The Carlton 3 formed December 2016 with Danny Mitchell, Lesley O’Brien and Barny Taplin, playing
mandolin, guitar and mouthie, singing country blues, bluegrass and Americana. All 3 have been
involved in music as far back as they can remember. Barny has played in bands since the 70’s
including punk bands Sammy and The Badgers and Johnny and the Trippers. Danny has played with
many great artists including Mick Ronson and The 3 Degrees, has recorded and toured with Ultravox
and written songs with Brian Kennedy, Bob Geldof and got to number 1 with Midge Ure's ‘If I Was’.
Lesley is a Storyteller and sings in several folk bands including Kittlin and The Moonbathers. All 3
met at Carlton Studios and play in the country blues band, The Carlton Jug band.