WHO WE ARE
The band comprises of 10 Individuals all accomplished musicians and performers in their own right, some regularly play as solo artistes, others teach and some have written their own material and released it, together these people form one of best bands in the area.
Lee Vasey: guitar/vocals/band leader
During the last twenty four years has built up a reputation as leading one of the best function bands within the south east, writing, arranging and recording his own material. Royston ‘Chubby Brown’ Vasey, David Coverdale, Chris Rea, Tommy Cooper, Norman Wisdom, Jimmy Ruffin, Mud, Showaddywaddy, Tammy Jones, Cathy Dennis, Ez Rollers are just a few of the artists he has featured with.
Colin Brady: drums
Musical highlights include sessions for bbc television, itv, radio 3, radio 4, drum workshops and drum tuition.
Bekki Carpenter: vocals
Bekki has recently returned to Norfolk after spending 12 years performing professionally in musical theatre in London's West End, and on tour. Shows include 'We Will Rock You', 'Saturday Night Fever' & 'Starlight Express'. Bekki has also been a backing vocalist for Greg Lake, founder member of 'Emerson, Lake & Palmer'.
Chris Spencer: tenor saxophone
Chris has been a professional player for many years. He has played on various cruises and worked with many bands. He has a great reputation as a jazz player, and his sizzling solos add a great vitality to the lee Vasey Band.
Ian Laing: trumpet
Six years in orchestra pits, television work, gigs with James Brown, Bruce Forsyth, Maxine Barry, Bill Tarmey and Chubby Brown.
Ceri Kerby: Vocalist
Ceri has been a regular face within the Lee Vasey Band since 1999. She has been gigging on the local music scene since the age of 15 and has built a good reputation as a strong vocalist.
Sam Meakin: Trombonist
Sam has been playing the trombone since the age of 10. Born and raised in Norwich he began playing with various big bands around Norfolk and found his love for jazz. Currently studying a music degree in central London, Sam has had the privilege of playing with London based bands such as the 'National youth jazz orchestra' and numerous other bands.
Dario Salvi – Bass Guitar
Originally from Northern Italy, he has been a very busy bass player since his debut on the scenes in the late 90's. He has played both live and in studio with many artists including Ginger Leigh, Patrice Pike, Emmett North Jr ( Barry White & Isaac Hayes ), Larry Ray ( Platters ), Omar Lopez , Westbound and many more. Dario has toured both Europe and the USA. His main influence is Funk music and he is a disciple of Larry Graham and Bootsy Collins. Dario has studied bass guitar and jazz harmony with Charlie Cinelli in Brescia ( Italy ) and has a Master Degree in Music in Orchestra Conducting.