"The Lateshift is The South West's Premier Wedding, Party & Function Covers Band"
JO

JO

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

MIKE

Mike - Guitar

Mike started playing guitar aged 17 then he attended the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford and graduated in 1998. He is influenced by artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and David Gilmour.  Mike has played in a variety of bands over the years and has even busked on the streets of Woking.  Apart from 'The Lateshift' he also plays in a Pink Floyd Tribute http://www.ukpfe.com nationally.  He also teaches guitar locally www.mikebollard.com  Mike enjoys the performance of live music and treats every gig like his last.
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.

 
ROCKIN RICKY

ROCKIN RICKY

Ricky - Saxophone

'Rockin Ricky' (nickname given to him whilst jamming) started playing sax in his adult years and quickly progressed to a high standard through hard work, enthusiasm and perseverance. He has gigged nationally across the UK and in France, playing in a variety of high profile bands and ensembles. He has managed some good bands and gained valuable skills which help him today with the management of The Lateshift.
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"
STEVE

STEVE

Steve - Drums

 
         Steve is a multi-talented musician and drummer. Classically trained in Percussion and Piano & plays to a very high standard.
He plays with orchestras and theatre groups as well as at weddings and functions He dep's for numerous bands and is in high demand. He loves the challenge of keeping music live and fresh. He is a drum teacher based in Exeter and is available to provide tuition at his state of the art home studio. Steve can often be found driving his van at 200mph whilst giving drum tuition and organising several musician's jobs, before he even wakes up..
He's also available for drum performance engagements. Contact him on
barnstudios@hotmail.co.uk  
 
ANDY

ANDY

Andy - Bass

Andy is the funky back bone, bassist to 'The Lateshift'. Andy started playing stringed instruments at a young age and has since played all around the country in many different line-ups playing both bass and guitar. He can also be seen gigging with The Fabulous Beaver Brothers and artists such as Sarah Jory (Van Morrison Band). He takes his influence from artists such as Paul Simon to Frank Zappa so when he's on stage and off anything can happen.
He says his favourite note comes from his G-String....
JEN

JEN

Jen - Vocals (Dep)

Before Jen could walk she loved music and singing. As a toddler she used to dance at the TV to the ' Eastenders' theme .
She is a self-taught, natural musician taking influence from artists such as Etta James to Adele. Jen has had vocal coaching in order to learn projection and vocal control. She loves to perform whether on a stage or just at home in the shower. Jen moved to Devon from Essex in 2009 and has been in a variety of bands and pantomimes over her lifetime. Her other passion is sailing and she still teaches others the ropes.
She joined 'The Lateshift' in 2010 and has never looked back.
She loves to see others enjoy the music just as much she does and she can really wow an audience.