Elliott Henshaw

Band Members

Elliott Henshaw Band

Andrew McKinney

Andrew McKinneyAndrew plays bass for Hammond-funk/Acid Jazz legends the James Taylor Quartet, appearing at gigs and festivals all over the world. He also plays freelance for numerous artists, in West End theatres, on TV and writes a regular tuition column for Bass Guitar Magazine.

Live, he has played with The Feeling, Beverley Knight, Kid Creole & the Coconuts, Omar, Talc, Most Wanted, Tony Christie, Chad Smith, Billy Cobham, Iain Paice, Mike Clark, Jamelia, the Jungle Brothers, Flava Flav, LL Cool J, Lynden David Hall and even Engelbert Humperdinck.

James Pusey

James PuseyJames has worked with artists and bands that include Omar, G4, Michael Bolton, Paloma Faith, Beverley Knight, Will Young, Lesley Garret, Andrea Bocelli, Hayley Westenra, Jacqui Dankworth, Nikki Yanofsy, Dionne Warwick, Cleveland Watkiss, Aleisha Dixon, Lee Mead, Katherine Jenkins and Shakin’ Stevens.

He regularly plays on West End shows that include Mamma Mia, The Bodyguard and Matilda. James is quite rightly one of the busiest guitar players in London.

Simon Willescroft

Simon WillescroftSimon graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music and now works as a freelance saxophonist, performing and recording with many different artists including: Katie Melua, Jamie Cullum, Tony Hadley, Duran Duran, Beverley Craven, Gary Barlow, Chaka Khan, Robbie Williams, Barry Manilow, Go West, The James Taylor Quartet, Level 42, Bob Mintzer and Incognito.

He has recorded for numerous TV/radio adverts and jingles as well as many other pop and TV sessions.

Matt Steele

Matt SteeleMatt is a keyboard player/producer, whose career in the music industry has taken him touring over the world in some of the most illustrious venues to appearances on some of the most legendary TV shows.

Having first started in studio work, Matt is as comfortable programming and sound-designing as he is performing live, and he divides his time between gigging, media music production and artist development.

As a result, his skills have enabled him to work with an unusually diverse range of artists, as both a studio-based and live performer. These include...

The Brand New Heavies
Errol Brown (Hot Chocolate)
Shazney Lewis (All saints)
Swing out sister
Cleopatra
Demis Roussos
Heather Small
Ruby Turner
Backyard Dog
Various artists as keyboard player for P.W.L. M'cr - including Lauren Waterworth and Steps
Noel Sullivan (Hearsay)
Finlay Quay
Swing Out Sister
David McAlmond

As a producer and trained orchestrator, Matt is part of the respected Jersey St. production team, who have sold over 100,000 records as writers/producers, on a range of cool underground labels such as Hed Kandi, Defected, Junior, Yellow and Naked Music. This has recently led to him working on media-based productions, including music for 2 short films on Channel 4 and projects for ITV, BBC's 1 and 2.

Elliott Henshaw

Elliott HenshawElliott has been an in demand drummer for many years now working with artists and bands that include: Shirley Bassey, John Lord and Roger Glover (Deep Purple), Paul Anka, Michael Ball, Leo Sayer, Joe Longthorne, Jane McDonald, Tony Christie, Kirk Whalum, David Benoit, Russell Watson, Andy Abraham, Keely Smith, Tony Hadley, Limahl, The BBC Big Band, Syd Laurence Orchestra, The Drifters, Gwen Dickie, Gabriella Cilmi, Georgie Fame, Mathew Herbert, Bob Mintzer, Mike Stern, Laurie Holloway and Michael Feinstein.

His West End credits include: Lion King, The Rat Pack, The Bodyguard, Jersey Boys, The Producers, Thriller and Priscilla Queen of The Desert.

He runs his own band – The Elliott Henshaw Band - that has frequently headlined at Ronnie Scott's club in London and released an album – Is That Not What You Wanted. He also co-runs a band with Simon Niblock - Spice Fusion - whose debut album, Trying Too Hard, is currently on sale.

In 2012 Elliott had the idea to produce a 25th Anniversary Buddy Rich Memorial concert at the Palladium in London. He was the Creative director of the event hosted by Buddy’s daughter Cathy Rich and he performed alongside many leading names in the international drumming community.

