TROUBLE are an authentic, live Tribute Band that celebrate and love the music of Elvis.
Who We Are
Rob is a fantastic addition to the band with a talent for playing with feel and passion. This comes across from the moment the show starts and he stands for the performance and becoming part of the entertainment.
Rob has been playing keyboards and singing in function bands for many years and playing everything from the Beatles, Soul and Motown, through to Pink Floyd.
From an early age, Rob was an Elvis fan always wanting to be one of the Jordanaires. His family had an LP box set of all the Elvis classics which was on almost continuous play and heavily influenced not only his passion for music but also his love for Elvis. Rob and his brothers would pretend to be the Jordanaires, singing the harmonies that are so important to the Elvis sound and progressing into the Stamp Quartet in the later years. Due to a fortunate opportunity and having worked with Darren Boyce before, Rob jumped at the chance to join Elvis In Trouble knowing that the professionalism and passion would take him on a fantastic journey. He has enjoyed every minute of it so far, delivering the authentic keyboard sounds of the Elvis sound, learning track’s that have their own intricacies as well as reproducing the vocal harmonies that he learned years ago.
We are proud to have Rob on board as he raises the bar to enhance the performance and plays all the tracks from memory adding spontaneity to our performance.
A truly talented performer, with vocals to match and that unmistakable Elvis tone. His sound, moves and authentic costumes (made by none other than B & K Enterprises and The Lansky Brothers, tailors to the King), are guaranteed to transport you back to some of the greatest moments of the king’s career…and he can carry the leathers off too!
Darren gained some fantastic reviews in a very short time for his performances as Elvis in TROUBLE with comments comparing his voice, moves and demeanour as a true tribute to The King. However, having been centre stage in the corporate world for the last 21 years and delivering to large audiences, it’s not surprising that the passion & drive transcends his performance in TROUBLE.
His love of all things Elvis was due to his Grandmother, who was smitten like many in their time, by the voice and the good looks of “The King”. From this love Darren heard many releases of Elvis, and at the age of seven performed Blue Suede Shoes for his Nan, including all the huh-huh’s and lip curls.
Tony started his fascination with drums at a very early age in the mid to late sixties, largely due to the fact that his mother was a Beatles fan and would constantly play their records.
Tony quickly formed his first band with some school friends and played a handful of gigs at youth centres and school halls.
During the eighties, Tony’s love of playing also found him helping out other bands short of drummers, due to a serious amount of talent and the extreme ease with which he works with other musicians. Tony has recorded for a variety of well known artists.
Tony was introduced to Max Hunt, who several years later was to give Tony the call with an invitation to join TANTALUS. Tony temporarily left Tantalus, at least as a full time member in April 2004 after performing a reliable, steady and solid roll in the band throughout the most stable period in the band’s existence but rejoined again less than a year later. Tony has a wide taste in music including The Beatles, Deep Purple – Ian Paice, Black Sabbath, Genesis, Sting and Elvis Presley. Tony is “Elvis In Troubles” drummer after recently being auditioned and showing the showmanship, cheekiness and ability to provide the right feel for the different era’s that the band covers as well as fitting in with the team.
Clive ReadGuitar/Backing Vocals
Clive has had the pleasure of working with many other musicians including Brian Robson (Thin Lizzy), Adam Wakeman (Yes, Ozzy Osbourne) and Barbara Andrews (Julie Andrews’ mother). In 1989 Clive began gigging solo and quickly became known as Clive Live, he performed with the All Stars (a great Soul/R&B band), the Flower Power Show and Track 29 who came 2nd in an international competition. Clive joined the Country band Cain & Co in 2000 touring all over Europe, obtaining two number-one hits.
In the following year lead singer Dave Cain left and the band changed it’s name to Cactus Jack. This band went on to tour several times a year in Europe and became particularly well known in the German Country scene, attaining two number-one hits in the European Line Dance chart.
Clive brings an attention-to-detail to Trouble that is second to none and accurately captures the authentic sound of the periods they cover, including great renditions of Scotty Moore and James Burton.
Martin ClarkBass Player
Martin Clark is an extremely talented bass player who brings his own style and talents to Elvis In Trouble. An extremely adept lead guitarist, as well as, a fantastic bass player with a real love and understanding of the many genres of music he plays.
He has been playing bass and guitar for many years, with many different bands and for varied projects and is very well known to the members of the band. He is recognised in the band for bringing his musicianship and calming nature to the stage.
Martin has worked together with Max Hunt, as a lead guitarist in the UK prog-rock band Tantalus since 2005, performed with the band in the UK and France and has co-written several great tracks.
Juanita WilsonBacking Vocalist
A classically trained musician with a passion for singing.
A keen interest in music and dance, meant that Juanita started her training from a very young age. She plays a number of instruments and has had the privilege of performing as a violinist in a symphony orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall and other top London concert venues.
Juanita has sung with a number of popular bands and was also heavily involved with the theatre. She is a backing vocalist for 80’s pop star Owen Paul, who had a hit single with ‘Favourite Waste of Time’.
Being part of ‘Elvis in Trouble’, has given Juanita the opportunity to take on a new vocal challenge, providing harmonies which are authentic and a performance which is full of energy!
(photo credit: Tim Bastock)
Alternative Player – Chris PhillipsBass Player
A self-taught musician , who started out on keyboards and guitar and progressed to bass, playing in a number of local original bands. After being asked to stand in for a local function band, Martin made the switch to covers and never looked back.
Having the opportunity to build and grow a number of bands from nothing, along with the experience of working directly with clients and agencies, has given Chris the perfect experience to allow him to deliver his performance.
Preparation, dedication and a commitment to authenticity, has made Chris’s contribution to TROUBLE a welcomed addition. Chris still gets the buzz from working as a team, creating great music and watching audiences enjoying themselves and it’s evident in his performance.
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