LEAD VocALS / GUITAR
Graeme, known to all and sundry as “Rico”, is the frontman and energetic driving force behind the NE Street Band.
Rico founded the band back in 2019, and in addition to guiding them to ever greater heights, also tours the music of the Boss in his solo shows Acoustic Springsteen and Springsteen on Broadway.
Bass / BACKING VOCALS
John Paul Hardy
John Paul, or JP as he more usually known, joined the NE Street Band in April 2021 when it restarted following the COVID-enforced lay-off.
A long-time fan of the Boss, JP brought not just a wealth of bass-playing experience to the line-up, but also prominent backing vocals, having previously carried lead vocals in the North East punk band LadyKillers.
Alongside Rico, Mike is the only other founding member of the NE Street Band still in the current line-up.
Mike is a highly accomplished keyboard player with a wealth of experience, which includes a spell in local band The Officers Club. Demonstrating his extraordinary versatility, Mike has recently added his fine accordion-playing to the band’s sound
SAXOPHONE / BACKING VOCALS
Louise joined the NE Street Band in January 2022, making her debut at Seaton Delaval a few weeks later.
An extremely talented and versatile musician, Louise plays not only tenor and alto sax, but also flute and clarinet. And as if that wasn’t enough, she also has a fantastic voice, which she puts to great use when touring with Rico in his Springsteen on Broadway shows.
The newest member of the NE Street Band, Colin joined the line-up in April 2023 and made his debut at East Stanley Club the following June.
Colin brings a wealth of experience to the band, having most recently been playing with Black ‘n’ Blue.
The NE Street Band’s axe-wielder extraordinaire, Tom joined in early 2020, but only played two gigs before the pandemic brought all activities to a halt!
Tom is a supremely accomplished guitarist who can switch seamlessly between delicate acoustic playing and driving hard rock solos. As such he is a key component in the band’s distinctive sound.