Reverse Ferret is a Chattanooga band that plays rock, reggae, blues and ballads; mostly covers. We play music that we ourselves really like, and we hope you like it, too. Move to the Groove.

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We are getting the band back together. Jonathan Wimpee, the exceptional jam guitarist and vocalist is joining the line-up.

Reverse Ferret in 2021 from left to right, Paul Porceddu, Mike Salter, Lilly Waters, Christian Craan, Jonathan Wimpee, and John Standridge


Lilly Waters — vocals and tambourine

Jonathan Wimpee — guitars and vocals

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Christian Craan — bass

Mike Salter — drums and vocals

Paul Porceddu — violins

John Standridge — keyboards

“Reverse ferret” is a phrase used predominantly within the British media to describe a sudden reversal in an organization’s editorial line on a certain issue — a tenacious 180 degree turn around. We feel like the world needs a reverse ferret right about now on so many issues.

From Wikipedia:

The term originates from Kelvin MacKenzie‘s time at The Sun. His preferred description of the role of journalists when it came to public figures was to “stick a ferret up their trousers”. This meant making their lives uncomfortable, and was based on the supposed northern stunt of ferret legging (where contestants compete to show who can endure a live ferret within their sealed trousers the longest). However, when it became clear that the tide of public opinion had turned against the paper’s line, MacKenzie would burst from his office shouting “Reverse Ferret!” We feel that only a “tide of public opinion” can motivate the leadership class toward peace, justice, and compassion toward our fellow beings.

The “tide of public opinion” changes.