We are Dr Butler’s Hatstand Medicine Band, a travelling troupe of musicological minstrels, peddling our unique good-time tonic to all four corners of the land. Made from a secret combination of folk herbs and blues spices. A sprinkle of ragtime, a dash of swing, a blend of spiritual and gospel essences, a pinch of the oldest of old-time melodies, a slither of bluegrass and a teaspoon of Vaudevillian and Music Hall showoffery; all whisked together with the most esoteric of folk rhythms.
The result is a surpassingly melodious music which is replete with tones of joy, wonder and fulfilment. This harmonic medicine is a natural aid to titillation and is a guaranteed restorer of vitality, vim and vigour.
Allow us present our encyclopaedic range of good-time rags and reels, tongue twisters, show stoppers, sight stealers and life changers. Music for foot stomping and toe tickling that joins hearts with flesh whilst invigorating the thinking mind.
We stand before you as harbingers of gentility, bearers of ingenuity, possessors of conviviality, enhancers and champions of upright and virtuous behaviour and caretakers of chivalric honour.
***As a morally good band our presentations are entirely exempt from the vulgarities and other objectionable features which have hitherto characterised similar musical extravaganzas.