About us

The Wheres Spot Band were formed with their current line up as a 4 piece band at the beginning of 2014. Throughout the evolution of the band they have been renowned for their outstanding close vocal harmonies and these have matured into something quite unique to give the band their distinctive sound.

The band’s repertoire is eclectic covering traditional and contemporary folk, acoustic music, Americana and a hint of country. Songs range from their unique acapella version of a Beatles medley through to their inventive arrangements of songs from the like of Nic Jones, Nickel Creek, Shawn Colvin, Crosby Stills & Nash, Alison Krauss, The Strawbs etc.

As a band of musicians with life-long experience you should expect surprising versatility, sophisticated folk guitar work, subtle jazz inspired bass lines, infectious rhythms, topped by their superb vocal harmonies and an entertaining fun presentation.

The band manage to mix the warmth and casual banter of a group of friends together on stage with the exciting tight professionalism of highly competent musicians. Truly an act that appeals to all!

chris
CHRIS FRASER-BETTS
Chris is one of the bands vocalists and a talented multi-instrumentalist folkie bringing guitar, mandolin, melodion, harmonica, ukulele, cajon and anything else that will make a noise into the band! Seems to always be away on holiday – in fact we’ve discovered his main pastime is causing traffic jams at weekends with his caravan…
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dean
DEAN VINCENT TAYLOR
A real sheep in wolves clothing, Dean’s unique and powerful vocal style puts the punch into many of the band’s upbeat songs. Strongly suspected of using his middle name everywhere just to give the impression that he too has a double-barrelled surname! An excellent guitarist, in fact he also teaches it – but it’s his Kazoo solos which remain etched on most peoples memory! Without doubt his main pastime must be constantly changing the tuning on his guitar, closely followed by actually playing it…
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kelvin
KELVIN WARD
Kelvin played for years in one of the region’s top country bands although his heart was in a jazz combo. He now enjoys adding some sensitive bass lines to complement the band’s acoustic genre. He is regularly reminded that he initially turned down the opportunity to join Wheres Spot thinking a folk group would be boring, but admits he now finds the band a really exciting place to be! (We will be encouraging him to get out a bit more!).
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gayna
GAYNA TAYLOR
Gayna’s dark dusky voice blends perfectly and adds some feminine appeal to stop us being mistaken for a boy band! She has a life long love of musicals and is a principal member of the Basildon Operatic Society and will already be known to many for her portrayal of a singing whore in recent stage productions at the Towngate theatre Basildon and Palace theatre Southend.
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