STEVE TURNER

 

Steve started out playing the cornet in Burbage Silver Prize Brass Band, Derbyshire, then later as a bass player, alongside his Dad, Ken Turner, a celebrated dance band leader at The Blackpool Tower Co..

Steve played in various touring,pop and jazz bands as a bassist, nowadays he still enjoys playing fretless bass in the Simon Latarche Ensemble.

After seeing The Jimi Hendrix Experience play live his music took a change of direction and he was inspired to take up the guitar, becoming an accomplished slide, steel, electric and acoustic guitarist.

During his touring and recording career he's played 1000's of gigs and sessions with Kirsty MacColl, Ralph McTell, Pete Murphy, Lloyd Green, Billie Jo Spears, Howard Hughes and TWA and more recently with Ricky's Red Rockers and The Bucket Boys, among many others.



WILLIE WILSON 

Born in Cambridge and his first professional gig was in a band called Jokers Wild with fellow Cambridge musician David Gilmour(1965/67).
An original member of Cochise, a country/rock band who produced 2 albums for United Artists (1970/71), he then went on to become the permanent drummer with Quiver who released 2 albums for Warner Bros Records (1971/72).  Quiver then went on to join forces with Iain and Gavin Sutherland and between 1973 and 1978 The Sutherland Brothers and Quiver released 6 albums including the hit single "Lying in the Arms of Mary".
After SBQ, Willie worked with the touring version of Pink Floyd, performing on the concerts and film sound track of “The Wall”, as well as playing on David Gilmours' first solo album and on the most recent “On an Island”. He has also performed with Lonnie Donegan, Syd Barrett, Hank Wangford, Al Stewart, Joe Brown and Ralph McTell and various other sessions and tours.
More recently, he worked with The Coyotes, an award winning country music band and The Bucket Boys.



EMMA SPIRES

Started off playing classical guitar then moved on to bass. She has played on the Cornish music circuit since age 14, performing with bands of various genres including Country, Blues, Rock, Folk and Gypsy Jazz. Emma was part of the band Blues Connection who played supports for Wilko Johnson, Larry Miller, and Little Feat. She has also played bass on UK tours with Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett from Little Feat, and occasionally with Phil Beer of Show Of Hands.

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