Author Archives: Space UK


Christine Donogue

“A massive THANK YOU for a fabulous performance from yourself and all the band on Saturday night at Emma and Stephen’s Wedding. Everyone had such a fantastic evening, truly excellent live music, we have received heaps of compliments on your behalf, and your performance made them dance even when their feet were crying out to stop!

Please can you sincerely thank ONE and ALL of the very talented musicians, you were all amazing…fantastic, excellent tracks and NO cheesy numbers just exactly what we wanted. I think you all probably realise anyway as the dance floor was completely full from the start at 7.30 until the end at 12 midnight.

Thanks once again Anita.

Very Best regards

Blank Person Square

Mark Hayward

“Thanks the night went fantastically well – the venue and arrangments were great but Space UK were the Stars! Great Music, Great Band, GREAT VOICES, great interaction and full dancefloor start to finish – could not have been better!

Everybody is still buzzing about the evening and the fact that Space UK were….Class !


Thanks and regards

Mark Hayward”

Jules Massive Orange

Julien Brown

Previously musical director for Westlife, Julien Brown is a long time member of Massive Attack and has played behind Kylie, Il Divo, Lady Gaga and many more. He started playing drums at the age of three, using his mother’s pots and pans and hasn’t looked back since. He met Gordon when they both toured with Matt Goss (Bros) and Julien has become a firm favourite with the band ever since.


Dave Land

Dave has toured the world with some of the most famous names in music including many of the Motown greats: Ben E King, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, The Four Tops, Edwin Starr, The Temptations, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Jimmy Ruffin, The Three Degrees, The Foundations. In the ‘Rock’ world Dave has toured with: Belinda Carlisle, The Steve Gibbons Band, Symphonic ‘Queen’, The Elvis Presley ‘TCB’ Band. In the ‘Big Band’ & ‘Jazz’ world: Echoes of Ellington Big Band, Super Jazz Big Band , Bert Kaempfert Orchestra , Joe Loss Orchestra , Cleo Laine , King Salsa, Roberto Pla Latin Band , Ross Mitchel Big Band , Glen Miller UK Big Band , The Monty Carlo Band, The QE11 Show Band , Pasadena Roof Orchestra , Wall Street Crash and the Palm Court Orchestra.


Roberto Manzin

Just returned from New York, where his playing went down a storm, Roberto has performed all over the world with many big names including James Brown, Trilok Gurtu, Jason Rebello, Antonio Forcione, Manu Katché, Donna Summer, Zucchero ‘Sugar’ Fornaciari, Carmel, Tony Scott, Daniel Barrajanos, Bob Moses and Gene Anthony Ray. Roberto’s sheer energy is guaranteed to lift any band’s performance and crowds everywhere love his dynamism and virtuosity.


Alexis Countouris

Currently on a tour of the UK and Europe’s biggest festivals with Maxi Jazz, Alexis is an inspired groovster and has brought his deep bass vibrations to the likes of Noel McCoy, Omar, Imagination, Vanessa Simon and Ashanti whose massive single ‘Baby’ features Alexis. His playing can also be heard on Noel McCoy and Vanessa Simon’s most recent albums.


Simon Green

A recording artist with Groovefinder and Soulfuric Records, Simon Green is a singer to be reckoned with. He is also in great demand as a backing vocalist, having honed his skills with the likes of Chaka Khan, Jools Holland, A Tribe Called Quest, Heaven 17, Sybil and Russell Watson. Simon also tours the club scene on a regular basis with dance diva Angie Brown.


Dave Ital

Recently back from a tour of Asia with Incognito featuring Chaka Khan, Dave has also performed and recorded with Beyoncé, The Sugababes, Level 42, Craig David, Liberty X, Tom Jones, M-People, Bryan Ferry, Rick Astley, Jason Rebello, Jocelyn Brown, Mica Paris, Beverly Knight, Take That, Dina Carroll, Urban Species, Tom Robinson, Candi Staton, Lulu, Bobby Womack, Des’ree, Incognito, Kele Le Roc, reggae legends Lee Scratch Perry and Desmond Dekker, Anastacia and Brit R+B artists Taio Cruz and Nathan.

Guitar + Vocals

Paul Jones

From playing major world-wide festivals as the musical director of Sigma and the drummer with Labrinth to futuristic hip-hop artist Spacek, jazz-funk artists Don Blackman & Rahsaan Patterson, French dance artists Modjo and 80s superstars Cyndi Lauper and Imagination, it becomes apparent just how versatile Paul’s drumming is and why so many acts are lining up to work with him. Performing regularly in the house band at one of London’s top industry nights ‘The 10 Rooms’ also gave him the chance to back such acclaimed artists as Justin Timberlake, Macy Gray and The Neptunes. Currently on tour with Sigma.


Anita Kelsey

MOBO winner, # 1 chart-topper and Universal in-house songwriter, Anita is best known for her major club & national hits with D*Note and Sunship. Her involvement with the club scene has seen her collaborating with the industry’s most respected and cutting-edge producer/ DJ’s; Stonebridge, Fedde Le Grande, Markus Shulz and Tiesto amongst others. Type in the name Anita Kelsey in your browser and over 400,000 pages of her work to date will come up! Anita’s ability to perform in many different styles has also led to work on Walt Disney’s Merlin, Bring Me The Head of Mavis Davis, and the cult sci-fi classic film Dark City in which Jennifer Connolly mimes to Anita’s renditions of ‘Sway’ and ‘The Night Has A Thousand Eyes’. As a backing vocalist, Anita’s credits include Razorlight, Kings Of Leon, The Spice Girls, Bill Wyman, Boy George,, Damon Albarn, Bond, Alison Limerick, Sybil, Russell Watson and Bo Selecta!