The Blue Lotus Jazzmen was a successful band playing mainly in the style of the Armstrong All Stars.They competed in 'Opportunity Knocks' which brought them work in varied venues, including cabaret as well as jazz clubs.
There were a good few changes of personnel, here are some:
John Hallam reeds/leader
Rod Hamer trumpet
Mick Cooke/George Radcliffe trombone
John Irwin guitar/banjo
Brian Morrison bass
Brian Ellwood drums
circa late sixties.
If anyone has photos or further info, please add them.