Ross Lorraine came to playing and singing jazz after a career as a composer, and lecturer in composition at London University. He has a music degree from Cambridge, and a PhD from Kings CollegeLondon. He also wrote a musical, Ex,performed at the Soho Theatre, and other theatre music. His pieces have been broadcast on Radio 3, BBC World Service, and on European radio.
He co-writes with singer-songwriter Melissa James, with whom he has performed in the London Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, and on BBC London. Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music) said of their debut album Day Dawns “They don’t write ‘em like that any more - except they do!”
As a pianist he has performed at many London venues (Dean Street PizzaExpress, The Pheasantry, The Forge, Spice of Life, Green Note etc.). He plays on a recent CD of Sarah Chaplin’s music, Firehorse, which also features his own composition A.W.
Steph Goodwin fell in love with Jazz Music when she started singing 6 years ago in a jazz ensemble called the Addison Singers and more recently in a jazz group called 'South Of Broadway'. Since then she has performed regularly in venues around West London. Steph's warm and powerful voice will seduce us with songs from the American Song book as well as some more contemporary Songs’.
Debbie Sands returned to singing back in 2011 where she completed a jazz singing course RACC in Richmond . This gave her the confidence to start performing again and to start writing her original compositions accompanying herself on guitar. Since then she has been performing regularly in and around London with her trio Acoustic Bliss . Audiences have been enjoying listening to an eclectic range of Pop, Soul and Jazz Covers mixing vintage classics with the best modern music to create memorable arrangements. She is delighted to make her debut at the Pheasantry.