The Starving Rascals are a five piece, versatile and highly-talented band playing a wide range and variety of great music to please and satisfy the tastes of even the most discerning punter.

Originally formed more than twenty years ago, there have been numerous changes to the band line-up, the most recent being the change to our lead guitarist with the introduction of Brian Tatler. Over these years the band has developed into, and established its reputation as one of the best bands in the area.

The Rascals’ repertoire ranges from hard-hitting classic rock music to 50’s swing, soul, funk and more contemporary songs. All are performed to a very high standard, with great feeling, passion and a good helping of a’ la Rascals’ magic. (See the set list below for more details.) One of the main criteria for including any song in the set list is:- “Can you dance to it?” This alone, has helped to make the Starving Rascals a truly great “Party Band”.

With all five members of the band able to sing, one of the great strengths of the Rascals is their ability to create a full and harmonious vocal sound, which is often lacking with live bands.

If it’s great music and atmosphere you crave .... if you want to dance all night or just tap your feet to the beat ...
... you’ll be hard pushed to find a better band than The Starving Rascals.

The Rascals's diverse repertoire features songs from:-
The Beatles, Brian Ferry, Brian Setzer, Cockney Rebel, Cult, Darkness, David Bowie, Doobie Brothers, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Four Tops, Free, Kaiser Chiefs, Kings of Leon, Kinks, The Knack, Lenny Kravitz, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Prince, Queen, Rolling Stones, Small Faces, Squeeze, Status Quo, Stevie Wonder, Tears for Fears, Temptations, Thin Lizzy, Tramps, Travelling Wilburys, T Rex, U2, UFO, Van Morrison, Wheatus, Wild Cherry, Wilson Picket, Wishbone Ash, ZZ Top and many more

Martin Oakley
Lead Vocals
Pete Cartwright
Wind-synth, Percussion
Backing Vocals
Phil Maggs
Backing Vocals
Brian Tatler
Lead Guitar
Backing Vocals
Pete Haynes
Lead Vocals
Bass Guitars
photos by Phil Riley


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