John started playing guitar as a teenager in Liverpool. After leaving college he worked with several bands before forming the now legendary Cheap Seats. Working and recording in Nashville. John rubbed shoulders with the likes of country superstars Keith Urban, Sara Evans and Martina McBride.He has won multiple BCMA awards as well as C.M.Ts International Video Artists two years running, hitting the no.1 spot with his self penned ‘Somethin` in the Water’. In recent years John has turned his attention to recording and has produced more than 20 albums for various artistes.
Hobbies: Keeping fit and playing guitars, what else is there?!Likes: Good Guinness, good coffee, telecasters, motorsport, country music.
Born in Glasgow, Iain has spent a lot of time in the Music scene both here and abroad. He has worked as keyboard player for many different bands, and been involved in a wide variety of styles from Country music, to Black Soul Bands like Root and Jenny Jackson, to Jazz Funk Band Supercharge. He worked with well known British Country Bands and acts, including Poacher (top band for four years) Billy Jo Spears, Sarah Jory, Raymond Froggatt and has recently been working in the touring theatre shows ”Dollyshow” and “The Country Legends Show “. In 2010 he worked with Charlie on his Australian tour, and also the 2009 Mediterranean cruise.
Other projects have included working as MD for Marty Wilde (tours Australia and New Zealand) Faith Brown , and the Real Thing, and scoring programmes for Granada TV. (“The video entertainers”, ”Starburst” and “Success” series, featuring Tammy Cline ).
He has at present played on over sixty Albums and looks forward to the next ones!!
Hobbies: Free time is spent walking the dogs, and running a liquor store with his wife, Part work part hobby
Likes: Most kinds of music…..if it’s done well.
Dislikes: Bigots …..or is that baguettes ? sitting in traffic jams………
Equipment: Ensoniq zr76 piano ……Hammond XK2 organ……Roland JV1010 module
Born on the 7th January 1952 in Raby, Cheshire, moved to Birkenhead at 11 years old and still lives there at present. Listening to stars such as Slim Whitman and Hank Williams that his father played influenced him to take up playing steel guitar. Professionally started playing in 1974 for bands such as Phil Brady and the Ranchers, Country Side, Little Ginny + Room service and later in 1979 joined The Hillsiders who he played with for 19 years.
Playing in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Falklands, Switzerland, Germany, France, Holland, Malta. He has backed such artists as Billie Jo Spears, George Hamilton IV and Bobby Bare.
He has known Charlie since early 70’s and can be heard on one of Charlie’s first recorded cassette. He initially joined the band for two cruises, and also went to Australia summer of 2010, then became a permanent member of Charlie’s band.
Hobbies: In his spare time Dave likes walking, reading, crosswords and music. Sports
wise he is RED all the way!!!!!!! (Aren’t we Charlie) and also likes Motorcycle
racing of various forms.
Likes: Spending time with Grandsons and daughter
Dislikes: Crazy drivers, road hogs and Bingo Equipment: Carter pedal steel guitar, Peavey AMP. Gibson Dobro.
Tony is from Birmingham and has been a professional musician for well over 20 years. He started playing Piano/Keyboards for Charlie in the year 2000 and he really looks forward to the big Spring & Autumn tours that Charlie undertakes each year. He is now well into my 12th year and he really enjoys the touring with Charlie and the rest of the band and sound crew as it's like one big happy family. His favourite Charlie songs are: If Only, Throw Me Away and Five Fingers.
He also has a Degree in Computing and he does some IT work when not playing with Charlie or the other acts that he regularly works for.
Hobbies: His hobbies include running and he can regularly be found entering half
marathons and 10k races, He also enjoys the countryside while mountain biking.
Likes: He is tee-total and enjoys nothing more than a mug of tea (Earl Grey Tea), Coffee, Birmingham City FC, Watching most sports. Gadgets. Cooking.
Dislikes: Vinegar, Smoking, Reality shows.
Equipment: Uses all Roland musical equipment
Jamie is the youngest of Charlie’s three sons and it’s no surprise that music played a big part of his life in the Landsborough household, with all three lads becoming musicians. He has played regularly in bands (Left Handers. Spring Jack and presently Sherpa Congo) with Charlie jnr. since he was 19 years old.
He also performs solo singing and playing his guitar mainly on the Folk scene, but has been invited to perform at the prestigious Derry Jazz Festival, as well as appearing on radio over there.
Hobbies: Weight training and learning to play piano.
Likes: Being on tour, good food, watching films and having a drink with his friends.
Dislikes: D.I.Y., Pub Karaoke, Spiders.
Equipment: Lowden and Gould Guitar.