Hildy is a direct descendant of an associate of Atlantic City's notorious Nucky Johnson...she comes by her Prohibition roots honestly. When not looking for new songs to perform, Hildy spends her time looking for new and better outfits to wear onstage...remember it's better to look good than feel good!
Johnny Peppers Peppercraft
Electrician, Behavioral Biologist, Musician and Wildlife Trainer: specializing in mink, ermine and beaver, combining aroma therapy and physical therapy for incomparable results. Winter mountaineering guide "off piste" in the Italian Alps, Switzerland, France and Austria. Mr. Peppers plays the upright bass, bass saxophone, contra bass saxophone and bass banjo, which he built himself.
With the untimely passing of Eddie Lang, Louis slipped in as Bing Crosby’s full time guitar player. Things went well with Bing until the war broke out. That’s when Louis went to France and joined the French resistance, playing occasional gigs with Stéphane Grappelli. After the war, Louis worked on his tan and changed his name to Freddy Green and sat in with the likes of Fats Waller and Benny Goodman. As the big band era faded and the British invasion began, Freddy changed his name back to Louis and went to India to find enlightenment. When the Beatles showed up, he knew it was time to go deeper underground. After perfecting suspended animation, Louis emerged from his self-exile in the new millennium and now hangs with Hildy & The Peptones playing guitar and banjo.
Paul fell out of a nest of deafening electric savages on to a dance floor where he learned how to hold a girl and find the beat with his feet in a crowd dancing to hot jazz. While being marinated in this swirl of swinging bodies, he learned enough songs and met enough talented souls to play music for the natives he was dancing with. He started out hammering away on the archtop guitar struggling to be heard among blasting trumpets and tubas, and then he moved on to the singing reeds of saxophones and clarinet. He's been running around dance floors hollering and swinging guitars and horns ever since.