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The Village People

Derek (Guvnor)

Role: Head Tea Boy!


Birth Date: Unknown, possibly Pre-CBS, but looks more like Pre War.
From: Apparently Cockney...
Marital Status: Married
Drives: His chauffeur mad
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 lots of others far too rude to print!
I've got a few guitars, you can view most of them here


Role: Sales
Birth Date: He OLD!
From: Alton
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)
PRS SE Fredrik Akesson
Bonamassa Cry Baby
Avalon AS201CE Ibanez DS9 Tube Screamer
Fender Standard Stratocaster Olympic White BBE Sonic Stomp
Marshall 85th Anniversary Head & Cab Rothwell Torado
Boss DD-3 Voodoo Labs Giggidy Castrol GTX
Jim Dunlop Cry Baby Energiser Batteries


Role: Web & Marketing
From: Farnham
Marital Status: Married
Drives: Like an absolute champ
Eats: Indians, Thai's, Italians, Mexicans, Americans
Drinks: Massively into ale
Sports teams: United!
Band: The Chilli Fighters, Wellalive, Prestige
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
Gibson 1959 Les Paul VOS Sunrise Teaburst Boss SD-1
Fender Custom Shop 57 Heavy Relic Strat Pewter Boss PH-3
Fender Custom Shop 63 Heavy Relic Tele Vintage White over Sunburst Boss DD-5
Lowden S35 W/C Korg DT10
Fender USA Standard Strat Sunburst Mooer Trelicopter
Parker Deluxe Silver MXR Smart Gate
Taylor BT2 Cry Baby Wah
Mesa Boogie Rectoverb 25 Electro Harmonix Micro Pog
Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 18
Marshall Mode Four


Role: Guitar Tech & Sales (vintage specialist)
From: Farnborough
Stature: Round
Marital Status: Seeking and destroying
Drives: Horribly
Eats: A hell of a lot
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
Heroes: Mr Kipling
Describes self as: Comfortable
Others Describe Him as: A human waterbed
Gibson 1959 Les Paul VOS Lemonburst Robert Keeley Blues Driver
Gibson 1961 ES335 VOS Cherry Robert Keeley Delay
Fender Tele Custom Lake Placid Blue Wampler Hot Wired
Martin HD28E Retro Wampler Delay
1950's Framus Archtop Wampler Reverb
Fender 59 Reissue Bassman Wampler Black 65
Hughes & Kettner Statesman Korg Pitchblack
Laney VC100 BBE Sonic Stomp
Fender Blues Junior Line 6 M5
Fender Frontman 65 Vox Wah
Laney Linebacker Combo  


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 EndTempus FusionSorcerers SpellDust N BonesSave The Last Dance, Liquid Sky, 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
PRS 513 TC Electronic G System
SMB Custom 7-string "The Stantonator" JD Rack Cry Baby
Gibson Les Paul Standard 2005 Morley Mark Tremonti Power Wah
Gibson Les Paul Standard 2002 Keeley DS-1
Gibson '84 Reissue Explorer Wampler Black '65
Taylor 312CE MXR Custom Shop La Machine
Musicman StingRay 5 HH ISP Decimator Pro Rack G
Mesa Boogie Mark V EH Holy Grail
Mesa Boogie Rectifier 4x12 LR Baggs Para DI
Mesa Boogie Rectifier 2x12 Fishman Aura Concert Pedal
Marshall JCM2000 DSL50 Line 6 DL4
Blackstar HT-5R Line 6 MM4
Ampeg Portaflex 500 Tech 21 Sans Amp Bass Driver DI
  ....Plus plenty more!


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): AlzirGodsized
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
1977 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Maple Fingerboard Marshall JCM900 Head & Cab
1979 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Tobacco Burst P90s Electro Harmonix Black Russian Big Muff
Gibson Les Paul Studio Wine Red Morley Bad Horsie Wah
Gibson SG Special Teal Blue Boss TU2
Adam Black Resonator Strings, Picks and a Lead
Tanglewood Acoustic  



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
Band: Long Walk Home
Before GV: Lazy Student (not much has changed)
Likes: Lay ins and roll ups (mostly in work hours)
Dislikes: Everything and everyone
Listens to: All the "Now..." albums
Heroes: Jedward and all fellow GV colleages
Describes self as: A smooth, charming and witty young man
Others Describe Him as: Jesus of Gazareth
Epiphone Les Paul Marshall JVM210C
Sterling JP100D Blackstar HT-5 Mini Stack
Schecter Omen FR TC Electronics Nova System
Squier Strat Dunlop Crybaby
Takamine EG440SC D'Addario Strings
Lorenzo Acoustic Snark Clip on Tuner
Antoria Telecaster Dunlop Jazz III Pickups
  LOTS of hair gel!


Role: Warehouse
From: The docks
Marital Status: He has a boss
Drives: The number 18 twice daily
Eats: The leftovers from his beard
Drinks: White lightning from a brown paper bag
Sports teams: Pompy or Palace (whichever is doing best at the time)
Band: Fleshrot
Before GV: Another general music shop
Likes: 80s Power Stances
Dislikes: Gillette, Wilkinson Sword, Bic
Listens to: Jimmy Nail, Michael Bolton, Duran Duran and Cannibal Corpse
Heroes: GG Allin, Seth Putnam
Describes self as: A big hit with the bearded ladies
Others Describe Him as: DBSB
ESP Horizon NTII DBSB EVH 5150
Gibson Flying V Cherry Korg Pitchblack
SMB custom Made 7 String Boss DD6

Will (New Boy!)

Role: Apprentice/Gaz II
From: Odiham
Marital Status: Going steady
Drives: Shares a similar interest with Mr Bean
Eats: Sweets from strangers
Drinks: Varnish
Sports teams: Chelsea (or City....whoevers got the most money at the time)
Band: Currently unnamed
Before GV: VW garage, College
Likes: Old racing cars, Gepetto
Dislikes: VW garages, Cheese & onions crisps
Listens to: Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene, The Moons, The Kooks, The Who, Pink Floyd
Heroes: Dave Gilmour, Paul Weller, Tigger
Describes self as: Not too bad
Others Describe Him as: Noddy & Pinocchio's love child
Gibson SG Special 60s Tribute Fender Vaporiser
Fender 60th Anniversary Strat 60th EHX Little Big Muff
Fender Starcaster Reissue Boss DS1
Fender acoustic CD140SCE   
Hohner Strat  

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