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 with the band, he also sings in a local choir. Dave says that he would rather be a rock star but unfortunately he still needs to continue his career in IT Sales to pay the mortgage and see the kids through Uni!
Emma - Lead Vocals
Emma graduated as a graphic designer but is now a Dental Therapist and now also trains dental students as part of her work. When not relaxing at home with her two cats, Emma loves going to music concerts and this is her first experience of singing with a band. Emma will sing lead vocals for us and will also provide harmony vocals on many of our 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 recently introduced him to the band. Interestingly, last year Steve played for another local band at the Northwich Beer Festival the evening before Spitting Feathers played at the same event! Already Steve is bringing his excellent harmony vocals to our song arrangements and he has also started to take on some lead vocals.
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 S - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Steve studied Cardio Physiology and works as hospital physiologist helping the medical team with implanting and adjusting pacemaker devices. He is Musical Director for the local pantomime group and this is where he met both Mike and Chris. After depping on both bass and also on lead vocals, Steve has joined the band on acoustic guitar and vocals.
Steven - Sound & Lighting Technician (and occasional Guitar)
When he is not busy working as an electrician, studying for his degree or volunteering with Cheshire Fire & Rescue, Steven 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, Steven is an invaluable member of the team ......... and you might even catch an occasional glimpse of him playing guitar on certain songs!.