Meet The Band

 

Terry Brown – Lead Vocals

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Terry has recorded with EMI studios and appeared on radio, he was a successful vocalist in the North East of England and performed in various top groups. Nicknamed hips because he can not stand still when singing.
He just loves to shake his stuff!

Rick Andrews – Bass

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Rick is a well known and respected bass player who has toured with bands throughout Europe and the UK. He has recorded with a number of bands who have featured on the John Peel show and in Melody Maker. He has also played bass for a number of well known musical shows and cabaret artists.

Perry Clayton – Drums

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Perry Clayton started his career in the entertainment industry at  seven years of age, by appearing in a television advert for Macleans Toothpaste. In the same year he would find himself whittled down from hundreds of children to the last two choices for a part in the epic film musical ‘Oliver ’competing against Mark Lester for the roll of Oliver Twist ! The rest is history!!

In the years that followed, Perry appeared in many films, television shows, T.V.  commercials and was lucky enough to be chosen to sing the premier  of a song written by Burt Bacharach called  ‘ The World is a Circle ‘ and performed it on the ‘Burt Bacharach Television show’ in 1972. Perry’s singing talents were recognised by record producers and consequently he was used as a child backing singer for many songs, the most memorable being ‘Grandad’  sung by Clive Dunn ( Corporal Jones –‘Dad’s Army’ )

Perry attended two schools highly regarded  within the entertainments industry, Corona Academy stage school and Italia Conti school for the performing arts. Coincidentally, Corona has over the years produced outstanding musicians  such as Mitch Mitchel  who was the drummer for the Jimmy Hendrix experience and Jeremy Stacey, drummer for Tom Jones and the T.V. show ‘ The voice’. Whilst attending italia Conti, Perry started drum kit tuition with the legendary drum kit teacher, Bob Armstrong and continued to study with him for five years.  In that time spent with Bob, Perry discovered the discipline and dedication required to achieve his personal goal, which was to be the best he could be!

‘’ Studying with Bob was the best investment I have ever made, he was an endless source of information and always had the answer to any questions relating to drums. His knowledge and skill as a performer and teacher gave me the foundation for everything drum-wise that I have built upon ‘’

Perry’s choice not to become an actor and  to pursue a career as  a full time professional drummer, started when he left school and was plunged into the deep end, performing in the orchestra pit playing drum kit/percussion for a musical touring show. Since those early days, Perry has played for many variety artists, singers, touring shows, cruise liners, recording sessions, television and radio.

Martin Bird – Guitar/Vocals

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Martin started his music career playing, performing and writing in the bands ‘Virginia Doesn’t’ and ‘The Time’ (Featured in the book “Volume” by Oliver Gray) supporting among others ‘The Jam’, ‘Joe Jackson’ “The Vapors” “Purple Hearts” “Bad Manners” and a John Peel session for the BBC.
Other bands include  “King Butcher” with Jon King from ‘Gang Of Four’ and  ‘Horace Bachelor And The Zeebra Kitten Blues Band” who have supported ‘BB King’, “Nine Below Zero” Wilco Johnson”
Whilst living in London Martin gained considerable recording knowledge working in the studios ‘Utopia’ whose clients Brian Ferry, Texas, The Waterboys, Del La Soul and many more.
He currently has his own recording facility based in Bournemouth composing, and producing music, clients include BBC, Radio 4, Sky Arts, Swedish Film Institute, Talkback Productions. He is an Apple Certified Trainer in Logic Pro and his library music is used in Film, TV and Radio all over the world.

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