Meet the Musicians

Introducing Our Wonderful Musicians…

Meet the Beastie Band!

Al is lucky to play with a great bunch of musicians...but who are they and what do they play? Let’s introduce you to everyone...
Carol Levi -Guitars, Banjo

Carol Levi -Guitars, Banjo

Carol plays anything with strings! Acoustic and electric guitars, banjo and bouzouki! She plays every style of music I can think of…rockabilly, bluegrass, folk – you name it! Carol has played in some really well known folk bands and toured around the world. She is so clever she even makes guitars by hand! So far … Continued

Deborah Shurvell – Mandolin

Deborah Shurvell – Mandolin

Deb plays the mandolin in the band. The mandolin is a tiny, light sounding instrument that is tuned the same way as a violin. Deb can also play the violin, guitar and ukulele and is a great songwriter with her own album. We have been great friends and played in bands together since 1988 – … Continued

Emily Johnson – Bass

Emily Johnson – Bass

Emily is new to the Beastie Band. She plays the bass guitar and sings brilliant harmonies. Emily is Carol’s daughter so music runs in the family – she can play just about anything! Emily loves traveling like her mum, and has picked up musical styles from all around the world. She also plays in a … Continued

Michèle Allardyce – Percussion, Drums

Michèle Allardyce – Percussion, Drums

Michèle plays the drums and all kinds of percussion – congas, cajon, shakers, even the spoons! She can play all kinds of different rhythms and studied percussion at music college. She plays in a Samba band too. You won’t get Michèle to sing anything, but boy, does she belt out the funny shouty bits in … Continued

Bill Melis – Drums

Bill Melis – Drums

Bill plays the drums! Bill has been my friend for many years and we have worked together as playworkers, taken our families on camping trips together and played guitar and drums in his man-cave! Bill is a great talent, he is solid and loud (and his drum-playing ain’t bad either!) Bill will feature more and … Continued

Seffy – Management

Seffy – Management

The sixth and the most secret member of the Beastie Band! Seffy has supported all my musical endeavours since she founded Lone Coyote Records in the 90’s (my first label). Her endless skills include designing and running the website, creating fab posters and CD covers, taking great photos, organising gigs and events, advising and managing … Continued

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