Celebrating over 30 years


The Starving Rascals are a five piece, versatile and highly-talented band playing a wide range and variety of great music to please and satisfy the tastes of even the most discerning punter.

Originally formed more than thirty years ago, the band has developed into, and established its reputation as one of the best bands in the area.

The Rascals’ repertoire ranges from hard-hitting classic rock music, soul, funk and more contemporary songs. All are performed to a very high standard, with great feeling, passion and a good helping of a’ la Rascals’ magic.  One of the main criteria for including any song in the set list is:- “Can you dance to it?” This alone, has helped to make the Starving Rascals a truly great “Party Band”.

With all five members of the band able to sing, one of the great strengths of the Rascals is their ability to create a full and harmonious vocal sound, which is often lacking with live bands.

If it’s great music and atmosphere you crave …. if you want to dance all night or just tap your feet to the beat …

… you’ll be hard pushed to find a better band than The Starving Rascals.

The Rascals’s diverse repertoire features songs from: The Beatles, Brian Setzer, Bryan Adams, Cockney Rebel, Chuck Berry, The Cult, The Darkness, David Bowie, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Doobie Brothers, Eagles, Elvis, Fleetwood Mac, Free, Kaiser Chiefs, Killers, Kings of Leon, Kinks, The Knack, Lenny Kravitz, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Oasis, Paul Simon, Primal Scream,  Prince, Queen, Ram Jam, REEF, Rolling Stones, Squeeze, Status Quo, Stereophonics, Stevie Wonder, Tears for Fears, Thin Lizzy, Tom Petty,  The Trammps, Travelling Wilburys, T Rex, U2, UFO, Undertones, Van Morrison, Wheatus, The Who, Wild Cherry, Wilson Picket, Wishbone Ash, ZZ Top and many more

The Band

Andrew Abberley (Abbz)
Lead Guitar Backing Vocals
Phil Maggs
Drums Backing Vocals
Martin Oakley
Lead Vocals Guitars
Pete Haynes
Lead Vocals Bass Guitars
Julie Kimber