The Band

Pure Genius - Wedding and Party Band

Floyd – Keys / Vocals

Always smiling, always grooving, Floyd is the beating heart of UK party band Pure Genius. Singing from an early age and attending various young talent shows, Floyd eventually ended up with the singing career he always deserved. Taking his vocal influences from Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Robert Cray and many others, he has become one of the most sought after vocalist around. His various Northants function bands have taken his career to singing at festivals and Butlins and you will be drawn by that infectious smile beaming from behind his keyboard!

Wedding Party Band - Steve

Steve – Vocals

 

Steve is one of the newest members of Pure Genius, drawing his musical influences from a lot of different genres, but mainly Country and Rock, and is a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen. Being in several bands and as a soloist guitarist in recent years, Steve started to make a name for himself for his strong powerful vocals. After several successful auditions on the BBC’s “The Voice” in 2012 he quickly began to be one of the most sought after vocalists in Buckinghamshire. Now being part of the best party band in the country he is starting to make a name for himself further afield.

Greg - Drums and Vocals

Greg – Drums / Vocals

Greg has that rare talent of being able to play all varieties of music making him a desirable drummer for function bands. He began playing drums aged 14 and at age 16 he formed the jazz/rock band Moom co-writing original tunes, winning a recording contract and subsequently recorded two albums with Delerium Records. He then later joined Grateful Dead tribute band, the Cosmic Charlies that toured Europe, played live on BBC Radio London and graced the Glastonbury festival twice, as well as touring as the backing band to the late Merl Saunders. Amongst the venues he’s played are the Chalk Farm Roundhouse and Astoria Theatre in London and the Melkweg, Amsterdam. He also recently recorded with Northampton band the Reeds, writing and co-writing many of the songs on the album. As a founder member, he now sits behind the skins of your favourite UK party band Pure Genius!

Rob - Bass

Rob – Bass

 

Pure Genius’ funky bass man Rob drew his early influences from the likes of Jamiroquai’s Stuart Zender. His tight disco / funk style lends itself perfectly to playing exciting party music in function bands and he has a track record of delivering great live performances with successful party bands the Catch, Hitsville and Boogie Wonderband. Rob continues to burn up dancefloors all over the region with his irresistible bass grooves!

Steve - Saxophones

Steve – Saxophones

Pure Genius sax man Steve started playing the saxophone at and early age, making his way through the grades system and also climbing the ladder within the Northamptonshire county bands. Steve played in numerous Northants county bands including the County Concert band and County Big Band which lead to playing many venues up and down the country including the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Albert Hall. Steve won best improvisation award in 2000 and continued developing his skills as an improviser. Steve has recently graduated in Jazz at Leeds College of Music and now teaches and composes as well as taking ripping solos with the finest function band in the world!

Northants party band - Woody

Woody – Guitar

 

Woody began playing guitar in his his early teens. Studying under some of the areas finest players he quickly progressed onto the local live music scene. Over the last twenty-five years he has played hundreds of gigs, worked with numerous UK party bands and recorded professionally alongside some of the country’s top session players. With a love of infectious groove and soul based music he locks perfectly with one of the finest rhythm sections around.
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