Andee Price (aka Scarlett Rae) – Double Bass & Vocals
Andee has been a professional bassist for almost a decade and although used to singing the odd ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ as a backing vocalist, this is the first time she has stepped out to the front of the band and taken the lead. Influenced by the bass-playing of jazz greats such as Ray Brown and Ron Carter and the voices of blues legends such as Ruth Brown and Big Mama Thornton, the band can swing hard with plenty of attitude thrown in.
Andee was a founding member of the all-female blues band Chix Wiv Pix whose highlight was supporting Wilko Johnson. In 2006 she recorded an album with Blues Academy featuring Nigel Feist, with Rox Clayton-Scott on vocals. This album is now sold to raise money for Cancer Research. Other artists Andee has worked with include Toyah Willcox, Keith James, Tina May, Derek Nash, Alan Barnes and Steve Waterman.
Chris Wong – Drums
Mainly known professionally as a guitarist/bassist, Chris is multi-talented; and combined with Andee’s bass, forms the driving rhythm section of the trio. He also writes much of the band’s original material.
Chris is musical director and guitarist for 80’s star Toyah Willcox with whom he has toured extensively. Both he and Toyah also perform in another band The Humans, along with Bill Reiflin and they have just released their second album featuring prog rock guitarist Robert Fripp.
Chris is also no stranger to the world of theatre. For the last 17 years he has been Musical Director for the Marlowe Theatre pantomime, and in addition to conducting other shows he has toured or depped as a guitarist/bassist on a number of other shows including Joseph, Grease and Hot Shoe Shuffle.
Chris has released two of his own albums Edible Suite and You Know Who You Are. Other recording credits include Rox Clayton-Scott, Dave Sinclair, Gisele De Marco and Don Mescall.
Dudley Ross – Guitar
Dudley is the latest addition to the Cherry Reds line up and very welcome he is too!! Dudley is an international artist in his own right having toured around the world with bands, theatre shows and as a solo artist. Endorsed by Vigier guitars he has shared the stage and recorded with a whole host of great acts including Imelda May, Robben Ford, Andy Fairweather Low and The James Taylor Quartet.
In 2013 Dudley reached number seven in the UK British Blues Charts with his song 'I Hear The River', which was co written with Blues sensation Katie Bradley. The same song was also nominated for a British Blues Awards for best original song.
Dudley is a powerhouse on guitar. His unique and blues inspired style will no doubt bring a new dimension to the Cherry Reds line up for 2014. He is also on the look out for Gretsch complete with Bigsby ..... red of course!
For more information on Dudley and his other musical endeavours please visit www.dudleyross.com - www.facebook.com/DudRoss