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DERMOT JAMES

drums

 

is a drummer and percussionist who has gigged all over the U.K. and performed at shows and festivals in France, Germany and Japan.  His musical influences reach far and wide, from Blues, Americana and Jazz to Soul, Ska, Reggae, Afrobeat and Arabic sounds. 

HUGH DAVIES

trumpet/Flügelhorn

is a versatile trumpet and Flügelhorn player whose styles range from the baroque to jazz and big band. Hugh has toured and performed with artists as varied as Johnny Mathis, James, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, Alfie Boe, Belle & Sebastian, BBC Concert Orchestra, London Classical Players and The Orchestra of The Swan. He has toured China and Japan with Chicago, The Musical. For many years Hugh was a regular performer in London’s West End and played on shows such as Les Miserables and My Fair Lady. For 14 years he was Principal Trumpet with The Orchestra of The Swan with which he has made many recordings and live TV and radio performances (BBC TV, Radio & Classic FM). He has made many recordings for commercial TV and radio, on advertising jingles and TV soundtracks and theme tunes. Recent work includes Location, Location, Location and BBC TV Proms theme (for recordings see www.realbrass.co.uk) Hugh regularly records brass for Sky TV’s library music company SATV.

ANJA GRAEFE

singer and songwriter

 

is a singer and songwriter with a deep earthy voice that marries well with the blues-based songs she writes and performs. The music evokes a variety of moods, from bouncy to contemplative. Almost all the songs she performs are self-penned, with excellent melodies and often very emotive lyrics in English, Italian and German. The German born singer spent 11 years in Italy where she seriously turned to music, studying vocal improvisation with the renowned Tuscan Jazz vocalist Titta Nesti. Anja turned to songwriting in 2010 and has since produced four albums with another one in the making.

Anja has been played and interviewed on German national radio Bayern 2, on BBC Introducing, on Novaradio (Italy) and a number of other radio stations across Europe.

She regularly performs with her band.

PAUL FRANCIS

bass

 

is an electric/upright bass player and backing vocalist originally from Camden Town, North London.
Paul has performed with artists as varied as Paul Weller, Midge U
re, London Beat, The James Taylor Quartet, Ian Hunter, Steve Hillage, Maggie Bell and Chris Farlowe, Paul Gilbert, Producers Braund Reynolds, Ashley Slater, Carl Verhayen, Mike Mangini and Virgil Donato, Antonio Sanchez.

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