Malvern-based for the past twenty five years, John has been singing and playing guitar for more years than he cares to reveal on here! Inspired by the legendary blues bands of the sixties, he has played extensively around the Midlands and the home counties, both fronting blues bands and, latterly, his own outfit,
The Midnight Band, which is a vehicle for his original songs.
Jim is from Wellington in Somerset but we won't hold that against him! His passion for all things groovy makes him a perfect fit for The Fezz! In a previous life he was heavily into the Cambridge music scene and was a member of the Soft Boys.
Alan is from Eckington in Worcestershire and is the driving force behind the band. He's an original member of The Soft Boys from Cambridge and in later life was a member of the legendary Eckington Smoothies..
His note by note replication of Larry Carlton's guitar solos in our SD cover songs is incredible!
Morris was a founder member of The Soft Boys and has toured extensively with Robyn Hitchcock, including stints with his band The Egyptians, playing in the states and supporting REM.
Colin is another Malvernite and regularly plays alongside John. He was also one of the Smoothies, with Alan and Robin.
He provides some smooth and funky licks to act as the foundation of The Fezz's sound.
Robin is another Eckington resident and ex Smoothie, whose musical background is diverse, ranging from a love of prog rock in the 70s, through to modern soul, funk and jazz. He is heavily influenced by the likes of Joe Sample and Keith Jarrett and is thrilled to be part of The Fezz, playing the tricky and intricate songs penned by Becker and Fagen amongst others.
Quite coincidently, several members of the Midnight Band also feature in The Fezz! He also plays guitar with Colwall-based poet and raconteur, Adrian Mealing, a left-field project going by the name of The Very Grimm Brothers!
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