Electric and acoustic guitar
Pete Downes has rapidly become one of Europe’s leading guitarists in the modern fusion and ambient genres.With influences that cover such a wide spectrum as Pat Metheny, Bach, Hendrix, Towner, his compositions with PD3 caught the attention of Jazzwise, Jazz FM and critic praise from The Guardian, The Observer and many others.
Double and electric bass
Andy studied classical music for the double bass at school in England, but took up jazz seriously after hearing Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew performed live at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. His prime influences include Charlie Haden and Ray Brown. His versatility has enabled him to experiment with a variety of sound combinations and music forms, including a period with John Stevens’ Spontaneous Music Ensemble and the Portsmouth Sinfonia, Andy also performs with Jack-E McAuley’s Poormouth.
Having studied under the tutelage of drum masters Mal Cutland and Lloyd Ryan, Tim is a master in versatility on drums. He has played a wide variety of music live & in session for Roogalator, Polly Brown Blues Band, Boney M and has toured with The Stranglers. His own jazz trio played recently at the Ealing Jazz Festival and Tim was a regular on stage at the Bulls Head (Barnes) with the Latin Jazz group Seventh Wave.