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COUNTRY MUSIC GUITARIST SINGER: NOW AVAILABLE  IN 2016 AS A SOLO ACT; IDEAL FOR LINE DANCE OR COUNTRY MUSIC CLUBS

I’ve been in bands since I was 16 years old and although of course at the start I was going to be the perfect hybrid of Paul Weller fro The Jam and Lee Brilleaux out of Dr.Feelgood, I discovered the music of American “cowpunk” bands The Long Ryders and Jason and The Scorchers and from there is was a short step to appreciating real country music and then the New Country artists of the 80’s and 90’s meant that from that time I have been a professional musician since 1989 specialising mainly in country music.

Starting as a member of UK country band Greta and the Stray Shots (1985/1995), I joined The Long Ryders’ frontman Sid Griffin’s new country rock band The Coal Porters (1995/1999) touring all over Europe. At the same time on off days I was a member of the poorly paid house band at The Sheraton Hotel, Heathrow Airport alongside UK country singer Nadine Somers. This expanded out to returning to the UK country scene in the Nadine Somers Band (1998/present) which derived other acts Vegas (a duo with NSB member Bob Keeley 2001/2009), Lass Vegas (another duo with Nadine Somers (2010/2012) and then Marie Saunders (2012/present).

Throughout the time from 2001 to the present day I have been working in all of US Comedian Rich Hall‘s musical projects around the world. This started as a one off appearance on a TV special playing pedal steel guitarist Myron T Buttram for Rich’s redneck alter ego Otis Lee Crenshaw, and he hasn’t been able to shake me off of his coat tails yet. Rich’s latest musical project is Rich Hall’s Hoedown, a stand up and musical comedy show featuring a large band of anything up to 7 musicians. I also accompany Rich on guitar in his solo shows.

In the last year or two I have also been performing on the UK country circuit as a solo act, alongside my usual gigs with Marie in Lass Vegas…