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Meet The Band

L-R: Harry (Drums), Gareth (Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica), Eira (Lead Vocals), Arif (Bass), Brad (Lead Guitar)

L-R: Harry (Drums), Gareth (Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica), Eira (Lead Vocals), Arif (Bass), Brad (Lead Guitar)

Eira (Lead Vocals, Percussion)

Eira is an accomplished performer who fell in love with music from a very early age. She learned to play the piano when she was 8, took up dance lessons and would sing at every opportunity.

Influenced by singers such as Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera and Sara Bareilles, Eira is passionate about popular music and appreciates a wide range of genres - from power ballads to disco, jazz, latin and R&B. If not on stage entertaining, you will find Eira on the dance floor - one of her greatest thrills in life is being surrounded by people who share their happiness through music!

Eira is also a passionate songwriter, penning original pop-soul-folk songs with her sister in acoustic duo, Ruby Jem. Her theatre background has been influential in establishing her love of storytelling through meaningful and inspiring lyrics complemented by catchy musical arrangements. Collaborating and being on stage with the talented musicians of Voodoo is a dream come true for Eira and she cannot wait to share that joy with you at your next event!

Gareth (Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica)

Gareth is a professional English musician that has performed live for twenty-five years in Britain, Europe, the USA and now in Australia. Gareth is a Blues, Motown and Rock music enthusiast but loves any music with a little bit of soul.  

Once described as a ‘Musical Swiss-Army Knife’ due to his adaptability, whether he's on vocals, blues-harp, guitar or bass he's never happier than when he's on stage belting out some tunes.

He has performed and worked alongside legends such as Larry Graham (Sly & the Family Stone, Prince) Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy) Mick Green and Johnny Spence (The Pirates) Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) and Simon Townshend (The Who).

Brad (Lead Guitar)

Brad was raised to the sounds of smooth jazz ever since he can remember, inspired by his jazz-guitarist father who taught him the fundamentals (and still does from time to time!)  It wasn't until high school in the early 90's that he started taking the guitar more seriously as he and his mates watched a dedicated young trio play lunchtimes outside the cafeteria who would later become known as the Living End. 

After high school, forming a band with his best mates playing parties and later progressing to weddings and corporate functions, Brad loves nothing more than helping to get the party started! Whilst having a fondness for classic rock/80's, his tastes also extends to jazz, funk and anything that grooves really.

Brad plays a Gibson Les Paul, Kramer 80's style Strat and Orange amplifiers and loves nothing more than hitting the stage with Voodoo to play live.

Harry (Drums)

Harry has been playing the drums since 1987. He started off playing in school musicals and rose to become the dedicated school drummer for all productions until finishing high school. 

He's played in numerous cover and original bands, around the world including Greek and Turkish function bands, as well as playing for famous artists. To name a few: 7 days, Cynical Thump, Ariones, Alla Kolpa, Paris Tavern House band (Greek), Microbaby (UK), Die Smiling, Strofes (Greek), Nea Vradia (Greek), Navarino Live House band (Greek), Q Room House band (Greek), Haluk Levent (Turkish Rock), Buray (Turkish Pop) and many many more.

Harry plays DW and Pearl drums and also uses Roland electronic products. His main influences range from mellow jazz to fusion, funk, rock, metal and pop but will listen to anything that feels good.

Arif (Bass)

Arif is an accomplished bassist having played in bands featuring every genre of music imaginable. He prides himself on his immaculate bass tone and ear for arrangements. Arif also plays for some of the countries most renowned international acts. He's a true professional who is at home with a bass in his hands.

With his wealth of experience it's easy to see why Arif is in high demand. He really enjoys playing weddings and loves seeing the dance floor packed and guests dancing to his grooves. 

Arif's tight grooves with Harry on drums is a key element to the band's tight sound and groove. Harry and Arif work well together and form the core of and good band; the rhythm section!

Dan (Keys, Rhythm Guitar)

Dan is a well accomplished guitarist and keyboardist who has been playing since he was 12 years old. He is very passionate about his music recording, and has his own home recording studio set up. . He is a rhythm master who is soulful and takes pride in his performances. Dan has played in many original and cover bands since moving from Wales to Australia 20 years ago. Some include: SweetMac and Fight the Giant as well as other side projects he likes to work on from time to time.

 

 

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