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A new band lead by composer Ian Chapman in a style of it's own using a mix of acoustic and electric instruments with unusual and thought provoking lyrics.

Sometimes gentle and reflective but often energetic, Circus-like, delivering the theatrical musical narrative with a foot-tappable groove with a wide spectrum of dynamics.

If you're looking for something a little different, something genuine, something slightly provocative then you've come to the right place.

But where does the name come from? Ian Chapman, band leader explains:

"I was playing Tuba at Oktoberfest in Munich a few years in a row in the Ammerzelt, sitting on a balcony overlooking the diners. I remember seeing a man enter and take a seat at the table alone. He was brought a beer and I assumed that he was waiting for a friend. Later his meal arrived and he sat there contentedly eating and drinking alone as we played to our guests.
After he had finished he left.
The next year he returned again, sitting alone and over this time I came to recognise several others would come to our tent and sit at a table alone to eat.
In my imagination I thought that perhaps they were all members of a society - The Lone Dining Society, perhaps gathering once a year to all collectively sit alone and eat at the clubhouse in separated solidarity without care or worry of any social judgements."

And so the idea of The Lone Dining Society was born.

Join us on our journey of un-ordinary un-expectation.

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