Members  of Lifesigns feature: John Young (keys & vocals) Jon Poole (bass & vocals) Frosty Beedle (drums & perc) Dave Bainbridge (guitars & vocals) Steve Rispin (engineering and production). 

Lifesigns Cardington Tour

 

 

 

Lifesigns album, seamless and almost commercial in its aspirations, it changes time, it changes key – but you would hardly notice. Lifesigns recording features John, Frosty, Steve, and the masterful Nick Beggs (bass, chapman stick & vocals) Guests: Steve Hackett (guitars) Jakko Jakszyk (guitars) Thijs Van Leer (flutes). The album is full of melodic innovation but still has tunes that will stay in your head long after you finish listening … Don’t take our word for it – there are many reviews on Amazon alone which will hopefully tickle your musical taste buds.

Music that gives us much needed optimism in these trying times. A new light in the progressive firmament.

As well as the core band members the Lifesigns project also contains guest contributions from Steve Hackett (Genesis), Jakko Jakszyk (Jakszyk Fripp & Collins), Thijs van Leer (Focus), Robin Boult (Howard Jones, Fish).

John Young

John Young

Keyboards, Lead Vocals John Young (birthday 31 May) is a British progressive rock keyboardist and singer from Liverpool. John spent his early years with the Liverpool Cathedral Choir where he was classically trained on the keyboard and voice. He mainly played in semi-pro jazz rock bands until the mid-1980s, his first major break coming in 1985 when he auditioned and became part of Uli Jon Roth’s band (ex-Scorpions). After the World Tour, John spent his time doing studio and session […]
Martin 'Frosty' Beedle

Martin 'Frosty' Beedle

Drums and Percussion​ Martin ‘Frosty’ Beedle (birthday 18 September) was raised in Hull, East Yorkshire and drummed his way under licence around local pubs and clubs from the age of 11. At the age of 17 he joined the QE2 and spent three years playing and travelling the world. Frosty (or Fro as he likes to be known) then set up camp in London and eventually met Colin Farley who introduced him to the band Cutting Crew in 1985. The […]
Jon Poole

Jon Poole

Bass Guitars Jon Poole (aka Random Jon Poole) is a multi-instrumentalist (Bass, Guitar, Keys and Drums) and ‘primitive producer’ from a musical family who also spawned session bassist, Ed Poole who John Young works with in Bonnie Tyler’s band. Jon started playing guitar when he was 11 and has maintained a music fan/anorak attitude to all forms of music ever since, favouring no particular style whilst taking influence from diverse acts too numerous to list. “Although I resent the fact […]
Dave Bainbridge

Dave Bainbridge

Guitars Dave Bainbridge, a musician, composer, producer, and arranger, joined Lifesigns in 2017. Born in Darlington, England from a musical family. Dave had piano lessons from the age of eight and learned guitar from thirteen. He joining his first band ‘Exodus’ at fourteen. Dave went to Leeds College of Music, gaining the “BBC Radio 2 Best Jazz Soloist Award” whilst there. Dave toured the world with Iona band between 1989 and 2015, releasing 13 critically acclaimed albums. Dave’s multi-faceted career as a solo artist, keyboardist, […]

Previous Members

Nick Beggs Bass, Stick, Backing Vocals Nick Beggs (birthday 15 December ) was born Nicholas Beggs in Winslow, Buckinghamshire. Nick is an English musician, noted for playing the bass guitar and Chapman Stick, and was a member of Kajagoogoo, Iona, and Ellis, Beggs & Howard. Nick’s first band Johnny and the Martians (formed when he was 10) consisted of two friends on trumpet and acoustic guitar with Nick on drums. He attended Linslade Secondary School and Cedars Upper School. After […]
Steve Rispin

Steve Rispin

Engineer and Producer Steve Rispin has been involved professionally in the music business since 1981, when he started running PA Systems for students’ union events. On graduation, Steve worked at Village Way Recording in Harrow and then Tin Pan Alley Studio in Soho and during this period recorded, with Paul Stewart, many now classic rockabilly albums for Nervous Records. ​ Leaving Tin Pan Alley Studio in 1986 Steve went freelance, working on several progressive and metal projects including two Sabbat […]