Trio of Men

municipal song-makers

Trio of Men create music-based projects and performances...

 Alan Heather and the Mayor & Mayoress of Torbay in May 1967, unveiling a plaque at Homefield, Torquay- Oliver Heavside's last South Devon residence.

Alan Heather and the Mayor & Mayoress of Torbay in May 1967, unveiling a plaque at Homefield, Torquay- Oliver Heavside's last South Devon residence.

Many of the words in this municipal song are taken from Oliver Heaviside’s writings and letters.

Here he venerates the bicycle, Hugh sings and plays the piano, Steve sings and plays guitar with birdsong, Ben hits an upturned bicycle with drumsticks and The Choral Engineers join in with joyous singing.

Oliver would ride the picturesque lanes around Berry Pomeroy Castle in South Devon, tearing down steep hills with abandon, atop his ‘safety bicycle’. It had ‘no freewheel and only a spoon brake, which pressed on the front tyre!'

Alan Heather (Oliver’s cousin, three times removed)

Sadly, Alan, who had shared Oliver stories with us so warmly, passed away in 2016.