Lead Vocals - Sarah Stella
After recently moving from Essex to Yorkshire Sarah is delighted to be part of the Band. Sarah has been involved in music for as long as she can remember anf thoroughly enjoys singing covers as well as writing her own songs.Thankfully after a recent search we found Sarah was looking for a band so we snapped her up as quick as we could in Nov 21., and boy are we pleased that we did!
Sarah is really looking forward to travelling around with the band and can't wait to entertain everyone. Sarah is already bringing new ideas to the band and puts her own spin on vocals which we welcome.
Saxophone/ Clarinet – Glyn Owen
Glyn started playing the sax 7 years ago with no background in reading music or playing an instrument. Glyn frequently plays in up to 6 bands, including saxophone choirs “Casual Sax” and “Sax Maniacs” and Big Swing bands “Gen Groove”, but her heart is in Rock. Glyn or Bird as she is affectionately known is a founder member of Inn Transit.
Drums – Simon Tootell
Simon has been around music since his teenage years, running mobile discos in pubs and clubs. He decided a few years ago to take up the drums and we are glad that he did. Toots is in many ways the lynch pin of the band and a founder member of Inn Transit.
Keyboards – Simon Richardson
Simon is a relatively recent convert to rock having played drums and trumpet in Jazz bands for more years than he is prepared to disclose! In his jazz career he toured the Gulf States, Europe and spent 3 months playing with jazz bands in New Orleans. Three years ago he joined a loose music collective in Pocklington – bought himself a keyboard and went on to became a founder member of Inn Transit.
Lead Guitarist - Steve Heath
Since the tender age of 16, Steve has been playing the guitar and learning many styles of Rhythm and lead on his six-string. Steve has always had a passion to play tunes that the audience enjoy including classic Rock, Pop, Funk and Indie covering all decades from sixties to current. Steve is our latest recruit to the band joining in Dec 21 so we call him the apprentice and we have to say he is enjoying rising to the challenge of mastering the very many songs we have on our song list. Being a big fan of the Rolling Stones steve sites a popular of theirs written back in the 70s "It's only Rock and Roll but we like it, like it yes we do".
Bass Guitar / Vocals – Ian Dennon
Ian turned up one night at band rehearsal with his new Bass and said he'd like to give it a try – he never left. In reality Ian decided to take up the Bass 5 years ago having never even held a Guitar and began to teach himself. Heavily Influenced by many years of listening to 70s Bass Riffs and trying to replicate them so eventually thought he would give it a go. Loves all kinds of music especially those with a heavy Bass Riff and amazes the band with his “will/can do” approach and terrible jokes.
Guest Bass guitar / Vocals - Nic Taylor
Nic has been our backbone guest for some years now and enjoys layering extra vocals to help a song sound more exciting. She is a long standing bass player and backing singer for another function band, but loves the guys at Inn-Transit so is always happy to join our gigs whenever she can. Nic has helped Inn-Transit immensely over the years and we are always happy to bring her into the mix whenever we can.