REPLAY Wedding and Party Band in France
Originally from the UK, the band are now based near Bourdeilles in the Dordogne (Aquitaine) in south west France... a little down from Cognac in the Charente and a little to the right of Bordeaux in the Gironde.
We’re all experienced musicians providing a flexible service to meet most situations... if you're looking for a great band for your wedding or party, REPLAY could be exactly what you're looking for.
Colleen also sings with a close harmony trio; The Candy Stripes. They offer both a Champagne Set and an Evening Cabaret Set... if you're looking for something totally different why not book both bands and ensure your party goes with a bang!
Colleen Sims (lead singer) has a background in musical theatre with her first 'big' production at the tender age of 14 at the Northcott Theatre in Exeter. She spent the following two decades in the theatres of SW England and a few years working in London before returning to Devon. She started singing rock 8 years ago with REPLAY in France and also formed another band singing alongside two other sassy ladies in a close harmony trio called The Candy Stripes.
John Withams (lead guitar) first guitar was an old Spanish guitar which he borrowed/stole from his sister. Armed with that and Bert Weedon’s play in a day guitar book (that’s a lie) his guitar love affair began. He's played in a number of bands with a range of music genres from heavy rock to folk music.
Kevin Powers (Bass, Vocals) I've spent most of my adult life playing and singing.
I spent some time 'on the road' with European tours and also did session work for a few greats. My claim to fame ; I had a residency at the famous 'Marquee club' in London. (still never made it! though). I love most Music genre. I'm married to Karen and our children are also involved in music. And I Love France.
Rene Park (Drums and Percussion) I started playing drums in 1963! At first I played in a Beatles Tribute band The Sounds and the The Coalminers at Aix La Chapelle. I was also in the support band With The Lords, The Rattles and touring with the Ron Wilson Trio (featering Bill Ramsey) in Germany and Switzerland. I've also worked with John Thomas, Dwight Thompson Band (Nederlands, Belgium) and a foundation Soul Group Die Fabrik. And session work in the Nederlands and Belgium with American Gipsys and also in London Goethe Institut with Circus Titti Band. I also spent 10 years as a Recording Studio Drummer & Producer
Simon Parkinson (Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals)
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