Chris started to learn piano before he was 5.He joined in with the skiffle revolution in his teens and then played with a Trad Jazz Band at 18, later a Modern Jazz Quartet. After getting married he immediately joined a "Pop" Group, playing residencies in Mecca ballrooms all over the country. Played Hammond Organ, Electric Piano and Flute. As late as 2012 he joined in with some jamming with ukulele. He now plays ukulele and keyboards.
Jon started playing guitar at 6 years – an old jazz f-hole Mum bought at a jumble sale for £6. His music roots are in folk music and blues and he also plays in a traditional English Folk Dance Band. Took up ukulele in 2009 and took some courses in London at ‘Duke of Uke’. Just loves this little instrument to bits.
Gerri was an original member of Yester'Ukes who then decided to spend more time on some of her other vintage music projects. When the opportunity came to re-join she was delighted to be able to bring her experiences and enthusiasm to Yester'Ukes once again!!!
Vic started playing guitar and tea-chest bass in a skiffle group when he was 14 years old, and has since played and sung in many rock 'n' roll bands, blues bands. He heard about Yester'Ukes and came along for a jam - liked the sound and stayed. Now playing bass and harmonica.
The band members remember with fondness their founder members, Alan, Michael and Rita; they have moved from Essex - but are always welcome to join us on stage for a jam down Memory Lane!!!