STEVE MARSHALL bass, flute
Steve began playing bass in the early 1970s, inspired initially
by the work of the behind the scenes players of the era
such as John Paul Jones, John Entwistle and James Jamerson. In 1974
he formed his first progressive jazz band with Martin Lawrie, beginning
a musical partnership that has continued to this day through a variety
of jazz and mainstream projects, culminating in the formation of contemporary
jazz outfit Curfew in 1988.
MARTIN LAWRIE - keyboards
Martin has worked with keyboards as a musician, teacher and innovator
from the age of 15. For many years he was a product specialist and demonstrator
with Korg and Casio, working extensively in the UK, Europe and Japan
on the development of new music technology; as Head of Keyboard for
Berkshire Musicians Trust he has played an important part in the development
of a new generation of musicians. Martins live work has been diverse,
ranging from the likes of Jools Holland and pop pundit/author Alan Clayson
through extensive high-profile commercial engagements to the many club
and festival appearances of jazz fusion band Curfew, which he founded
with Steve Marshall in 1988.
NICK ANDREW guitars
Nick grew up in Scotland, where he established a formidable reputation
as a jazz fusion guitarist, sessioneer and mainstay of the Dundee Guitar
Festival. He moved to London in 1997 to further develop his career,
working on a wide range of solo and collaborative projects and tutoring
for a number of music colleges before joining Curfew in 2000.
RUSS WILSON – drums
Russ joined Curfew in 1995 and has been an integral part of the band's recording (3 CD's to date), writing and live performances throughout the band's history, bringing a unique blend of power and creativity to the band's music. Russ grew up in Surrey, and has been a professional drummer for many years. In addition to his vast experience of live work with numerous bands Russ has been involved in songwriting, recording (both as a band member and as a session musician), and the creation of drum loops and in computer based music production. In 2002 he turned his hand to teaching and has helped drummers ranging from 7 years old to 80 years old to discover or rediscover drumming. In recent years Russ has extended his experience across a wide variety of recording and live performance projects, including playing drums on Vienna Circle's debut album White Clouds, touring in Europe with blues band The Sharpees, drumming for top UK Led Zeppelin Tribute Led Zep Too, recording "A state of Delirium" with SJW and producer George Shilling, being a core member of Leading Yes tribute Fragile (including gigs with Steve Howe), backing 80's singer/songwriter Owen Paul and working with the Elton John Tribute Band - Ultimate Elton, to name just a few - as well as scoring 2nd place in the UK Heats of Roland's V-Drum World Championship and working as an endorsee for Mapex Drums, Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals and many other leading UK manufacturers.