Special Guests

The Dance Effect have some hugely talented musicians who step in to play for us when someone’s unavailable – or if they just want to join the party. They are so brilliant, we wanted to share:

Dave Holmes
Part of the original duo with Paul that became the Bar Blues Band, Dave has helped us out on many occasions playing guitar for Living Large. He is now an official rock star, playing in west end musicals and accompanying the likes of Shirley Bassey, Vanessa Mae and Lionel Richie. He is one of the top session guitarists in London and has recently released his debut album “Raw”. We are totally biased but it really is brilliant.
www.daveholmes.com

Lawrie Wright
A brilliant pianist, songwriter and all-round accomplished musician. His main band is Rhapsodaisical, whose songs are exquisite, with beautiful, lilting jazz undertones. Find Lawrie at www.myspace.com/rhapsodaisical/music/songs/without-you-60260899

Jon Scott
Big band jazz trumpet legend and Jools Holland sideman, Jon Scott, started his career at as Lead Trumpet in the Orchestra of the Sporting Club of Monte Carlo where he backed artists including Sammy Davis Junior and Michael Jackson.

He has toured the world with The Jools Holland band for around 20 years, featuring on many Live TV recordings and backing artists such as Kylie Minogue, Amy Winehouse, George Harrison and Sting. His second Album “Welcome To Jonnyland 2” is full of Jonnyland’s trademark melody, dreaminess and lusciousness but with its rhythms, for the main part, rooted in House Music. www.welcometojonnyland.com

Chichester Music Academy

Paul (band leader) is a director and co-founder of Chichester Music Academy, a contemporary music school principally aimed at developing aspiring rock star youngsters, tutoring both individually and in bands in guitar, bass, drums, piano/keyboards and vocals. Pete, our bass player is also a tutor at the Academy.
www.chichestermusicacademy.com

Simply Jazz Quintet
Jane (lead vocals) and Pete (bass) are both members of The Simply Jazz Quintet.

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