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.

 




Peter Oakman. Bass Player / Vocals


Peter began his music career in 1956 with The Spacemen Skiffle Group. In 1957, guitarist Joe Brown joined  the group

which by 1959 became Joe Brown & the Bruvvers. During the early sixties Joe Brown and The Bruvvers had a string of hits, including the No 1  hit ' A Picture of You', written by Peter Oakman which topped the charts in the summer of 1962. At the end of 1963, Peter received  a phone call from skiffle legend Lonnie Donegan. Peter continued to play bass with Lonnie on & off for forty years. In 1972, through his friend & promoter Roger Greenaway, Peter had a top twenty hit with the Gary US Bonds song 'New Orleans'. In 2004, Peter received a call from Alan Lovell of The Swinging Blue Jeans explaining the illness, and eventually the passing, of their bass player & founder member Les Braid. Since then, Peter has continued to tour with The Swinging Blue Jeans.

 




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.

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