Founder Members

Simon Young

Simon Young

Founder Member - Drums

Simon has been playing for over 20 years in various bands covering a variety of styles, and has toured as a drum technician with Steve Winwood,
He came up with the idea of The Album Project concept 3 years ago and allowed it to have a slow gestation until he met JK where it quickly became a reality. Aside from his commitment to The Album Project, he is still in demand as a depping player and for studio sessions

Jonathan Kirkpatrick (JK, Jake)

Jonathan Kirkpatrick (JK, Jake)

Founder Member - Bass

Jake has an extensive pedigree and was inspired to play bass by the melodic lines of Paul McCartney and James Jamerson. As a teenager he had lessons from the late, great, Jack Bruce. Jake has performed every conceivable style of music and he continues to regularly feed his love of jazz funk and blues with several other outfits. He is a founding rock and key driving force of the growing ‘must see’ reputation around this Band.

Pool of Band Members – Current Projects

Dark Side of the Moon

Chris Catling

Chris Catling

Guitar / Vocals

Chris first began gigging in pubs at the age of 15.

As a multi-instrumentalist and singer, Chris has played in a number of bands during the past 15 years, including most recently a 4 year stint as guitarist and keyboardist for progressive folk/rock artist, Guy Manning, in addition to his regular solo gigs.

Brynley Thomas

Brynley Thomas

Guitar & Vocals

After studying at Bretton Hall, Bryn began gigging in the late 80s on the North Wales/Liverpool circuit. He also played in the orchestra pit for many of the North Wales shows along the coast whilst being the ASM at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
Moving abroad to Spain to live for 5 years as a gigging guitarist in the Costa Blanca region, Bryn eventually ended up in Dubai and Oman during the 90’s and turn of the millennium as resident musician in some of the top 5 star hotels, notably the Crowne Plaza in Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai.

James ‘Rabs’ Heaney

James ‘Rabs’ Heaney

Keyboards

Rabs played his first gig at the tender age of 12, and he’s been playing pretty much ever since.

As the former resident Piano Man in Sub Tone he developed his unique style of playing, which he owes to being “a guitarist in the body of a pianist”. Rabs has been involved in a variety of projects including playing in cover bands doing everything from Beatles to Wings, MD for a charity choir and has even written jingles for Ecuadorean radio. His keys hero is Tony Banks, so if you ever hear a keyboard solo go on a bit too long, you’ll know why!

Norm Leete

Norm Leete

Vintage Synthesizers

Norm (aka Bromley Hayes) has been tinkering with sound and electronics for as long as anyone can remember.

What ensued was a career in synthesis and sound design for various bands and theatrical projects over the years. For the Album Project this has included recreating some very complex musical parts using original vintage synths in such a way that they can be performed as live as possible.

Hamstall Ridware

Hamstall Ridware

Vintage Synthesizers

Nobody is really sure if Hamstall Ridware is actually a real person or a figment of our imagination. Like the Phantom of the Opera he is occasionally glimpsed slipping through the stage door during the interval with a vintage synthesizer under his arm...

Andy Hart

Andy Hart

Percussion

Andy Hart - Percussion: Originally a drummer, it wasn’t until Andy saw Santana playing in the 1970 film ‘Woodstock’ that he realised that playing percussion would be his true passion. This he embraced with many live performances as well as several writing and recording projects.

Marie McNally

Marie McNally

Vocals / Saxophone

Marie McNally is a graduate of Lancaster University where she studied music and English Literature.

Her reportoire varies from classical orchestral and chamber work, to rock and jazz. She is mainly a clarinettist and saxophonist, although also sings, plays flute and piano.

She still plays as a freelance orchestral musician on both sax and clarinet, as well as performing in both solo and chamber recitals. She has also played in various soul, blues and rock bands including the UK Pink Floyd Experience.

Linz Martin

Linz Martin

Backing Vocals

Lindsay Martin is a singing teacher and singer from Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

Lindsay studied at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford. Since has performed in numerous bands including the UK Pink Floyd Experience, The Boogaloos, Back to the 80’s and riot grrl band Fight Rosa Fight!

