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Matt Argyle

Matt Argyle

Guitar and Vocals

Peter Lancaster

Peter Lancaster

Bass and Guitar

The only other celebrity lookalike in the band is Matt's hair which has been known to have come straight from Graham Norton's head.

Matt's a serious surf dude. There's yet to be a time when he's been in my studio and hasn't taken the opportunity to check on numerous web cams to see how the surf is. Exactly what he would do if he found out that the surf in Croyde is 10ft I'm not sure, other than the possible use of words such as rad, man, grinding, etc.

It's lucky that Matt has some useful skills unfortunately DIY is not one of them. He may have an electric screwdriver and big drill, but their use in putting up shelves is still a mystery to him.

By Pete.

 

Moby, or Pete as we like to call him is the band enforcer. He likes to make sure that we all turn up for gigs at least 2 or 3 days before we are on. His party trick is to wait until we are all ready to sound check then ask "are your monitors working ?" as you lean towards them he induces the kind of feedback that shatters teeth.

He also is the producer & mix master of all our recordings. There is nothing Pete likes more than to see me turn up at a recording session with my mandolin in hand and a bluegrass songbook in my pocket.

Things you won't ever hear Pete say include "I really don't fancy a kebab tonight" and "I hope Radioheads next album is as good as Kid A"

By Matt.

Johanna Shui

Johanna Shiu

Vocals, Viola and Flute

Carl Sigward

Carl Sigward

Drums and Percussion

At last the band has its own Tia Carrere lookalike to go with the Moby lookalike who plays bass. Often seen sporting the band regulation red body warmer (Matt's is a lot cleaner) Johanna appears to be able to play any instrument placed in her hands, although we haven't tried a Bolivian nose flute or Hurdy Gurdy yet, although I'm sure that now I've mentioned them Matt will be thinking of ways to incorporate them into our future recordings.

She's far from being a tambourine playing, backing vocal singing, one fingered keyboard stroking, vegetarian pie making tribute to Linda McCartney. As an integral part of the band her vocal talents shame the rest of us. Her vocals are a pleasure to record and mix, but I do sometimes wish they weren't quite so good because I waste valuable studio time just listening to them for pleasure. Recently she found out just how hard tambourines are after a gig spent slapping a tambourine against her leg only to discover some rather large bruises on her leg the next day. It's good to see that one member of the band is prepared to suffer for their art.

By Pete.

Carl is a collector of historic drum kits. His first ever kit was given to him by his parents and (this is totally true) was a beautiful sparkly blue kit that had belonged to the touring drummer with Frank Sinatra in the 1970's.

To help preserve and admire this piece of musical history Carl imediately went down to the local hardware shop and bought some matt black bike paint and covered the whole kit, chrome hardware as well, in black paint, a true way to treat a little piece of history.

Sadly you will not see this piece of kit at our live shows as Carl, after being approached by auction house Christies, decided to sell now legenary kit for £40 or in Carl currency 20 pints of beer.

By Matt.

   
 
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