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.
A songwriter and performer based in London originally from Wales. Influenced by Hendrix/Jeff Buckley/Led Zepplin and Radiohead. Lots of material to come out.
After graduating from borstal, Keeling moved up to Wormword Scrubs where, during his brief internment for that infamous drug bust, Keef introduced him to the delights of playing the guitar. After release, Keeling's rehabilitation still continues through many musical therapies, including six years playing with Groove Armada.
Hamish has over 25 years' experience of gigging across a range of styles: rock, pop, funk, reggae, and blues and jazz. He has played jazz for blue chip companies including Coca-Cola, Bosch-Siemens and Charles Stanley, and held residences at various venues including Café Rouge and Pitcher & Piano. Hamish has been teaching piano at all levels for over ten years, and has composed film promos, radio links, ads, event music, and internet virals.
Steve is an experienced, classically trained, jazz influenced, London based saxophonist. Beginning in the 1970s, he has gigged, toured and recorded with many bands including the London Youth Jazz Orchestra (70s), Pipedream (80s), The Rex Hipple Band (90s), The Metros, Delta Detour and 2Bears (2000s). Steve currently works with The Tony Patience Band, Steve Morrison's Blues Abuse, Klakuta, George Works, and he leads Blue Note groove specialists The New Jazzmags Sextet.
Aura began studying the violin at the age of seven, and at eight was admitted to the Conservatorio V. Bellini in Palermo where she graduated with full marks and laude. From an early age she was member of several orchestras where she played as soloist and in prominent positions. Since September 2016, she is principal second violin of London Euphonia Orchestra, serving as orchestra leader on several occasions as well. Aura is currently attending a MMus course at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London under the direction of Professor Ofer Falk. she is very grateful to Trinity Laban Conservatoire who generously awarded her a Trinity Laban Scholarship.
At the time of recording, Beth was playing flute in her school orchestra and performed at the Royal Festival Hall, Blackheath Halls and the Broadway Theatre, Lewisham. Since, she has decided not to continue to play flute. She is Simon & Sarah's daughter.
Kenny has worked on various projects with producers and engineers such as Jim Abbiss (Bjork, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Adele), Pascal Gabrial (LadyHawk), Chris Potter (The Verve), Chris Kimsey (Rolling Stones/Psychedelic Furs/Killing Joke) and Bob Clearmountain (Bruce Springsteen, Roxy Music etc). He drummed on Simon Warner's "Waiting Rooms" on Rough Trade/One Little Indian and also Out Of My Hair "Drop The Roof" and "God is in the Detail" on RCA/BMG.
Alex Brabbins is a musician and actor based in South East London, currently working as musical director on a 24 hour play at the Finborough Theatre in Chelsea. A multi instrumentalist, he has played in many bands and orchestras over the years on guitar, violin, bass and drums.
Claire came and did backing vocals on Sentinel and sang live with Archshark King at the Water Rats. She is a qualified dyslexia assessor.
Tom enjoys a varied musical career in chamber music, orchestral performance, and education work. Hailing from a highly musical family, he first took up the violin at the age of six with his father, David Greed (leader of the Orchestra of Opera North). He has since studied the violin in London with Devorina Gamalova, and with Andrew Sherwood at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, and holds qualifications as a Licentiate of Trinity College London and Master of Music from the University of London. He is a former leader of the City of Leeds Youth Orchestra, Goldsmiths Sinfonia and Goldsmiths Film Orchestra, and is a current member of the Young Musicians Symphony orchestra, Orchestra Vitae, and Horizon String Quartet. In Summer 2013 he featured in a successful Edinburgh Festival Ensemble production of Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat.
Mick’s musical career started at 15, singing in a band with Albert Lee. He went on to form a trad band. A few years on, in the early 60s, he met and jammed with an interesting band called “Pink Floyd” whose music was already going way beyond their own Blues roots. At heart, though, they were a Blues band and Roger Waters got Mick in as a dep for two gigs – Sid being “unwell” – for some very rootsy stuff, interspersed with what became known as “pyschedelic” rock. Later he teamed up with Bob (Rado) Klose, ex-Floyd founder-member, and fronted a blues band for around 10 years. Since then has fronted several bands under the name “The Mick Kemp Blues Band” with various personnel at different times. More recently has been working with Simon Godfrey (percussion) and Dug Howard (guitar) as the core trio in a flexible grouping under the name Mick Kemp and Friends, embracing musicians of differing backgrounds and instruments as available.
Camino studied violin in Spain with Olga Vilkomirskaia and received piano tuition with Ricardo Requejo and Eduardo Rodriguez. She is a member of of the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, London Arte Chamber Orchestra, Orion Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra of Extremadura. She is leader of the Orchestra Philharmonic of Valladolid (OFV), Kantanti Ensemble, and the Stuttgart Youth Orchestra and was soloist and leader of the Chamber and Symphony Orchestras of the Conservatoire of Badajoz in Spain in 2009 and 2010. Camino finished her MMus in violin at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2014 under the guidance of John Crawford. She performed in collaboration with the Sound Collective and was a mentor with the City of London Sinfonia. Camino plays various styles outside classical music. In 2014, Camino was a member of The Wishing Well, a UK folk/rock/pop band which released three albums and has sold over 40,000 CDs. She has also played in a string quartet with the Spanish rap singer "El Chojin" and at the gala BBC Worldwide 2015 with the singer “Jetta”.
Sandrine recently completed a year of postgraduate study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, where she was a Founders' Scholar and was generously supported by the Grinstead Fund. She now studies with Ian Mullin and Karen Jones. Previously she attended Durham University, studying flute with Juliette Bausor, and Magdalene College, Cambridge. She was principal flute of both Durham University Palatinate Orchestra and CUMS Symphony Orchestra. Sandrine is currently based in London, recently playing with members of Sound Collective at Conway Hall and Keele University, the Amadeus Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the City. She is also a member of flute and harp duo, Ludo.