Encore are one of the most professional and popular bands in the UK.
Ian Leaver: (aka The Gaffer) Drummer age 33
One of the band’s founding members, I’ve played in many bands across the Midlands with the latest one being Death Night which was an originals band. I have a great personality and winning smile! My favourite song to play is Dakota.
Paul Gerrard: Piano/Synths/Rhythm Guitar & Vocals.
Played with CHINATOWN in the 1990 ‘Battle-of-the-Bands’ finals, before forming TWISTER which gigged the Midlands & North pub/club circuit extensively for over 15 years. Had enough at the age of 40 but tempted out of retirement by these 4 very talented, fun-loving scoundrels!
Nick Peck: Lead/Rythm Guitar, Mandolin, backing vocals. I have played in many bands over the years, a single with a band called “VIDEO” supported the Ian Gillan Band, played on The M.V. Norland NortSea Ferries, also played In a UB40 Tribute Band “Rats In The Kitchen” Growing old disgracefully!
He was a boy soprano in his Sunday school and was often picked to sing solo in their annual anniversary concert where he would be awarded with the CDM for musical excellence.
Fast forward to 1978 where he began his dj career at the world famous BHYC disco.
Although successful as a disco dj his true heart lay in live performing, he joined the school choir singing solo’s. His performance singing ‘ I am the donkey shaggy and brown’ is remarkably notable.
In later years he could be found singing in various ‘ free and easy’ in local pubs and clubs. I was then asked to join local beat combo ‘ Jacobs ladder’ after providing them with lead vocals for 2 years they split due to musical differences. Rumours that the taxman caught up with them are scurrilous and indeed libelous.
After 20 years of musical hiatus he has now picked up the mantle of lead vocals with top Midlands band THE ENCORE.
Peace and love
Martin Ward: Bass
I first learned to play guitar at around 9 or 10 years old, and later played a couple of times with a band during my teenage years… 35 years later, I decided to rekindle my old hobby and bought myself a bass! Over the last few years I’ve enjoyed playing gigs and open mic nights – previously alongside Gavin, the lead vocalist of Straight Talk. Really looking forward to gigging with this great group of guys.
Gimme Some Loving – Spencer Davis group
Keep on running – Spencer Davis group
All Right Now – Free
All or nothing – Small Faces
Sweet Child O mine – Guns & Roses
Let Me Entertain You – Robbie Williams
Town Called Mallice – The Jam
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynrd Skynrd
Weather With You – Crowded House
2468 motorway – Tom Robinson band
Mustang Sally – The Commitments
Sit Down- James
Beatles Medley – I Feel Fine
I saw her standing there
Hard Day`s Night
Breakfast at Tiffanys – Deep Blue Something
500 miles – The Proclaimers
Dance the night away – The Mavericks
Johnny be Goode – Chuck Berry
Dakota – Stereophonics
Have a nice day – Stereophonics
Wanted Dead or Alive – Bon Jovi
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Proud Mary – Creedence
In the Midnight Hour – Wilson Picket
Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
Long Train Running – Doobie brothers
Losing my religion – R.E.M
Stuck in the middle – Stealers Wheel
Brown eyed Girl – Van Morrison
No Matter What – Bad finger
The Joker – Steve miller band
Baggy trousers – Madness
Feels Like Heaven – Fiction Factory
Wonderful tonight – Eric Clapton
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
Hey Jude – The Beatles
I want to break free – Queen
Don`t you forget about me – Simple Minds
Whiskey in a jar – Thin Lizzy
You Belong To Me – Bryan Adams
Take It Easy – The Eagles
Peaceful Easy Feeling – The Eagles
Lyin Eyes – The Eagles
Jumpin Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
Show me the way – Peter Frampton