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The Hanepoot Big Band has a standard 18-piece Big Band line-up


- 4 trumpets
- 4 trombones
- 5 saxophones (2 alto, 2 tenor, 1 baritone)
- 5 piece rhythm section (guitar, bass, piano, drums, percussion)

We have only 'original' compositions and our own arrangements of South African 'standards' in the pad. Here's a list of the originals:

 

(the tunes marked *hbb have been specially composed/arranged for the Hanepoot Big Band)
CompositionComposerArranger
Mingepla David Ledbetter *hbbJannie van Tonder *hbb
Stywepap and Bredie David Ledbetter *hbbDavid Ledbetter & Jannie van Tonder *hbb
Playing in Traffic Mertyn Barrow *hbbMertyn Barrow *hbb
1,2,Free,Four Mertyn Barrow *hbbMertyn Barrow *hbb
Blueprints Mertyn Barrow *hbbMertyn Barrow *hbb
Just Stay the Same Mertyn Barrow *hbbMertyn Barrow *hbb
Salt & Vinegar Jannie van Tonder *hbbJannie van Tonder *hbb
Rio de Huesos Doug Armstrong *hbbDoug Armstrong *hbb
Dynamo Doug Armstrong *hbbDoug Armstrong *hbb
Waiting for Phoebe Doug Armstrong *hbbDoug Armstrong *hbb
Firefly's First Tango Doug Armstrong *hbbDoug Armstrong *hbb
Koeksista Doug Armstrong *hbbDoug Armstrong *hbb
The Man with the Hat Doug Armstrong *hbbDoug Armstrong *hbb
Eclipse Kesivan Naidoo*hbbKevin Davidson *hbb
Something Jive Stephen Draper *hbbStephen Draper *hbb
Kalahari Thirst Robbie Jansen Darryl Andrews
Beach Balls Sean Bergin Sean Bergin
Ultreya John Davies John Davies
Snoek Town Mike Campbell Mike Campbell
Nou's Blue* Myles Collins Myles Collins
Donut King* Nick Capocci Nick Capocci
Funk in Deep Freeze Hank Mobley John Davies

Here are some of the South African standards we've arranged with some background about the composers below.

CompositionComposerArranger
The HomecomingDollar BrandJannie van Tonder *hbb
Midnight SkaReginald MsomiJannie van Tonder *hbb
ShebeenHugh MasekelaJannie van Tonder *hbb
JackpotZakes NkosiJannie van Tonder *hbb
1010 SpecialZakes NkosiJannie van Tonder *hbb
Nonto SangomaZakes NkosiJannie van Tonder *hbb
African MarketplaceDollar BrandJannie van Tonder *hbb
Ismite is MightChris McGregorJannie van Tonder *hbb
LangeryErrol DyersJannie van Tonder *hbb
MRADudu PukwanaSean Bergin *hbb
Wedding JoyWinston NyaundaJannie van Tonder *hbb
I Remember BillyKippie MoeketsiJannie van Tonder *hbb
Ntyilo NtyiloAllan SalingaMike Campbell




The Biggish Band:
Saxes: Didier Richards, John Ntshibilikwana, Chris Tokalon, Charl Clayton, Nick Green
Trumpets: Douglas Armstrong, Muneeb Hermans, Siraaj Allen, Lee Thomson
Trombones: Andrew O'Donoghue, Stephen Sokuyeka, Matthew Willis, Jasper Cook
Rhythm (gt, pno, bs, dms, perc): Bruce Muirhead, George Werner, Sidney McKinnon, Simon Annett
 





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