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was Adge's original banjo and guitar player, and the longest serving
member of the original band, apart from Adge himself. He left the
band in 1974, only months before Adge died. He only wrote two songs
recorded by The Wurzels - Drunk Again with John
Macey, and Mother Nature Calling with
was also the butt of much of Adge's on-stage humour, described as
man who put the 'Sod' in Chipping Sodbury" (although this
was also applied to describe John Macey), the "Engelbert
'Umperdinck of West 'Arptree", and as "Snake'ips
Quantrill, the Elvis Presley of Chewton Mendip".
was - and indeed still is - a well-known jazz musician in the Bristol
area. He currently runs the Warmley Jazz Club,
in Warmley just outside Bristol, putting on weekly jazz nights at
the Warmley Community Centre (they were formerly at the Midnight
Spinner pub in Warmley) on a Wednesday night. Previously he also
fronted the Reg Quantrill Quartet who gigged around
the Bristol and area jazz scene.
to the Internet
Movie Database, he appeared in the 1995 TV mini-series
Little Lord Fauntleroy playing a character
called Smithers. I have been unable to ascertain whether this was
indeed 'our' reg, or another Reg Quantrill.
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