Default lineup: 5 members
Standard Line up: 5 piece band- Lead Female Vocal; Keys; Drums; Bass; Guitar
Optional Line up: 6 piece band- Lead Female Vocal; Keys; Drums; Bass; Guitar; horn player;
Optional Line up: 7 piece band- Lead Female Vocal; Keys; Drums; Bass; Guitar; x 2 horn players
*Please see booking options for optional/larger line ups.
-Receive a FREE 30 minute Jazz/Live Lounge Quartet set when you book the 6 piece band or above (please select in booking options).
*Professional musicians with extensive experience
*Male and female band with powerful female vocals
*Great repertoire featuring classic and modern soul/funk/pop/rock tunes
*Played at many private and corporate events in the UK and Internationally
*Corporate clients include Channel 4, ITV, Orange, British Gas, Samsung, Earls Court
*Available with Jazz/Live Lounge sets and Soloists for background dinner music
*Music between sets on MP3 player FREE of charge
*Fully self contained with 1500 watt PA system and 3000 watt lighting rig
*Available in the South and the Midlands
Formed in 2007 Informer is an authentic funk-soul band which provides a high quality programme of musical performance. With professional musicians who are passionate about the music and experienced in the industry, Informer will create the perfect party atmosphere with classic music to get people dancing.
Informer prides itself on providing the best show possible and their carefully chosen repertoire will leave you and your audience speechless. Whatever the occasion they are equally at home providing music for smaller more intimate events or performing their dynamic programme of classic music to larger audiences. Informer is guaranteed to create a memorable occasion.
Informer's standard lineup is a 5 piece outfit, including Lead Female Vocals, Keys, Drums, Bass and Guitar. The band also offer other various lineup's starting from a small but punchy 6 piece band right through to an outstanding 10 piece band including a 3 piece horn section and 2 backing singers! Whatever the lineup, Informer will impress any audience.
Their versatile setlist includes songs by James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Chic Ray Charles and Tower of Power as well some timeless Disco numbers. Informer is guaranteed to provide an outstanding sound for any occasion.
Informer also offer amazing Jazz/Live Lounge performances perfect for drinks receptions, over dinner entertainment and more. Providing a warm up for the main party set, the Jazz/Live Lounge set includes chilled out versions of your favourite tracks from Van Morrison, Adele, Kings Of Leon, Frank Sinatra, Norah Jones and more! Informer can also provide a solo pianist or guitarist to provide background music (please see booking options for more details).
Informer is the ultimate band when it comes to versatility and only uses musicians who have years of experience performing on some of the worlds greatest stages from the West End to Broadway via Earls Court and Wembley Stadium. This level of versatility means that we can provide additional music with no hassle or fuss we will always be happy to take your own personal ideas and incorporate them into our set list to create your perfect occasion.
Fully self-sufficient providing professional PA and full light show, Informer have appeared throughout the UK and Europe performing their infectious music at large corporate events as well as private weddings and parties.
Informer have also had a lot of experience playing corporate events both in London and further afield in Slovakia (for Orange), Dubai (NYE) and France (Cannes film festival). They have also worked with celebs such as Dara O Brien, Peter Dickson (voice of the National Lottery and X-Factor) and Ed Byrne.
Background music is supplied as standard and can be played using cds or mp3s.
Meet the Band:
Mark Seacombe, Guitar
Mark has been a professional guitarist for 15 years and has been regularly performing ever since. He first studied jazz and popular music in 1993 and then went on to study at the world famous Guitar Institute where he qualified with distinction. As a player Mark has performed in the West End in various shows at the National Theatre and with the RSC. He is also the only member of the band to have had a top 20 song and his compositions have appeared on radio, T.V and film. Credits include Radio 1, Nip/Tuck, Match of the Day, Human Traffic original score and various compilations including Hed Kandi and Ministry of Sound to name but a few. Mark loves working with Informer as it gives him the opportunity to perform music that he loves and feels passionate about.
Elaine Seacombe, Keyboards
Elaine first started to play the piano at the age of 5, playing in competitions throughout the south east where she won numerous regional awards under the world renowned tutelage of Joan Last. She continued to study music and went on to achieve a first class hons in jazz and composition from Trinity college of music. Her passion for music continued and she soon found herself performing throughout the country in various bands. Elaine has also enjoyed being MD in various shows including Godspell, Return to the forbidden planet and the Scarlet Pimpernel.
