The Band

Line-ups can range from just a duo right up to a fibve piece band consisting of vocals, piano, bass, drums and sax. Here are the present members:

Eugene Portman (piano)

Eugene’s diverse musical background has enabled him to become a highly skilled and accomplished musician who is much in demand throughout the UK both as a soloist and as an ensemble player. He can provide a type of music that is intricate, exciting, and yet easy to listen to.

Eugene has played at many top London venues such as The Cafe Royal, Quaglinos, The 100 Club, The Royal Festival Hall, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Jamie’s Bar, and Quaglinos.

After looking round this site you can find a link to Eugene’s site on the links page.

Eugene Portman - Pianist
Eugene Portman – Pianist

Mike Porter-Ward (Bass)

Michael Porter-Ward has been a professional musician for many years and plays both the double bass and the bass guitar. He has been involved in many genres of music and has worked with many bands, from light orchestras to heavy rock and ranging from duos, trios, quartets, 6 piece jazz bands to big bands. His forte and passion is jazz and has played with some wonderful musicians, including: Harry Connick Jn, Scott Hamilton, Bobby Scott, Jim Mullen and Acker Bilk to name but a few.

Mike Porter-Ward
Mike Porter-Ward

Roy Jackson (drums)

Roy Jackson is a very accomplished musician and has performed with many bands from orchestral to funk. However, his main focus has always been jazz and this is the style that Roy has become mostly associated with. Roy has played with the ‘Mike Miller Trio’, the ‘Swing Junkies’ and jazz/funk/soul band ‘JFS Collective’, winning the ‘2-10fm search for a band’ competition in Basingstoke. These days Roy Jackson can be seen playing with ‘Back2funk’, ‘Steve Conway’, ‘Jazz Junction’ and many other jazz ensembles.

Roy Jackson - Drummer
Roy Jackson – Drummer