About the band
Rich Knight: Vocals
Rich has been singing since he was 15 and has been in various groups over the years. Rich studied performing arts at college before moving to London at the age of 17 to seek his fortune! His musical career has involved numerous T.V shows and Radio appearances! Rich worked for renowned music manager Tom Watkins (Pet Shop Boys, Bros and East 17 to name a few) for 2 years as lead singer and writer in the band QED. He has performed across the UK/Europe and also gained valuable performing experience on a 34 date arena tour covering the UK and Ireland. Including Wembley (5 Times!). Rich recently performed at MilkFest 2013 in front of 23,000 people at Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium with his originals band Skylight.
Steve Slator: Guitarist/b.vox
This lad passed his first grade in piano at age of 8 and took up guitar soon after with his first live gig a few years before leaving primary school. Moving between bands throughout secondary school he has since performed live and recorded with an array of bands with diverse aims. Besides working for over ten years as a professional guitar tutor, he has taken time out to recorded and produced albums that have stretched around the globe (check out sugarkick). Having had his musical-awakening in the 80s, he is loving every minute of his second-youth as he gets to perform alongside those eightiespop- icons that kick-started his musical career all those years ago!
Rob Fidler: Bass
Rob first picked up a bass at the age of 15 and has been hooked ever since. He has played in a wide variety of bands over the years covering many styles. Aside from The Look, Rob is currently actively gigging with Blondied and No Strings. Rob has gained extensive live and studio experience having gigged all over the world and recorded several albums worth of original material. In 2002 Rob recorded a single with pop punk outfit The Stiffs which was released in Japan and a tour of Japan followed to coincide, together with dates in Eastern Europe.
Ben Gunkel- Keyboards
Ben taught himself how to play the keyboard (and drums) at the age of 6 during a childhood growing up in a successful recording studio in Cambridgeshire where he met WildBoys singer Rich aged 16. Ben began performing seriously from the age of 15 and went on to support The Buzzcocks and The Libertines. In 2009 Ben was one of the founders of the UKs premier Northern Soul group The Soft Tone Needles who went on to sell out venues and headline Soul Weekenders with big names as Nevile Saples (Specials) and Jimmy James and the Vagabonds as well as T Rex!. Filling the boots of Sam Chapman, In 2016 Ben joined the WildBoys on keys bringing over 17 years of professional musical experience and a unique obsession for crafting the perfect 80s sounds from scratch. Obviously being reunited with Rich was a career highlight!
Seb Gee- Drums
Seb has over 12 years drumming experience. For 7 years, he was taught by successful Argentinian drummer Carlos Parlato. At the age of 18, Seb moved to London to study at Tech Music School (now BIMM London) gaining a higher diploma and BMus degree in commercial music performance. Seb is a currently a session drummer for a number of bands based around the UK including London based alternative electronic rock duo Anavae and dirty pop group CRITICS. He also plays for London artists Charlie Rhymes and Charlotte Campbell. Seb joined Wild Boys in April 2016 and has had the amazing experience of performing on cruise ships around the world.
Vanessa Hunt- Guest Vocalist
Available for an additional fee
Vanessa began singing at the age of 7, and with a passion for performing from singing, to dance, to acting; went on to study performing arts. She has since worked all over the world performing as a vocalist, including; working as an entertainer in Devon, and fronting various bands over the years, including Norfolks very own Northern Soul tribute act The Soft Tone Needles. But 2015 was when she really pushed her career forward securing a place as a contestant in BBC Ones The Voice UK and made it on to team Rita from the blind auditions through to the battle rounds! She now joins Wild Boys as frequent guest vocalist, all over the world, and at many UK events too.