Alan Lovell. Lead Guitar / Lead Vocal
Alan has been the right hand man to founder members of The Swinging Blue Jeans (Les Braid & Ray Ennis)
for many years. Les Braid sadly passed away in 2005. Ray Ennis announced his retirement from the group in 2010.
Alan started his career in the early Sixties. and has toured & recorded with many named acts such as: -
Marty Wilde - PJ Proby - Denny Laine to name but a few. Alan has performed on many cds, videos, and TV recordings with The Swinging Blue Jeans, he has also toured extensively worldwide with The Swinging Blue Jeans over the years & continues to do so very successfully with the current line up. Alan is a part of the original chapter of The Swinging Blue Jeans history
Roger Flavell . Bass Guitar
Roger has been a professional musician since 1967 when he started out with a Ruislip band called The Magic Roundabout. Since that time, he has been with quite a number of well-known bands, Viz, Johnny Johnson & The Bandwagon, Geno Washington & the RamJam Band, Christie, TOTPops with Johnny Wakelin & The Kinshasha Band, The Byron Band (Ex Uriah-Heep). He has also worked with other artistes and was touring with Lonnie Donegan 1976-77 plus general session work.
Roger has been the dep. Bass player for The Swinging Blue Jeans for a few years and following Peter Oakman’s untimely passing, has been asked to become a member of the band. He has played on seven albums and twenty-two singles, plus he currently has released three albums of his own music which can be found on all the usual streaming platforms.
Graham Hollingworth. Drums
At the age of 17 after playing in several northern groups, Graham soon got booked on major tours around the world playing for the likes of: - The Supremes, The Drifters, and Martha Reeves, Harold Melvin, Cliff Richard & Billy Paul, 'Me & Mrs Jones'.
He has also toured extensively worldwide for 15 years, playing drums with Rock 'n' Roll Legend Chuck Berry.
Graham has played with the Swinging Blue Jeans in the past as a dep. Alan Lovell & Graham have played together live &
on sessions for many years. Graham has been a permanent member of The SBJs since Ray Ennis's retirement in 2010.
Jeff Bannister - Keyboards / Guitar / Vocals
Jeff Bannister began his professional career in the early sixties as lead vocalist/keyboard player with The John Barry
Seven. Major tours followed in UK & Europe with Brenda Lee, Billy Fury and Marty Wilde. The nucleus of this band later became The Alan Bown Set and Jeff was a significant member throughout its duration. The line up also featured Robert Palmer. Over the years, Jeff has recorded and / or toured with numerous bands and artists including - Gerry Rafferty, Charlie Dore, Joan Jett and Rick Lee. More recently as a member of the band Rockin' Horse, Jeff completed four extensive UK tours with The Solid Gold Rock 'n' Roll Show, which starred Marty Wilde, Joe Brown, Eden Kane, John Leyton, Freddy Cannon, Craig Douglas and The Venons. Jeff joined The Swinging Blue Jeans early in 2010 following Ray Ennis' retirement.
Roger Weddup - Sound Engineer
Roger has been The Swinging Blue Jeans sound engineer for over 30 years.