The Band

Bus Stop is a party band playing great funk and soul classics as well as ska, reggae and a whole lot more. Our lineup of great musicians is guaranteed to get your party started! We play throughout Hampshire and the South East including Winchester, Alton, Basingstoke, Southampton, Petersfield and Andover.

Lin “Tinks”  – lead vocals

Tinks had a passion for singing even as a child, at school she sang in several choirs and was always in trouble for being too loud and too energetic.  She went on to be classically trained as a singer and then turned to musical theatre. She grew up to become a professional solo cabaret artiste and toured the country. She has worked as part of a duo on cruise ships and recently as tenor sax/singer in a popular Ska band, performing at Victorious Festival in 2017 & 2018.  She joined Bus Stop in May 2019 as lead vocalist and they promptly gave her the nickname of “Tinks”.

Wheezy - Saxophone

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’!

Sally - Drums

Sally – drums

Sally’s formative years were spent absorbing Cream, Loussier, The Byrds, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Doobie Bothers and Porcupine Tree, plus plenty of soul and reggae. She went for singing lessons in later life, spied a shiny drum kit in the corner of the music room, got curious, found a great drum teacher with a very necessary sense of humour, abandoned singing and beat a thoroughly enjoyable path towards being part of the rhythm section in Bus Stop – where the fun just never stops both on and off-stage.

Dave - Guitar

Dave – lead guitar and backing vocals

Dave started playing guitar at the age of 9 and started gigging with bands at 14, and has never stopped for long! He has played with a number of bands around Hampshire over the years, covering a variety of genres from pop, rock and blues to funk. In Bus Stop he provides the melodies and rhythms and also adds backing vocals. His influences span almost any melodic guitar player from Hank Marvin to Joe Bonamassa and many in between.

Aaron – bass

Aaron played in several bands throughout his college and university days. He started playing bass in school and quickly formed a band with his friends. Until a recent hiatus, Aaron had been a committed member of a Ska and Reggae originals band. With them he had toured the country and played several festivals.
Aaron just loves playing music and performing live for the audience. His influences come from all genres of music from pop to heavy metal.
Aaron joined Bus Stop in April 2019.