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We are one of Shropshire’s leading live bands and with that one of the UK's most popular acts, who pride ourselves on performing the highest quality live entertainment and using state of art sound and lighting equipment to enhance all live shows.

We are a lively and energetic five and/or six piece band and the line up consists of; Female Lead Vocalist(s), Rhythm/Lead Guitar, Keys/Synths, Bass Guitar and Drums.

All songs are performed completely live (no click track) and performed to the of highest standards.

Live backing vocals accompany.


Our repertoire covers; funk, soul, dance, rock and chilled out renditions, -ranging from the fifties to modern day chart.

‘Special song’ choices can be arranged to be performed if they are not listed on the current repertoire/set lists, -as long as sufficient notice is given.

Additional fees will be incurred. 

Katie Brisbourne is a lead vocalist in The Vertigo Band.


Katie has travelled all over the world, covering every continent on the world's most luxurious Cruise Liners and Yachts over the past decade.


​Katie has even performed a duet with; Sir Cliff Richard.

'Truu Colours'  (2015 - Present)​

'It’s Over Now' featuring: Katie Brisbourne and producers Sy Sez & Sam Cheshire had a number 5 hit in the U.S Dance Charts Millions of online streams on platforms such as; SoundCloud, Spotify & Youtube.

​'Electrohorn Project' A fusion of Electronic dance music with a live 15 piece brass, electronics, rhythm section and vocals with hits from the 90's to present day. ​

Performed with  'Austonley Brass' (backing musicians for 'Shirley Bassey' toured the U, Luminar Venues​

 'Acoustix'  (2013-2017)

Project created by Producer and multi instrumentalist Sam Cheshire, and Katie Brisbourne as the lead vocalist.

Performing original arrangements of cover songs, using piano, guitar, percussion and the use of a loop pedal, in the format of a duo/trio or 4 piece band.

'X Factor'  (2010)​ -National singing TV competition

'Bootcamp' at London’s 02 Arena down to the last 20 female vocalists

With four yes votes by by 'Simon Cowell', 'Louis Walsh', 'Cheryl Cole' and 'Natalie Imbruglia' ​

​Awarded 2nd place in the National final, Judged by Celebrity 'Will Mellor'​

'Search for a Star' (2008) -National singing competition

​Finalist - Judged by Celebrities  'Gary Bushel',  'Bobby Ball & 'Casey Lee Joley'

'Let Me Entertain You'  (2006) -National talent TV Competition


Katie Brisbourne

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Sophie Claire

Sophie Claire is a lead vocalist in The Vertigo Band.


Performing in well known and popular live bands and acts across the UK, Sophie Claire has many years working in the music industry and has established herself as an experienced, powerful and extremely versatile rock, pop and R&B vocalist, who thrives on getting a crowd/audience on their feet and up on to the dance floor.

Sophie Claire studied at Brighton Institute of Modern Music and was a top 30 contestant on the X Factor and even performed live with Take Thats, Gary Barlow on the Wembley Stage, during her time at boot-camp. 

As a natural born performer, Sophie Claire is always at home on stage fronting a live band and always ready to bring the party to any event and occasion.

Sophie Claire has previously been involved in many live acts since joining The Vertigo band in 2015 and toured across the UK with well known Wigan established act "Aphrodite", performing regularly on the circuit at music venues, theatres, holiday resorts and social clubs as well as private occasions and festivals.


Sophie Claire enjoys studio recording as well as live performance work and has spent lots of time in recording studios over the years adding her vocal talent and abilities to all types of music arrangements. 


Gareth Rhys Jones is the keys player in The Vertigo Band.


Gareth is a UK based media composer and producer.

Predominantly focused on production music, his tracks have been broadcast in 30+ countries, and have been used on:

Street Food (Netflix)
Six Nations (BBC)
Bullet in the Face (IFC)
Soccer AM (SkyOne)
Next On (MTV)
Little Zoo That Could (Discovery)
Paradise Hotel (TV3)
Project Runway Sverige (TV3)
Steps A-Z Christmas (VH1)
Married At First Sight (Channel3)
Four Weddings (Discovery+)
Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol (S4C)
Hotel Caesar (TV2)
Channel Idents (Canal+)
Channel Idents (DR Ultra)
Channel Idents (FiveUSA)
News Idents (5MU)

Gareth also writes bespoke scores and classically trained on piano and clarinet.

He studied Music/Computer Science (BSc) at the University of Leeds and Professional Media Composition (MA) at the University of Chichester.

In addition to piano and clarinet, Gareth learned guitar and bass as well as picking up various other instruments like a tin whistle, accordion and assorted percussion. 

Gareth is an active gigging musician, performing with The Vertigo Band, Beautiful Trauma (Live Tribute P!nk Band), jazz trio, original folk rock band, tribute and a solo act.

