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There are several variants on the story, but his immediate family used the name "Scan" and he used it when advertising himself as a musician. He spent most of life in the area north of Brightonplaying Anglo concertinabandoneonmelodeon and fiddle. Both his older brother, Trayton and a younger brother, Will played concertina. Parish records of the school suggest he was born inbut he claimed it was At his father's pubthe Green Man at Horsted Keynes he learned step-dancing.
He danced and played at weddings, harvest suppers and pubs with his elder brother and other local musicians. When visiting the hop fields of Kent he earned more money from playing concertina and dancing than he could have earned by pulling hops.
There would be contests for dancing in the hop fields, including gypsy dancers, and he generally won the prize - a gallon of beer. After the First World War he formed a "jazz band" - that is a country dance band that included a full drum kit.
It was called Tester's Imperial Band. It was an oversized concertina, with a full deep sound, excellent for un-amplified playing. By the s the instrument was no longer manufactured. Reg Hall was active in the s, collecting tunes and encouraging traditional musicians. Hall met Tester inafter Mervyn Plunkett discovered Tester and brought him to the attention of Hall. Tester went on to play at the Royal Festival Hall Cowboy Of Rue St.
Germaine - Bob Ruzicka - Fresh Tracks big hotels. They were not made in the recording studio. However they did capture a style that was nearly lost altogether. When Rod Stradling heard him play, he was inspired to form a series of bands to play the old style music. Of these, the Old Swan Band still thrives. Tester's death was reported in the Mid Sussex Times on 11 May From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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