Meet The Band

CHARMAINE BAINES; Lead Vocals - (www.charmainebaines.com) 

Lead singer Charmaine Baines fronts the band with the authentic Soulful House vocal performance.
Being no stranger to the live stage and diverse repertoire to her studio recordings, she has worked with many accomplished industry artista, including brothers Danny Spencer and Kelvin Andrews of Soul Mekaniks, where she featured on Robbie Williams, title track “Rudebox” and “Viva Life on Mars”. Charmaine has her own collaborative releases on ‘Fat Boy Slims’ Southern Fried Records’ label with ‘The Emperor Machine’, (90′s House Music giants ‘Bizzare Inc’).

WAYNE SCOTT; Drummer:

Wayne Scott

With a natural talent, Wayne Scott brings a solid and constant driving force to Matrix Club Matrix. No gimmicks or drum machines, Wayne is the real thing when it comes to timing . With such diverse drumming styles under his belt, Wayne Scott has graced the stage in many venues across the UK and Europe including Ronnie Scott’s, NEC, Birmingham Town hall in the presents of His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, Birmingham Symphony hall, London’s Barbican Centre and many national and international festivals with a personal invitation to Trinidad and Tobago to play with Desperadoes Steel Orchestra, one of the worlds largest steel bands. His recording and performance portfolio include artists such as Soweto Kinch, Andy Hamilton, Sonny Rollins, Lee Thomas (Madness), Pama International (The Specials), Ernie Mckone (Paul Weller Band)

JAMES ROBERTS; Guitarist:

James RobertsHailing from the West Midlands, James Roberts took his first tentative strums learning the basics from both his Dad and a collection of Queen Videos and a guitarist was born. His influences stretches over many styles and players which results in a playing style that fuses both technique and melodicism, James being equally as happy creating a textural counterpoint as he is ripping a mean solo as part of the band!

FITZROY CONWARD; Bass Guitarist:

Fitz ConwayOver the years Fitz has played in many bands and with top musicians such as Mobo award winner Soweto Kinch, with the Live Box Band, and Andy Hamilton and The Blue Notes. He has also played with Jazz legend’s like Roy Ayers, Wyntom Maarsalis, David Murray, Jean Touussaint, Sonny Bradshaw, Scott Hamilton, Owen Grey, Rankin Rodger (The Beat) and King of today’s dance music Louie Vega to name a few. He brings a certain style to Bass not seen before.

Stephen Barratt; Keyboards and Piano:

Performing here in the U.K. and on the continent, Stephen has become one of the most sort after keyboard players in the Midlands and brings a unique flavour as a live artist on any stage. With rich influences from greats such as Elton John, Tony Banks, Jools Holland, Oscar Peterson and a love of textural jazz chords mixed with the catchiest pop riffs, he brings an integral sound to Matrix Club Matrix that is second to none.