David is a veteran of the early/mid 1960’s Liverpool scene. He then spent part of the ‘70s playing the North East’s club circuit before moving to Kent and joining a blues band. In The Heartbeats he is attempting to prolong adolescence beyond all previously known limits.
Nick is a very experienced sideman having played everything from country to jazz rock - citing many different influences in his playing career. A Heartbeat original, Nick sees everything from his seat.
An experienced frontman, Kevin has been singing in various duos and bands since the mid-seventies and has sung most of the popular musical genres including musical theatre and light operetta! However, his favourite band to date (and probably his last) is The Heartbeats, where he can be singing a ballad one minute, followed by Latin American and then going straight into a full blown rock'n'roll number!
Tony taught himself to play guitar in the early 1960’s with the help of Bert Weedon’s 'Play in a Day’ book. He has this in common with Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and other guitar greats but stardom has eluded him. Tony is now more than content to be a member of The Heartbeats, performing the music which inspired him all those years ago.
Jeff is the most inexperienced member of the string section as he has only been playing in bands for just over 40 years. In this time he has played all styles of music but always returns to the Fifties, Sixties and swing music that he really loves.