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The Waves Collective | The WVS Collective | The WVS Collective is a band made up of four highly-skilled musicians that will take your wedding, function or corporate event to the next level with immersive, high-energy performances time and time again.

THE BAND

The Waves Collective | The WVS Collective | The WVS Collective is a band made up of four highly-skilled musicians that will take your wedding, function or corporate event to the next level with immersive, high-energy performances time and time again.
MARK
LEAD SINGER

Classically trained in Singing, Clarinet and Piano, Mark has been subject to music from a  very young age.

 

As a Chorister at Exeter Cathedral, it was here he carved the foundations for a fantastic musical career. Various television and radio appearances together with experience of orchestras, big bands and a vast array of other musical set ups have all contributed to versatility of his playing styles today.

 

Singing Fauré’s Requiem with Sir Willard White and recording for the Queen's Mother were some early career highlights.

The Waves Collective | The WVS Collective | The WVS Collective is a band made up of four highly-skilled musicians that will take your wedding, function or corporate event to the next level with immersive, high-energy performances time and time again.
BEN
GUITAR

Ben began his musical journey at age 9 after becoming fascinated with the guitar.

 

Following a brief stint studying at The Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, he fast began making a name for himself as one of the most respected and exciting young players on the circuit.

 

He has recorded two hit albums and award-winning EPs with his original acts, as well as touring the world with artists such as Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Status Quo and Alice Cooper to name a few.

The Waves Collective | The WVS Collective | The WVS Collective is a band made up of four highly-skilled musicians that will take your wedding, function or corporate event to the next level with immersive, high-energy performances time and time again.
LAWRENCE
DRUMS

Lawrence has over 10 years extensive UK and international touring experience with a number of professional outfits. His musical endeavours have seen him work with multiple leading industry companies on radio, TV, and with artists performing at some of the UK’s largest theatres, arenas, and stadiums alongside acts such as Steps, Tears For Fears, Peter Andre, Level 42, UB40, ABC, Rebecca Ferguson and many more.

 

Lawrence’s versatility in a variety of playing styles has given him the opportunity to act as musical director for bands worldwide from Jazz through to pop acts.

The Waves Collective | The WVS Collective | The WVS Collective is a band made up of four highly-skilled musicians that will take your wedding, function or corporate event to the next level with immersive, high-energy performances time and time again.
CHARLIE
BASS

Charlie picked up a guitar aged 12 off the back of constantly being around music from his record producer, Father and Eric Clapton obsessed Mother.

 

Since then he has been in multiple touring bands, produced several albums and started a successful music video production company creating millions of views for bands all over the world.

 

Charlie handles all our video promo content and has found deep joy in playing the bass guitar through his own unique percussive finger style of electric guitar

OPTIONAL

MEMBERS

Lucy Samuels

Rach Porosa

The Waves Collective are continuously expanding to become a band that you can tailor to completely suit your event.

Should you choose to, you can enlist any of the following 'bolt-on' members to join the core line up.

Joe Tong

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Vocals
Vocals
Keys

Lucy comes from a diverse entertainment background gigging all over the UK as a freelance vocalist. She was lucky enough to sing at The Hackney Empire in London and has won many awards including 3X Song & Dance Champion, 5X Modern Dance Champion and Gold Medalist at the All England National Finals, London.

Rach has many years of experience, performing around Devon.

She brings an instantly recognisable warm tone to every song she sings.

A particularly versatile musician, Joe has now been performing with a diverse range of groups from singer/songwriters to tribute acts, theatre shows, function bands and everything in-between across the UK for almost 10 years. He also works in a solo capacity as a lounge pianist and teaches piano from his home.

Tim Watson

The Waves Collective | The WVS Collective | The WVS Collective is a band made up of four highly-skilled musicians that will take your wedding, function or corporate event to the next level with immersive, high-energy performances time and time again.
Saxophone

Tim plays all the instruments but specialises in every type of Saxophone.

Tim has had an incredible Career with the Albert Hall, Wembley and the Millenium Stadium on his list of conquests.

He has played for Amy Winehouse, Terry Wogan and Vera Lynn to name a few and also written and performed for Sky, the BBC and RedBull.

Josh Westrip

The Waves Collective | The WVS Collective | The WVS Collective is a band made up of four highly-skilled musicians that will take your wedding, function or corporate event to the next level with immersive, high-energy performances time and time again.
Trumpet

Josh’s brass section, Raw Brass was his brain child as a university project back in 2015. He has since organised the section on countless occasions for sessions in Devon based recording studios writing/arranging parts, and now runs sessions as the owner at Rawcus Studios.

Josh plays regularly for festival bands such as Land of The Giants and Backbeat Sound-system and also spends many evenings in theatre pit bands and playing wedding/corporate functions.

Andy Dore

The Waves Collective | The WVS Collective | The WVS Collective is a band made up of four highly-skilled musicians that will take your wedding, function or corporate event to the next level with immersive, high-energy performances time and time again.
Trombone

Andy has played since age 9 and studied music at Anglia Polytechnic University and has not stopped gigging since.

 

He also works in theatre pit orchestras, salsa, Latin and Ska bands, function bands and small Jazz combos throughout the South West. Now he adds ‘The Waves Collective’ to that list.

The trombone has taken him across Europe, to Glastonbury Festival and The Millennium Hall.

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