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Feels Good to Feel Good
Sir Vincent of Fogg
drums, percussion & voice
Hailing from the infamous ‘Thames delta’, below sea level, Canvey Island, Vinny has lived in the Lowestoft area now for some twenty years. A late starter on playing the drums in his mid twenties, Vinny’s certainly made up for it and is now gaining recognition and respect as one of the most creative original percussionists in the area through playing with Banjaxeld.
One of the three original founder members of Banjaxeld, Vinny had previously played
in a band for almost six years, having beat the skins in a variety of bands from
Punk rock to Ska and folk-
Probably the major influence on Vinny’s playing was drummer Martyn McCarthy of ‘Monkeyspanner’, and is probably responsible for him starting in the first place. As a youth Vinny listened mostly to Soul, Blues, and of course local Rhythm & Blues bands such as Dr Feelgood. Now, with an ever expanding taste for ‘eclectic music’, from classic Zappa, Small Faces, Hawkwind, Gong, Alex Harvey and the like, through Reggae, ska, punk and jazz, to the modern sounds of bands like Syd Arthur, The Destroyers, and the Legendary Shack Shakers.