Jo - Lead Vocals
Jo is such a great singing talent with over 20 years experience. Jo has fronted various bands, including the popular midlands based funk-soul band The Whitmo'deans, and has opened shows for outfits such as The Brand New Heavies, Norman Jay MBE, and 4Hero.
She has sung "All Of Her Life" (and lots of other songs) and has been in several bands before joining The Lateshift. You may recognise her from Glastonbury... Her style covers many genres and she just loves to entertain and has an excellent rapport with audiences - They really appreciate her warm and engaging performances... Joanne's voice has been described as " soulful, emotional, with a vocal power that can knock you off your feet."
Jo is a real enthusiast and she plays a mean tambourine. She also loves Yoga, & Yogurt..
Mike - Guitar
Mike is a dead ringer for "Slash" and is an expert mimic for some of the best known guitar riffs in the world.
He's also a pretty good dancer, when he's not kicking some opponent at his martial arts class.
Ricky - Saxophone
He has studied music and Jazz, having been taught by some of the best including Ray Beavis (of Suzi Quatro/Shakin Stevens fame).
Ricky's influences include greats such as Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Grover Washington Jr. and Stanley Turrentine.
His ambition is to keep improving his skills and continue playing for the pleasure of others.
Two things to watch out for - Don't ask him to tell a joke and don't start him talking about golf.
His favourite quote is "Doh"