About

A covers band for any occasion

A multi-purpose covers band, we have years of experience of playing events of all shapes and sizes, including weddings, corporate functions and birthday parties.

Although our sets have a focus on Rock & Roll, they always include a smattering of songs from the 50s through the present. Go visit our music page to view our song list.

We most commonly perform as 4-piece, guitars, bass, drums and singing. We can also happily adapt to suit your event and budget to perform as a trio, duo or solo act.

All lifelong students of music, we have years of playing together. We can instinctively react to the mood of the event and get people onto the dance floor. We are a covers band built to make you move!

We are fully insured for public and product liability and have all of our equipment annually PAT tested.

Meet the Band

LEE SCHOFIELD
Lee sings most of the lead vocals and plays lead guitar. He’s been obsessive about music ever since his dad taught him his first few chords on a cronky old acoustic, aged 5. When not being a Long Player, he also writes and records his own material (see his website) and looks after a chunk of the Lake District for the RSPB.

 

HARRY SMALLWOOD
Harry plays rhythm guitar, and shares lead lead vocal duties with Lee. He writes and records his own material under the moniker of Emil Sparkes, cooks fine food and blogs about it, lives in the fine city of Leeds, makes cartoons and writes film scores. Have a goose at his website to get an insight into his copiously creative mind.

 

JAMIE DEAKIN
As the drummer, Jamie is the backbone of the Long Players, driving us all forward and keeping everyone dancing. Jamie and Harry grew up playing in bands together and the musical instinct they share helps the whole band to react to the mood of the evening. Jamie holds a degree in music and teaches drumming in and around Leeds.

 

DAN POTTS
Dan is the most musical of us. His rock solid bass playing only gives the smallest hint of the creative genius that lies within. He composes film scores, writes critical reviews of fine art exhibitions, plays very fine piano and lends his sonorous baritone voice to several operatic groups. See his website for more. He sports very rock & roll glasses.

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