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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
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
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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© Copyright EAST COAST COLLECTIVE 2012