The Lex Pistols – Sun, 30th of Jun

The Lex Pistols + Paul McIsaac support

Waikato Commerce Club, 197 Collingwood Street, Hamilton. 4.30-7.30 | Adm. $20 public or $15 members

The band was formed 25 years ago and originally all the players were lawyers (Lex = law in Latin). The lineup has changed over the years and there is now only 1 practicing lawyer. The current Lex Pistols line-up is: John Holmes (the only practising lawyer left in the band) on trumpet, Carlos Palmer on clarinet/tenor sax, Bill McNicoll on banjo, Bryan Holden on string bass/electric bass and Jack McCulloch on drums.The band has played at many jazz festivals, mainly in Whangarei and Bay of Islands. We specialise in weddings, parties (especially garden), boat launchings, anniversaries, openings etc. In short, any occasion that wants a lively fun band.

Bring your dancing shoes, for some Dixie style fun!


  1. What a fabulous night. I am a founder member of the club and life member and have missed very few meetings since the first in March 1984, but there was another first last when the Lex Pistols left the stage to a “Standing Ovation”. I’m prepared to admit that my liking for Dixieland is partly due to my teenage years when Barber, Ball and Bilk reigned supreme on the UK hit parade in the 1950’s. But it must be an indicator to the music that the club needs to provide in order to get “more bums on seats”.

  2. I believe my father played trumpet in this band in the late 80s early 90s. He was a good friend of John Geddes. His name was David Woodward. I am estranged from his family and would like to know a bit about him. From what I understand he liked a good time. I’d love to hear some fond memories of him in hope I could have a better understanding of him. Please feel free to email if you knew him.

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