Random - the new line-up


The New Line-Up

Premier English Ceilidh Band

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Welcome to the home of Random, the English Ceilidh Band that has been captivating audiences since 2000! In 2015, we celebrated our 15th anniversary with an exhilarating series of performances at major festivals and Ceilidhs. However, following this milestone, we made the decision to take a well-deserved break.

During our hiatus, changes were afoot. With one member retiring and another relocating far away, rehearsals became challenging. Some of us took the opportunity to embark on new musical ventures. But now, we're back and brimming with excitement!

We're thrilled to introduce our refreshed lineup, featuring the remarkable talents of Penny Kempson-Neumann on Fiddle, Adam Courthold on Drums, and Tyler Kempson-Neumann on Keyboard. Alongside founding member Paul Nye on Melodeons, these exceptional musicians bring renewed energy and creativity to Random.

Paul, with his wealth of experience, has seamlessly passed on the band's distinctive style and tune repertoire to the new members. Together, we're blending tradition with innovation, infusing our performances with new arrangements and original compositions.

Join us on this musical odyssey as we embark on a new chapter with Random. Prepare to be enchanted by our infectious rhythms, spirited melodies, and fresh tunes. Welcome back, Random – let the music play on!

Penny Kempson-Neumann


Penny is a very accomplished musician across many genres, writes & arranges tunes and can be found leading the very youthful band Out of Hand when not playing with Random or studying music at University.

Paul Nye


Since the 1970s, Paul has been playing Melodeon & writing tunes. Has danced with & played for many Morris sides and still is a musician for The Chiltern Hundreds & Chippenham Town Morris.
In the past Paul has played with & led many Ceilidh Bands, many of Randoms' tunes were written by Paul and he continues to add new material.

Adam Courthold


No stranger to the Ceilidh scene, Adam has been playing drums from a very early age, is an accomplished dancer, a former member of NYFTE & son of a well-respected Caller & dancing parents.
He has played with many of the top UK Ceilidh Bands, stood in for others & has seamlessly stepped into the vacated boots of the previous Drummer Roger keeping the 'Rock-Steady' feel to the backline.

Tyler Kempson-Neumann


Multi-instrumentalist, Tyler has joined the band to rhyum and driving bass side of the band, replacing Jack Hogsden & Ian Woledge (Electric and Acoustic Guitars), Dean CLay & Keith Holloway (Bass Guitar).

Between them there is almost 150 years of experience of playing for Ceilidhs in the new, refreshed & revitalised Random - coming to a Ceilidh near you soon!

The Band acknowledges the previous musical leadership & enormous contributions in the first 15 years from both Saul Rose & Roger Smith.

The band would like to thank both Ian Woledge (Guitars) & Keith Holloway (Bass), both from the original line-up, with all their hard work in bringing back the band with the new members and the transition of the band.

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Phone: +44 (0) 7733 084 184

Email: info@random-band.co.uk