Jake and Elwood + Four live musicians - THE 6-PIECE BAND OPTION
Jon Finnigan is more than just a drummer. He has toured in the UK, Europe, the USA and Australia, and has played prestigious venues such as London's O2 Arena and Manchester's MEN Arena. Having played drums for over 20 years, he started gigging professionally at the tender age of 13 years old with a professional function band. Since then he has gone on to record and tour internationally with many artists including Julian Perretta (supporting Girls Aloud & Beyonce on tour), RPJ Band (Rick Parfitt Jnr) , Simon McBride, Don Airey (Deep Purple), Bad Manners, Oojami and is now regular drummer for Gang of Four. He's known as the 'wildcard' in this band.... you never quite know what to expect next!
As a keyboard player, Alex Poole has always specialised in creating a sound as close as possible to the wonderful grittiness you can only get from vintage 60's Rhodes electric pianos and Hammond organs. He's been playing keyboards in bands for over 25 years, and has played with a lot of the area's favourite names including Big10, Jason and the Skaganoughts, Groove Tube, the Funk Collective and Zeb Rootz.
Daniel Collins has been with The All New Blues and Soul Revue since 2011. A professional guitarist and teacher, Dan has played and recorded with many bands and artists since the early 1990's. Dan covers the riffs and licks of both Steve Cropper and Matt 'guitar' Murphy, and is a stalwart figure of the band in all configurations from the 4-piece upwards.
Bassist Richard Spooner, AKA 'Spud' - playing credits include Big 10, Jason and the Skagonaughts, Five Ska, Souled Out, Stevie V, The Boss UK (Springsteen tribute), Jump, Bump and Boogie, Noisy Toys. Spud is a hugely versatile bassist, who is soulful, reliable and dedicated. He is also an established sound engineer and producer. Of course, he takes influence from the late, great Donald 'Duck' Dunn; here, Spud is playing a Fender Precision Bass modelled on the one that 'Duck' played whilst with 'Murph and the Magictones' in the original Blues Brothers movie.
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The six-piece band option is NEW for 2016. We realised that there is quite a jump between booking the 4-piece band with backing tracks, and the 8-piece live band, and we needed an option to fill the gap. What we came up with is a 100% LIVE BAND option that sits mid-budget, and is therefore the logistical next step if you prefer your music completely LIVE but are restricted by space, budget etc.
The six-piece is comprised of Jake and Elwood, plus Drums, Bass, Guitar and Keyboards. They Keyboard player also covers the brass parts.
As yet, we don't have any footage or photos of the 6-piece band option in action, as it is such a recent addition, although rest assured that we only employ musicians of the highest calibre, and these guys are the same rhythm section that we use in the 8 and 11 piece band options. Here are a couple of the guys in action!
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