Lead Vocals and Guitar.
Mick started playing and singing in skiffle bands in the 50's, and rock bands in the 60's, then formed Tennessee Stud as a trio. Due to family and work commitments, he stopped playing in the mid-70's, but when asked to sing and play at a birthday party recently, decided to re-form the band. His biggest influences are Elvis and Johnny Cash. He thinks The Highwaymen are the best band ever!
Started playing drums in his Dad's pub when aged 7. As a teenager he played in two rock bands who often supported Screaming Lord Sutch and The Savages. He was later asked to join country band Wells Fargo who were very well known on the circuit, and made 3 LP's.
In 2010 he formed The Country Knights who also enjoyed some success, until recently helping to reform The Original Tennessee Stud.
Pete originally wanted to be a drummer in the late 50's, but ended up playing the tea-chest bass. He then tried double-bass, but couldn't find a suitable teacher, so moved on to bass guitar, playing in a Shadows cover band. He then formed Tennessee Stud with Mick. Since then he's played in folk groups and country bands, then joined Mick again for the current band.
Has been playing since the days of Rock n' Roll, and enjoys all kinds of music. He plays country with Tennessee Stud, jazz guitar in a vocal/guitar duo and a swing quartet, and can often be seen playing banjo in Dixieland bands, or busking in the street alongside a sousaphone!
Came with Reg from The Country Knights.
He has written a theatre show about the story of country music.
Lead Vocals and Keyboards.
Peter played keyboards in a band way back in '59, then joined successful band Dawn and The Dee Jays, who had a minor hit in the pop charts in the 60's. Copies of the single now change hands for anything up to £3!
Peter also plays in a rock band, The Antique Rock Show, and in a duo, Shades of Grey.
He sings some lead vocals with The Stud.
The name "Tennessee Stud" comes from the song about a horse, written in 1959 by Jimmy Driftwood, and recorded by Eddy Arnold, Doc Watson, Johnny Cash, and many others.
Funnily enough, it's not in our repertoire!