About The Snitch

Some time in the early 2010's, bass wielder and producer Holley Gray joined forces with drummer and part time tambourine technician, Richard Preston, to start something that they had always talked about. A funk project which revolved around the theory that is was people who funky, not computers or gear. So, together with an old tape machine and a few mics, they collaborated with their funkiest musicians buddies. They set up their gear wherever and whenever they could and just got down to it.

Several sessions later, enough material was available to gig and so a live band was put together with a 3 piece horn section, two guitars and a Hammond organ.

The Snitch take their inspiration from the golden years of funk from the likes of James Brown, The Meters, Parliament, as well as contemporary masters such as The Newmastersounds and Daptone Records. The band have, as individuals, played, recorded and jammed with many huge artists in the funk world such as George Clinton, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The James Taylor Quartet, The Mighty Mocambos, Afrika Bombaataa, Speedometer and Hamish Stuart to name but a few.

So far, we've been lucky enough to welcome the following amazing musicians to The Snitch musical family. Who knows, one day we might just do a massive gig with all of them! In order of appearance:

Ben Greenslade-Stanton (trombone/tambourine/public address specialist), Dan Redding (guitar/grump), Paul Williams (guitar/caffeine), Steve Pringle (Hammond/translator), Jon Gillies (saxes/tambourine/non-alcoholic beverage manager), Gianni Chiarello (guitar/climate analysis), Frankie Connolly (vocals/excitement booster), Paul Jordanous (trumpet/moral monitor), Matthew McNaughton (saxes/alcoholic beverage manager), Piers Green(saxes/flip-flops), Ray Drury (Hammond/southern ambassador), Ross Ewart (guitar/video game specialist)