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Meet The Staff

The Village People

D'Guvnor

Role: Head Tea Boy!
Birth Date: Unknown, possibly Pre-CBS, but looks more like Pre War.
From: Apparently Cockney...
Marital Status: Married
Drives: Slowly
Eats: Well.. I like a bit of chocolate to go with a columbian cocktail
Drinks: Oh yeah, All the time!
Sports teams: Anything that involves sitting around watching someone else do the hard work
Band: Nah did all that malarky back in the day!
Before GV: You mean there was a before GV?
Likes: A nice meal & a movie... maybe a little tipple to wash it all down (there's a theme running here)
Listens to: Stung, Mark Knobbler, Gazza and all that Rock n Roll mocka!
Heroes: Me Mam!
Describes self as: The Daddy
Most Famous Sayings: Hold the phone!... Oi you muppet!... Bish Bash Bosh...And others far too rude to print!

GUITARS

  • I've got a few....most of them are listed here.

Mark/Mike/Matt

Role: Sales
Birth Date: He OLD!
From: Alton, Hants
Stature: King of the rouge panthers
Marital Status: His love life has its ups & downs.....
Drives: Like a rally driver
Eats: Sneaky chocolate bars in the warehouse & apples
Drinks: Beer to wash the curry down!!
Sports teams: Southampton FC
Band: The Standardz
Before GV: Sold tractors & farmers
Likes: Easy women! (Especially Police women and Nuns)
Listens to: Vaughan, Hendrix, Johnny Winter & generally anything loud and heavy
Heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Zakk Wylde, SRV, Mick Hucknall & Mother Superior
Describes self as: Laid Back
Others Describe Him as: Cyborg like (he goes home to recharge not sleep)

GUITARS

  • PRS SE Fredrik Akesson
  • Avalon AS201CE
  • Fender Standard Stratocaster Olympic White

AMPS

  • Marshall 85th Anniversary Head & Cab

ACCESSORIES

  • Boss DD-3
  • Jim Dunlop Cry Baby
  • Bonamassa Cry Baby
  • Ibanez DS9 Tube Screamer
  • BBE Sonic Stomp
  • Rothwell Torado
  • Voodoo Labs Giggidy
  • Castrol GTX
  • Energiser Batteries

Steve

Role: Web & Marketing
From: 'nam
Marital Status: Soon to be wedded
Drives: Like an absolute champ
Eats: Indians, Thai's, Italians, Mexicans, Americans
Drinks: Massively into ale
Sports teams: United!
Band: The Chilli Fighters
Before GV: GV! then building sites, then building websites, then GV again!
Likes: Twister ice creams
Dislikes: The word pamphlet
Listens to: Magic FM
Heroes: King Eric, Sir Alex, Rocky Balboa
Describes self as: Legend
Others Describe Him as: They agree

GUITARS

  • Gibson 1959 Les Paul VOS Sunrise Teaburst
  • Fender Custom Shop 57 Heavy Relic Strat Pewter
  • Fender Custom Shop 63 Heavy Relic Tele Vint Wht over 3TS
  • Lowden S35 W/C
  • Fender USA Standard Strat Sunburst
  • Parker Deluxe Silver

AMPS

  • Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier
  • Mesa Boogie Rectoverb 25
  • Marshall Mode Four
  • Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 18

ACCESSORIES

  • Boss SD-1
  • Boss PH-3
  • Boss DD-5
  • Korg DT10
  • Mooer Trelicopter
  • MXR Smart Gate
  • Cry Baby Wah
  • Electro Harmonix Micro Pog

Sam (Gammon)

Role: Guitar Tech & Sales (vintage specialist)
From: Farnborough
Stature: Round
Marital Status: Seeking and destroying
Drives: Horribly
Eats: A hell of a lot of Bakewell tarts
Drinks: Rola Cola and Bacardi
Sports teams: Scouse *******
Band: The Standards
Before GV: Numark Alesis
Likes: Legs, Breasts & Wings
Dislikes : Numark Alesis
Listens to: SRV, BB King, Matt Scofield, George Michael, .
Heroes: Mr Kipling
Describes self as: Comfortable
Others Describe Him as: A human waterbed

GUITARS

  • Gibson 1959 Les Paul VOS Lemonburst
  • Gibson 1961 ES335 VOS Cherry
  • Fender Tele Custom Lake Placid Blue
  • Martin HD28E Retro
  • 1950's Framus Archtop

AMPS

  • Fender 59 Reissue Bassman
  • Hughes & Kettner Statesman
  • Laney VC100
  • Fender Blues Junior
  • Fender Frontman 65
  • Laney Linebacker Combo

ACCESSORIES

  • Robert Keeley Blues Driver
  • Robert Keeley Delay
  • Wampler Hot Wired
  • Wampler Delay
  • Wampler Reverb
  • Wampler Black 65
  • Korg Pitchblack
  • BBE Sonic Stomp
  • Line 6 M5
  • Vox Wah

David

Role: Photography, website & general running around
From: Yet another Alton one
Stature: Diminutive
Drives: Constantly
Eats: Heartily
Drinks: Excessively
Sports teams: University Challenge is as sporty as I get
Band(s): Seasons End, Tempus Fusion, Sorcerers Spell, Dust N Bones, Save The Last Dance, looking for ideally at least 10 more bands...apply within.
Before GV: Student, then music retail, then rock star, then jobless bum
Likes: Partying
Dislikes : Hangovers
Listens to: Everything, but especially metal, prog rock and Radio 4
Heroes: John Petrucci, David Gilmour, Guthrie Govan
Describes self as: Tall, dark, handsome
Others Describe Him as: Short, pale, delusional