Huw Jones, Drums
Huw has been a professional musician for over 20 years and has performed at numerous venues from pubs to large stadiums in the UK and Europe.
He trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he studied percussion, drum kit, bassoon and keyboard. After completing a post-grad he started touring with the D’oyle Carte Opera company and gigging in the West end. His freelancing has seen him perform with an enormous variety of artists both on TV and Radio crossing through all genres. He is absolutely passionate about his drumming and is a consummate professional. In the words of James Brown, he is a ‘funky drummer’.
Chris Britt, Bass
Chris first got into music aged 9 years old after taking up the piano. In 2007 he graduated from the Brighton Institute of Modern Music with a BA Honours in Music. Since then he has played for Princess Cruises on contracts in the Caribbean and Alaska, toured the UK with American singer/songwriter Shana Morrison, and played a variety of corporate and resident gigs across the UK and Europe. Studio credits include various sessions for different artists and video performances for tuition website Show Me How To Play.com.
As well as Informer, he also plays bass for London-based Grime/RnB producer Davinche and is playing and writing with several other London and Brighton artists. Chris also teaches bass at The Sussex Academy of Music.
Andy Casterton, Trumpet
Andy started to play the trumpet at school where he managed to pass out into his music stand after just a few weeks seeking his first high note! Inspired by his parents’ record collection, Andy was soon trying to play the inspired solos of Cootie Williams and Louis Armstrong. Later he studied Jazz Performance at Leeds University and the University of North Texas, where he was especially inspired in master classes with ‘Blue’ Lou Marini and the great Clark Terry.
After University a stint on the high seas included gigs with Buddy Greco and Lucie Arnaz. Since then, Andy has become Director of Music in a large secondary school in Brighton, where he lives with his wife, Amy. He still has a busy playing career in theatre and in bands of many guises from salsa to funk. This latest project, Informer is a welcome challenge, playing great music amongst like-minded friends.
Beccy Rork, Saxophone
Beccy trained at the prestigious Leeds College of music where she excelled in all genres especially jazz and funk. She has since gone on to perform regularly throughout the U.K and Europe with a myriad of artists ranging from Herbie Flowers through to Dave Palmer of Jethro Tull fame. She is an amazing horn arranger and is a valued member of the band.
‘Informer - what can I say? They made the evening, not only for my clients who danced and danced and danced until we practically had to cut the power to get them off the dance floor and into bed, but also for me as I've never worked with such a great group of fabulous, easy-going musicians! Their playlist is superb, the sound they produce is huge, and I can thoroughly recommend them for your next party.’
-Emma Chesters, Director, EC Events Ltd
‘Informer recently played at an event that we arranged for 1,400 guests and they went down a storm! They really helped to enhance the perfect party atmosphere and were a wonderfully professional band to work with, both in the run up to the event and on the night. We will definitely be booking them again for future events.’
-Nicky Allison, Progressive Events
‘Just wanted to say Thank you so much for providing such an outstanding show for us at our wedding; the music was fantastic and we’ve had so much positive feedback from our friends and family.’
-Louise Chadder, Wedding Client, Bournemouth
‘A fantastic band, makes us feel like we’re downstairs at Casablancas!’ [Famous Brighton funk/soul club]
-Mark Sampson, Channel 4
‘To anyone thinking of booking Informer: Don’t hesitate. The band is great. I have booked them for two parties and on both occasions they were intrinsic in making the events highly enjoyable occasions. They were efficient and professional when dealing with the booking, and exuberant and fun in the performance. Their choice of repertoire was great and they very quickly had everyone dancing. I very much hope to use them again in the future but am aware I will have to book them very far in advance.’
-Thomas Hull, Ingpen and Williams Limited International Artists’ Management
Corporate Clients Include:
Chamber Of Commerce
Source Skills Academy
House Of Fraser
4th Dimension Innovation Ltd
Best Parties Ever
London Junior Chamber of Commerce
Kamino International Transport Ltd
London Heathrow Marriot Hotel
Universal Marking Systems Ltd
Trinity Buoy Wharf
Thai Silk, London
Grand Hotel, Brighton
Hotel Du Vin
Newick Park, Lewes
The Brewery, London
De Vere Hotels
Horn Of Plenty
East Horton Manor
Larmer Tree Gardens
Grand Hotel Brighton
Harry Warren House
St Michaels Manor
Hinckley Golf Club
South Lodge Hotel
Gate Street Barn
Old Finsbury Town Hall
Bury Court Barn