Originally from New Zealand, He graduated from the London School of Musical Theatre (LSMT) in 2017. Jake has just recently finished playing John Fogerty in Creedence Clearwater Reimagined (UK Tour). Other credits include: Camelot (London Palladium); Rasputin Rocks (Stockwell Playhouse); 9 to 5 (Bridewell Theatre) and Workshopping Chesney Hawkes new musical - Wonder.
Raised in London and living in Brighton, Leo Aram-Downs is a 23-year-old singer, songwriter and instrumentalist. His musical career began at the age of 10, when he first started writing music. At the age of 16, he won a place at The BRIT School For Performing Arts & Technology. Whilst attending BRIT he developed new ways of playing, performing and writing, and by the time he graduated he had a much-expanded group of compositions under his belt. Since then he has graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London and plays regular gigs all over the UK and Europe both as a solo act, and as an in-demand session player. Leo is currently working on the "Year of Everything" a musical project that involves releasing a new song every week of 2019.
Kyla has been playing, singing and performing from a young age. Beginning piano lessons at the age of 5 Kyla went on to study clarinet, saxophone and the guitar at performing arts school. Since graduating Kyla has toured across the UK and Europe with several Rock & Roll shows including Rock n Roll Paradise, The Billy Fury Years and Marc Robinson and the Counterfeit Crickets to name a few. As well as providing keys, saxophone and guitar in several bands Kyla has also played several notable roles including that of Connie Francis, Brenda Lee and June Carter Cash.
For the past 4 years Kyla has taken her music around the world on the high seas as a guest performer on several cruise ships. She has been lucky enough to see the world visiting all 7 continents and visiting many spectacular places such as the Great Wall of China, the Great Barrier Reef and New York. Carole King has been a huge influence on Kyla from a young age with hits such as 'You've Got a Friend' and 'So Far Away' being amongst the first songs she ever performed to a live audience. Kyla is absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to perform as part of the cast of 'You've Got a Friend'.
Whether it's acting or playing music or both, Eddie has spent little time off the UK stage since arriving from his native New Zealand in 2011. Last year Eddie had the privilege of playing Elton John's lead guitarist in the feature film Rocketman which is due for release this May. Soon after he joined the cast of Credence Clearwater Reimagined playing the iconic bass lines of Stu Cook, which toured the UK this February. Now Eddie is itching to get back on the road and what better soundtrack to accompany him than the greatest songs of the 60s/all time! Having been a member of the original cast of The Summer Of Love he can assure you this will be one 'trip' to remember. Watch out for him playing the bass with only his middle finger à la sticking it to the man, man!
Harry Denton is a 23 year old drummer and session musician originally from Sussex with nearly 15 years experience in live performance, recording and showcasing. In that time he has played with a number of different bands, ensembles and solo artists. Harry is well versed in a wide range of musical styles from pop and rock to funk, hip hop and electronic music. Harry attended Goldsmiths University and has been based in London since 2014. He regularly plays shows as a sideman across London, the rest of the UK and Europe. Personal highlights include performances at the Glastonbury Festival, O2 Kentish Town Forum, Latitude Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, Ronnie Scott's, Kantine Am Berghain, Primavera Barcelona and various shows across the UK and Europe.
The Dutch born and bred Max Himmelreich has had a whirlwind career after receiving his Bachelor in Fine Arts at the Academy for Musical and Dramatic Arts in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. After 2 years performing leading roles in a variety of Cruise-line shows, Max, together with his equally talented wife Brandi Himmelreich, quickly progressed into headline acts with their award-winning Rock-Opera duo BRAXIMUSIC, performing for a multitude of Theatres, Cruise-lines and 5-star Hotels around the globe.
Samantha is originally from Devon and moved to Australia as a child. She trained at the John Curtin College Of The Arts and WAPPA in Australia and then returned to the UK to start her performing career. Samantha has been gigging all over the country for the past few years in many concerts and cabarets. She manages her own vocal act "Counterpart Duo" who perform regularly in London. She is thrilled to be part of the the "Summer Of Love" tour 2019!
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