Welcome To

Suffolk Wedding Band


East Coast Collective

East Coast Collective was formed in early 2012 with Samantha Harvey on vocals.    The "fabulous" Louise Sandham took the lead vocals spot in 2018

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Louise  – Vocals

Louise has been singing semi-professionally in function bands for around 15 years

after leaving the theatre scene where she performed leading roles for local amateur

 dramatic companies.


Louise has sung with popular function bands including an 80’s band and has

performed all over the region for private functions, large festivals and weddings.


Louise comes from a very musical family following in her mums footsteps.

She has a wonderful voice and has a natural ability to harmonise.


As a vocalist fronting the band Louise is a lively performer


Louise has a voice that suits all genres of music.

Since louise has joined the bands repetoire has grown substantialy.


Matt  – Guitar

Matt is a highly experienced and versatile guitarist whose musical

CV covers a number of genres.

Matt has played all over the UK at a semi-professional level

and has worked as a session musician for a number of South

East studios.

Matt's Soulful playing give's the bands music a soulful Bluesy feel.

Alan – Piano/Keyboards/Vocals

Alan is a very experienced and versatile keyboard player.

He provides all the piano's, strings and brass sounds that can be

heard in the songs we do.

Born and raised in Sheffield, Alan gained most of his early

experience performing in the northern working mens and

 night clubs circuits.

Moving to Suffolk in the eighties, Alan continued working

with bands on the club circuits.

Alan has also performed with several Function bands performing

at parties, weddings, festivals and also has appeared in several

musical theatre shows.

Dirk  – Drums/Vocals

Dirk has been playing drums for around 20 years in numerous

bands covering countless genres.

He turned professional in 2004 and keeps busy as a gigging and

session drummer recently working alongside bands such as

Dodgy and Toploader.

Dirk is also a highly experienced music tutor and music workshop

leader. As far as drummers go, they don't come much better than this.

Dave  – Bass Guitar

Dave has been playing bass in originals and covers bands since


So has plenty of experience! A couple of these bands have

been with Dirk on drums so they have formed a rock solid rhythm

section over the years.

Dave has played a variety of styles from Rock, Country,

Blues and Soul.

Dave has also played with members of Mungo Jerry,

Status Quo, Joe Cocker’s band and is on Iron Maidens ‘Fear of the Dark’ with his band

 at the time doing crowd backing vocals!

Dave has been performing in function bands for thepast six years.

Having worked with Dirk for several years, Dave and

Dirk together provide and amazing  rythm section for the band.

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