This four-piece Midlands-based rock band promises you an entertaining, energetic evening filled with all your favourite rock ’n’ roll songs from the 50s and 60s such as: C’mon Everybody, Johnny B Goode, That’s All Right Mama, Long Tall Sally, Shake, Rattle and Roll, Great Balls of Fire, Proud Mary and Twist ‘n’ Shout.
The band are always popular around The Midlands area and you might have heard them rockin’ at events such as Shropshire Oktoberfest, Cosford Food Festival, Shrewsbury Food Festival or Shropshire Party at the Park, as well as many music venues, so we are delighted to welcome them for the first time to Church Stretton to give us a great evening of rock music.
The lead singer for Dirty Rockin’ Scoundrels is Paul Wilcox, who has been performing for almost 20 years. In the past, he has supported the likes of Placebo and Feeder, and even toured the country solo with top artists such as Lulu and Scott Matthews. When not rocking with the Scoundrels, Paul works with choirs and singing groups in the Midlands, leading workshops and seminars at venues including Sage Gateshead and Birmingham Symphony Hall. Paul’s charisma and personality on stage guarantees that every audience will be up on the dance floor joining him for a sing and a dance.
Lead guitarist Ant Foote has over 25 years gigging experience and has been widely recognised as one of the most talented guitarists in the Midlands. In the past, he’s toured with James Blunt, Them is Me and Boomtown Rats, performing at top venues, such as the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham. He does a variety of session work with studios and producers, and delivers masterclasses on guitar for a variety of organisations across the UK. When he’s not rocking out on stage, Ant loves making guitars and can often be found adding cool modifications to the band’s instruments.
Al Rees is the band’s bass guitarist and has been rocking out since the late 1970s. Did you know he was featured in the very first edition of NME? Starting out as the co-founder of the now legendary band Split Beaver, he has since toured with the likes of Dr Feelgood, Lindisfarne and Shakin’ Stevens, and played anywhere and everywhere… including the prestigious Marquee Club. With the 50s and 60s being his favourite musical era, Al can be found grooving around the stage with the very best vintage footwear donning his trademark Ray-Bans… the epitome of cool!
Jack Regan Jnr is the band’s drummer. His solid feel and ‘less is more’ approach has enabled him to play with artists from X-Factor to The Voice as well as countless producers, artists, live bands and music schools… not forgetting the Dirty Rockin’ Scoundrels.
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