Coming up in December

Traditional Graffiti

at Beatrice Taylor Hall, Hornsby

December 15, 2023

Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7pm

Traditional Graffiti (aka ‘The Trads’) rose from the ashes of the popular Wheeze & Suck Band. The regular personnel are:

  • Ian “The Pump” Macintosh –  guitars, melodeon, vocals.
  • John “Johnny Red Tips” Milce –  percussion, jokes.
  • Brad ‘Stix’ Newhouse – percussion.
  • Nigel “Muddy” Walters –  mandolin, guitar, vocals.
  • Clive ‘Dodger’ McFarland – guitar, vocals.

Nigel and Ian are both solo performers in their own right. Ian is also a prolific songwriter, being awarded the Australian Songwriters Award in 2006 for ‘Rag and Bone’. Nigel is also a member of the duo ‘Cap in Hand’. Ian is a member of Sydney blues trio ‘The RBJ’s, and UK contemporary music trio, ‘TRI’.

John and Ian have a long history of involvement in traditional dance both here in Australia and in the UK, and Traditional Graffiti include threads and themes of the tradition in their repertoire. 

The ‘Trads’ also continue their reputation for fun, and audience participation. As Traditional Graffiti, and Wheeze & Suck Band before, there have been nine albums released, plus various solo albums from Muddy and Pump.

The Trad’s perform at various Folk Festivals in Australia, plus Folk Club and pub appearances. The band perform a mix of English traditional and contemporary folk music, (including some favourites from the Wheezers repertoire), and many self-penned compositions.

You can see and hear previews at:





Bookings are selling fast so don’t delay your booking. Grab your companions, plan your food and table decorations and join us for a great night to say goodbye to 2023.