Your guide to U-Turn band members

U-Turn have core members and a variety of regulars who play in the band. We often feature special guests to add some spice to our gigs whenever appropriate and possible.

Neil Rigby
Lead Guitar

Co-Founder of U-Turn. Plays lead guitar on a Gibson Les Paul Deluxe.

Chris Bampton
Vocals / Rhythm Guitar

Co-Founder of U-Turn. Vocals and rhythm guitar on a Chapman guitar.

Tim Veysey-Smith
Vocals/Blues Harp

Vocalist  and occasional reluctant guitarist! Plays blues harp for most of our blues numbers.

Pete Billing

Regular with U-Turn and provider of something a bit funky on his Fender bass!

Pete Roberts

Powerful beats and driving rhythms are Pete's speciality on his Sonor kit.

Del Johnson

Del likes keeping it simple and steady on his lovely Gretsch kit!

Chris Hinton

Bass guitar and bass ukulele specialist laying down a rich steady beat. Epiphone bass and a double bass for Rockabilly or jazzy vibe.

Rob Smith
Bass/Blues Harp

Regular special guest and jam night organiser. Rob brings a whole lotta experience to U-Turn and now plays bass for us quite regularly!

Will Buss

Our youngest recruit bringing U-Turn a new dimension to our rhythm section! Regular with our friends at Infrared – a very talented originals band.


U-Turn Special Guests

Van Greg
Special Guest Guitar/Tech/Video

Regular special guest and band video/photo expert. Fixes stuff usually in an emergency! aka Axeman from Athens! Watch him shred!

Nick Cabrera Banks

Bringing some fresh ideas to the bongos, Nick aka DJ Oxygen, is a musician and artist all the way from Buckinghamshire!

Josh Jewsbury

Josh helped us with bass when U-Turn started. He's a very busy musician so we thank him for that!

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Steven Hatch

Jam Night regular Steve joined us at Horsmonden Cricket Club on his rather smart drum kit.

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Liz Luck
Backing Vocals

Sings sweet backing vocals when relaxing away from the stresses of Yoga! 🙂

Sue Lovell
Vocals / Backing Vocals

Sue became a de facto special guest when she attended Hurst Green Fete and ended up joining us for a couple of songs!

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