The 80s Tribute Band

Band  Members...

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Gavin Munn

Gavin's first professional stage performance was when he was 11 years young! He appeared in National Number 1 Tours of The Sound Of Music and Scrooge and starred in many professional productions throughout the UK including: On Golden Pond, Relatively Speaking, The King & I, Gypsy, Billy Liar, Bouncers, The Three Musketeers as well as numerous professional pantomimes around the country. Gav performed a 3 month residency in Florida USA as Prince John in The Lion In Winter, before becoming Robbie Williams in UK #1 Tribute “Probably Robbie” and “Reload - The Tom & Robbie Experience”performing in Mexico, UK, Germany, Holland, Bahrain, Sweden, Spain to name a few! He's supported and played alongside many name acts such as Moby, Heather Small, The Ordinary Boys, Supergrass, Arctic Monkeys, The Body Rockers, Wheatus, Eels, Atomic Kitten and The Sugababes. On the big screen he worked alongside Kevin Costner and Joan Allen in Hollywood movie “The Upside Of Anger” with a role as lead singer in the aptly named Gavin Munn Band!

 
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Gavin courtie

Through his 20's Gavin toured the UK & Europe playing with 4-times Grammy nominated Margaret Becker, Chris Eaton (Janet Jackson, Amy Grant), Brian Kennedy (Van Morrison, Riverdance, Eurovision for Ireland), and 7-times Grammy nominee Jessy Dixon. Starting a successful career composing for media and TV, his music features on TV shows as varied as NBC 60 Minutes, Big Bang Theory, The One Show, Britain's Got Talent, Big Brother and Peppa Pig! Stage performance is something he loves and along with many local gigs he's played with top UK tribute shows The Bowie Experience, Meet Loaf & Cher ((Terry Nash winner "Stars In Their Eyes") . He's also an experienced voice artist as "the voice" for Domino's Pizza, Jaguar, Volvo, HSBC & Heineken.

 
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sam ryall

Sam's first professional engagement was playing piano accompanying ballet classes and his teacher's church choir for Messiah before he was even 12! After graduating from Colchester Institute's School of Music his career as a keyboard wizard and musical director has led to working on cruise ships, Walt Disney Company's West End shows and in many bands and theatre shows. He's played piano for the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet, played organ for the Starlight Express legend Richard Stilgoe and also let Valerie Singleton sit on his coat and handle his toothbrush (ask him for the story!)

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jamie wilson

Jamie's musical career took off in his 20's with his band Timshel touring the UK regularly, including opening for classic acts Focus, The Animals, Steve Cropper and Wishbone Ash. With his own bands since then he's also opened for James Brown, Ugly Kid Joe,and Chuck Mosley (Faith No More) .He tours today as "Jimmy Page" in tribute band Hats Off To Led Zeppelin and can also regularly be found playing saxophone in soul bands around the south coast.  Off stage he's a busy Independent Film composer, session player, as well as lecturing at the Academy Of Contemporary Music.

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ross sheppard

Since graduating from the Academy Of Contemporary Music, Ross's drumming has been in demand for studio sessions, bands, artistes and musical theatre. Regularly performing around the country in a variety of venues from small Jazz clubs, festivals, live TV & radio, and the O2 Arena, he's worked alongside a number of artists including Sharon Corr (The Corrs), James Walsh (Starsailor) and Don Mescall (Songwriter: Westlife/Ronan Keating/Rascal Flatts).  His experience and expertise has opened a career too as a drum tutor and educator.