DAWN ELEKTRA LEAD VOCALS
If you haven’t heard of Dawn Elektra then you’re about to discover a jewel! With one of the most outstanding voices to come out of the UK in recent years, her beautiful vocals draw you into a place that will inspire, empower and entertain.
From an early age Dawn Elektra sang constantly, with influencers such as Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart and Phil Collins, her dream of becoming a performer was birthed at an early age. She started singing in churches at the age of 11 as well as singing at events and festivals throughout her native Scotland. With an amazing talent for singing came an incredible gift for song writing.
Having toured in a number of different bands in her late teens, which involved performing in schools, prisons, rehab centres, churches, pubs and clubs, Dawn Elektra has experienced performing in front of many different audiences including performing alongside Amy MacDonald at the Scottish Variety Awards, representing young Scottish talent.
Dawn Elektra is the life and soul of iParty and undoubtedly one artist to watch out for in 2012!
ROO WALKER GUITARS AND VOCALS
‘Roo has performed to audiences all over Europe from theatre venues to open air concerts in front of audiences beyond 10,000 people
Artists Roo has played with include X-Factor stars Sophie Habibis, Andy Abraham, Laura White and The Reason 4, he also plays guitar for Grammy award winning songwriter/producer Eliot Kennedy (Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, Spice Girls)
As an artist, song writing and producing is something Roo is also rebound for and was hand picked out of 20,000 applicants to be a finalist for the BBC New Talent Songwriters competition in 2008′
CHRIS HODDER GUITARS AND BACKING VOCALS
Bio coming soon…
SAM HOCKING DRUMS AND KEYBOARDS
From a very early age Sams musical dream became a lifestyle. A talented producer and musician, playing the piano/keyboards, drums and bass, he has toured extensively throughout the UK, USA and Europe with many bands and artists. With a wealth of experience he has also traveled as a sound engineer for many national productions, events and live recordings. A phenomenal mixing engineer, Sam is currently writing and producing for various artists and projects.
ROBERTO RUIZ BASS GUITAR
Originally from New York, Roberto Ruiz is a session bass player that has moved to the UK. His introduction to the music scene in England was due to several tours with Jake Stigers and The Velvet Roots from 2006-2008. He’s now working in the UK with several function bands and some local talent: Charlotte O’Connor, Laura White and Roo Walker, just to name a few.
SCOTT WHITLEY BASS GUITAR AND BACKING VOCALS
Scott has worked professionally for many years in most genres. He is highly respected in his field as a true professional and innovative musician and has been the in-house Bass Tutor at Blackburn College for ten years. Over the years Scott has worked with many names including Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy), Dave Sharp (The Alarm), The Boomtown Rats, The Ric Lee Blues Project (Ten Years After), The Rubettes, Charlie Morgan (Elton John), John Jorgenson (Elton John), Bobby Elliott (The Hollies) The Casuals, The Newbeats, Linda Gail Lewis, Jerry Donahue (Fairport Convention), Clive Bunker (Jethro Tull), Nuno Mindelis, The Animals, Dave Mattacks (Paul McCartney) and many more.
Christian has enjoyed a twenty year career as a keyboard player playing throughout Europe and North America performing and recording with the likes of Denny Laine, The Animals, Steve Cropper, Spencer Davis, Paul Heaton, Plan B, KT Tunstall, King Creosote and Cherry Ghost.