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THE BAND

JEFF BEST

// singer/guitarist

 

Singer songwriter from Hartlepool. Digitally released albums Revolution Gonna Stop Disillusion and Elephant Rock. Jeff also flys heavy metal for work.

PHIL WILKES

// guitar

 

The country enigma from the Shire. He can play most styles and is like a 6 string jukebox. Phil can play anything from Hendrix to Marvin.

GAV DAVIES

// drums

 

From Cradley Heath Gav is the unofficial back line song structure master. Gav is also an accomplished guitarist therefore understands music!

SEAN MCCONVILLE

// bass

Experienced bassist whose previous band supported Primal Scream, Radiohead and Shed Seven. He completes the rhythm section with Gav!

NEWS; The band welcome Sean McConville to the band. A big thanks go to the lads who tried out to join; Mike Seal, Matt, Dan Saunders and Clive Witcomb. Thanks for putting the work in and for taking the time to come down to Mushrooms in Birmingham. Sean played his first gig with us at Dudestock on June 26th and then at The Fishpond in Matlock Bath on 3rd July. The band sound even better with Seans input. Things are looking great for the coming year.

FURTHER NEWS; We now have 4 new original tracks as well which have been released as digitally - named Sonic Player Demos by The Carousels. It features tracks written jointly by Jeff and Phil.  Jeff also has a double album release on Spotify/Amazon/iTunes etc; his original album which is actually on here to download 'Revolution Gonna Stop Disillusion' and a NEW album 'Elephant Rock' which features some Carousels tracks; She's All I Need, Demons and Rain. The live album 'Live at the Mushrooms' by The Carousels is still available featuring live covers from our back catalogue and live versions of studio tracks from Jeff Bests studio albums.  

EVEN MORE NEWS; Our next outing is at The Victoria in John Bright Street, Birmingham City Centre. We have just agreed to appear on a Catapult Club night post lockdown on Saturday 4th September. We will be playing a few new songs which we have recently written plus tunes from the albums and a couple of huge covers!

BIO; Formed at the beginning of 2017, the band have been busy playing around the Midlands ; Base Studios Stourbridge, Jaspers Shifnal, Flapper & Firkin Birmingham, The Wharf Stourport, Prince of Wales Birmingham, The Vine Inn Halesowen, The Clothiers Stroud, RAF Cosford Sgts Mess, RAF Cosford main stage, The Crown Inn Sedgley, The Studio Hartlepool, The White Horse Harborne, the 02 Academy 3 Birmingham, the Actress and Bishop Birmingham, West Street Live Sheffield, Dudestock Brierley Hill, The Fishpond Matlock Bath,  The Mill Birmingham supporting Shaun Ryders Black Grape , The Castle & Falcon Birmingham supporting the Mysterines and closing Wolvesfest after 'Digsys' The Sums (from the Oasis track Digsys Dinner!). We are an originals band or a 90s covers band available for bookings - full VOX powered outfit or fully acoustic for smaller venues. We currently have 34 songs to pick a setlist from. Footage of our support gig with Black Grape can be viewed below. Get in touch see if we are available in 2021...if things get back to some sort of normality.