I had the opportunity of presenting and filming my show "The Banjo World Of Sean Moyses" in the KulturRaum, Kall, Germany, to a receptive and enthusiastic audience. Assisting me were Clive Fenton (Sousaphone) and Uwe Rössler (Piano), two wonderful musicians I have had the chance of spending much time "on the road" with and developing a strong and understanding musical connection.
Amongst the tunes selected are some real hot arrangements that pay tribute to my banjo idol, Mr. Eddie Peabody. I own one of Eddie's old banjos, a VegaVox 4, which is used on some of his special solo pieces. I also use another "echo of Eddie" here, a Banjoline. This is essentialy an electric banjo with doubled third and forth strings which has a lovely sweet sound. Eddie invented this instrument and recorded two LPs back in the 1950's and the one used here is a Telecaster copy modification that kept me busy in my shed for a few days.
George Formby was my first inspiration to play music when I was a boy and I enjoy his funny old songs. "Fanlight Fanny" , one of his songs I sing here, if from the 1930's and is one of his risque' songs which tells the story of a jazz queen in the West End of London. The uke-banjo I use is a Dallas George Formby model E from 1939.
Thanks to my banjo sponsor Norbert Pietsch for his wonderful Pietsch MasterVox banjos used on this DVD and to Uli and Barbara van Royen who filmed this. Thomas Kuhr invited us to play at this event and for that we are grateful.
So sit back and enjoy our performance and let us do our best to entertain you.