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ISLE OF MAN BLUES CLUB
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Jonny Tonks - click to enlarge
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formed in July 2005, when four students of St Ninian's, Isle of Man,
represented their school at the Tynwald Day Battle of the Bands. Drawn
together by the Soundcheck music scheme, their inspiration and love for
music is thanks to such greats as: Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lynrd
Skynrd and Stevie Wonder.
On vocals and lead guitar are
who played together before the band began, sharing a similar passion for
and even jazz.
Dave, who is inspired by the likes of SRV and Eric Clapton, sings and plays
a mixture of upbeat and slower blues tunes. Joe, on the other hand, was
brought up listening to Jimi Hendrix, and loves to experiment with new
ideas. Together, the blend of their powerful vocal and guitar styles makes
for the unique sound which Stone Creation offer.
who mainly plays the bass guitar in the band (but is also a
classical/rock guitarist!), has been known to throw down his bass and pick
up his lead guitar, demonstrating his versatility as a musician. His
influences include Steve Vai and Frank Zappa, amongst many others.
Then there is Jonny - the rhythm of the band. Drummer,
, is the
energetic and talented driving force of Stone Creation, whose education in
music consists of Stevie Wonder, Phil Collins and other artists.
Incorporating his own individual style of playing, Jonny never stops trying
out new ideas.
As a band, Dave, Joe, Jonny and Stepan love to share their music, and are
looking forward to entertaining the audience at the the 2006 Big Wheel Blues