Jon has a heterogeneous taste in music, being involved in choral music, a rock choir and playing in a jazz and swing band. However, he is most at home in a soul band with his sax contributing to the unforgettable sound of a horn section. So from Mozart through Miller to Memphis Horns – he’s got it covered. You'll recognise him - he's the one wearing the hats.
trumpet & keyboard
Rebekah is a trumpet and keyboard-playing, German-speaking, Otis Redding-loving West Cumbrian, She comes from a musical family and she loves music that is brassy and classy. When she's not belting out soul riffs, you might see her performing in a local swing band or singing harmonies in a rock choir. Be nice to her, and she'll tell you a corny joke!
When he's not on his bike, Nick can be found behind a lovely looking Gretsch Maple kit. He's played in a number of bands providing a groove from Ska to Swing, Rock and Disco and of course Soul..
Clare would like to live in a world filled with sunshine, laughter and fabulous shoes. Her musical influences are eclectic and although her heart is in soul she can't quite shake off her love of everything 80's..including Martin Kemp. In her spare time she enjoys paragliding, white water rafting and fabricating biographies
bass guitar, vocals, beard
Despite his lugubrious appearance, Bill enjoys a merry quip or two. Sadly, we don't have a pic of said quip so here's him playing his beloved Fender Elite Jazz bass. Bill's musical roots are ELO, Genesis and Pink Floyd, so while he initially found the musical transition to this new genre as easy as a duck takes to mountaineering, he is now more confident in Mallardian orienteering.
You’ve seen him in Penrith Town Band, you’ve seen him in Eden Swing band, even the Hull Philharmonic and the Bavarian 7 and now here he is with his Xeno.
Chris Torn began playing trumpet at the age of 9 and has now reached the pinnacle of his playing career, bringing something a little brassy to Soul Junction.
Tony is Carlisle-born and bred, loves tortoises and turtles (which explains something about the speed that he does things) - also rhinos, elephants, orangutans and all animals except wasps! His musical high point was playing guitar on the stage of The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville - even if it was only while he had a picture taken. Tony has played in blues, soul and country bands, but his first love is soul. Most recently, he played acoustic soul, reuniting a small part of Heidi and the Soul Merchants.