Herbie Flowers - after Led Zeppelin’s John
Paul Jones, Herbie is probably the UK’s best known session bass player. He was co-founder of Blue Mink, a member of David Bowie’s band for the
Diamond Dogs album, joined T Rex, and famously played as session bassist for
Elton John (Tumbleweed Connection) David Bowie (Space Oddity) Lou Reed (Walk on
the Wild Side and Transformer album) Harry Neilson and Cat Stevens. More
recently, he has performed with Chris Spedding in Jeff Wayne’s tour of The War
of the Worlds. He is a very entertaining raconteur of wonderful stories
from the music industry.
The four piece band features guitar hero Chris Spedding. Apart from his hit single Motorbikin in 1975, Chris has been a mainstay of the British session scene since the late 60s. He has played with just about everyone from Dusty Springfield, Jack Bruce, Elton John, Tom Waits, Joan Armatrading, Brian Eno and Roxy Music to Paul McCartney and Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds. He famously once turned down the possibility of replacing Mick Taylor as a member of the Rolling Stones. As a producer, he produced the Sex Pistols' first demo. For more, see www.chrisspedding.com.
Drummer Malcolm Mortimore was a member of 70s progressive rock band Gentle Giant and Ian Dury and The Kilburns. He continues to tour as a member of The Three Friends, a band starring former members of Gentle Giant - www.threefriends.info/. He has played with many other famous names including Mick Jagger, Chris Jagger, Arthur Brown, Tom Jones, Big Jim Sullivan, Tina Turner, guitarist Charlie Byrd and bass legend Herbie Flowers.
Derek Austin is a prolific soundtrack composer for film and TV, an orchestrator and session keyboard player. He has worked as arranger and keyboard player for artists ranging from Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee to Status Quo, Caravan, Peter Green and David Bowie. His film work includes The Empire Strikes Back and TV work includes Blind Date.