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Alan Glen Vocals / Guitar / Harmonica

Alan was a member of 'The Yardbirds' between 1996 and 2003,and features on their new album " Birdland ",with Jeff Beck, Brian May and others. Alan has also recorded 4 albums with 'Nine Below Zero' ( Alan was a member between 1991 and 1995 ),'Little Axe' (3 Albums ),'Dr Feelgood',  Alannah Myles, 'Dub Syndicate', Junior Delgado, 'Papa George', Daniel Smith and 'Sonny Black &The Dukes'. Alan features on the 'Little Axe CD 'Hard Grind' ,and the brand new " Champagne & Grits" ( Virgin 'Real World' CDRW 119 ) Alan has performed with Eric Clapton, B.B.King, 'Slash', Steve Vai, Steve Lukather, Hubert Sumlin, John Mayall, Peter Green and 'Skunk' Baxter and has played at 'The Royal Albert Hall' ( many times),'The Hilton'- Las Vegas, Hollywood 'House of Blues', and Montreux and Nice Jazz Festivals, as well as various TV and Radio performances. See the "CD" page for details. He also appears on The Yardbirds Web site.

Dino Coccia - Drums

Dino's career has been one of great variety since turning professional at the age of 17 in 1967. Since first working abroad with 'The Healers', he has played and recorded worldwide. His session credits include jingles, work with pop artists, Blues and Jazz. He has worked with Andy Shepard, Alan Barnes, Patrick Moraz and Grace Jones. On the Blues scene he has backed up James Carr, Byther Smith, John Primer, Katie Webster, Jo-Ann Kelly, Mr. T. 99, Tutu Jones, Homesick James, and Larry Garner. In America he has worked with J.D. Nicholson, Harmonica Fats, and Lowell Fulson. He also plays on Daniel Smith's 2 CDs and Sonny Black's second CD.

Dino has released his own new CD "WildSpace", featuring Alan Barnes (sax), Dave Newton (piano) and other British Blues artists. See the "CD" page for details.

John O'Reilly - Vocals / Guitar

John has long been recognized as one of the hardest working artists on the British Blues scene, working with his band The Blues Engineers. He has also played with 'The Big Town Playboys', and 'Sugar Blue'. Described as a cross between Freddie King and George Thoroughgood, his guitar style incorporates elements of both Texas and Chicago Blues. He also plays fine rocking slide guitar.

Costa Tancredi - Bass

As well as being a much sought-after session player, Costa has performed with Blues Mix, ZenFM and The Blues Engineers.

Bob Haddrell - Vocals / Organ / Piano

Much in demand as a session player in this country, Bob also writes with top Nashville artists, has recorded in the States with Billy Swan, and has toured and recorded with Chicago's Jimmy Dawkins and Dave Specter. Truly "in the groove", Bob has created the unique sound of "The Barcodes".

Past Band Members
DAVE BRIGGS -Vocals / Guitar

Formerly a member of rock 'n roll outfit 'The Flying Saucers', and also legendary R'n'B band 'Red Beans & Rice', Dave has performed with Scotty Moore,  D.J.Fontana, Sonny Burgess, Sleepy LaBeef, Eddie Clearwater, Ray Campi, Tom Jones!, and Narvel Felts .Most recently, Dave sang & played at Scotty Moore's party in Nashville alongside Steve Cropper !
JIM MERCER - Vocals, Upright & electric Bass

Jim has been a member of 'Paul Lamb & The Kingsnakes'  ( Between 1994 and 2000 ),also Gordon Smith Band,  Shakey Vick Band, and Johnny Mars Band. He has also performed with Pinetop Perkins, Muddy Waters, and Jerry Portnoy. Currently he is working with Daniel Smith.