Pete Cater’s big band were the target of thieves before a recent gig.
Trumpet player Craig Wild’s instrument was stolen ahead of the Leamington Spa show.
A flugelhorn and a designer suit were among the other items taken.
Pete told the Coventry Telegraph: “The band and I were so angry that we didn’t want to do the show, but with an audience of 400 hardcore fans out there we weren’t going to let them down.
“In the end we had to play on with three instead of the usual four trumpets. We can’t allow the behaviour of a total moron to stand in the way of good music.”
You can find out more about Pete’s big band tour here.