Richard Exall's Shooting Stars!

The HOTTEST and most versatile 6-piece jazz outfit under the stars!


Richard Exall : England, Peter Rudeforth : Wales, and John Service : Scotland.... The British Lions of jazz!


The Shooting Stars were formed in 2008 to perform at The Carriage House for what was hoped to be the beginning of regular jazz concerts throughout the year. The front-line, having worked together in the Big Chris Barber Band, share a love and respect of all forms of jazz but have their roots firmly planted in the vintage, golden period of jazz history. The band benefits from it's unique position of being a relatively young group of musicians with an extremely deep and varied collective wealth of experience, and between them have probably played at every major concert venue and jazz event in Europe. Musically, The Shooting Stars are mostly at home playing the beautiful melodies and stomping jazz from the 20's 30's and 40's, where they can exploit the bands virtuosity, with exciting solos and tight ensemble passages.

Richard Exall.........clarinet, saxophones and vocals

Peter Rudeforth.......trumpet, flugelhorn and vocals

John Service..........trombone and vocals

Tom 'Spats' Langham...banjo, guitar and vocals

Malcolm Sked..........sousaphone and double bass

John Sutton...........drums and percussion

Our new CD is here!!!!!

The Shooting Stars performed the first ever jazz concert for the Raunds Music Festival on Sunday 17th May. The Saxon Hall in Raunds was well attended and we hope that the Raunds Music Festival will continue to include jazz in its future events. Many thanks to the Festival organisers for running such a successful weekend, we are all looking forward to next year!

The very next day The Shooting Stars squeezed a four hour recording session into a Monday morning before John Service had to take his return flight from Luton airport. As a result we have recorded some lively and exciting music which is now available on compact disc.

Richard Exall's Shooting Stars. Rocketing to Obscurity!

Is now available for the price of 10.


The Shooting Stars

Clarinet Marmalade

Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling

Muskrat Ramble

Sheik of Araby

Hesitatin' Blues

I Never Knew

I Want You To Be My Baby

Big Shoe

Body And Soul

Ory's Creole Trombone

Sweet Sue

Saturday Night Function

Stevedore Stomp

I'm Confessin'

Weary Blues



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