Kate - Vocals
Kate is the newest addition to the band as of late 2018.
Kate was lead vocalist in a Bristol based Beatles tribute band until she joined NWO to stay closer to home but enjoys jamming with other muso's for fun as well as studio work too.
Kate has played a few musical instruments in her time and is teaching herself the guitar and ukulele at the moment, but singing her heart out is really where she's happiest.
She into all kinds of music from soul to country and bluegrass to pop and will don one of her massive collection of weird & wonderful hats at any and every opportunity. You have been warned.....
Kate uses a Sontronics Solo mic.
Kate will have a cheeky Pinot Grigio please ...
Lee - Drums
Lee has been playing drums for over 30 years now. He started playing in jazz bands at school when taking lessons from the age of 13. He has played in many rock/pop bands in that time including Just testing playing numerous gigs and festival's.
Influential musicians are probably too many to mention here. Suffice to say, he loves playing all types of music but has a passion for Rock with a dash of prog.
Lee has owned way too many kits but currently plays a Sonor 3005 full maple sizes 8", 10",12", 14",16",22" with a matching snare all in a lacquered sunburst. Lee also plays a tama silverstar full birch in vintage burgundy sparkle sizes are 10",12",16",22" with a sonor 2005 birch snare. Cymbals are various from sabian, paiste and zildjan. Hardware is varied, tama, Gibraltar, mapex, natal and premier. Electronics are alesis and korg.
Lee will have a Babycham please...
Dave - Guitar
Dave first got interested in guitar as a kid when for no reason an acoustic appeared in the house but didn't get hooked until round 15 and then bought an old bass for a few quid. A few years later and he swaps back to guitar and has been with it since. He's played Reggae with The Sons of Albion, pop covers with This Way Up and all sorts of Blues with Animal House and The Blues Boys.
Dave uses Rees Stratalike, Gibson Les Paul Standard and Godin LG SP90 guitars.
For amps he uses a Cornell Romany Pro and Vox AC30
At his feet - AMT Japanese Girl Wah - Lovepedal Kalamazoo Overdrive - Wampler Mini Ego Compressor - Bogner Ecstasy Red Distortion -T-Rex Roommate reverb - Keeley Sea Foam Chorus - EHX Synth9 - Empress Tape Delay - T-Rex Tunemaster - MXR Booster mini . All fixed to a T-Rex Pedal Board with DC from a T-Rex Fuel Tank Chameleon power supply strapped out of the way underneath with a Line6 Relay G30 wireless system. Oh, and George 'L jacks and cable mostly.
Dave will have a single malt please...
Paul - Bass
Paul has been playing and touring in bands since he was 13. A seasoned musician, Paul’s tastes in music are pretty eclectic, from Wishbone Ash, Tom Petty to Shaun Colvin and Ed Sheeran.
Paul’s first band was “The third half” while still at school, then came “The Cab” who turned down a record deal as their drummer wouldn’t cut his hair!!. After that numerous bands including Stilletto Rye, Rocoon, Chaos, Snoopy, Don’t Walk and more recently Just Testing.
Paul sings too covering lead vocals and harmonies that compliment the other band members perfectly.
Here's a man who has way too many basses ,his current favourite being a Parker Fly. His others include: Italia imola, Jackson LS1, Epiphone Jack Casady, Ibanez SR500 and last but not least a Hofner Violin bass.
Paul uses a Markbass CMD 102P 2 x 10 combo and a small but choice selection of pedals.
Paul will have a row of Tequila slammers please...