Alterego is a York/Leeds based band playing for Ceilidhs, Concerts and Festivals.
The Band are:
Noel Jackson - Mandolin, guitar, mandola, banjo, bass, vocals. Noel writes most of Alterego's original tunes. He has played in bands since he was 16 years old and has covered many styles from Cabaret to Heavy Metal. Luckily for us he has now settled for upbeat folk music and song.
Steve Jackson - Guitar, melodeon, bass, whistles, flute, vocals. He co-writes the tunes with Noel and composes the music for the original songs. Steve is the real musician of the band and also takes bookings in his own right.
Olga Jackson - bodhran, djembe, occasional English concertina. She also writes most of the original lyrics. Some say not really a musician - just a drummer - and she's just invested in a ukulele so watch out!
Steve Marshall. Guitar, mandola, mandolin, vocals. Steve adds an extra dimension to the band.
Plus occasional guest musicians including Laura Wyles - various whistles,recorders, guitar, ukulele and vocals.
Alterego can often be found lurking at sessions at festivals....
Playing for dances in some unusual places...
...and in some unusual weather conditions!
This is Steve performing solo at Moira Furnace
And the bride wore....
Great dancing shoes!
Thanks for letting us use this Tracy!
The individual band members have been active on the Folk Club scene for many years and are well known in South Derbyshire helping to run both Scrag End Folk Club in Oakthorpe and a brilliant little session at the New Inn, Pegg's Green which moved there after 6 years at the Malt Shovel in Worthington. They also have a long-standing relationship with Moira Furnace Folk Festival where they have been the resident Ceilidh Band (playing as What's the Point?) since the first festival in 2009
This is the band playing as What's the Point at Doncaster Folk Festival...
and also playing as What's the Point at Moira Furnace 2013
...and here are some pictures of Steve being upstaged at Moonbeams in the session tent: