Biogs - Deps

Name

Instruments

Reviews

Line-ups

 

Violin

   

Chris Spiers
 

Electric violin, acoustic violin, electric guitar

Chris is a melodic, classically trained violin player, with a high level of technical skill and a good ability to improvise.

Chris is one of Elaine's  Kindred Spirit duo partners & also plays in trio /band line-ups

Gavin Jones

Electric violin, acoustic violin

Gavin is a highly trained, technically superb, classical violin player, even training at the Yehudi Menhuin School. He is also gifted at improvisation and compared to Nigel Kennedy. He uses guitar effects with electric violin to create extra special sound scapes and rock distortions.

Gavin is one of Elaine's  Kindred Spirit duo partners & also plays in trio /band line-ups

Marc Weide
 

Electric violin, acoustic violin and viola

Marc is a beautifully melodic player, with a high level of technical skill. He is capable of being sensitive and considerate with his playing but also able to turn on the high octane, when playing rocky solos.

Marc is one of Elaine's  Kindred Spirit duo partners & also plays in trio /band line-ups

Phil Martin
 

Electric violin / guitar

 Phil is a wonderfully melodic player and a very easy person to work with.

Phil is one of Elaine's  Kindred Spirit duo partners & also plays in trio /band line-ups

Sim Jones
 

Electric violin, electric guitar, viola

"Sim’s fiddle playing in particular is quite special - for me he’s as good as Steve Wickham of The Waterboys... ”, Andy Smythe
“Violinist, Sim, is definitely the shiniest star in the band’s  musical firmament... Small wonder fans at gigs prostrate themselves before him crying “we are not worthy!””  Grahame Hood,Music Maker

Sim is one of Elaine's  Kindred Spirit duo partners & also plays in trio /band line-ups
Sim plays in ceilidh band
"Tanglefoot".

 

Flute/Sax

   

Stevie Mitchell
 

Flute/sax

Stevie is a super sax and flute player. She also sings and plays cello.

John is a dep for the Kindred Spirit band.

Becky Menday
 

Whistles/saxes/
contrabassoon

Becky is an excellent contrabassoon, sax family and whistle family player. She is also a very good singer!

John is a dep for the Kindred Spirit band.

John Harries
 

Flute/sax/
wind synth

John is a super wind player. His main instrument is saxophone but he also plays flute and wind synth brilliantly. He has been performing with legendary group "Clayson and the Argonauauts since the 70s!

John is a dep for the Kindred Spirit band.

Susie Fison
 

Flute

Susie is a charismatic and accomplished flautist. She is classically trained and currently plays in the Henley Symphony Orchestra as well as the wonderful Moody Blues tribute band, “Blue Onyx”, and occasionally in the Tanglefoot Ceilidh band.
You can see Susie in action with Blue Onyx from the You Tube clip below:-
Legend of a Mind video clip

Susie is one of Elaine's  Kindred Spirit duo partners & also plays in trio /band line-ups
Susie was the Moody Blue's tribute band (Blue Onyx's) flute player and occasionally deps in ceilidh band
"Tanglefoot".

 

Bass

   

Paul Critchfield

Bass guitar

Paul plays bass in "Clayson and the Argonauts" as well as his own "Mercury Blues Band"!

Paul plays mostly in the trio and band line-ups

Chris Ross
 

Fretless plus 4 and 5 string fretted bass guitars.

Chris is an experienced bass player who is a dep. bass guitar player.

Chris plays mostly in the trio and band line-ups

Tim West
 

Bass guitar (also key- board, sax and drums)

A multi-instrumentalist, as well as a singer / songwriter, Tim is mainly depping on bass guitar playing for us along with Joey.

Tim plays mostly in the trio and band line-ups

 

Drums

   

Sean Quinn
 

Drums

Sean is a natural drummer and multi-instrumentallist. He has played guitar, sang and acted since an early age. Played in punk bands in the ‘80s around which time he started song writing and learnt to play drums and bass. He has been a youth worker for over 10 years giving all kinds of music workshops to children. He is also a DJ and stage manager, having managed at Glastonbury, Earthheart at Sunrise and the Big Chill.

Sean only plays in the band line-up

Russell Morgan
 

Drums

Russell is a very experienced drummer and band leader of a well respected fuction band as well as a rock school teacher. In order to devote more energy to his own band, Russell is taking a step back from our main drummer to a dep player.

Russell only plays in the band line-up

 

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