Lead Vocals, Guitar, Tomfoolery
A natural musician and entertainer. His high standards of musicianship sets the tone for the whole band. Danny has the gift of shaping the mood of any evening by capturing an audience and involving them in the bands’ music. As a semi-professional musician of tremendous experience, he has earned himself and the band great respect from audiences, musicians and the local media alike. And what verbal dexterity! Most likely to say: ‘I can’t play with you…..rank amateurs.
Bass, Raspberries, Backing Vocals
Besides composing, arranging, and producing original material, Roy made his mark on the music scene playing inventive, colourful bass-lines alongside Danny during the early 80’s boom years when reggae had become commercially fashionable. He has always been one of the most sought after bass players in the south. His natural optimism and enthusiasm is infectious and this flows into the music of RU40. Most likely to say: ‘Does my bass look big in this…?..’
Drums and hmm sounds
Tim is cornerstone of ru40’s strong reggae beat, displaying timekeeping ability that is envied by Rolex. Tim commands the heart of the band and his hard-hitting patterns and drumming effects cover the whole range of world rhythm. His great ability shines through on stage where flare and passion are his defining characteristics. Most likely to say: ‘I’m not Quentin Tarantino nor Ring Starr….’
Keyboards, Guitar, hand squelching
A musician whose experience ranges from playing Mozart to Marley. Andy hides the fact that he is really a lazy slob who never practices but is still irritatingly quick to pick up songs. Is adept at playing all the fiddly bits that no-one else likes to play….steady! Most likely to say: ‘I came to see hoover bags and look where I am now…!
Martin is at the heart of RU40’s authentic sound and is a very talented keyboard player. Another experienced musician, who has played semi-professionally for years covering many different styles from early Motown & Soul to modern Dance and Reggae music. Martin’s powerful sound and a charismatic presence on stage ensures a lively performance at any gig. Most likely to say: ‘Do I kick it or play it…..?’
Percussion, machine that goes ping, Backing Vocals
Julio is a ‘world rhythm’ king. He is able to turn his hand to any style and get percussive sounds out of virtually any item (many of which he brings on stage). Julio has played with a number of professional bands in the UK and in Europe. He is the hairiest member of the band! Most likely to say: ‘So, remind me, who am I again ….?’
Saxes and cheese grater
Bogdan has played for many years professionally in his home country of Poland and the UK. He can play virtually any wind instrument and is a music teacher and performer of note. Being an accomplished jazz musician, Bogdan creates masterful solos and arrangements with consummate ease. He makes you sick! Most likely to say: ‘Does anyone know a good polka..?’