brian McNeill (Battlefield Band) and many others of the country's top fiddle players as The Feast Of Fiddles.

In recent months he has been involved in collaborations with legendary leader of the Strawbs Dave Cousins, and features on his new solo album 'The Boy In The Sailor Suit', due for release in June 2007.

Ian's has appeared on all seven Bully Wee Band albums, his discography apart from that is:

1976      -      'Son of Morris On' with Ashley Hutchings
1983      -      'Face To Face' with Colin Reece
1990 to '03 - Three albums with the Hot Rats
2000      -      'Slaughterhouse' Ian Cutler solo album
2001 to '06 - Four albums with the Feast of Fiddles
2003      -      'Slaughterhouse Live' with the Slaughterhouse Band
2013      -      'Wizard's Walk' with Doug Hudson


Being a teenager during the early sixties, Colin's only ambition was to be involved somehow in music.

In 1963 he met up with brothers Jim and John Yardley, and together they formed a typical guitar based group of the time called the Spectrum.  No great waves were made but the group was an excellent vehicle for forging the powerful harmonies which were to become the trade mark of the very early Bully Wee Band.

By 1969 Colin, having become fascinated with the Dylan/Donovan/S & G etc folk revival, had teamed up with London based traditional singer Jo Vincent.  Jo and her husband Bill taught Colin pretty much everything one needed to know about the early seventies folk club circuit, but in 1971 he split to reunite with Jim and John Yardley and form the Bully Wee Band.

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