Meet The Band 2018-07-06T18:19:39+00:00

Meet the Band

In  order of Surname, after the Leader

PETE WORTHY
PETE WORTHYLeader of the Band & Vocals
Pete Worthy has worked internationally for many years in show business as an Actor/Director/Musical Theatre Performer/Cabaret Artiste and most recently as a Radio Presenter in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.
ADRIAN BAMBROUGH
ADRIAN BAMBROUGHRhythm Guitar & Vocals
Adrian is originally from London but was inspired to move to Teignmouth. He is now is a Lanzarote based singer-songwriter who plays at many leading island hotels and bars and recently completed a sell-out tribute to the “Queen” band. On his annual US trip, Adrian is a regular performer at notable venues such as the LA Yacht Club and Pappy & Harriet’s. Recently Adrian has produced a his own label CD collections, “Short Story” and “Pieces of my Heart” He also writes customised love songs!
GERALDINE BARBER
GERALDINE BARBERVocals
Geraldine has performed as a Solo Vocalist on Lanzarote for 18 years. She was 15 years as half of the female harmony duo “Feminine Touch”, runner up in North West Variety of Great Britain in 1998. As an entertainer, to holiday audiences, she performs an Eclectic repertoire, including artists from the Andrews Sisters through to Ed Sheeran. Her Genres go from Musicals to Rock. Gerie learned the art of talking to an audience from her father and some of her first memories are of him rehearsing and performing with his band ‘The Al Rath Dance Band’. She thinks he would be as happy as she is to have the opportunity to perform with what she says are “some wonderful dance band standards and with some of the most talented musicians Lanzarote has to offer. Life has gone full circle!
MICHELE CACCIARI
MICHELE CACCIARIGuitar
Michele was born in Italy on March 29, 1986, and started studying guitar at the age of twelve, for 15 years. He has been playing concerts with different musical groups, doing tours in several European countries. He performed concerts and musical collaborations with Gail Muldrow “Mojo” (choir singer of Prince), Kee Marcello (guitarist of Europe), Zeduardo Martins, Van Washington (Zucchero bassist) and many others. Michele has also opened concerts for Tommy Emmanuel and the Nomadi. He is a guitarist from a blues mould, influenced by different musical styles such as funky, soul, jazz and rock’n’roll.
JAN DAVIS
JAN DAVISAccordion
Jan’s professional musical career began when she lived in Australia, providing backing accordion for vocalists and taking the lead melody line for Barn Dances. This gave her the opportunity to go on tour around Queensland and perform at Twin Towns Services Club (The largest club in the southern hemisphere), and at Brisbane Festival Hall as part of the Support Act to International Headliners i.e. Steeleye Span, Billy Connolly, and Foster and Allen. Apart from accordion, Jan is a fine vocalist and acoustic guitarist, and was awarded ‘Best Female Vocalist’ at Australia’s Tamworth Country Music Festival in 1987. She has played at clubs and festival in Australia and U.K. and has completed four solo tours of Germany. With a U.K. based band, Jan has played at Lords’ Cricket Club and at The Curragh Racecourse in Ireland. She now regularly plays solo performances in Lanzarote venues.
STUART FORSTER
STUART FORSTERKeyboard
Originally from the North East of England and has been going South ever since! Stuart studied piano to Grade VIII and the organ at York Minster. He set up his own company designing and distributing wallpapers and fabrics worldwide. Afterwards he devoted his attention to travel and research of esoteric subjects spending time in Egypt, with some sacred sound discoveries. Stuart has run holistic holidays, now EcoLifeWalks, in Lanzarote for two decades. He was part of the Lanzarote Cabildo support team against Oil Drilling in our Biospheres and is currently researching and writing a book on “A History of Human Deception, and the Rise of Consciousness” and is a regular participant in the island’s beach cleaning groups.
TITO GONZALES
TITO GONZALESTrumpet
Tito started out in the world of music in the Municipal Band of Teguise. He studied an elementary degree at the Lanzarote Conservatory, later continuing his professional studies in the professional conservatory of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He is professor of Wind Metal and Musical Language of the Municipal School of Teguise since it’s foundation in 2004. He was Director of the Municipal Band of Teguise until 2016 and currently directs the preparatory bands for both children and adults of the Municipality. As a trumpet player, he has been part of the Symphonic band of Lanzarote as well as the Jazz Orchestra of the Canary Islands. He is currently trumpeter of the Big band Lanzarote.
JULIE HELIWELL
JULIE HELIWELLTrombone
Julie started playing the trombone at the age of 10, unable to anticipate the exciting journey it would take her on. She has played many different genres of music in various settings, from performing concerts in spectacular cathedrals to playing in front of thousands with the England Band in Japanese football stadiums. She has also recorded a number of CDs, both as an established band member and an invited guest to provide instrumental backing to vocalists. Julie has played in brass bands since childhood and whilst living in England, was the Principal Trombonist with the City of Bradford Brass Band for 6 years whilst they achieved an unprecedented rapid promotion from the Third to the National Championship Section (the equivalent to the Premiership League). Julie is also the trombonist in The Skatoons and is loving being a part of the diverse and exciting music scene in Lanzarote.
FRAN OJEDA
FRAN OJEDABass Guitar

Born in La Aldea de San Nicolás, (Gran Canaria), in 1979. He has lived in Lanzarote since 2002. He became interested in music since childhood, learning to play the timple and then the guitar, in a self-taught way. Fran started playing the bass 15 years ago and has worked on various projects on the island, covering different styles: folk, rock, latin, jazz, …

MARTIN SCHOFIELD
MARTIN SCHOFIELDPercussion
Martin has worked in the music industry for 40 plus years. He was influenced by many drummers whilst being a fan with his father, watching the big bands at the Dorchester. He has has toured with many bands over the years and had the pleasure of working with John Walker from The Walker Brothers whilst touring the UK. He has played in many rock and blues acts and has now formed his own on Lanzarote as well as being part of the Lanzarote Dance Band.
BORIS SILVA
BORIS SILVALead Guitar
Born in Havana, Cuba, Boris began studying classical guitar at the age of sixteen at the well –known “Ignacio Cervantes” school. This was a night school mainly for working musicians who needed to study music, so the level was high! After two years, he had to leave when called up for military service. After that, he kept keep playing, but not for a living. About 20 years ago, when in Finland a band leader friend arranger and multi-instrumentalist, invited him to be part of quartet project. That gave him the confidence to start playing professionally. After moving to Lanzarote he has played with several bands and musicians. He also teaches guitar and others stringed instruments.