Biographies

Get to know The Definitives band members here. We are all degree trained, full-time musicians with a wealth of performing experience and a genuine love of what we do!

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Georgina Barr, Vocals

Georgina is a recent graduate of Leeds College of Music. Although only 23, she has already amassed a great deal of performance experience, having gigged all over the country with a variety of pop, soul & jazz bands. She's an energetic performer with a fantastic, soulful voice.

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Chloe Merriott, Vocals

Chloe has a Distinction in Music Performance from Colchester Institute and a first class degree in vocal performance from Newcastle University. She has performed around the world, playing with international musicians across a variety of genres.

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Emma Pryde, Keyboards

Emma studied to post-graduate level at RNCM and LCM and has accumulated a wealth of professional performance experience. She has played in wedding and party bands, performed all over the world on cruise ships and appeared in national theatre tours as a pianist/keyboard player and musical director.

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Aly Pryde, Drums / Band Leader

Aly is a graudate of Leeds College of Music where he won the percussion performance award. He has performed on cruise ships, played on national theatre tours and gigged with a variety of artists including Joe Longthorne, Jackie Graham and Alexander O'Neil. He is also the band leader of the popular barndance band Aluinn Ceilidh Band.

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Mike Pearson, Guitar / Vocals

Mike has a BA (Hons) in Music from the University of Central Lancashire. In addition to playing for the Definitives, he also fronts his own originals project. Mike is also a busy guitar tutor and director of MJP Music Tuition.

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Max Kahn, Bass Guitar

Max is a multi-talented instrumentalist. He graduated from the University of Leeds (where he studied with bass guru Steve Berry) and received the award for outstanding achievement in performance studies. Since then he's been in demand all over the country in a variety of settings from jazz to pop.

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James Hamilton, Trumpet

Since graduating from Leeds College of Music, James has been busy in a variety of professional roles. He has played for many top function bands, he runs his own record label and rehearsal/recording studio and he performs with popular Yorkshire Indie-Rock group Hope and Social. As if that weren't enough, he is also an award-winning big band composer!

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Eliot Richards, Tenor Saxophone

Eliot earned his music degree from the Leeds College of Music and since then has worked alongside award-winning artists such as Chris Conor of the World Famous Elvis Show, with whom he has toured the UK, Asia and Continental Europe. Eliot has worked extensively in function bands around the UK and also finds time to work on his own projects, gigging these in venues around the country.