Rough Cut was formed on 17th of May 2017 as a Pub band. We spent most of our first year playing for free in the Hayling Island, Portsmouth and Southampton areas.
We also took part in Pub music festivals and provided music at charity fund raising events. Pretty soon we were being invited onto local radio stations and were playing some fairly large music festivals including the Victorious Festival in Portsmouth.
From left to right:
Davey: Vocals + Guitars
Rob: Bass + Backing Vocals
Simon: Guitars + Backing Vocals
With a high demand for our services we have had to expand to cater for the wide variety of tastes. Currently we have 8 musicians to add the extra flavour to any function.
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At 13 I joined an adult band called JEM and played bass for them for a couple of years. I was very short for my age and my bass guitar was actually taller than me when stood upright. All of the ladies fell for the little kid on a big stage.Now at 54 and with a lot less teeth I don't get the same attention.
I've played Jazz, Rock, blues, Funk bass. I also play acoustic and electric 6 string and 12 string guitars. I have recorded a couple of albums and worked with some big names but not into name dropping. I just love to play live.
The Company "Rough Cut Band Ltd" was formed on 4th Feb 2019 to assist our clients that needed an official reciept for our services. As a Private Limited Company we are in a position to assist clients with filing their accounts to the dreaded Tax Man.
However most clients do not need this service but are more than happy with the public liabilities insurance that comes with Rough Cut.
Left Park Community School, Havant in 2005 receiving highest grades in Music GCSE and Grade 7 Vocal. Having taken part in school productions from the age 11, He was always used to backstage, doing lighting and sounds for the shows. In 2003, he landed the role as the Narrator in his school production of ‘Joseph And His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.’ In 2004 he landed the role as Balladeer/Narrator in John Gleadall’s version of ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel.’ This is also the same time he picked up the guitar for the first time. He had eight weeks to learn to play! In 2005 His last school production was playing Bob Cratchitt in the John Gleadall version of ‘Mean Old Man’ a new and upcoming version of Scrooge. As a 15 year old he even had a stint as a junior reporter for the BBC. In 2006 Dave travelled to paris to do a couple of shows in the Jardin De Luxembourg and performing on the prestigious main stage in Disney Land Resort Paris.
In 2006 Dave attended South Downs College, Purbrook and obtained the highest marks in his year group in BTEC National Diploma Level 2 in Music Technology and Technical Theatre. Throughout his college years he also vollunteered and worked on to a fully paid role with the UK Rock Challenge Tour. Dave would perform on professional stages with tens of thousands of school students all across the UK such as Portsmouth Guildhall, Southampton Guildhall, Belfast Waterfront Hall and many many more. During his time on these event’s, he worked with Emma Watson (Hermione Granger, Harry Potter) when she was at her school taking part in the events. After receiving his qualification he went on to study Stage Management and Technical Theatre at Newport University.
Despite working on tour for such a long period of time, Dave still found the time to run and co-ordinate the Leigh Park Carnival in his home town Havant. He did this successfully alongside Havant Borough Council for 3 years. He was only 16 years old when he started this. Since 2008 Dave has setup his own entertainments company, he is in a band and has achieved accolades from music competitions to local pride awards. Dave was also lucky enough to meet HRH Princess Anne on his 18th Birthday in recognition for all his work within the community.
In 2012 Dave performed alongside, Tracy Shaw (Coronation Street), Marcus Patrick (Hollyoaks), Leah Bracknell (Emmerdale) and Tom Owen (Last of the Summer Wine) for a Charity Gala in aid of raising money for a teenager diagnosed with cancer.
Simon is a very versatile musician. His preference is Blues. Playing Harmonica and Slide guitar are his things. A truly likable musician and all round nice guy.
I am a drummer and sound engineer living in Hampshire, England. I have many years experience as a drummer having first picked up the sticks at school before going on to do Music Performance and Technology in college. Since then I have been active both in the studio and live. I have tracked drums for Davey Anscombe, recorded with Billy Bragg, performed alongside Benny Gallagher (Gallagher and Lyle) and played with Rough Cut at a number of venues including the Victorious Festival. I have also worked as a sound engineer at small festivals in the south of England and co-produced in the studio.
I studied music at the University of Chichester, graduating with an upper second honours degree.
My main love in life has always been performing and performing in a band at some point. I performed in opera's during my time at University and belonged to a 1940's trio group called the 'Bon Temp Sisters'. In addition to this I performed with the university's pop orchestra, sang in a production of the best West End musical 'Wicked' and sang a solo performance of classic song, made famous by Shirley Bassey for the James Bond film, 'Goldfinger.' I have also sung at weddings and other celebratory functions and since joining Rough Cut I have performed at a variety of different pubs as well as beer festivals.
In my spare time I create demos, singing a wide range of genres, from old time classics to up to date songs, while putting my own individual 'spin' on them.
A musician with a degree in popular music and a strong background in performance. Experience includes weddings, solo gigs, the usual pubs and clubs and, one my best experiences, playing on a P&O ferry for five weeks.
Rough Cut Dep. Played with the band regularly for the past two years or so. I may be the youngest player in the band but I really enjoy working with the older members. We all learn from and inspire each other.
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