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Vocalist, Bass Guitar, Drums.


I'm a very experienced and gig-hardened player (35+ years) and for the last few years I played in the Small Town All Stars and most recently with The Reluctant Sinners. I'm looking for an interesting band or like-minded musos who play mostly for fun but with a really professional attitude to the playing and the gigging.

I enjoy listening to and playing a wide range of music BUT I certainly want to avoid the really cliched, dull 12 bar plods/ Mustang Sally etc and all that really predictable covers band stuff that everybody seems to do. Ideally I'm looking for good danceable tunes and strong songs (originals or covers) with a rocky/bluesy/pop/spanky edge that punters will enjoy and ideally doing a couple of gigs a month.

I prefer to play with good solid musos who are more fun to spend time with than virtuosos with egos and attitude.

I don't read the dots but I've got good ears and I'm a fast learner. I've got nice gear and a fairly open mind so why not get in touch to let me know what you're looking for - it might be just the thing - I need to be out there gigging!

If you want to hear some live recordings of what I can do go to

Contact me on steve@reluctantsinners

Screen name:
Member since:
Oct 02 2008
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
63 years


Ry Cooder (although I don't play slide - I just love his feel), Crowded House, Squeeze, LedZep, Springsteen, Robert Cray, Jeff Beck, Jimmie Vaughan/Fab TBirds, Miles, Steely Dan, Blue Nile, Shaun Colvin, Bonnie Raitt, Delbert MClinton, Beatles (of course), Santana, Guillemots, The Who, Miles Davis, Richard Thompson, Brad Paisley, ZZTop, 60s Motown, Nick Lowe, Richard Hawley,AC/DC, Los Lobos, Ron Sexsmith, DelAmitri, Steve Earle, Elvis Costello, Free, Steel Panther(!), Lewis Taylor, Jeff Buckley, John Mayer, everything on Stax plus more names than I can remember


Nice toys that need to be used...PRS, Fender, Heritage, G&L, Fret King, Gibson, Cornford head and cab with Line 6, Teese, Whirlwind and Ernie Ball pedals