"The Band of the Century" Simon Mayo
Bass Guitar & PA
Adrian plays bass for the Jacks on party nights and was in charge of the PA for 'Amazing Grace'. He owns 'Neath Music' which specialises in the sale of live sound reinforcement equipment. When Mal and the Jacks decided to form the 'Function band' back in 1996, Adrian took on the role of sound-engineer and since then has built up enough knowledge and equipment to have toured all over the UK and Ireland with Mal and many other Welsh stars such as Peter Karrie, Mike Doyle and Shan Cothi. Mal's hit musical 'Amazing Grace' was the first show on which Adrian was asked to fill the role of 'Sound Designer' and following the success of the show, he has since been asked to work on several other theatre productions. www.neathmusic.co.uk
Nigel started classical piano training at the age of seven. After attaining a high standard of musical education, he embarked upon a career as a sideman and has played keyboards along side artists such as Elvis Costello, Chris De Burgh, Pete Wylie(the Mighty Wah!), Martyn Joseph, Nasher(Frankie goes to Hollywood), Steve Balsamo, Bryn Terfel. Nigel has been Musical Director of numerous Television productions and has worked as a programmer on films such as Agent Cody Banks, Shadow Dancer and The Magic Roundabout. His band AMSTERDAM have been voted best newcomers in the UK and are about to record their second album. Their single "Does this train stop on Merseyside" became the late radio 1 DJ John Peel's favourite song.
Andrew Griffiths (33) is a composer, producer and musician from the Swansea Valley. He worked for many years with his brothers as part of the "Brass Monkeys" horn section, playing on many TV shows for the BBC, HTV and S4C. He's produced over 40 albums in the last twelve years and is in great demand as a session musician and has the ability to play most instruments he tries (20 at last count). Andrew trained as a composer at the University Of Wales in Cardiff, specializing in electronic music and soundtrack writing.He has worked on projects ranging from classical and opera to rock, R&B and the occasional dance re-mix. The majority of Andrew's work is within the Christian music industry. He has his own web site at www.agmusic.co.uk.