GAVIN POVEY – Piano and Lead Vocals
Gavin began learning piano at 5 years of age, and he discovered rhythm & blues at age 13 when he heard a 78-rpm of Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson performing ‘Boogie woogie man’. Gavin realised what his piano tutor was teaching him was not what he wanted to learn! A lifetime of touring and recording followed, with such names as Kirsty McColl (there’s a guy works down the chip shop etc) Dave Edmunds (U.S, Japan and world tours) Dion, Shakin’ Stevens (15+ top ten UK hit singles, including ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’) Albert Lee (2014 album ‘Frettening Behaviour’) plus many other artistes, Gavin has finally realised his long-time dream of playing his own songs with his own band.
SHANE ATLAS – Drums / Percussion & vocals
Morphing second-line New Orleans grooves into big-band swings and shuffles, Shane Atlas washed up on Ireland’s rugged coast almost 20 years ago from his home in London. Shane soaked up the sounds of his home city through the 90’s dance scene to brit-pop, with four record deals taking him on strange and exciting musical journeys. He is an authority on blues, rock n roll and funk, he has even had a stint with the original Sister Sledge among many others!
Review from ‘Now Dig This’ magazine June 2020
Review from Blues Blast Magazine (online) 18 June 20