She currently sings with Koala Groove and her jazz band, The Lindsay Martin Group. Lindsay teaches singing full time and works with many wonderful singers throughout Gloucestershire and Worcestershire.

Juliet Ascroft

Juliet Ascroft

Backing Vocals

Juliet has come from a musical theatre background and has played many leading roles in theatres around the country.

She has performed many concerts and has played with a wide variety of bands, most recently her own band, JWR Collective, a Cheltenham based jazz trio.

Led Zep IV

Mark "TC" Warwick

Mark "TC" Warwick

Vocals

Mark has played in various bands doing original and covers material (including FOG with Jake, Stab Lucy, Ned Kelly, Evolution)

Mark’s current band is The Tower, a three-piece rock and blues outfit playing a mix of covers and original material. He has played all over the UK, Europe and as far away as the Middle East and U.S.A.

Mark worked with the Indie Guitar Co doing design, dealing with endorsees and dealers.

Colin Henney

Colin Henney

Keyboards

Colin has been playing and performing for more years than he may care to admit. He is an absolute stalwart of the Oxfordshire music scene and can be caught plying his wares with numerous acts on a permanent and semi-permanent basis. Coiin was in the original Album Project Band for the ‘Quadrophenia’ performance. His influences are many and various and include Keith Jarrett, the late Keith Emerson and Greg Allman. His style and presence bring high-octane energy to the project.

Band Members – Previous Projects

Ian Munday

Ian Munday

Keyboards / Vocals

Ian has been a resident of Cheltenham since 1985 and has played keyboards, bass and sang with a host of bands over the years. During this time, Ian toured extensively in the U.K. and Europe with his bands supporting a number of well known acts including The Hothouse Flowers , Jocelyn Brown, Squeeze and Stereophonics.

Ian’s current projects include programming and playing keys for ‘Freeman’, a high-end corporate covers band as well as writing and producing 2 new albums.

Mike Maddams

Mike Maddams

Guitar / Vocals

Born 1988 in Durban, South Africa, Mike has been playing guitar and performing since the age of 13. He is currently the frontman and guitarist for the band Fairvue who among many other credentials are the resident band at the O2 Arena’s VIP lounge and have performed before and after shows by some of the biggest names in music including Sir Paul McCartney, The Who, Queen, Sting, Fleetwood Mac, Adele, and many more.

Denver Thirlwell

Denver Thirlwell

Guitar / Vocals

At the age of 9 Den was given his first guitar lesson and by the age of 14, he played his first gig and has been playing live ever since.

Through the 70’s to the 90’s he played and sang in various function bands and supported acts such as Freddie & the Dreamers, The Ivy League and Showaddywaddy.

He is the co-owner of Intersound Guitars in Dursley, Gloucestershire

Louise Beadle

Louise Beadle

Vocals

At the tender age of 5 Louise was first seen copying Queen music videos with her toy hoover and heels, singing ‘I want to break free’ at the top of her lungs; 12 years later she went on to get her first lead lady role in Webfoot Theatre companies production of We Will Rock You, where she first ’caught the bug’ for performing.
Following her drama school training, Louise toured with The UK Pink Floyd Experience and she is thrilled to be sharing the stage with a group of local musicians that have the same passion for Floyd that she has.

Louisa Gaylard

Louisa Gaylard

Vocals

Louisa is a local singer based is Cheltenham. She started off her musical career studying music in the Guildford Academy of Contemporary Music. After studying vocals there for two years she moved to the Cotswolds to continue playing and writing music in addition to spending time working on her solo projects,

Louisa is also the lead singer of the folk/pop band The Hawthornes who have supported 3 daft monkeys, Terry and Gerry, Hattie Briggs and Phil Beer.

Josh Rawle

Vocals

AP Quadrophenia

Alex Rawle

Acoustic Guitar / Vocals

AP Quadrophenia

Darren Walls

Guitar

AP Quadrophenia

Ray McAnulla

Sax / Vocals

AP Quadrophenia