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Geoff Royall

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Geoff Royall - bass player/vocalist, white van driver, retired hedonist. Geoff is a founder member of the function band, deciBelle.
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Plymouth
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Geoff started out playing guitar in various folk groups back in the early 80’s. Having established that he was no good at that, he switched to bass and was a founder member of a successful 3-piece band with Dave Behennah & Lee Knights in Night After Night – the band won a Musician Union Battle of the Bands Regional final and only lost out in the SW Final due to the expenses being paid up front and the bar being open early. Their most notable gig was probably playing the same stage as Tina Turner at the Cornwall Coliseum – unfortunately Tina was there a mere week before Geoff was. Next stop was eighties cover band Driven By Italians, which not surprisingly had a huge following of Italian language students in Plymouth, with the drummer at the time eventually marrying an Italian girl and moving to Italy. A switch back to folk music beckoned, and Geoff was a founder member, along with well known local fiddle player Steve Potter, of folk/rock ceilidh band Eddie and the Lighthouses, whose main claim to fame was opening the Elephant Fayre Folk Festival held in St Germans in the 80’s. In the mid 80’s, Geoff teamed up again with Dave Behennah to form a duo, The Chosen Two, clocking up a respectable 150 gigs a year playing around clubs and holiday camps throughout the South West. Geoff has continued a loose partnership with Dave Behennah to the present day, contributing to a number Dave’s recordings and would admit to having been a Banarette. In 1995 he joined Time & Motion, for once being the youngest member of a band, staying with this long running group for over 6 years until the band folded. A brief stint with an Exeter-based band called Smiler followed (he first came across Paul Matthew here, when Paul auditioned for the band), and when that band folded he spent a number of years in a relative musical wilderness, picking up the odd dep gig here and there. In 2007 he was asked to form a new band based just over the water in Torpoint – Shoreline picked up a few gigs here and there, but this period was more notable for the first meeting of Geoff, Dean & Paul. Sam joined in 2008 after answering an ad placed in a music shop window and deciBelle evolved from that moment. still going strong in 2016, the band are now a firm favourite on the wedding/function gig circuit in the South West. In 2015, Geoff teamed up again with Dave Behennah and with the addition of drummer, Keith Russell, formed a new 3 piece band, The LadyKillers

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Rock, Acoustic, Americana, Disco, Covers, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Indie, Pop rock, Power rock
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Michelle L, 1 year ago

WOW!!! 13GUNS are a four piece, Female Fronted rock band Playing upbeat rock classics from the likes of Reef, AC/DC, Airbourne, The Pretty Reckless, Lenny Kravitz, Alanis Morissette, Green Day with a few originals thrown in. Epic sound and lighting show - a real crowd pleaser NOT TO BE MISSED

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Simon S, 1 year ago

We had a fantastic night watching 13 Guns. Their energy and attention to detail was superb, with the band playing a mixture of covers and originals. Loud and unleashed, 13 Guns are your band for a rocking night!

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