Gig Guide

Gary Phillips: Guitar/slide/Banjo/Mandolin/Vocals

Guitarist and MD for many American and British
Blues/Soul Artist.
Appeared at British Blues Festival (including CD)
Cork Jazz Festival (3 Times)
14 European Tours.
Guitar Workshops/Concerts.
Lecturer at Swansea University.
Guitar Tutor for W.G.C.C.
Currently commissioned to write more film and TV music.

Andy King: Guitar/Vocals

Toured Britain on the Country Music scene including
Wembley Country Music Festival.
Toured with Max Boyce.
Currently a very busy session guitar player .

Billy Thompson: Violin

Welsh Young Jazz Musician of the Year.
Granada Young Jazz Musician of the Year. UK
Finalist. Appearances with Meic Stephens. Has
Toured with John Hiesman/Barbara
Thompson's Paraphernalia in the UK and
Europe. Including a week at the World Famous
Ronny Scotts Club.
Forthcoming CD release.

Andy "Wal"Coughlan

Born in Swansea way back when we had a half decent football team and national rugby side ?
well not that far back?
Moved to London early 80,s,became a session musician,
with such diverse musical tastes ranging from Gary Numan to Alison Moyet .
Played Bass soundtrack on A  fish called wanda to Nasher from the "Frankies",World tours,Television and radio jingles. As a way of hiding the ever increasing beer belly took to the big double bass and has not looked  back.
Recent credits range from the Gorky,s Zygotic Mynci to  Fernhill,with a few album productions,for Phil James.

Nigel Hopkins: Accordion

Nigel was classically trained on Piano and continued to pursue classical music through
progressive rock bands in the UK.
A Roland UK programmer.
His Band AMSTERDAM has been hailed as the best un-signed band in the UK by NME and
Melody Maker.
Has produced two albums in Nashville, Tennessee and has played Keyboards on over
Forty Television series.

Artists Nigel has worked with include: Mica Paris, Carleen Anderson, Bonnie Tyler, Tom Robinson,
Pete Wylie(the Mighty Wah), Mike Peters(the Alarm), Martyn Joseph, Mick Jones(the Clash), Pele, Lulu,
Bryn Terfyl, Bonnie Keen, Mickie Most, The Almighty, Ministry of Music Gospel Choir,
Morriston Orpheus Choir, Dunvant Male voice Choir.
He is a regular performer at Brecon Jazz Festival with the Eric Clarke Quartet .