THE BAND

SCOTT

Lead Guitar & Vocals

Scott has been in several bands over the last 15-20 years. He is also a founding member of Ultimate Floyd.

Scott has a lot of musical influences some of which include: Pink Floyd, Queen, Rush, Eric Clapton, Jeff Healey and many of the classic blues guitarists.

The Lap Steel Scott uses in the shows was hand build by himself using a block of Canadian Maple and various hardwear and electronics from other guitars.

JAMES

Keyboards & Vocals

James started playing a small single layered keyboard when he was 7 years old. He then progressed onto a dual layered organ soon after completing practical and theory exams with the London College of Music until he was about 14 years old. He then stopped playing totally for about 12 years but then had the opportunity to join a band for the first time and jumped at the chance. It gave him a chance to learn the piano side of playing which he probably enjoys more so at the moment. :). James has also been a DJ since the late 90’s which has been another great passion of his.

James is also a Founding member of Ultimate Floyd

JOHN

Drums & Percussion

John started playing drums at the age of 14, forming a band with 2 school mates mainly playing rock 'n roll. In subsequent years he has played soul, blues and classic rock, before joining Ultimate Floyd.

John not only plays the drums during our shows but he also has multiple sound effects on his sample pad which are programmed to drum pads, a good example of this is on "High Hopes" the bell tone can be heard when John hits a pad mounted high on his drum rack.

JUDI

Bass Guitar & Vocals

 

Judi has been playing bass guitar in bands for about 15 years, she started in her first band called Blame it on Dave (Dave being our drummer) and played the grand total of one gig in a whole year together. After that stumbling upon an outfit called Nun the Weiser, where she first met Scott and James. After that disbanded, she played in Blame her for the Scars, for 2 years gigging all over the Welsh valleys. Judi now plays bass & sings for Ultimate Floyd.

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IFAN

Guitar

 

Ifan comes from a musical family, he started playing piano when he was 7 years old. At 12 years old he took up the guitar and it became his main instrument. Ifan studied music at the University of South Wales and graduated in 2017, and since then he has been playing in original and cover bands across the UK, playing in a range of different venues and festivals. One such band was a solo act by the name of Toriah Fontaine in which they played at the famous 100 Club in London. Then after many months of playing all across South Wales in a busy cover band, he now plays rhythm guitar withUltimate Floyd.

CAROL

Vocals

 

Carol has sung in many different bands, both as lead vocalist and as backing vocals.  She is the bassist in two locally well known bands, and regularly plays bass and sings backing vocals at open mic nights, accompanying anyone that wants to sing and play guitar.  She has played guitar since the age of 5, her first guitar being one she copied from Blue Peter, which was a shoe box with elastic bands around it.  She is also a guitar tutor and a community musician.

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FIONA

Vocals

 

A child of the 60's, Fi was brought up on a diet of Led Zep, Deep Purple, Eagles, Pink Floyd well as Neil Sedaka, Paul Simon and Fleetwood Mac. She soon learned what made a good song.

She worked in Spain as a singer in piano bars for a few years, then collaborated with other songwriters and musicians in the UK. She then started her own covers band with her good friend Jayne Riley.

As a singer/songwriter in her own right, Fi has supported The Korgis and Charlie Dore as well as opening ‘Guilfest’ in its final year in a folk/pop trio. She wrote songs with Chris Neill (Celine Dion), Bill Padley (Ivor Novello winner) and Martin Sutton (Leanne Rimes, Roachford).

She now joins Ultimate Floyd as one of the singers in the band and is very excited after a long layoff due to Lockdown.