introducing the band Name: Tony Hollinshead From: Stone, Staffordshire Plays: Bass Guitar and sings Also played in: Men Friday, Drivin’ south, Cobalt (also current band) First record bought: ‘Let’s Dance’ – Chris Montez Most recent purchase: 'Money Isn't Everything' - Rob Heron and the Teapad Orchestra. Top five albums: ‘Abraxas’ – Santana. ‘Exile on Main Street’ - Rolling Stones. ‘Basket of Light’ - Pentangle. ‘After the Gold Rush’ - Neil Young. ‘American Beauty’ The Grateful Dead. Key musical influences: Willie Dixon, Freddie King, John Lee-Hooker, Rolling Stones, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia, John Entwhistle, Pete Quaife, Jimmy Smith. Name: Caz Bailey From: Stone, Staffordshire Plays: Backing vocals, tambourine Also played in: Drivin’ south First record bought: ‘Keep on running’ - Spencer Davis Group Most recent purchase: 'Ahead of You Forever' - Racing Glaciers Top five albums: ‘Individually and Collectively’ Steeleye Span, ‘Exile on Main Street’ Rolling Stones, ‘For the Roses’ – Joni Mitchell, ‘Eliza Carthy’ - Eliza Carthy & The Kings of Calicutt, ‘Solid Air’ – John Martyn Key musical influences: Al Lee and Tony Hollinshead!

Name: John ‘JP’ Phillips

From: Stone, Staffordshire

Plays: Drums, cowbell and sings

Also plays in: Bramble Jelly (Stafford based R&B band)


First record bought: ‘Maggie May’ -  Rod Stewart


Most recent purchase: 'Caustic Love' - Paulo Nutini


Top five albums: ‘Purple Rain’ - Prince,  ‘Gasoline Alley’ - Rod Stewart,

‘Teaser and the Firecat’ - Cat Stevens,  ‘American Pie’ - Don McLean,  ‘Thick as a Brick’ - Jethro Tull


Key musical influences: Steve Buxton and Al Lee, without whom none of this

would have happened. (Ed. Blimey, I’m filling up here!) Simon Kirke,

the singer/songwriters of the early 1970's, Chrissie Hynde and Debbie Harry,

Martin Fry and Jim Kerr, Animal - the greatest ever drummer.

Name: Al Lee

From: Manchester, now Stone, Staffs

Plays: Electric guitars... several of them and sings. All manner of spectacular and unnecessary guitar effects (Most of which are

in a storage box in the garage...)

Also played in: Drivin’ south


First record bought: ‘Ride a white swan’ by Tyrannosaurus Rex


Most recent purchase: 'Stay GOld' and 'The Lion's Roar' -

First Aid Kit (from Swededn)


Top five albums: ‘Moonflower’ – Santana.

‘Roads of life’ - Bobby Womack.

‘What's going on’ -  Marvin Gaye.

‘Electric Ladyland’ -  The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

‘Vauxhall and I’ - Morrissey.


Key musical influences: Carlos Santana,

Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Bonamssa,

Howlin’ Wolf & Hubert Sumlin, Nils Lofgren,

Jimmie Vaughan, Prince, etc, etc, etc, etc.....

On bass guitar and vocals...

On lead and backing vocals...

On drums and vocals...

On lead guitar...

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