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 / Vocals

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 Gretsch guitar.

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.

Rob Smith
Bass / Blues Harp / Vocals / Guitar

Rob's blues harp brings us some sweet sounds with additional songs, guitar and bass. Always on hand for that last minute technical hitch!

Dan Evans
Percussion / Backing Vocals

Dan brings his funky percussion and backing vocals to the party. Joined in 2021 having run out of excuses not to join! Regular with latin band Salsadelic and founder of Evans 17 80s electronic tribute band.

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Tim Veysey-Smith
Vocals/Blues Harp

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

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Del Johnson
Drums

Del likes keeping it simple and steady on his lovely Gretsch kit! He first started playing drums so he could punctuate his joke punch lines with a "badum tish". 🤣🤣🤣

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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.

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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Lucy Fribbens
Vocals / Backing Vocals

Lucy joined us a Charity Music Night she helped organise and has sung with us at quite a few gigs. She brings plenty of energy to the performance with her tambourine!

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Stevie "Ray" Large
Guitar

Stevie is a regular jammer with us and joined us at a couple of more recent gigs with some sweet guitar licks and rhythms. Founder of S Large 7 tribute band.

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Vicky Ings
Violin / Fiddle

Vicky brings a whole new dimension to U-Turn with her amazing violin / fiddle playing. A regular jammer with us, her first gig with us was at Horsmonden Social Club at Live & Local.

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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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 out with bass when U-Turn first started. Left handed Fender bass player and also plays guitar.

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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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