Simon “Wheezy” – saxophone
Wheezy’s earliest memories are of listening to music in the family kitchen aged around four – it has always been in his blood. Influences in his formative years included ska, two-tone, reggae and anything on Trojan Records, plus a lot of rock n roll, big band and new wave. Influences of Rico Rodriguez, Lee (El Thompo) Thompson, Bird, Randolph Boots and Ron Jeremy, to name but a few, shout out in his playing.
From wind ensembles to big bands and covers to originals, Wheezy just loves to play. The Bus Stop groove is in his heart and his heart is in the Bus Stop groove. Wheezy says his epitaph will read: ‘Here lies Wheezy, what a blast, felt a bit queasy and puffed his last’!