Sally Layne Piano/Vocals
Sally Layne is a versatile and accomplished pianist/singer and performer. From the smooth vibes of jazz and soul to the vibrant energy of rock and pop she has entertained audiences worldwide.
Sally studied piano, voice and flute at The Royal Academy of Music in London before embarking on a career as a pianist & singer.
Her piano music has entertained audiences in various venues in countries such as Sweden, Finland, Germany, Bermuda, Israel and India. Sally has also performed at many London venues including The Savoy and Cavendish Hotels, Kettners, Soho Soho, The Bombay Brasserie in Knightsbridge and Rags piano bar in Mayfair to name but a few.
Sally has performed for the Queens Guards, The Royal Airforce Royal Squadron and many corporate functions including press awards and many for British Telecom. Sally has supported headline acts including The Drifters in major venues such as The Docklands London Arena.
Her musical styles encompass the smooth tones of jazz artists including Nina Simone & Billie Holiday and contemporary performers such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Paloma Faith and Amy Winehouse. Sally also plays beautiful classical piano music including Ludovico Einaudi and renowned music from Chopin, Debussy, Beethoven and Scott Joplin and many more
Red Brooks Sax
Red Brooks studied jazz & popular music at Goldsmiths College in London. She has worked as a session musician recording & performing with many established bands & solo artists performing in many of London's leading rock venues including; Hammersmith Palais, The Marquee, 100 Club as well as prestigious music festivals. Red has played at The Dorchester Hotel, The Savoy, Claridges and The Landmark to name but a few. She has performed with the band Death Bang Party at The Guilded Balloon, for the Edinburgh festival. The band was nominated for The Newcomers Perrier award. Red has also appeared on TV shows on BBC, ITV, Channel 4 & 5 as well as fronting her own jazz band; Red Out Loud which were featured in The Wire magazine & performed at London's Jazz cafe.
Red is an exceptionally talented saxophonist. She is an adaptable musician who delivers a rich and sassy sound with superb musicianship and technical ability.
Dave Dickson Drums
Dave Dickson, the man behind the skins has been drumming since the swinging sixties. He is a multi-talented musician who can play a whole range of musical styles form Rock to Jazz. Dave has played with a number of bands in the UK and South Africa where he used to live. He was once a band member of the winners of the coveted Cape Town Battle of The Bands.
Viktor Kaputsin Keyboards/Synth.
Viktor Kaputsin is an accomplished musician who has performed with a variety of bands. He writes and records his own material and plays a wide range of styles.
With an impressive array of sounds and timbres at his fingertips, Viktor orchestrates the big sound and infectious groove that drives Lush Life.
A delicious cocktail of jazz, soul, RnB and blues that can transport you in an instant from one era to another, from one side of the emotional scale to the other and back but all within the context of their own unique way of arranging and playing the music they so obviously love. They will make you tap, clap, and whoop. They will make you cheer and want to dance. And they'll send you home with a smile on your face and a favourite tune in your heart.
Gabriella Goldsmith De Montfort University
"A fantastic band, a joy to listen and dance to.They create a wonderful atmosphere with their variety of music genres, it is obvious that they enjoy performing their music and would highly recommend them . Very professional and talented band"
Lesley Pitcher West Malling Kent