Members

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.

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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.

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Pete Billing
Bass

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

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Pete Roberts
Drums

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

Del Johnson
Drums

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

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Chris Hinton
Bass

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 / Vocals / Guitar

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

Mark Ironmonger
Bass

Mark's clinical and patient approach to playing bass is something you'll only see in old magazines! Debuted at Willfest 3 2019.

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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! (Best viewed via slo-mo)

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Nick Cabrera Banks
Bongos

Bringing some fresh ideas to the bongos, Nick aka DJ Oxygen, is a musician and artist all the way from Buckinghamshire! Debuted at TJs Beer Festival and played at The Halfway House Beer Festival.

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Lucy Barber
Vocals / Backing Vocals

Lucy joined us a Charity Music Night she helped organise and has sung with us since. She brings plenty of energy to the performance!

Paul Whitehead
Drums

Regular Jammer @TheGun, Paul was on hand to help us out at very short notice to fulfill a charity gig at The Plough at Leigh. Turned out he knew most of the songs from Jam Night anyway!

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Paul Roberts
Keyboards

Paul played keyboards with us for Peaches by The Stranglers at Pinstock 2019, a boutique outdoor festival he organised under his psedonym Paul Star DJ. Paul initially joined us at Jam @TheGun for a quick run through!

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Steven Hatch
Drums

Jam Night regular Steve debuted for us at Horsmonden Cricket Club on his rather smart drum kit. Get the polish out!

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Josh Jewsbury
Bass

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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Will Buss
Drums

Our youngest recruit bringing U-Turn a new dimension to our rhythm section on his debut at Unfest 2019! Regular with our friends at Infrared – a very talented originals band.

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Liz Luck
Backing Vocals

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

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