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Deeral

Deeral was born in London and started playing guitar at the age of four. He grew up and went to school in Aveley, Essex.

First influences were Thin Lizzy and Van Halen and at the age of sixteen formed a rock band and went on the road for the first time.

A few years later he met singer Paul Dianno who had just left Iron Maiden and together they formed a new rock band called Battle Zone.

Many bands later in 1997 after establishing himself also as a singer/songwriter, Deeral signed his first deal where he met singer Michelle Gayle. Together they wrote an album and went to LA to record with producer Harvey Mason Jnr.

This lead to work with many other artists i.e. Louise, Eternal, Craig David, Maria Carey, Darius, Spiller, Victoria Beckham, and Mica Paris. Deeral also played on several X-Factor tours , and has been seen playing with Simon Webb(from Blue) Leona Lewis and Chipmunk


 

Richard Brook

Richard hails from bonnie Scotland and moved to London in 1995 to attend music college. Prior to this he was on the Scottish scene, playing at many balls for the local haggis hunt.

After leaving music college he was kindly asked back as a tutor where he stayed for 2 years.During this time a chance meeting with a member of the band Acoustic Alchemy led him to joining the band.

This led to extensive touring of the US and Europe including Hawaii and the St.Lucia Jazz Festival. He recorded "Live in St.Lucia" CD and DVD with the band.

After Acoustic Alchemy, Richard concentrated on the London Scene and worked with a variety of artists from pop to Jazz including, Roger Daltrey, Girls Aloud,Victoria Beckham, Tot Taylor, Liberty X,Hall and Oats, "Rent", Avril Lavigne,The BBC, Mark Joseph,Rick Wakeman,Hatch Farm Studios, Geno Washington,Fugitive Production House, Boz Burrel, Tony Hadley, Patrizio Buanne, Martin Fry, Leo Sayer, Darius, Nick Heywood and The Sugar Babes. It was through meeting Deeral on the Victoria Beckham gig that Richard heard a vacancy had appeared in the Go West line up. With a recommendation from 'Snake Hips' himself, he got the job. Richard can also been seen with his new band Headspace with Adam Wakeman , who supported Ozzy Osbourne on tour in 2007.


 

Lyndon J. Connah

Born in liverpool at 41 mph in a 30 mph zone, Lyndon formed his own band in 1974 called '64 spoons , described in the music press as a brilliant cross between Stravinsky and the Baron Knights , in which he wrote a very long composition and played mainly drums. The band dissolved in 1980.

Lyndon auditioned for Go West in 1985 for thier tour but turned it down to work on some more of his own stuff. Lyndon now has his own band called 3 Blind Mice who can be seen regularly playing gigs in London and well worth a listen. Lyndon has also just finished recording the new Level 42 album.

Lyndonds recording credits include, Lene Lovitch, Kajagoogoo, Incognito, Thomas Dolby, Squeeze, Swing out sister, Wham, David Sylvian, Froon (a german band he was lead singer in), Bananarama, Level 42, Prefab sprout, George Michael, Sinead O'Conner, Rick Derringer, Robin Trower, Ian Crighton, Jan Akkerman, Peter Blegvad, Lucio Battisti, Take That, Tom Robinson, Lulu, Joe Cocker, Tony Hadley, Andrea Bocelli, Oleta Adams, Youssou-n Dour, Jesus Jones, Charlie Dore, Human League, ABC, Toyah, Belinda Carlisle, Curiosity killed the cat, Nick Haywood, Nik Kershaw, Dollar, 5 Star, China Crisis, Belle Stars, Visage, Altered Images, Kim Wilde, Alabama 3.


 

Vinzenz Benjamin

The Austrian born bass player Vinzenz Benjamin studied music in Vienna and moved to London shortly after in 2003. Building up his contacts in the London music scene Vinzenz soon became a sought-after session player in the UK.

He joined Go West after auditioning for them in 2007.

Some of his engagements have included: Sister Sledge, Kim Wilde, Cheryl Cole, Rick Astley, Holly Johnson, Nik Kershaw, Tony Hadley, Tom McRae, Mel B, Agnes, The Dhol Foundation, Andy Abraham, Daniela Brooker, Elsie, Rod Stewart, Candi Staton, Paul Young, Belinda Carlisle, Howard Jones, Midge Ure, Imaginations, China Crisis, Taka Boom, Zarif, Shaznay Lewis, T'Pau, ABC, Peter Cox, Dr & the Medics, Bobby Davro, Robi Rosa, Emma Deigman, Cutting Crew, Kid Creole, Marc Almond, Abraham Wilson, Patti Boulaye, Sinnead Quinn,...