12 To The Bar were formed in late 1999 by bass player Graham Johnson, hand picking the best 12 musicians from the Newark and Bingham areas. Some of the musicians he knew from his time spent as a pupil at Toot Hill School, Bingham. Since then the band has played concerts and dances all over the East Midlands. The personnel has changed a little over the years, but the love for the music remains the same. Now, with Geoff Peatfield (drums) at the helm, 12 To The Bar continue to go from strength to strength, with a growing fan base and repertoire.

Current Line Up:

Paula Swann Sully
John Brennan

Iain Dickason - Lead Alto Sax/Clarinet
Katie Lee - Alto Sax/Clarinet
Elizabeth 'Swanno' Markwick - Tenor Sax
Julia Crouch - Baritone Sax

Robin Richards - Lead Trumpet/Flugel
Trevor Burton - Trumpet/Flugel

Colin Smith - Lead Trombone
Ian 'Nes' Markwick - Trombone

Richard 'Dickie' Baker - Piano
Geoff Stenner - Guitar
Matt Carter - String Bass
Geoff Peatfield - Drums