Railroad Bill

Railroad Bill Skiffle Group was formed in Aberystwyth Wales in 1986. The company has operated both as a busking/ street theatre show and as a venue based touring music act ever since.

They play downhome, uptempo skiffle music blended with gentle comedy using instruments like washboard, tea chest, kazoo and ukulele. Dan Nichols, Chris Walker and Andy Baillie have been with the band since it started, beginning as students. Newer member John Liepins has been involved for around 4 years.

Dan has been events programmer for Cardiff Festival since 2005 and also runs many festivals and events as a freelance. He was also Sid Life Crisis in comedy dadpunk band Punks Not Dad. Chris also appeared in Punks Not Dad as Joe Strimmer.  Andy is Cardiff’s leading lindyhop dancer, teacher and fop around town. John is Latvian and looks a bit like Peter Gabriel.  

Performance Styles

  • Walkabouts
  • Shows
  • Music