The STEVE RANSOME BAND is one of the North East's few professional bands. Their repertoire stretches from Frank Sinatra to Abba, from the Stereophonics to Jimmy Shand. The line up is keyboards, bass, guitar and drums with lead vocals plus three part harmony vocals. All band members pride themselves on being amongst Scotland's best musicians, and can turn their hand to all styles of music from traditional Scottish music to the latest popular chart hits.
Steve Ransome: Steve has been a professional keyboard player and record producer for over twenty five years. He started his career in London recording for ATV, working with many top names including members of Queen, Dire Straits, 10CC, Asia, the Shadows and Cliff Richard to name but a few. He moved to Scotland in the late 1970's and has played in function bands, duets and solo work in many of Scotland's top venues since. Steve has played for royalty, toured America and Europe and made many TV appearances. He has also featured on over forty albums including many chart hits for renowned artists both from the UK and abroad.
Ivor Walker: Bass player extraordinaire - started on the jazz/folk scene in Scotland some thirty years ago and has played all of the top venues in the North East. In addition to his prolific studio session work, he has also spent many years in residency and played with many recognised bands in the north of Scotland.
Stewart Abela: Stewart, a professional singer/songwriter/guitarist began his career on the North East England folk scene. As well as featuring on albums, he has played with ceilidh, country and bluegrass bands all over the country for over thirty years.
Ian Brown: Ian is a professional drummer who has played for thirty five years in many of Scotland's top bands. He has also played with Carlos Santana, Jeff Whitehorn (Bad Company), Speedy King (Manfred Mann) and recently toured the UK with Alex Lowe (Hurricane #1). He is recognised as one of the North East's top drum tutors.
The band plays popular music from the 50's to modern day hits, including top chart hits. They also perform a full set of Scottish dances and have a 'caller' to help those not so familiar with these dances.