GUITARS

  • PRS 513
  • SMB Custom 7-string "The Stantonator"
  • Gibson Les Paul Standard
  • Gibson Les Paul Studio
  • Gibson '84 Reissue Explorer
  • Taylor 312CE
  • Musicman StingRay 5 HH

AMPS

  • Mesa Boogie Mark V
  • Mesa Boogie Rectifier 4x12
  • Mesa Boogie Rectifier 2x12
  • Marshall JCM2000 DSL50
  • Blackstar HT-5R
  • Ampeg Portaflex 500

ACCESSORIES

  • TC Electronic G System
  • JD Rack Cry Baby
  • Morley Mark Tremonti Power Wah
  • Keeley DS-1
  • Wampler Black '65
  • MXR Custom Shop La Machine
  • ISP Decimator Pro Rack G
  • Korg DTR-1
  • LR Baggs Para DI
  • Fishman Aura Concert Pedal
  • Line 6 DL4
  • Line 6 MM4
  • Tech 21 Sans Amp Bass Driver DI
  • EH Holy Grail

    …and various other pedals

Uncle Tel

Role: Sales (acoustic specialist)
Birth Date: Put it this way, he went to school with Noah!
From: Kentish man
Stature: Heavy Relic
Marital Status: Worn out
Drives: An Audi banana (yes it literally is a banana)
Eats: Tuna Risotto, Tuna Salad, Tuna Steaks, Piano Tuna
Drinks: Ales, Tequila, More Ales, More Tequila
Sports teams: The only team in Manchester
Band: Previously Cat Stevens
Before GV: Backed a rockstar, worked for the competition (then saw the light)
Likes: Sunshine
Dislikes : No Sunshine
Listens to: All kinds (especially, Laura Colegate, Don Macleans & Gary Aquafresh)
Heroes: Mick Green(R.I.P.), George Best(R.I.P.), Frank Serpico, Foo Goo Peppers, The Breedaparts & The Panteras
Describes self as: Suave & Debonair
Others Describe Him as: Grandad of GV

GUITARS

  • Martin HD28GM
  • Gibson J-200
  • Taylor 314MCE 25th Anni
  • Fender Baja Terrycaster


AMPS

  • Allen & Heath Desk
  • Mackie powered speakers

ACCESSORIES

  • Peterson strobe tuna (iPhone)
  • Shubb Capo
  • Daily Sport

Chris

Role: Sales
From: Liphook
Stature: MASSIVE
Marital Status: Err no thank you
Drives: Sideways
Eats: Kebabs & pocket chicken
Drinks: 'til I'm sober!
Sports teams: I like the cheerleaders
Band(s): Alzir, Godsized
Before GV: Yet another that saw the light! (see Tel)
Likes: Guitars, My Girlfriend, Beer, Women, Mountain Bikes, Making noise and big riffs
Listens to: 70s Rock, Prog, Blues, Rock Metal
Heroes: Anyone who can master their art and not be a tw*t about it!
Describes self as: Smart, Charming, Quick Witted, Handsome and Well Groomed
Others Describe Him as: Satan Clause

GUITARS

  • 1977 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Maple Fingerboard
  • 1979 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Tobacco Burst P90s
  • Gibson Les Paul Studio Wine Red
  • Gibson SG Special Teal Blue
  • Adam Black Resonator
  • Tanglewood Acoustic

AMPS

  • Marshall JCM900 Head & Cab

ACCESSORIES

  • Electro Harmonix Black Russian Big Muff
  • Morley Bad Horsie Wah
  • Boss TU2
  • Strings, Picks and a Lead

Gaz

Role: Apprentice/Nipper/Nibs/Little Boy
Birth Date: 21/03/95....yes, you read that right....1995
From: Looks like something off of Essex
Stature: 6 and a half stone
Marital Status: Taken!
Drives: Everyone else insane
Eats: Super noodles & Skips!
Drinks: When I don't get ID'd!
Sports teams: Fifa 13
Band: Long Walk Home
Before GV: Lazy Student (not much has changed)
Likes: Lay ins and roll ups (mostly in work hours)
Dislikes: Early mornings & French accents
Listens to: A bit of everything
Heroes: Jedward and all fellow GV colleages
Describes self as: A smooth, charming and witty young man...
Others Describe Him as: Jesus of Gazareth

GUITARS

  • Epiphone Les Paul
  • Sterling JP100D
  • Schecter Omen FR
  • Squier Strat
  • Takamine EG440SC
  • Lorenzo Acoustic
  • Antoria Telecaster

AMPS

  • Marshall JVM210C
  • Blackstar HT-5 Mini Stack

ACCESSORIES

  • TC Electronics Nova System
  • Dunlop Crybaby
  • D'Addario Strings
  • Snark Clip on Tuner
  • Dunlop Jazz III Pickups
  • LOTS of hair gel!

Joe (NEW BOY!)

Role: Warehouse
Birth Date: Another addition to the GV crèche
From: Farnborough
Stature: Tall-ish with holey ears
Marital Status: Ask again in ten years
Drives: Like a girl (literally)
Eats: Excessively
Drinks: Absolutely
Sports teams: Nottingham Forest (Someone has to...)
Band: Currently on loan to Stallion
Before GV: Less guitars and more fluffy animals
Likes: Sleep
Dislikes: Daylight
Listens to: Metal, Djent + other scary things
Heroes: The legend that is Barry Manilow
Describes self as: Hilarious
Others Describe Him as: Ugly Kid Joe

GUITARS

  • Farida PRP10
  • Stagg A4006-BK

AMPS

  • Line 6 Spider IV 75W
  • Line 6 Spider III 15W
  • Fender Rumble 15W

ACCESSORIES

  • Line 6 FBV Express MKII



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