CHARMAINE BAINES; Lead Vocals – (www.charmainebaines.com)
Lead singer Charmaine Baines fronts the band with her authentic gospel and 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 artists, 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:
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 presence 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 Courtney Pine, Soweto Kinch, Andy Hamilton, Sonny Rollins, Lee Thomas (Madness), Pama International (The Specials), Ernie Mckone (Paul Weller Band)
JAMES ROBERTS; Guitarist:
Hailing 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 stretch 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 Coward has performed with some of the best musicians in the business. He brings a certain style to Bass not seen before. Performing alongside artists such as Mobo award winner Soweto Kinch, Courtney Pine, Live Box Band and Jazz legend Andy Hamilton and The Blue Notes. He has also played with Jazz legend’s Roy Ayers, Wyntom Maarsalis, David Murray, Jean Touussaint, Sonny Bradshaw, Scott Hamilton, Owen Grey, Rankin Rodger (The Beat) and Louie Vega to name a few.