what they said

"I just wanted to say a colossal thank you for playing at our wedding on the 28th May 2011. We have had huge compliments from our guests saying that it was the most fun that they can remember having at a wedding. A number of guests have asked for your contact details which we have gladly and proudly handed over to them. Thanks guys for making our evening so special and entertaining. We wish you all the very best for the future and look forward to an occasion when we can use you again!" (L&D, Somerset)

"An enormous thank you for coming and playing at our wedding. You guys were absolutely fantastic. You had all ages dancing and sweating with joy! We’ve had so many comments saying that you were the best celiedh band they had seen. Totally brilliant and you made our reception truly fun! Loved it! P.S. Hope you got some of the buffet food." (S & P, Bath)

"Just wanted to say a big thank you to the Molecatchers for a fantastic night last night. Everyone had a really good time and it was so great to see everyone up and dancing. Lots of people are saying we will have to make it an annual event so you may well hear from me again!!" (C, Bristol)

"Dear Old Codgers, I bet you can't guess who I bumped into at the opticians last week. Neither can I!" (Mrs Trellis, North Wales)

"Dear Richard, Thanks for a great evening and we really enjoyed your playing. So many of our guests said how much they appreciated a live band. Hope things go well for Molecatchers! Thanks again."
(G & L, Nailsea)

"I'm so glad you exist!" (KM, Southville)

"...we wanted to say thank you so much for last night. You were absolutely brilliant. The pitch was perfect for the crowd, and everyone was raving about it afterwards. I hope you enjoyed the evening too. It's been a real pleasure dealing with you, and I really appreciate everything from your communication to your musicianship. Anyway, I'll put this on your site once I've cracked the code. Many, many thanks. All the best," (K, Bristol)

"Just a note to thank you for the fantastic job you did last Saturday. Everyone said how much they enjoyed themselves and how good the band was. Practically everyone got up to dance at some time during the evening, and that's no mean feat! It was great to look around and see our guests laughing and enjoying themselves. Thanks also to your caller for being so helpful and patient with the adults, and especially with the children. It meant that they were able to join in and enjoy themselves too. I can understand why Ken and Julie recommended The Molecatchers, and we will have no hesitation in recommending you too. Thanks again." (L & M, Bristol)












Jim (accordion)


Jim once lived on a boat, and survived by catching items that floated past in the river. Having been raised by a family of otters, this quasi-aquatic existence suited Jim well. Jim sometimes plays accordion with finesse and vigour.

Jenny (fiddle)


Expert fiddler Jenny trained in the Irish style, but is slowly getting over it. Rarely out of tune, she plays lyrical top-lines and lush harmonic accompaniments.

Dave (rhythm guitar)


Dave is no stranger to the rock'n'roll lifestyle. Not only Molecatchers rhythm-man, he was also once bassist for Bristol Indie-Pop combo The Hi-Life Companion. Dave is tall and stands out in a crowd. This can be a disadvantage, since Dave is wanted by the Folk Police for crimes against traditional music.

Richard (mandolin, guitar)


Richard plays the mandolin because it's easier to carry around than a guitar. His mandolin adds a pointless plink-plink sound to the band's sonic soundscape. Sometimes he plays notes so high in pitch that only dogs and bats can hear them.

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