Andrew McKinney

Andrew plays bass for Hammond-funk/Acid Jazz legends the James Taylor Quartet, appearing at gigs and festivals all over the world. He also plays freelance for numerous artists, in West End theatres, on TV and writes a regular tuition column for Bass Guitar Magazine.

Live, he has played with The Feeling, Beverley Knight, Kid Creole & the Coconuts, Omar, Talc, Most Wanted, Tony Christie, Chad Smith, Billy Cobham, Iain Paice, Mike Clark, Jamelia, the Jungle Brothers, Flava Flav, LL Cool J, Lynden David Hall and even Engelbert Humperdinck.

James Pusey

James has worked with artists and bands that include Omar, G4, Michael Bolton, Paloma Faith, Beverley Knight, Will Young, Lesley Garret, Andrea Bocelli, Hayley Westenra, Jacqui Dankworth, Nikki Yanofsy, Dionne Warwick, Cleveland Watkiss, Aleisha Dixon, Lee Mead, Katherine Jenkins and Shakin’ Stevens.

He regularly plays on West End shows that include Mamma Mia, The Bodyguard and Matilda. James is quite rightly one of the busiest guitar players in London.

Simon Willescroft

Simon graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music and now works as a freelance saxophonist, performing and recording with many different artists including: Katie Melua, Jamie Cullum, Tony Hadley, Duran Duran, Beverley Craven, Gary Barlow, Chaka Khan, Robbie Williams, Barry Manilow, Go West, The James Taylor Quartet, Level 42, Bob Mintzer and Incognito.

He has recorded for numerous TV/radio adverts and jingles as well as many other pop and TV sessions.

Matt Steele

Matt is a keyboard player/producer, whose career in the music industry has taken him touring over the world in some of the most illustrious venues to appearances on some of the most legendary TV shows.

Having first started in studio work, Matt is as comfortable programming and sound-designing as he is performing live, and he divides his time between gigging, media music production and artist development.

As a result, his skills have enabled him to work with an unusually diverse range of artists, as both a studio-based and live performer. These include...

The Brand New Heavies
Errol Brown (Hot Chocolate)
Shazney Lewis (All saints)
Swing out sister
Cleopatra
Demis Roussos
Heather Small
Ruby Turner
Backyard Dog
Various artists as keyboard player for P.W.L. M'cr - including Lauren Waterworth and Steps
Noel Sullivan (Hearsay)
Finlay Quay
Swing Out Sister
David McAlmond

As a producer and trained orchestrator, Matt is part of the respected Jersey St. production team, who have sold over 100,000 records as writers/producers, on a range of cool underground labels such as Hed Kandi, Defected, Junior, Yellow and Naked Music. This has recently led to him working on media-based productions, including music for 2 short films on Channel 4 and projects for ITV, BBC's 1 and 2.

Elliott Henshaw

Elliott has been an in demand drummer for many years now working with artists and bands that include: Shirley Bassey, John Lord and Roger Glover (Deep Purple), Paul Anka, Michael Ball, Leo Sayer, Joe Longthorne, Jane McDonald, Tony Christie, Kirk Whalum, David Benoit, Russell Watson, Andy Abraham, Keely Smith, Tony Hadley, Limahl, The BBC Big Band, Syd Laurence Orchestra, The Drifters, Gwen Dickie, Gabriella Cilmi, Georgie Fame, Mathew Herbert, Bob Mintzer, Mike Stern, Laurie Holloway and Michael Feinstein.

His West End credits include: Lion King, The Rat Pack, The Bodyguard, Jersey Boys, The Producers, Thriller and Priscilla Queen of The Desert.

He runs his own band – The Elliott Henshaw Band - that has frequently headlined at Ronnie Scott's club in London and released an album – Is That Not What You Wanted. He also co-runs a band with Simon Niblock - Spice Fusion - whose debut album, Trying Too Hard, is currently on sale.

In 2012 Elliott had the idea to produce a 25th Anniversary Buddy Rich Memorial concert at the Palladium in London. He was the Creative director of the event hosted by Buddy’s daughter Cathy Rich and he performed alongside many leading names in the international drumming community.