The Band

Richard Jones

Richard was bass player and founder member of the Climax Blues Band. After graduating from University, he joined the ground breaking multi-media group Principal Edward's Magic Theatre. Richard later rejoined Climax Blues Band on keyboards, and toured extensively, mainly in the USA. The band enjoyed worldwide success with the single Couldn't Get It Right. He is a prolific composer and brings both his keyboard grooves and accordion skills to the band.

Steve Brayne

Steve has been singing and playing since the Blues Boom of the ‘60s and blues, funk and soul have been his main influences. Steve is also a songwriter and was a member of the pop-psych band Fox. Following many years of gigging on the club, pub, college and festival circuit with blues bands Big Road and Sonic Blue, he now provides the main vocals for Southern Aces

Bruce Knapp

Bruce has played in many different bands and genres, from various acoustic settings to full on electronic styles. Mainly known in Blues, Jazz and world music circles, he has toured the world with the likes of the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain, and pan European band The Bluesmasters.

Richard Martin

Richard blows a mean one

Joe Read

Joe Read has been playing bass for many years recording over 20 albums and touring in both Europe and the USA. His recording credits include Ry Cooder, Gene Clarke, Don Henley, Joel Sonnier, The Textones and Monty Python (!). He has released 3 solo albums and continues to produce other artists. He has also written for Film, TV and Theatre.

Geoff Nicholls

Since the 1970s Geoff has toured and recorded extensively with Principal Edwards , Astra/Dave Ellis, Electrotunes, Regiment, G T Moore, Hugh Harris, Cliff Bennett, Chicago blues artists Carey Bell, Mojo Buford, Mississippi Red and Nappy Brown - plus many others. In the 1980s Geoff was drummer/presenter on BBC2's 'Rockschool' TV series. He has written several music series for BBC Radio 3, winning a Gold Award at the New York International Radio Festival. He writes regularly for Rhythm magazine and has published several definitive books on drums and drumming.