Meet the Band
Mike Wells, Drums
Mike started playing drums in 1960. He was not as good on guitar as his mates, so the drums were the answer. Edgware, North London, sported many up and coming groups. Mike drummed with Paul Nicholas and the Venoms, Dave Martin & the Martells, Cliff Adams & the Twilights. Screaming Lord Sutch, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates. Mike turned professional in 1962 aged seventeen, and gigged up and down the country. In December 1964 The Twilights went to Germany. Mike stayed there until 1969.
Kelly Bull, vocals
Kelly has been with the band for 18 months. She graduated from Chichester University in 2008 where she trained in contemporary dance and was part of a touring dance company that performed in schools and theatres in the south east. Since then she has formed her own dance company and is a self-employed dance teacher. But her real passion lies in singing, which is something she’s been doing from a very early age. Kelly has performed in venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, The Houses of Parliament and for the Queens Golden Jubilee as part of Stagecoach when she was growing up. Her main inspirations come from artists like Eva Cassidy to Alicia Keys and music from Mo Town to Musical Theatre. Kelly really enjoys singing with the MWB and is loving every minute of it.
Scott Burgess, keyboards and vocals
A great front man. Singing and playing keyboards with MWB for two years.
Scott trained at Redroofs Theatre School and studied singing at the Bel Canto School of London under Nicolino Giacalone. Scott has also spent the last 20 years as an actor and singer which has taken him all round the world.
Scott's past panto credits include King Rat in Dick Whittington, at the Camberley Theatre, Widow Twankey in Aladdin, Dame Trott in Jack and the Beanstalk and Alderman Fitzwarren and in Dick Whittington. One of his most recent credits was a number one national tour of Tim Firth's hit comedy The Safari Party where he appeared with Neighbours' Mark Little and Eastenders' Jack Rider.
Andrew Smith, guitar
Andrew has been a performing musician for over 25 years, ranging from Baroque recorder music (don't laugh!) to swing-era clarinet and saxophone to rock, jazz and country lead guitar, along with appearances in over 60 musical theatre orchestras. He grew up surrounded by the music of Cliff Richard and the Shadows, and discovered the Beatles and the Stones and other 60s classics at primary school. With a parallel career in the serious world of medical research, Andrew loves to rock out with the MWB at the end of the week: rock'n'roll is a great energizer!
Jim Pullen, Bass
Jim has been involved in music professionally since the age of 17. In the early days, playing trombone with the RAF and eventually joining the Squadronaires big band on Bass and Bass Guitar. Since then he has had the privilege of playing most of the concert venues in the UK and many cities around the world including Tokyo, Hong Kong, Budapest, Paris and most of the United States including a 4 day stint in Las Vegas. Jim can often be heard, but seldom seen in the “middle earth” depths of theatre orchestral pits around the region and can be heard with the Mike Wells Band.