The Hep Chaps are led by David Howarth and John Wallace who met up in the West End of London performing in the stage musical Good Rockin' Tonight. They found a musical empathy in the sound of the 1930s and 40s and formed the duo specializing in self-penned songs with zany lyrics and punchy Swing rhythms. The duo became a trio, a quartet, and finally a 5-piece.
David has played in various bands, and has acted in the original cast of Buddy and Good Rockin' Tonight in the West End. John started up with a The Stargazers who were signed by CBS and had some chart success. From there he played with JoBoxers, The Big Town Playboys, James Taylor Quartet, Little Willy Little Field, Robert Plant - the list goes on.
Together, the Hep Chaps are a tight, authentically swinging outfit... very groovy and very special.