In October 2017, Mr Kenton Martin (guitarist) and Mrs Jessica Martin (vocalist) were playing their usual acoustic duo gigs to audiences across the Berkshire area, where they are currently based. After performing as a duo on luxury cruise liners internationally for 2 years previously, they finally decided it was time to create something a little bit bigger and a whole lot louder.
Jess got in touch with an old friend from her college years, Mr Chris Dodd. Chris has been playing bass amongst a number of exciting projects throughout his career, including writing his own original music and performing in several bands locally. On meeting Jess and Kenton for an initial catch up, Chris had a lot of fresh ideas to bring to the table and thankfully, had the perfect candidate to complete the line up.
Chris introduced Jess & Kenton to Mr Elliot Wilkins, a fantastic producer and musician. Elliot has been playing drums for 9 years, as well as several other instruments and has been supporting local artists with professional recording and production needs, straight from his own studio.
The four arranged their first rehearsal in November 2017 and have been rehearsing on a weekly basis ever since in their home town of Reading. The band's repertoire is made up of a mixture of genres from 50's to present day, accentuated with their modern spin on these classic songs. With heavy influences of funk and classic rock, you can be sure to hear those much loved favourite tunes, played in a way that you'd least expect.
My Girl - The Temptations Living on a prayer - Bon Jovi 9 til 5 - Dolly Parton Day dream believer - The Monkees I’m a believer - The Monkees Delilah - Tom Jones Mustang Sally - Johnny Be Good - Chuck Berry Ain’t No Mountain - Marvin Gaye Bad Moon Rising - CCR Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley Come Together - The Beatles Eight Days A Week - The Beatles Ob La Di - The Beatles Hey Jude - The Beatles Twist And Shout - The Beatles Proud Mary - Tina Turner Sweet Caroline- Neil Diamond Let’s Twist Again - Chubby Checker Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones Stand By Me - Ben E King These Boots Are Made For Walking - Nancy Sinatra Happy Together - The Turtles Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations Sugar Sugar - The Archies Africa - Toto All Night Long - Lionel Ritchie Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You - Frankie Valli Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder I Wish - Stevie Wonder Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder Starman - David Bowie Maggie May - Rod Stewart The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson Billie Jean - Michael Jackson Everybody Wants To Rule - Tears For Fears Bennie And The Jets - Elton John I Want To Break Free - Queen Don’t Stop Believing - Journey I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor Love Is In The Air - John Paul Young One Way Or Another - Blondie Call Me - Blondie Rock The Boat - Hues Corporation Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams 500 Miles - The Proclaimers Faith - George Michael Red Red Wine - UB40 Love Train - The O’Jays I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash Three Little Birds - Bob Marley Teardrops - Womack and Womack Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Kahn Can’t Feel My Face - The Weekend Last Friday Night - Katy Perry Rehab - Amy Winehouse Valerie - Amy Winehouse Breakfast At Tiffany’s - Deep Blue Something Price Tag - Jessie J Send My Love - Adele Rolling In The Deep - Adele Somebody Told Me - The Killers Mr Brightside - The Killers Human - The Killers Pompeii - Bastille Ho Hey - Lumineers Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis Wonderwall - Oasis Toxic - Britney Spears Rather Be - Clean Bandit Angels - Robbie Williams Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chilly Peppers Dog Days Are Over - Florence And The Machine Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People Clocks - Coldplay Viva La Vida - Coldplay Marry You - Bruno Mars Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars Get What You Give - The Weekend Somebody That I Use To Know - Goetye Empire State Of Mind - Alicia Keys Shake It Off - Taylor Swift American Boy - Estelle This Love - Maroon 5
These are our mainly used songs, however all in all we have around 150 - 200 songs in our repertoire.