AboutMeet Disco Odyssey
Disco Odyssey comprises 6 highly experienced musicians, all of whom are passionate about music. The line up includes two lead vocalists, keyboards, bass, guitar and drums. Why not come along to our next public gig so you can see and hear us play ‘live’.
Beckie’s musical first love was jazz and soul, both classic Sinatra and contemporary artists such as Melody Gardot. Her involvement with other genres came from singing classic pop and rock covers with function band Jonah’s Wail. Beckie then moved into funky jazz and soul, singing lead vocals with local band Groove Agents.
Going full disco was a natural next step where her experience lends those classic dance tracks the energy and excitement that promise a great evening of non-stop dancing.
Originally from West London, Maria started her career as a professional dancer for TV in the early 90s. Following this she signed to Chrysalis Records as a singer and programmer and appeared in a number of chart hits.
Maria has performed in numerous cover and function bands over the past 20 years. She now combines writing music for up and coming artists with her love for singing live and her art career.
Kyia’s vocal journey began in church followed by singing in girl groups, R & B bands and numerous studio sessions. Fast forward to today and she has become one of the south east’s most in-demand vocalists, reminiscent of greats such as Aretha Franklin, Rose Royce and Beyonce.
Kyia gives every performance her all. She doesn’t just sing songs, she lives them!
After completing a degree in music technology, Ranulf spent a year at the Bass Institute in London where he came top of that year’s cohort. Since then he has been in demand as band member, dep player and session musician.
His funk rock band Kubla Khan achieved great success, he is a founder member of the Groove Agents and regularly plays with Kent heroes Project Five. Groove runs through his veins and through his bass for four string funk.
Guitar and Backing Vocals
Pete has been playing and teaching guitar in Kent for the last 25 years, founding the jazz funk band Over the Edge and the funky party band Groove Agents. Both of these bands are stalwarts of the Jazz on the Pantiles summer concerts and other local venues such as the Grey Lady.
Peter was delighted to be asked to join the Disco Odyssey project. He believes the thrill of live music is the sharing of an experience that is unique each night and the best way to do that is with a full dance floor.
Adam has been playing the drums since he was at school and is predominantly influenced by funk drumming, ‘digging’ the grooves of artists such as Level 42, EW&F, Jamiroquai, the Brand New Heavies and JTQ.
He has been a member of two leading British tribute bands – one to Fleetwood Mac and the other to Robbie Williams, playing at venues across the world from the Cayman Islands to Canvey Island. Adam also runs his own drum teaching business.
Martin was brought up in the west country on a strict diet of the blues. He has since expanded his musical repertoire to include jazz, rock, pop and now disco.
Over the years Martin has graced the stages of many top London venues including Ronnie Scotts and the Jazz Cafe. He loves playing to a live audience and sharing his passion for great music.
Martin lists Roy Ayres, Robert Glasper and Kamaal Williams among his many musical influences.
Tom has been playing drums for fifteen years and covers a variety of styles including jazz, rock, funk, blues and soul. He trained at The London College Of Music, achieving a BMus in Music Performance and Recording.
Tom is now working as a freelance drummer, playing in Disco Odyssey as well as a number of jazz ensembles. His musical influences include Dave Weckl, Steve Gadd, Bernie Dresel, Tommy Igoe, Philly Joe Jones, Jimmy Cobb and Buddy Rich.