Pete started playing the Clarinet and Piano from an early age and only later moved onto Saxophone. He studied classical Clarinet at the Royal Northern College of Music and later at Bristol University before completing a Masters degree at Goldsmiths. As a soloist and chamber musician, Pete has been lucky to play both in the UK and throughout Europe. In addition to touring with DSUK, Pete also works as a session musician and media composer for Sony EMI and other labels and has recently had his work featured on BBC Radio 4 for the Glenda Jackson drama ‘Fault Lines’. He also plays with London-based synth pop band ‘Rhumba Club.’
Alistair Begg - “John Illsley” - Bass
Alistair Begg is a formidable and versatile talent, since graduating from BASSTECH in 1995 he has been making a living from playing and teaching bass in various bands in the South of England including EverClare with David. Alistair is one of the few Chapman Stick players in the world, joining the ranks of Tony Levin and Nick Beggs as formidable ‘stickists'.
He has played in Originals bands, Function bands, Tribute bands, Theme bands and countless depping situations, performing pop, funk, soul, rock, metal, prog, latin and jazz, plus a couple of genres best forgotten and at least one that was never named. He has played barns, boats, pubs, parties, clubs and cruises.
Alistair teaches Bass guitar at College and Degree level in Southampton, successfully guiding the next generation of young bass guitarists.
Find out more about Alistair at www.alistairbeggmusic.co.uk
David Knight - “Mark Knopfler” - Lead Guitar and Vocals
David’s been a full time musician since leaving College at the age of 18, playing for high-street brands and internationally in holiday hotels, as well as opening the Dingle Film Festival in Southern Ireland and Cannes Film Festival in France.
David has a 1st class honours degree in Performance Industries, is an educated and experienced recording engineer and is a certified Pro Tools Engineer and instructor for Avid. He also teaches and develops courses in audio engineering for multiple Universities. Alongside managing and performing with dS:uK, he works as a full time musician and recording engineer, producing local artists at White Room Studios in Southampton, playing weddings and corporate events across the UK with his band EverClare, also performing with Seriously Collins and Genesis Legacy.
Mark Knopfler is David’s inspiration for starting to play the guitar and the opportunity to perform Dire Straits’ music as a tribute to the band is a dream come true.
Find out more about Dave at www.davephillipsmusic.co.uk www.everclareband.co.uk www.prestigesound.co.uk www.seriouslycollins.com www.genesislegacy.co.uk www.littlestarsrecording.co.uk
Alec Heald - “Pick Withers / Terry Williams / Chris Whitten” - Drums
After graduating from University in 2012 with a degree in Popular Music Performance, specialising in Drums, Alec been involved in countless projects around the country.
From recording and live sessions with young and upcoming artists, private tuition, drumming in high street brand nightclubs, acoustic sets and working with numerous bands on the corporate and event circuits , Alec’s solid feel and creativity behind the kit has solidified him as one of the South coasts most in demand drummers working today.
Find out more about Alec at www.alechealddrums.com
Rick Benbow - “Alan Clark / Guy Fletcher” - Keyboards and Piano Rick Benbow is an outstanding veteran of the professional music industry. After earning his degree in Music at Cambridge, specialising in Composition, he has touring and production credits that include Jewel, Simon Warner, Sneaker Pimps and Scarlet as well as a long and established history playing with almost every Pink Floyd tribute band in the English speaking world. He has recorded in many studios in London, L.A. and Paris and has worked as an orchestral arranger for a variety of bands including Status Quo for whom he was also their Musical Director on their “Acquostic” shows. In addition he is a teacher and accompanist, with privately and in schools as well as for theatres. Keen to help nurture young talent he set up YourSoundTube with fellow musician Mike Wilbury and Youtube Star Sina Doering to promote rising musicians in the music world. As a performer he is never resting, playing keyboards in Genesis Legacy and also the UK Pink Floyd Experience. His musical ability and knowledge with keys and synths allows him to easily interpret the wonderful Clark/Fletcher arrangements as well as replicating the iconic keyboard sounds that define songs like Money for Nothing and Private Investigations. Find out more about Rick at www.rickbenbow.com and www.yoursoundtube.com
Lachlan Horne- “David Knopfler / Jack Sonni / Phil Palmer / Hal Lindes)
Lachlan Horne - singer / songwriter / guitar player with a formidable reputation both as a performing musician and guitar teacher.
He spent his early formative years as a self-taught guitar player from the age of fourteen playing for any band that had a chance of a gig or two. After a few years spent freewheelin' in blues, pop and rock bands he moved to take his playing to a more serious level and studied under distinguished guitarists such as Alan Limbrick (founder of The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance), John Etheridge (Soft Machine, Stephane Grappelli) and Jazz metal virtuoso Shaun Baxter when he attended The Guitar Institute in London. After a few more years of diligent music study and a lifestyle centred around intensive guitar practice he established himself as a professional musician and has since performed in numerous successful bands both in the UK and Australia . He has been fortunate to have worked with a variety of talented musicians, most notably drummer and long term friend Darrin Mooney of Primal Scream and Gary Moore fame. Darrin plays drums on Lachlan’s first two albums.
Lachlan has played sessions and written music for a variety of music and media projects and his playing can be heard on computer games, radio commercials, an online slot machine and even as a theme on a roller coaster. The UK manufacturer JHS liked his guitar playing so much they asked him to endorse their 'Vintage' brand of guitar (pictured above).
Having spent most of his music career as a side man and session musician he stepped out of the shadows in 2004 by releasing his own instrumental rock album entitled The Time Has Come. This album, and his second release, The Horne Supremacy (2007/2009), which also highlighted his vocal talent, have both served to establish his hard earned reputation as a guitarist and musician of great talent.
His third album Rock n Roll Ltd was released in 2014 and also features the mighty talents of bass player Alistair Begg and drummer John Weedon - his 'house' band. Arguably his best, it showcases his unrelenting talent at combining appealing and catchy rock songs with great musicianship and technical prowess.
Over the years he has earned himself an enviable reputation as a leading exponent of contemporary rock guitar. When he is not writing and performing he manages a hectic teaching schedule and is often engaged in studio session work.