The band

JamJAMIE
This is Jamie. He puts the ‘Jamie’ in ‘Jamie & the First Class’. He has been in the biz over 15 years so he knows what he’s doing or at least he should by now. Want powerful vocals, awesome guitar skills and questionable dance moves? He’s your guy! Jamie not only fronts the band, but works hard behind the scenes to make sure everyone has everything they need. He also takes charge of sewing on those pesky buttons and polishing the van. He uses a cheap Fender guitar after he snapped the neck on his Gibson Les Paul. Have a question? Email him or follow him on Twitter 

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BEN
This is Ben, he is our lead guitarist. He is very brilliant at guitar and great singer with a beautiful voice (some say like Aled Jones). Ben not only sings and plays guitar, he plays a very expensive Fender one. He produces dance moves leaving audiences’ speechless. Some have compared this hot footed moves to the likes of Riverdance. You have to see it to believe it. When Ben isn’t producing great guitar lines, he teaches guitar. Follow him on Twitter.

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HAZZA
This is our percussionist, dancer and secret weapon. She sorts out the boys & gets them where they need to be. She writes lots of letters and emails.  She also takes most of the photos so we don’t have many of her. Hazza provides the main energy source of the band & never stops dancing or emailing. She sings & plays tambourine, cabasa, cowbell & shakers. Not all at the same time though. Follow her on Twitter.

 

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Dan played his first show with Jamie in May 2015. Dan, from Sedgley in the Midlands has been playing all over the country with Jimmy and the Hounds Dogs, The Del Sharrons and Snow Patrol tribute band ‘So Patrol’. He is a great showman and he uses a cool Fender bass.


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Simon played his debut gig for The First Class in 2012 and has been helping us out ever since. He was nominated for Blues Drummer of the year three years in a row and is very good. Simon takes his shoes off when he plays and lots of people call him Frodo.

Check out his website here

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Tommy is the newest member of the class, he is very versatile as he plays all the instruments. He writes his own music and is a very talented man.

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Photo by Ben Lavenham

ANDY – Drums
Andy performed his first gig with band in November 2014 and has since played about 15 shows with Jamie and the first class. Andy went to Drum tech in London and was  privately taught by Richard Beasley, the drummer for Gary Numan. He is part of the resident band for the Hoxton Jam session in London and regularly plays for Jazz band Between the Lines. Here is a video of Andy to see what he’s like, he bloody good. He teaches drums in the West London area and you can find Andy on Twitter.