For a long time, Angel Beast was little more than a twinkle in the eyes of Jeff Moore and Colin Lee!
- Angel Beast was formed in Newcastle upon Tyne early in 2016. The number one priority at that time was to have a band ready to play at Jeff's birthday party in June.
- Jeff Moore and Colin Lee had been writing and performing together for about 15 years, most notably with their earlier band The Morellos (Jeff Moore, Colin Lee, Jon Lee (no relation) and Lesley Booth). From time to time over the last 10 years, Jeff and Colin have performed as "Angel Beast", sometimes with Liz Panton on electric ukulele.
- Liz Panton now adds Bass Guitar, vocals, electric ukulele and her own songwriting to the mix. Better known as a solo singer-songwriter of the ukulele persuasion, Liz is taking the four-string-thing into hidden depths!
- Arlene Rose brings the wild and quirky sounds of her Melodion to some of our songs, taking a break from her regular role as violinist with The Moonshine Stragglers.
- Stephen Todd, Jeff's old school friend, has his own band in Gateshead. Stephen has been adding some great beats, pending touchdown of our regular maestro of the sticks - to be announced shortly.
- Kenny Lawrence is more than a Band Manager, providing musical and vocal mentoring and contributing to arrangements.
Angel Beast - no longer just a flight of fancy!
- What next? We are looking for someone bring another pleasingly unexpected element . . . maybe a violinist . . . saxophonist . . . a keyboard player or precussionist, perhaps?
Jeff Moore: Guitar, vocals, harmonica, songwriting
Colin Lee: Guitar, vocals, bass guitar, songwriting
Liz Panton: Bass guitar, vocals, electric ukulele, songwriting
Arlene Rose: Melodion
Stephen Todd: Session Drummer
Band Leader: Jeff Moore
Manager: Kenny Lawrence
Web stuff: Liz Panton