Gareth's live playing experience feeds into his composition as he try's to create music using as many live instruments as possible.

Gareth is passionate about community and supports many wonderful creative initiatives in his home town, such as Highly Flammable Studios and the good people at Painted Life.

Gareth plays for The Big Busk, raising money for our homeless shelter.


Gareth Rhys Jones


Dave Sylva

Dave Sylva is the lead guitarist in The Vertigo Band.


Dave first picked up the guitar at the age of 6 and very quickly became a natural and started having guitar lessons by the age of 8.

In college, Dave studied music and gained a BTEC National Diploma.


Dave was heavily influenced at an early age by Brian May, Bill Nelson and Rory Gallagher.


Dave learned his way around the fret board by listening intently to the way that they played the electric guitar.

The melodic style of Bill Nelson, the harmonies of Brian May and the raw energy of Rory Gallagher all combine in Dave Sylva's playing technique to give him a unique sound and style.


Dave founded Telford based band M.A.D.I.S.O.N in 2006 which eventually changed their name to: Reign of kings in 2014.


Supported: Mcfly, Whitesnake, Journey, Thunder, Gerry McAvoy's band of friends, Limehouse Lizzy and The Bon Jovi Experience...


27 years experience playing guitar

20 years experience performing live

18 years experience recording and mixing music

BTEC National Diploma in music practice.


Dave now teaches guitar, ukulele and bass full time privately and with Music Heroes, Shropshire.

Jon Harvey is the drummer in The Vertigo Band.

Jon's musical journey began during his primary school days.

Jon learned how to play the piano and achieving his grade 5.

At age 11, Jon switched to drums and was taught by Shropshire renowned drum teacher, Brian Stone.


Jon achieved his Grade 8 by the age of 14 and around this time, began playing drums with a covers band (Dangerous Frog Band).

Jon has played with a number of bands over the years, touring with and supporting well known acts all over the UK.

After the disbandment of Shropshire originals band "Solarson" in 2009, Jon and Daniel Rogers decided it was time to start a covers band and this decision saw the emergence of The Vertigo Band. 

Jon also plays drums for "Beautiful Trauma" -a live P!nk tribute band, who perform at theatres and music venues across the UK. 

Jon's main influences are primerily rock and grunge bands ranging from the 60s to the 90s.

There are far too many to list in full, but include Pearl jam, Alice in chains, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Guns n Roses, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and Led Zeppelin. 

Jon's passion for music is all consuming and when he is not practicing, playing, performing or listening to music he manages a successful music service called "Music Heroes"

Music Heroes visit schools in and around Shropshire and Mid Wales and inspire young people to learn Drums, Piano, Guitar and Woodwind.

The students also get the chance to perform live at a specially arranged concert to showcase their talents once or twice per year.


Jon Harvey


Daniel Rogers

Daniel Rogers is the bass guitarist in The Vertigo Band.


Since 1994, Dan has been heavily involved within the live music scene across Shropshire, playing bass in various line ups over the years and heavily influenced by hard rock, 80's & 90's Guitar Orientated Music and grunge during in his early years.

As time passed in the late nineties, Dan invested in some sound and lighting equipment to enable him to perform live with his bands to get heard, noticed and to earn money.

From 1998 to 2002, Dan was the bassist in a band called "The Undecided", -an originals rock/indie band, based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire who achieved minor local success and experienced supporting other locals live bands at various pubs, music venues and festivals. An EP was released in 2000 and was well received by all who purchased it.

"Lemon Sweet Disease" was the signature track as well as "Butterflies".

The band ended in 2001.  

From 2002 to 2009, Dan was bassist for local Shropshire originals band "Solarson" who experienced minor success, -performing at various venues and festivals across the country over seven years and released three EP's during this period. Signature songs include: "Noble Mission", "Pocket Of Gold" & "Love You Underground" The band ended in 2009

In 2009, Dan started The Vertigo Band and has played bass in its various line ups to date.

They have experienced huge success over the years, performing at weddings, balls, corporate events, charity occasions, birthday parties and festivals and continue to enjoy gigging across the UK to date

As a side project to The Vertigo Band, Dan started up a tribute band called:

"Beautiful Trauma" in 2017, which is a live tribute to P!NK, featuring; Stacy Green. They have experienced great success since 2017, performing all over the UK at various music establishments, theatres and festivals. 

Dan has owned and successfully run a recording and rehearsal studio since 2000

(HIGH ALTITUDE RECORDING & REHEARSAL STUDIO) in Shrewsbury, which has been a stable rehearsal facility for many local bands for over two decades and will continue to be for as long as possible to encourage up and coming future live bands for everyone to enjoy.

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