Big it up for Dan 'The Man' Stedman. Well, he calls himself 'The Man' but we haven't received any proof yet....other than his two children of course. In fact, Dan recently welcomed his second child so he's been a bit quiet lately. Hopefully he's managed to squeeze in a bit of time on the kit if only to get away from the smells and sounds of newborn baby.
Dan has been drumming for around 30 years and loves funk and soul. His favourite groups are Incognito (I completely agree with that one), Brother Strut and Nils Landgren Funk Unit. His number one track is Incognito's Always There which you can see/hear below courtesy of YouTube. Dan's idols are Frankie Tontoh and Virgil Donati.
Over the years Dan has got more involved with sound engineering and recording. He's our guru when it comes to both (along with Andy V) and controls the awesome 6.8kw sound rig we use to smash our funk out!
In a nutshell, Dan is a very talented (and awesome) guy and we're lucky to have him onboard. There you go Dan, now fork over that £20....
Every good band rehearses. We met recently to add a few grooves to our set list. Thanks to Hayley aka 'HO' our lead singer for multi-tasking so efficiently with mobile phone in hand AND singing at the same time! Imagine what she could accomplish if she managed to concentrate on singing - "GOOD EVENING WEMBLEY!" - ha ha!
PS: Yes, I usually stand up to slap-a-da-bass but I had very tired feet and couldn't be bothered. Dan (drummer) always gets to sit down anyway...
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Whoa, just realised I haven't done a blog post yet for the all new blog page! I'm a beginner at this so go easy on me....
Thanks for visiting our website. We're a group of musicians who love to keep it funky and deliver a kick-ass show (both might be quotes from School of Rock - the last one definitely is!). Anyway, you're probably here because you want to book a wedding or party band and we really hope you choose us.
Why should you choose us? Well, we like to think we have a damn good list of music that keeps the dance floor full but then every band will tell you that. What makes us different is our line up with two keyboard players that double on trumpet and trombone. This opens up a whole new world of repertoire. Usually bands with horn sections are more expensive but this approach gives more bang for your buck. Secondly, we have an incredible sound and lighting rig to deliver an ultra slick show. Then there's our sense of fun and great on-stage personalities - wigs, hats, sunglasses, props, inflatable guitars and microphones for your guests, that sort of thing.
Our fee (within 60 miles of Southampton) is £1400. Considering what you get for this, it's a very competitive price.
The diary is filling for 2018/19 so please get in touch soon to start planning your event. We look forward to hearing from you and, most of all, keep it funky.