Peach and the New Beats

Biography

Peach and the New Beats are a band that perform a sweet cocktail of old and new favourites with an authentic retro feel. Make them your tipple of choice for any kind of event this year.

Hayley Alker - vocalist, songwriter and pianist. She also performs internationally with Anglo/French group CURL and Italian Jazz trumpeter Giorgio Li Calzi.

Gary Shaw has many years of experience as a session guitarist, songwriter and recording engineer. He has played with greats such as Eric Bibb, Jimmy Witherspoon and Roger Chapman, appeared on soundracks and co-written with Van Morrison, Sherman Robertson and many others. He has toured with these artists across Europe and the USA including live radio and TV performances.

Jon Callender - drummer, recording engineer and producer. He has been involved with over 20 commercially released records with Carmen Rosa, Helsinki, Shutka Champions, Curl and Vex (formerly Velcro). He toured for 15 years throughout Europe and the USA with Portsmouth based band, Cranes who regularly supported The Cure.

Paul Smith has been the guitarist with Cranes for 19 years and has toured throughout Europe and the USA who regularly support The Cure. He worked at Crystal Studios with Steve Hoff and is now a freelance Recording and Mix Engineer. He has released two self produced and recorded solo albums. In Peach and the New Beats, Paul plays bass.

Cliff Chapman plays keyboards superbly. A full bio of Cliff will be here shortly.

Peach and the New Beats are available to book as a full band on the grandest of stages or as a duo in the quietest of restaurants. They can adapt to your requirements by adding saxophone or perhaps you need a solo vocal performance with original recorded backing tracks in keeping with their style.

Upon request, the group can perform all original material or beautiful interpretations of classics and standards.

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