Lady and the Dukes are a group of like minded musicians from the south coast of England, with a passion for recreating well known classic tunes and presenting them in their own eccentric and exciting styles.
Lewis Harding (Gtr), Rob "Duke" Henderson (Piano) and the stunning vocals provided by our leading lady, Lauren Ross were asked to form a vintage style Jazz trio for a short run of gigs. By popular demand this short tour was extended and the band was expanded to include the fabulous Matt "Earl" Grey on double bass - his house/dance music background bringing yet another dimension to the group, and his versatility and musical flare make him one of the most talented bass players from the South Coast. In 2017 the group were honoured to welcome Sir Rod Coombes (our famous Duke to date) to the drum kit.
Rod has played drums professionally since he was 17, when he joined singer Lulu's backing band The Luvvers. He played with the Jeff Beck Group and blues rock band Juicy Lucy before joining Stealers Wheel for their eponymous first album (which spawned the million seller "Stuck in the Middle With You"). In 1973 Rod joined Strawbs, with whom he stayed until after the release of the 1977 album Burning for You.
With Rods vast experience and quality of musicianship he is a real asset to the band, we are proud to have him as a Duke.
What a night, what a band! Your energy is infectious which meant everybody was up on the dance floor. All the guests are crazy about you guys, thank you for a night to remember - Lizi