Meet the Musicians
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Brian, Lead Singer.
Brian Huggins, Edison Lighthouse.
Pete, Bassist & vocals.
From the age of 8 Pete was learning to play the piano and violin, but after hearing the skiffle group rehearsing next door all he wanted to do was play guitar. It wasn’t until he was 16 that he saved up enough money from a Saturday job at the Co-op to buy his first guitar - a sunburst Hofner Galaxie.
Within a year he had teamed up with Brian, quit his job and gone ‘professional’ with Edison Lighthouse, travelling all around the UK (pre most motorways) when gigs were aplenty.
He switched to playing bass in 1973 and still loves playing.
His hobbies are sailing his 9m yacht around south coast of England with frequent trips across the channel, watching snooker, F1, and cricket.
Mark, Drummer & vocals.
Mark Forton, Edison Lighthouse.
Alan, Lead Guitar & vocals.
Original member of The Foundations.
Alan started playing in a band at school, one of the‘more liberal’ teachers used to let them rehearse after school hours.
In the early 1960s, after leaving school at the age of fourteen, he played with several semi-professional groups, playing local gigs, before turning professional two years later.
He went over to Ireland playing with a band called The Line-up, playing clubs and dance halls in and around Dublin. When they split up, he decided to go back to the UK. However, just before he was about to leave, the manager of a group called The Black Eagles, asked him to join them. He went along and ran through some songs with them. Although it was great and they got on well, he had made up his mind to go back to the UK.. The Black Eagles, bass player Phil Lynott, went on to become the front man for Thin Lizzy.
On returning home, Alan started getting into the Soul/Tamla music. He went for an audition with a Ska/Reggae/soul band called The Ramongs later to become the Foundations who had Hits such as: Baby, now that I’ve found you, Back on my feet again, Build me up Buttercup, Bad, Bad old days ( before you loved me) etc.
The Foundations with Alan at the helm are still performing today.
Alan has also backed Artistes such as Edwin Starr, Jet Harris, Billie Davis, Mike Berry, Arthur Brown, Vince Eager, Wayne Fontana….as well as touring alongside Stevie Wonder, the Bee Gees, Genesis, Zoot Money, Jaki Graham, Geno Washington.
Matthew, Pianist & vocals.
Matthew Bason, Edison Lighthouse.