The Quayside Hot Stompers

A popular band which lost its popular singer, Delia Glaister.
Although still playing, the band has not appeared in What's On for over a year

L-R Colin Turner, Barrie Marshall, Geraldine Duckles, Alan Duckles (RIP), Tom Culbert
Photograph by Barrie Marshall 10th September 2009

Band Contact - Tom Culbert (01254 247328)
Please mention 'Fred's Web Site'

Delia Glaister died peacefully in St John's Hospice, Lancaster, on Wednesday 19th March at 11:30am
Alan Duckles also dies peacefully on 13th August 2018

Now rated as leading exponents of classic style jazz of the 1920's. The Quayside Hot Stompers are a group of musicians dedicated to presenting the classic jazz, ragtime and blues compositions of that era as typified by the bands of Joe 0liver, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington and many of the smaller groups which featured musicians from such better known ensembles. The band is named after St. George's Quay, Lancaster, where a duo of Alan Duckles (Cornet/Vocals) and Tom Culbert (Piano) were booked to play. One evening Alan's wife, Geraldine (Banjo) and Barrie Marshall (Clarinet) sat in, and made such a good impression, that they were immediately hired by an enthusiastic landlord to make up a four piece band. A few weeks later Matthew Woodhouse (Tuba/Trombone), joined to complete the Quayside line-up, this all happening in Summer 1992. In 1994 the band members were delighted when vocalist Delia Glaister joined to give the band a new dimension with her renditions of the songs of Bessie Smith and her contemporaries. The Quayside Hot Stompers is led by pianist Tom Culbert who cut his jazz teeth on the London scene in the 1960s with Brian Green, George `Kid' Tidiman's New Era Jazz Band, The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, and the Original Eastside Stompers. Alan Duckles, Barrie Marshall and Delia Glaister are also members of the well-established New Riverside Jazz Band which has done much to promote traditional jazz in Lancaster and the Lake District for many years. Geraldine Duckles took up the banjo in relatively recent years; she gives a solid foundation to the rhythm section. Matthew Woodhouse was formerly a professional trombonist in South Africa under the name Keith Woodhouse. The band has been heard all over the UK from Cornwall to Edinburgh. It has frequently broadcast on Manchester Jazz FM as well as in Wales, Australia and the USA. The Quayside Hot Stompers can be heard playing at the Wagon & Horses, Bent Lane, Leyland on the third Tuesday of every month. Colin Turner (Tuba) has now joined the band and plays most of the gigs with them instead of Matthew.

Jim Fryer joins the Q.H.S. at The Whitewater Hotel

The Quayside Hot Stompers Tape (SOLD OUT)

"Volume 3"

Flat Foot : Where Did You Stay Last Night : St. James Infirmary Blues : Grandpa's Spells : Me And My Gin : Kitchen Man : Messin' Around : I Need You : Anytime : Kiss Me Sweet : You've Got The Right Key : Smokey Mokes : Of All The Wrongs : Piggly Wiggly : Georgia On My Mind : Melancholy Blues : Some Of These Days : I'm Going Away To Wear You Off My Mind

Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm (Tape/CD)

Kansas City Stomps, You've Been A Good Old Wagon, I Ain't Got Nobody, Gatemouth, Mister Jelly Lord, One And Two Blues, Porter's Love Song, Fickle Fay Creep, Jelly Bean Blues, Wa Wa Wa, At A Georgia Camp Meeting, Ten Cents A Dance, Trombone Cholly, Chicago Breakdown, Cheating On Me, This Little Light Of Mine, Shout 'em Aunt Tillie, Temperamental Papa, Cakewalking Babies From Home

Loving .... the music of Clarence Williams (CD) (click here and listen to a demo)

Loving, Mandy make Up Your Mind, I've Got What It Takes, I'm Not Worrying, Walk That Broad, Breeze, Mississippi Blues, Oh Daddy Blues, There's A Blue Ridge Round My Heart, Texas Moaner, Just Wait 'til You See My Baby, Whip Me With Plenty Of Love, Gulf Coast Blues, Sweet Emmaline, Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out, Santa Claus Blues, Baby Won't You Please Come Home, Down Hearted Blues, Shim Sham Shimme Dance, Squeeze Me, Bottom Land, Everybody Loves My Baby

All available from Tom Culbert (01254 247328), please mention this web site


The QHS playing at Pickering Jazz Festival in 2002

You can see more videos of the Quayside Hot Stompers by clicking below

1. Last Mile Blues

3. Burgundy Street Blues

4. Dusty Rag

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