Lesley Cunningham, is one of the quiet ones of the group but this disguises an incredible musical ability. She plays all the complicated harmony Ukulele lines within the arrangements as well as vocalising, also in harmony. With her dark good looks and smiling demeanor she is a person of few words one of them being ‘Yes’. “Lesley, would you take the most complicated bit of harmony ever written for a Ukulele?” ‘Yes’ she replies, and she does, and perfectly.
Sarah Dale is sometimes called ‘The Diva’ not because of her dressing-room demands but because she can really hit those high soprano notes. She is a beautiful and accomplished musician working as a player and singer all over the UK. She plays various instruments as well as Ukulele and is a much sought after and respected vocal-coach. Her favourite phrase is “I’ll do it!”,Italian, Russian, “I’ll do it!”. The only exception was a song for the Orchestras tour of China….”I’ll TRY it!”.
Alex Gold was born at an early age and according to popular legend was writing a song before he drew his first breath! He could be described as a 21st century punk in the sense that his mantra is, ‘anything is possible so let’s get it done!’. In addition to playing great ukulele his talents extend to guitar, piano, drums, bass and mandolin.
‘Andy is the anarchist of the group, with a low boredom threshold and a distaste for scripts. He’s been known to spontaneously break into verse, monologues and even an impromtu seance on stage! If the band are looking worried, you can bet it’s Andy taking them to ‘the dark place’ of improvisational comedy’.
Steve Truman’s first paid gig was singing backing vocals for Supertramp at the age of ten! Age 12, and unable to hit the high notes any more, he went to the other extreme and took up double bass. He has played with drum legend Jim Chapin and Darius Brubeck, and is frequently called upon as a sideman by touring jazz musicians such as Digby Fairweather, Alan Barnes and Simon Spillet.
Peter Baynes is sometimes referred to as ‘Bobby’ due to his uncanny resemblance to Bob Dylan. He is a pianist of repute and also a trained singer as well as a great solo Ukulele player. He works around the world as a player and singer with such people as Neil Innes and at venues like the Edinburgh Festival. His great strength is his quick dry humour and his incredible solo work on Ukulele.
Stuart Crout, called “Pockets”, is a musician who plays various instruments and performs solo, appearing at Theaters, music Pubs and small Festivals in the United Kingdom. He discovered the Ukulele in 2006 and in his own words “has never looked back!”.
Peter S. Moss
Had a classical upbringing learning VIOLA, C-BASS, PIANO, SINGING (Choral & Solo), CONDUCTING and GUITAR.
* Toured Europe with his own, The REDNIK SMITH BAND.
* Worked as a session musician in London and was part of the ALAN PARSONS rhythm section at Abbey Road, plus arranging and conducting.
* First playing Bass, then Guitar, then as Musical Director/Pianist of the original London Production of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW.
* Producer, Arranger, MD for DANA between 1976 and 1986.
* For BBC & ITV television; EARTHA KITT, DANA, HAZEL O'CONNER , KIKI DEE, DUSTY SPRINGFIELD.
* MD, arranger for The NEWS HUDDLINES (Roy Hudd, June Whitfield & Chris Emmet) 1975 - 2001, 51 Series.
* Has produced VIVIAN STANSHALL, ROGER WHITTAKER , DANA, RONDO VENEZIANO, PRECIOUS WILSON, PETER STRAKER.
* Co-director with Jeanette Giese of the VoiceAkademie and Studio in Germany.