My Mate’s Band at The Maze, Nottingham 2016 featuring David Atkins (guitar & vocals)

Who is in My Mate’s Band?

Award-winning songwriter, Joe Champion and various friends performing a selection of his original songs in abnormal, complex, odd and weird time signatures.  The line-up varies to suit people’s needs, styles, preferences and availability.

With Roj Whitham, My Mate’s Band create funky jazzed up raggabilly folk versions of Joe’s songs.


My Mate’s Band at The Maze, Nottingham 2016 featuring David Atkins (guitar & vocals) & Sheva Drive (harmonica).

What songs do they play?

At the moment the set-lists include some of the following.. Out of my Box, Fracking Hell, Usery, Only Human, Joe Strummer Sang, Joe Strummer’s Guitar, Ignore Alien Orders, Strummerville Dot Com, Upside Down, Rise, It’s not impossible, Wonderful Time, and Awesome

Open mics, gigs, Festivals, & Music workshops

At the moment My Mate’s Band are aiming to perform approximately once a month.

My Mate’s Band at Matlock Bath Music Festival 2016 featuring David Atkins (guitar & vocals)


My Mate’s Band at The Hop Merchant, Nottingham 2016 featuring David Atkins (guitar & vocals) & Sheva Drive (harmonica).

Next Steps…

Can be difficult. Definitely different. Abnormal, complex, odd and weird! Yummy naughty magic time signatures. It’s been a long journey. Almost there.
Now’s the best time to join.

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