Drums, cajon, percussion, bass, cider can, computer, sound and production
Simon is Archshark King, and writes and records the songs. Previously he was the drummer in Drowning Craze and Passion Puppets, and made music for film and TV at Synchroma with David Bickley. He also sits in live with South London blues legend, Mick Kemp, from time to time.
Sarah grew up in Cornwall, where she was weaned on a musical diet of Simon & Garfunkel and Steeleye Span. After singing in madrigal and chamber choirs while at school and university, she became a financial journalist (the Melody Maker and NME weren't hiring) and later worked in PR. Sarah sings lead on most Archshark King tracks. Married to Simon, she particularly enjoys the short commute (one flight of stairs) to the studio.
Ray Burmiston was once upon a time the lead vocalist for 80’s pop darlings, The Passion Puppets. The line up included his art school friend, Simon Godfrey. Following the demise of the Puppets, he recorded an album entitled “Miniworld” under the moniker Kicking The Moon. These days Ray is a celebrity portrait photographer, snapping actors and musicians for the viewing pleasure of the general public. However, despite his successful new career, he still takes little convincing to step up to the mic at any possible opportunity.