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Radar Jesse Smith

Jesse Smith - Lead Vocals / Guitar

Jesse has performed to thousands of people on stages all across the world since becoming a professional songwriter and musician over seven years ago. In 2013 Jesse was cast as a lead vocalist in West End Hit ‘Thriller Live’ and went on to perform over five hundred shows in the West End and on the UK/European Tour. He has performed in venues such as The Lanxess Arena, The Royal Albert Hall, The O2 Forum and many festivals. In 2015 Jesse took over the role of ‘Robert Plant’ in Europe’s leading tribute to Led Zeppelin – Boot Led Zeppelin. His looks and strong rock vocal style have led him to have been compared to the likes of Chris Cornell, Jim Morrison, Robert Plant and even a young Bon Jovi. His main influences include The Beatles, Kings Of Leon, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and Led Zeppelin.


Radar James Ashby

James Ashby – Lead Guitar / Vocals

Ashby is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter who has been playing guitar since the age of thirteen and has gone on to perform on huge stages across the UK and Europe. Since 2013, Ashby has been lead guitarist for legendary 80’s band T’Pau alongside Carol Decker. With T’Pau he has performed on several UK tours, including a special performance in 2013 at the infamous Isle Of Wight Festival. In 2015 T’Pau went on a thirty date tour with 80’s legends Nick Kershaw and Go West. He has also written material with Carol, and has even made an appearance on the Terry Wogan show. His main guitar heroes include John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Slash (Guns N’ Roses) and Jimi Hendrix.


Radar Marco Briatore

Marco Briatore – Drums

Marco Briatore, is an accomplished drummer originally from Cuneo, Italy. He has played with the FosseyTango Project with artists such as Eliza Doolittle, Glen Matlock, Frances Ruffelle, Pete Doherty, Chloe Jasmine and is currently working with British songwriter Marcus Foster, Sonia Leigh, as well as British alternative rock project Yellowire, with whom he has embarked on tours across the UK and the USA. Marco’s influences include Queen, Foo Fighters, John Mayer and The Beatles.



Radar Liam Barnes

Liam Barnes – Bass / Vocals

Liam has been a professional musician for over 10 years, playing large venues with various original and professional function bands all across the Uk and Europe. Liam has been heavily influenced by heavy rock bands of the 70's like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd through to current bands, as well as classic funk and hip hop, fusing all these styles into his playing.

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