In addition to the Scorchers full live band line up we also go out as a more acoustic 3 - 4 piece band playing our original material plus great covers in our own acoustic style.
The Scorchers Unplugged features the incredible vocal talent that is Melody (our lead singer), the Jazzy Skanking guitar from John, the tighter than tight double bass sounds from Ian and percussive accompaniment from Steve.
You will love this more laid back and stripped bare sound and performance from the core band.
For festivals and larger gigs we will add Keys and Trombone.
The Scorchers Unplugged are available for functions, parties, weddings, pubs and festivals where a smooth groove and laid back style is needed but where an audience can still dance and enjoy the clarity of sound that is Scorchers Unplugged.
The Scorchers DUO or Trio
In addition to The Scorchers original music and band we also provide a DUO or TRIO covers band playing and singing live over professional backing tracks.
Our set can be from 45 minutes to two hours and we come fully independent with our own quality PA up to a 6k rig for larger functions up to 300 people.
We play popular reggae, ska and rocksteady music including covers from UB40, Madness, Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Decker, The Skatalites, Prince Buster, The Specials, Toots and the Maytals and many more....
We tailor our set to suit the function and are always very well received, our covers band and music are great for many occasions including parties, weddings, functions, holiday camps, pubs, clubs and social/ community events.
Our prices start from just £250 for local functions, do give us a call, text or email.
The Scorchers Engineering, mixing and Production
As a service to other bands and artists The Scorchers with Ian Dunstan (JVSYNC) offer a professional Mixing, Engineering, Songwriting and Production service.
We can help you develop your music, bringing the best out of your songs, professionally record your music. We can provide musicians or programme your sounds. Then we can finish your music to a professional standard and mastered ready for release.
More about JVSYNC...
Ian (JVSYNC) was born in South London with 3 brothers and 11 sisters spread over UK, Jamaica and the USA. His parents, Myrtle Brown Nisbett and Lucian Dunstan are originally from Jamaica.
As a young boy, he learnt to play the guitar from the age of 14 in church, where he also learnt keyboards drums and bass. At the age of 16, he started a band called The Beltones for about 2 years.
He then went on to produce his first single entitled ‘For the love of you’, with a band called Simplicity, in the late 70s.
Then in 1979 Ian joined a band called ‘The Coolnotes’ playing bass guitar and singing backing vocals and co-production that went on for 7 years resulting in various hits that charted, earning two appearances on Top of the Pops, Soul Train, Pebble Mill at One, Wogan and a host of other TV appearances. They also recorded three albums and received two gold discs for ‘Now Dance compilation’ album for 100.000 sales, and also ‘Best British Soul Band of 1985.
After some success, Ian was also privileged to work or be on the same stage as Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, Sugar Hill Gang, Frankie goes to Hollywood, Alison Moyet, Pet Shop Boys.
He has also worked with Carol Thompson, Janet Kay, Das Band, Clear, Joe Jackson, Eddie grant and too many more to mention where he gained experience and knowledge in the music business.
He then spent 10 or so years as MD in the gospel world leading Praise and Worship, and forming a group called ‘Three in One, along with his sister and brother on lead vocals. After producing one album called ‘That Great Day’ he then went on to join a ska band called The Dualers for 6 years playing bass, backing vocals and also production on three albums and various singles including videos.
He now runs his own studio near Ebsfleet, Kent and is bass player, engineer and producer with The Scorchers.
If you would like to find out more about this service please do get in touch via our email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Steve on 07712654841