Band Members

Geoff Varrall – is leader of the band, playing trumpet and Flugel horn. Geoff has many years’ experience of function band playing but is also a capable jazz soloist and improviser with a warm lyrical sound that has delighted countless jazz and good music enthusiasts through his musical career.
You can book the band by contacting Geoff.

Andy Robinson – Andy is one of the most respected jazz guitarists presently working in London, using a seven string guitar to help create the unique sound that makes Fascinating Rhythm special. Andy regularly plays in West End shows and has appeared with the Royal Shakespeare Company. If you are interested in music technology, particularly transcription programmes, visit his web site at

Rog Thomson – Double Bass, A founder member of Fascinating Rhythm with Andy, and Geoff, Rog has an encyclopedic knowledge of all types of music including jazz and a huge eclectic collection of jazz and classical vinyl and CDs. When not working with Fascinating Rhythm, Rog is an executive director of James Brown Management, an international classical music artist management company.

Frances Thomson – has a natural predilection for performing poignant songs of hurt and heartbreak, but she is always happy to channel her inner Ella and scat up a storm with high-octane numbers from the great masters of the American Songbook.  When not singing with Fascinating Rhythm, she puts her improvisational skills to use on a daily basis as a qualified music therapist.