"A MUSICAL JOURNEY"...

A wet January evening in 2008 Rockin Ricky (Sax) was jamming in a Devon pub. 
There was always talk about, "The lack of really good covers bands available for weddings, parties, events etc." Ricky considered his musical future and what he could do in order to fulfill this real need....
Eureka MomentRicky left the pub and decided in that eureka moment, "I will start my own function band. Surely this must be an easy thing to do? All you need is lots of energy, enthusiasm and the right people."
Good start, he thought. "I've got a beautiful saxophone, the musical experience and the band name - THE LATESHIFT (inspired by many years spent in late night jamming sessions and playing in other bands). Now all I need is the rest of the band; Piece of cake"...........??
"All I need now is a really great singer, an equally good lead guitarist, a buzzing bass player and a rocking drummer." He spent the next 2 years searching for the right people and auditioning suitable candidates to play and sing in The Lateshift.
X- Factor, eat your heart out. More like XXX-Factor.
The wait was really worth it in the end...

 
Every Band needs a great backline First on the scene was Steve - Drums 
A very accomplished drummer and drum teacher with a wealth of experience
 
Man and Boy - Steve has really matured with The Band.....




 
Andy - Bass was next in line...
 
Andy and Ricky had played together in 2 other previous bands. When Andy agreed to join The Lateshift Ricky knew what a great catch and player Andy was

 
 Completing the backline is Mike - Guitar...
following an audition where he wowed The Lateshift with his talent and good looks
 




Jo - Lead Vocals.  In 2015 Jo became our dep singer. Then, following Jen's departure in 2017 - Jo once again blew away all the tough singing competition in an audition. Jo now fronts The Lateshift in such an enthusiastic and endearing way. You will love her as much as we do......










Jen - Dep Vocals 

Jen joined The Lateshift in 2010 and resigned from her lead singing role in 2017. We are for ever grateful for her massive contribution and commitment to The Band. Jen is now one of our Dep Singers. She continues to make the same impact with crowds of all ages and tastes today, but not always with her red boa..
Before joining The Lateshift The Band Members had each gained a wealth of experience playing and singing in all sorts of places, large and small. Everyone knew that the road ahead was going to be filled with trials and tribulations but they were/are fully prepared to apply maximum effort for maximum gains. Nothing in the music world comes easy. The Lateshift had to really put themselves about in order to gain a great reputation that continues to go from strength to strength. 

TODAY - MOST OF THE LATESHIFT WORK COMES VIA RECOMMENDATIONS FROM HAPPY CUSTOMERS....

"Got The Band, What Now?"

OK, Band T-Shirts - good idea, but more importantly it's THE SONGS. 

The Lateshift spend lots of time rehearsing really popular covers of great, danceable, songs from all eras which appeal to all ages and tastes. Each member of The Lateshift provides musical ideas.  The Band often try out their new songs on the public (in pubs and clubs) before releasing them to their wedding and party and function clients. This is a constantly evolving process. People often comment on the hugely diverse range of songs that manage to get everyone dancing and singing.

The Public Decides Which Songs Work Best For The Lateshift...
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THE LATESHIFT HAS PLAYED AT OVER 400 WEDDINGS / PARTIES / CHARITY BALLS / CORPORATE EVENTS FESTIVALS ETC. IN 8 GLORIOUS YEARS


TODAY - MOST OF THE LATESHIFT WORK COMES VIA RECOMMENDATIONS FROM HAPPY CUSTOMERS....

SOME LATESHIFT CLIENTS & VENUES PLAYED AT:

http://www.devonhotels.com http://www.rtyc.org http://www.devoncountyshow.co.uk http://www.colehenley.com http://www.exminstergolf.com http://www.salcombelifeboat.co.uk http://www.davidlloyd.co.uk http://www.kellycollege.com http://www.stovax.com http://www.deancourtvintagerallyandfayre.co.uk http://www.bassetts-farm.devon.sch.uk http://www.exmouth.gov.uk http://www.exmouthfestival.org.uk http://www.woodburydevon.co.uk http://www.kingsbridgefairweek.co.uk http://www.cranfordsportsclub.com http://www.shaldon-village.co.uk http://www.cubedirect.net http://www.teignmouthcarnival.co.uk http://www.eastdevongolfclub.co.uk http://www.rockbearemanor.co.uk http://www.spinningwheelinn.co.uk http://www.thirstyfarmer.co.uk http://www.thesaddlerslympstone.co.uk http://exe-sailing-club.org http://www.woodburypark.co.uk https://www.bictongardens.co.uk http://www.royaltorbayyc.org.uk http://www.buckerelllodgehotel.com http://www.abodeexeter.co.uk http://www.michaelcaines.com https://www.dartington.org www.palacetorquay.com www.devoncountyshow.co.uk www.colehenley.com http://www.theimperialtorquay.co.uk www.exminstergolf.com www.sandycove-hotel.co.uk www.twobridges.co.uk www.salcombe-harbour-hotel.co.uk www.dartmoorlodge.co.uk www.torre-abbey.org.uk www.dream-a-way.org www.exeterchiefs.co.uk www.sandypark.co.uk www.lordhaldonhotel.co.uk www.edgemoor.co.uk www.theness.co.uk www.reedhall.co.uk www.exeter.ac.uk www.exeterfoundation.org.uk www.lakeviewmanor.co.uk https://mada.tickethive.co.uk/oktoberfestexeter16 www.exetercastle.co.uk http://www.parsonsnationwide.com www.cadhay.org.uk www.hartnollhotel.co.uk www.warrenfarmequestrian.co.uk www.theoakbarn.co.uk www.weycrofthall.co.uk https://www.ledleisure.co.uk/exmouth-pavilion https://www.oceanexmouth.co.uk https://victoriahotel.co.uk www.waitrose.com www.johngandys.co.uk http://www.escot-devon.co.uk www.moorlandgardenhotel.co.uk www.devonvillagehalls.co.uk/Mariners www.liftonfarmshop.co.uk http://www.audries-park.co.uk https://www.stmichaelshotel.co.uk www.glendorgal.co.uk www.http://exetergcc.co.uk

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