The Coleman family are " The Class of '58 ".
The Class of '58 consists of Howie (Dad) on Guitar/Vocals, Chris (Mam) on Double Bass/Vocals, and their sons Johnny, on Drums/Vocals and Davie on Piano/vocals.
The band, this year, are celebrating 12 years of playing together - and still going strong !! The Class of '58 is probably the most versatile, hard-working and unique bands playing '50's Rock 'n' Roll music today.
Versatile - because their set consists of the whole spectrum of '50's music - Classics, Jive, Doowop,Rockabilly, Boogie Woogie.
Hardworking - because their Gig List is a testament to their desire to put their music out there, which is reflected by how busy they are.
Unique - because the band is made up from all the members of the complete family unit - Mam, Dad,and 2 sons. Where-as it might not be too unusual to come across bands occasionally with siblings, or a relative, or one parent in, an ENTIRE complete family is unique - especially playing '50's Rock 'n' Roll !
Many years ago, a well respected veteran of the music industry christened them, just like the Whitehouse, " The First Family of Rock 'n' Roll "
First - because they were the first entire family to play together, and they paved the way for others to follow, making it more acceptable to promoters to give youngsters a chance to play.
First - because the entertainment they provide is Premier (something they're all very proud of).
Charlie Gracie once said : " They sound like they've been playing together for 40 years ! " - and that was over a decade ago, when the boys were still in Primary school !
The band, over the years, has played extensively throughout Britain and Europe, playing anywhere and everywhere, earning the reputation as a good reliable band that always comes up with the goods !
Whether you want to dance, or just watch the show, this is the band for you, and a great night is guaranteed.
The hills are alive with the sound of music ?
The Von Trapps never sounded like this !