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"
Steve - Drums
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy - Bass
He says his favourite note comes from his G-String....
Jen - Vocals (Dep)
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.