So this is my band. At least, that’s who they say they are.
We’ve never been formally introduced but I keep bumping into them in airports and at gigs and stuff. They follow me onstage and insist on joining in. They look like they’re having so much fun, I don’t have the heart to ask them to stop.
And I’m not sure but I think these may be the same guys who regularly email me requests for money.
Adam Evans is a London based guitarist with many years experience touring, recording and sessions for film and TV.
Adam’s credits include Hollywood films “Spy Game” “Hotel Rwanda” and “Severance”, and the “Top Gear” theme tune!!
He has played around the world with acts including Just Jack, Daniel Powter, Andrea Corr, Mari Wilson, Tose Proeski, Natalie Imbruglia and most recently Nik Kershaw. Adam was also the house guitarist on Sky One’s “Don’t Forget The Lyrics” and the “Charlotte Church Show”.
Bob Knight has been in Nik’s band for 10 years and has the weighty carriage clock to prove it! In his career to date, he has squeezed in work with some of the world’s biggest names including James Taylor, The Pogues, Cee Lo Green, Nicole Scherzinger, Jason Derulo, Kirsty MacColl, Michael Bublé, Alison Moyet, Jennifer Hudson, Bette Midler, Rumer, Joey Landreth and Incognito. Globally recognised as the 13th best drummer in Ealing, in truth, Bob Knight isn’t even the best drummer in his house but don’t let that put you off, he can grow a mean beard and cooks a cracking broth. Born in Yorkshire, he now lives in London because someone has to cheer up the South.
Paul Geary began his playing career comparatively late, having had no formal music training. He started playing bass in a gospel church at the age of 18 and shortly after this he went on to study music in the US and is now an Honours Graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston USA, and B.I.T. Musicians Institute of Technology in Los Angeles, California.
He joined Nik’s band in 1998 and has gone on to play with many different artists.
Phil Peskett teaches musicianship at Trinity Laban College of Music, passing on his skills to undergrad students so that they too can lead a life of poverty and creative torment. He’s also a world-ranking memory athlete (yes that’s a thing), and he’s a synthesizer sound designer, recently writing many of the preset sounds on the DSI Prophet 12 synth.
If you’ve ever studied the piano you may have played one of his ABRSM jazz piano compositions, and if you’ve ever been to a gig you may have seen him playing with the likes of Moloko, Cinematic Orchestra, Nate Smith, Boy George, Ty, Heritage Orchestra, Carleen Anderson, Brotherly and Natalie Williams.