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The Cutlers of Cornwall
"Scrumpy and Western perfection!"

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Who Are The Cutlers of Cornwall?

The Cutlers of Cornwall was formed in October 2007. The band is fronted by Greg 'Timber' Woods, previously with The Cornish Wurzells, who started as The Cutler's tuba player, but has somehow ended up playing the banjo and other strummin' things; Greg also takes the lead vocals. He is followed by Dave 'Scrumpymad' Knightley who is the band's keyboard maestro. As well as providing backing vocals, Dave sings the lead on those songs too high for Greg's vocal range (on account that his pants are very tight!). The trio is completed by Martin 'Tudor' Rose. Martin has taken over Greg's role as tuba player and also sings backing vocals - although not at the same time; Martin also handles lead vocals on songs that are too high-pitched for either Greg or Dave (as he has really tight pants!). The band now has a fourth member - Gerty; a 4ft stuffed Holstien who has become the band's mascot. She has already survived kidnap attempts, zider spillages, and is constantly being asked for a dance; suitors are normally accepted on the condition that they treat her like the true lady she is!

The band released their debut CD The Cutlers At Christmas in December 2007. It featured some of the band's own aural delights such as Rusty The Cowman, Christmas Torn and Christmas as well as four classic Scrumpy & Western evergreens. This went down well and spawned the band's follow-up CD Behind Bars which was released in March 2008. Behind Bars is a mix of Adge Cutler favourites, Cornish Classics and some more of the band's songs such as Sea of Cowpats. Add to this a bit of Benny Hill and George Formby and you will get a flavour of what a night with The Cutlers Of Cornwall would be like - indeed many of the songs featured on Behind Bars form the foundation for their live set. The band's third CD, A Country Life, was released on 30th June 2008. This CD has three Wurzel evergreens, one Cornish Classic - Trelawney, which is the national anthem of Cornwall, a cover of What A Wonderful World included because the band like it - and no less than nine "Cutlers" originals and parodies. This CD breaks new ground for the band, as it is being launched in America through online retailer CD-Baby.

In September 2009, The band released two more album releases - Cutler Country, and album of pure Country & Western music, and a seven-track compilation album entitled Snowflakes Are Kisses From Angels. In the meantime, Greg has taken a solo show on the road under the name Twurzel. In March 2010, the band released the album Old Songs For Young Heroes, a collection of olde time songs to help raise money for the Help For Heroes and The Royal British Legion; although this is a move away from the Scrumpy & Western genre, it does contain the Scrumpy & Western track The Marrow Song.

See the band playing live on this video hosted on YouTube.

The Cutlers Of Cornwall at St Day Inn, St Day, Cornwall

The Cutlers Of Cornwall at St Day Inn, St Day, Cornwall

Gerty providing a particularly moo-ving harmony at the band's latest recording session.

The Cutlers Of Cornwall

The Cutlers of Cornwall Discography



Rusty the Cowman EP

Rusty the Cowman / Christmas / Christmas Torn / If Snowflakes Are Kisses From Angels / I Wish I Was Back On The Farm / Twice Daily (Cutlers Version) / Pill Pill / Drink Up Thy Zider

Dec 2007

Christmas With The Cutlers EP

Rusty the Cowman / Christmas / Christmas Torn / If Snowflakes Are Kisses From Angels

A cut-down reissue of the Rusty the Cowman EP. On sale from the website.

Autumn 2008
CD Albums    

Kelkio 01

Behind Bars

Blackbird / Sea Of Cowpats / Lamorna / Captain Of The Dredger / I Wanna Be Like You / Twice Daily / Little Lize Medley / I Am A Cider Drinker / Snowflakes Are Kisses From Angels / I Wish I Was Back On The Farm / Pill Pill / Combine Harvester / Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In the West) / All Over Mendip / The White Rose / Drink Up Thy Zider

On sale from the website.

1st Mar 2008

Kelkio 02

A Country Life

Country Life / The Champion Dung Spreader / The Miners Wife / A Boar Knows A Thousand Sties / My Threshing Machine / Gisson / Morning Glory / What a Wonderful World / Sea Of Cowpats / Silver Wedding / High On A Hill / Don't Tell I Tell 'Ee / I Likes To Dance / Trelawney

On sale from the website.

check the mp3 clip of High On A Hill taken from this album.

June 2008

Kelkio 03

Telstar: Through The Ages

Its A Sin to Tell A Lie / April Showers / Hello Dolly / Get Me To The Church On Time / Love Letters In The Sand / Fly Me To The Moon / Alexander & Bill / Edelweiss / Lady Is A Tramp / Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree / Welcome To My World / Beyond The Sea / Telstar / Now Is The Hour

The Cutlers' swing album. On sale from the website.

5th March 2009

Kelkio 05

One and All

Lamorna / Let The Lower Lights / Railroad / Faraway / Little Lize - Camborne Hill / The White Rose / Silver Dollar - Abie / The Miners Wife / Cornish Lads / Hail To The Homeland / Gisson / Lily Of The Valley / Old Grey Duck / Country Life / Trelawney

On sale from the website.

check the mp3 clip of Cornish Lads taken from this album.

5th March 2009

Kelkio 06

Cutler Country

Cottonfields / I Recall A Gypsy Woman / Welcome To My World / Broken Marriage Vows / From A Jack To A King / It's A Sin / I Live You Because / Ole Country Boy / Mexican Morn / Condolissa / I Won't Forget You / Yonder Comes / Life Gets Tedious / Hello Mary Lou / Crystal Chandeliers / Gentle Mother

On sale from the website.

check the mp3 clip of Gentle Mother taken from this album.

1st September 2009


Snowflakes Are Kisses From Angels

On sale from the website.

check the mp3 clip of All Lives Are Precious taken from this album.

1st September 2009


Old Song For Young Heroes

Long Way To Tipperary / Pack Up Your Troubles, Tulips From Amsterdam / Down At The Old Bull And Bush, The Marrow Song, Beautiful Doll / Side By Side, Beer Barrel Polka, Keep Right On To the End of the Road, Bye Bye Blackbird, Coming On By Degrees / The Grasshopper, Daisy Daisy / I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles, Down By the Riverside, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Follow the Van / Any Old Iron / I'm Getting Married Medley, Gilly Gilly, The Happy Wanderer, Marzey Doats, Molly Malone (Cockles and Mussels), You Are My Sunshine, Show Me the Way To Go Home

check the mp3 clip of The Marrow Song taken from this album.

March 2010


Behind Bars Again

Due for release in 2010

check the mp3 clip of Frolicking Bullocks taken from this album.


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- Greg Woods
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