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Dave Broomhead
Singer/Songwriter/Guitars/Mandolin

Dave began playing music at an early age playing violin, piano and clarinet before picking up a guitar around age 12 and writing his first song soon after. He wrote continuously thought his teenage years and played in a variety of bands. Guitar and vocals in an indie band, singer in a metal band, vocals and keys in an Americana band and even drums in a punk band. He then went on to write and play solo for around 12 years, whilst also honing his skills as a DJ, holding down a regular radio slot and playing on the bill with some of the biggest names in electronic music.

Mike Weaver
Guitars/Vocals

Played drums in several bands over the last 20 years such as Jerzey Street Band, Jonny Turner band and Garron Frith. Recently started concentrating on guitar again to be a part of the mighty Broomhead. Also loves to compose music for adverts, film, TV and games. Influenced by all genres but with a particular love of folk/roots music.

Gaz Daniel
Piano/Keys/Vocals

Was encouraged to learn to play the piano from a very early age by his parents and put this to good use accompanying various choirs in rehearsals and performances from the start of his teenage years. Also trained as a singer and went on to study music at Manchester University where he met his wife-to-be, Alison, on the same degree course. Now runs his own choir in Sale, Cheshire - Meadway Youth Choir - turning his hand to arranging as well as accompanying. Loves all kinds of music hence his influences are fairly eclectic and include classical, gospel, jazz, pop and rock. Joined Broomhead in October 2017, finally fulfilling his lifelong ambition of bringing this varied musical background to a proper band!

Ash Chopra
Drums/Percussion

"I started playing drums very late in life as my parents didn't appreciate the potential volume and disturbance they could cause. Growing up in Handsworth, Birmingham in a terraced house on a busy street, It wouldn't have been possible!"

He eventually started playing at the age of 27, and after a couple of years was playing in local Punk bands, Rock bands and Reggae bands. A lucky break came at an open mic Jazz Jam At the "Cannon Ball" when Ash was introduced to a new world of Jazz players and eventually went on to play with Andy Gayle Jazz, Soweto Kinch Murcury Music award winner and Mike Green ( now Bass player for Shirley Bassey) as well as playing for Ska greats like Laurel Aitkins, Saxa from The Beat and had an opportunity to record as a session player with Bad Manners in London, after supporting them at the West Indian Centre in Coventry with the Ska Band 'Ska Machine'. After a 15 year subbatical from music, to Perdue other interests, Ash is now back with his new project 'Broomhead' supplying the groove and Rhythm underneath the original driving music.

Reyt Good Magazine

Hand crafted dynamic brilliance. That’s just a handful of words I’d throw in the direction of this, the latest tune from Broomhead. It’s got some nice folky vibes about it, and yet it doesn’t sound at all dated. The clean, soft, vocals combined with the soothing flow of the percussion give it a really fresh feel. Being personally a guy who likes a bit of grit and gore in music, I have to say that there wasn’t a point when listening to this song where I felt at all bored, nor did I feel like there needed to be anything else thrown in. There’s this dynamic flow to the song, the structure is rather abstract. I like that a lot. The way that the song constantly changes subtly from section to section means that you’re never left wanting more. It’s a journey. This track is definitely one to stick on your ‘chill out’ playlist. Take a listen, even if you rarely step outside of the mainstream scene. Punk, Mod, Hip-hopper or proclaimed prince of darkness, you might find yourself presently surprised by stepping out of your comfort zone and chilling out to a bit of Broomhead.
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