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!
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
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.
Steve loves soul music, has played bass since his teens and has loads of experience playing in Cumbrian soul and rock bands. He enjoys playing the Rickenbacker bass but his current bass of choice is the Hofner Violin Bass as played by his hero Paul McCartney. Steve keeps fit and often zips round the Penrith Parkrun on the morning of a gig.
Equally at home playing Van Halen or Nile Rogers, Tim says his favourite genre of music is good music. His early years were spent on the North West circuit playing in cover bands, before a spell in London, prior to playing and studying in Italy for a few years. Tim’s been involved in some interesting musical projects recently and has his own YouTube channel.
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..