Honey Bee Blues Club


The Telephones formed in Derby in 2006, playing cafe bars and pubs, and supporting touring artists (John Power, My Drug Hell, Mark Morris), before recording their debut ‘The Bridge’ in 2008. A chance meeting at a festival led to Jim Widdop (lead guitar) joining founder member Andy Richardson (vocals / guitar, and Lee Horsely – Keys / Hammond organ,Jay Marriott  Paul Whitingtom bass and Glen Price drums)  in 2013.
 Rob Manners – bass and vocals, and Tris Alsbury – drums  joined in 2015, as other  members left because of  job relocation or family needs taking priority.
Jim and Andy co-wrote  Telephones’ classic ‘Hummingbyrd B/w Amsterdam’ (2015, PPAJ Records) and the line up settled.
Many gigs and festivals later, the band recorded their 2nd Album ‘Prosaic Turbulence’ (Billywitch) during lockdown, and released  in 2022. The album got favourable reviews (Shindig ‘ Shimmering Guitar Pop Classicism’; **** ).
In 2022, drummer Dominic Dillon (drums) joined to replace Tris who is concentrating on other musical adventures, and Rob Wakelin was handed bass duties over to him by Rob Manners who has started another musical project.