Blue Orchid
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Blue Orchid

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Blue Orchid are a South West band who offer a fresh and funked up feel to modern classics.
The group have an eclectic taste in music between them and influences of soul, funk, rock, reggae, dance and drum and bass all play their part in their unique sound. The Blue Crew are known for adding their twist to the classic tunes no one else thinks of.... their version of tracks from Portishead, The Orb, Jamiroquai, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, The Prodigy and Robin S get everyone dancing and signing along without being the obvious choices! They are not your average covers band and integrate a multitude of instruments, sound effects and MC'ing into the set to make sure they keep the audience entertained and their sound fresh and funky.

 The band comprises of soulful lead singer Bec Crispin who has been gigging in various bands in the area for over 10 years, local legend Matt Cook on lead guitar who's technical ability as a guitarist is second to none. Jo Barnett adds funky bass and Toby adds rhythm with congas and drums. Our Newest member Fred Ansall is our versitile swiss army musician, he can put his hand to most musical instruments but mainly plays a beautiful Hammond Organ, old school keyboards and supports Matt with guitars on the rockier numbers in our set.
Bec's brother Ben (AKA MC Benny C - South West MC of the Year 2009!) adds a new dimension to the band with his lyrical genius and boundless energy. Usually found at the front of drum and bass events such as NASS festival, BOARDMASTERS festival and THE GLADE festival with the mic in his hand Ben is known for his unique way of getting the crowd going.

They are versatile in their approach to gigs and can be scaled down to 2 members for vocal and acoustic sets (good for weddings during the day!) but sound at their best when all 6 members are in tow and sometimes even a few extra bodies to add interest (usually Tim & Nige with their bongos, djembes and congas!)
The group have years of gigging experience between them (20 years Joe, 10 years Bec, 15 years Matt) and can count 2 fully qualified grade 8 music teachers (Matt & Tobes), 1 nationally recognised MC (Benj) and the owner of Deep Litter Recording Studios (Freddie) as the full time members of the blue crew!