Spitting Feathers are:
Dave - Keyboard & Lead Vocals
Dave is an experienced musician and has previously played keyboards with Andy Bell of Erasure and sung lead vocals in other bands. In addition to singing and keys, he also plays harmonica. After retiring from his career in IT sales, Dave has recently started a new venture setting up a craft brewery with a business partner in the Peterborough area and hopes that his efforts will be rewarded with more that just 'beer money'.
Emma - Lead Vocals
Emma graduated as a graphic designer but is now a Dental Therapist. When not relaxing at home with her husband, new baby Poppy Mae and their two cats, Emma loves going to music concerts and this is her first experience of singing with a band. Emma sings lead vocals for us, plays tambourine and also provides harmony vocals on many songs.
Steve C - Bass & Vocals
Steve is both an accomplished bass player and an experienced vocalist. He sang in the same local choir as Dave who introduced him to the band. Steve is bringing his excellent harmony vocals to our song arrangements and he has also taken on some lead vocals. In addition to playing bass, Steve also turns his hand to acoustic guitar and to mandolin on some of our acoustic numbers.
Chris - Lead Guitar & Vocals
Chris has played regularly for his local church band and, in recent years, has also become the regular guitarist in the pantomime group band. His background is mainly in playing rhythm guitar but his role in Spitting Feathers sees him taking on the challenge of lead guitar as well as playing rhythm (but not necessarily at the same time!).
Mike - Drums & Vocals
Mike co-founded Spitting Feathers in 2008 and has seen it evolve since then with a number of line-up changes but always retaining the focus of a party & function band. Mike works closely with Steve to give the band a solid 'engine' and also provides lead & backing vocals. Mike has also been Musical Director for the local pantomime group and played in the band.
Steve L - Sound & Lighting Technician (and part-time Guitar)
Also qualified as an electrical engineer, Steve now works as a firefighter. He loves to manage the band's PA system and lighting rig and is happy to spend hours fiddling with all those knobs, faders, cables and connectors to achieve the best possible front of house sound and monitor mix. Truly the 'sixth member' of the band, Steve is a key team member - and you might even catch a glimpse of him playing guitar on certain songs!