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Paul 'Timeless' Borley: Drums
Paul has been interested in banging stuff together since his earliest youth when he played along to the Beatles and the Stones, and, later, Cream. Today he hits Ludwig drums, and lots of them. That is, when he isn't walloping even more drums, by Sonor. He also whacks a few cymbals. He owns more snare drums than most people have had hot dinners.
The Doctor had been learning the piano since infancy, but saw the light when his parents' piano tuner showed him the secrets of sevenths and blue notes, and when someone else played him 'Deep Purple In Rock'. His musical heroes include Jon Lord, Freddie Mercury and J. S. Bach, all of whom are dead. He currently plays a Crumar Mojo 61/B with Yamaha amplification. Was recently found guilty of playing a piano accordion in a built-up area. You can listen to his solo album Songs In The Key of L here.
Nick 'Big Arnie' Stevenson: percussion
A stunt double for 'The Terminator', Nick is universally regarded as the best-looking member of the band (which is why DC keeps him at the back). Outside the band he's trod the boards, holds an Equity card, and runs his own 'Time Sreet' disco. In DCWB he sports three enormous congas, two big bongos and more percussion than you can shake a stick at, including shakers. And sticks. A musical obsessive, he's strongly influenced by the Stones, the Brothers (Allman and Doobie), Little Feat, Dave Brubeck, Joni Mitchell and many others.
Devilishly young and handsome (though this isn't difficult next to the rest of the band) Simon came to the DCWB from local band All Blue. An old head on young shoulders, he is strongly influenced by the late, great B. B. King. On stage he is mainly seen with an Epiphone semi, but also totes one or two custom semis, a Fender Strat and a PRS. Uses Fender and Boss Katana amps.
Matt has played bass for longer than he cares to remember, learning the basslines to any and every song he came across. Then one fateful day, he bought an album by John Lee Hooker ... and another by Muddy Waters ... and that was that. He hoovered up every blues album he could find. The same thing happened with Jazz, Southern Soul, Bluegrass, Hill Blues, Tamla Motown: his appetite for American Roots Music is voracious. He has played in bands in Norfolk for around 30 years. His favourite bass players include James Jamerson, Jaco Pastorius, Nick Lowe, Ron Carter, Willie Dixon and Jack Bruce. He mostly plays Fender Precision and Jazz basses, but also has a small collection of exotica including a Burns Marquee, an Epiphone Rivoli and a Danelectro Longhorn. He makes these much louder with Trace Elliot amplification.