Here's Nigel....

During his formative years, the only fun Nigel could rely on involved fiddling about under the bed clothes, late at night. By deftly manipulating the correct knob, a wave of pleasure would wash over him if he found just the right place. This was many a young lad’s introduction to the fabulous world of pop that was Radio Luxembourg.

Unfortunately, the terrible reception offered by the transistor radios of the day made it a frustrating experience as well, although slightly alleviated by the ‘Pirate’ radio stations broadcasting from just off the British coast. Despite these hardships, a love of music was forged that lasts until today.


He learnt to play the guitar, bought another one and learnt to play that as well! So began a downward spiral that brings you the man and the band you see before you now


 John first picked up a descant recorder at 8 years old and immediately joined his first group, the Bullamoor C of E Junior School Orchestra. General apathy meant that this was to be a short lived musical union and John moved onto trying to play a home made electric guitar given to him by his parents. Early bands always consisted of only instrumentals, but there are only so many Shadows numbers people can stand, and thus, as the person who resisted least, John was asked to sing.

In the intervening years, John has sang with several bands, some of which have been quite good and have even been played on the radio (a "Big up" to Catterick Garrison Hospital Radio) There was an appearance on a TV talent show in the '90s and spells in a couple of tribute bands.

Now exiled from "Oop North", he has a brand new job a singing with Thick Cut and is still engaged in an ongoing struggle with Gear Acquisition Syndrome

Once upon a time, in the far away land of Goole, there lived a boy called Andy. When Andy was 8 his grandpa bought him a guitar. Andy took lessons and dreamed that one day he’d be able to play “Last Train to Clarksville” by the Monkees. Then one day, when Andy was 12, he was in his friend Robert’s kitchen when Robert’s big brother played them both a long-playing record by a pop group called Led Zeppelin. The record was called Physical Graffiti. Andy’s life was changed forever.  Andy and Robert immediately formed a group and played their first gig at Swinefleet Working Men’s Club. In Swinefleet. Near Goole. It was 1975 and Andy has been playing the guitar in pop groups ever since.

Andy’s influences range from Hank Marvin to Edward Van Halen via all of the 70’s greats, and many more besides, however his playing is most often compared to Ritchie Blackmore. People say “Compared to Ritchie Blackmore you’re crap”.

Andy has played in a variety of different bands over the years including classic rock Power Trios, function bands, blues outfits and even a country band. He is most at home melting faces in a good, honest, rocking combo like Thickcut.

Of course Andy’s playing has developed considerably since those formative years in Goole to a point where, during the interval at a recent blues gig, one lady approached him and asked “Are you as good in bed as you are on that guitar? Can you play a woman like you play those strings?”. Swaggering rock god that he is Andy responded by going a vivid shade of crimson and delivering the killer response “…er, probably not, no!”

Here's Steve...

As a young drummer, in the long distant days of the past, he aspired to being John Bonham. The best he could manage, according to his Dad, was Dave Clark (he of the Five). Was this was a compliment or not?  Undeterred, he forged a brief but stellar path in the local world of popular Rock music culminating in what he liked to describe as the ‘Supergroup’ period, others have described this venture variously as ‘Bl**dy Loud’ and ‘ You make Status Quo sound interesting’.(Disclaimer. This view is not that of the author, and is not intended as a slur by the same on the Quo of the early to late 70’s).  After a long hiatus  he took up the sticks again, now wiser, slower and deafer. Some people think that this is a midlife crisis, they may be right. All I know is, its cheaper and safer than a Harley.


Paul started playing piano at age 6, but never worked out why or how. As a teenager he was inspired by Sabbath and Deep Purple, though he insists the records were bought years after their release, from various second hand emporia. Years later he started making music again, this time on saxophone.

Finally he settled into the groove on bass, enjoying the fact that his fingers are not outnumbered by strings or keys. He also likes to bash the drums and so we learn that his major problem seems to be his inadequate attention span.
Paul has worked with several household names. However, none of them have anything to do with music. He has played with lots of bands though.

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