The Band

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Meet the band

Firedance

are a superb North Wales based Rock / Pop / Party cover band, performing popular songs of the past 40 years including current chart hits. The band is made up of 4 highly talented musicians who enjoy seeing a wedding, party or any event go off with a bang. Below you can find some further information about our Band Members.

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Ben Jackson
lead vocals

Ben has been singing from a young age. Gaining a passion for music in school from the ongoing musicals, Eisteddfod's and choirs. Ben sings and plays rhythm guitar in Firedance. Ben has been writing songs and music from the age of 15. He has also been the lead singer in Black Orange and 8 Day Warning. And currently still sings in UK originals band Never A Hero alongside Firedance. Never A Hero and Black Orange have had songs played on radio and TV stations globally and the songs are constantly played on such UK shows as Hollyoaks. Ben is also an actor. With training at Mountview Drama School in London, he is actively working in plays, films, musicals and voiceovers. His musical influences include, Stereophonics, Biffy Clyro, The Killers, Sia, Celine Dion, Halestorm and anything with a melody that affects you.

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Derek Watling
Guitars, backing vocals

From a musical family littered with music teachers and professional artists, Firedance's founder member and guitarist gave his first public performances to large Church congregations from an early age, playing first the violin and then guitar from 10 years of age. Always passionate about playing live music, he had early success with the East Kent cover and originals band 'Monster' in the early 80's before moving to London and then his birthplace of North Wales, where he has appeared in many bands - most recently as founder member of the indie rock covers band '100 Bullets' in 1997, before leaving to form Firedance in early 2012.

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Krys Brzegowy
bass guitar

Krys has been playing bass for most of his life, and developed a passion for music from an early age. Before joining Firedance he played bass guitar in North Wales successful cover band Hell & The Taid. In Firedance he covers bass guitar as well as backing vocal duties. Currently uses G&L L-2000 bass, TC Electronic Rebelhead amplifier and classic EBS speaker cabinets. He always looks forward to trying out new equipment 🙂

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Carl "Bugsy" Bielby
drums

Bugsy joined the band in december 2012, bringing with him a wealth of experience. Started his musical career on the side drum in marching band 'Boys brigade'. Over the years he has played drums in many bands including Tyranny, Upheaval, Hoopstick, Click, Locust Hotel, G.T.a, East Coast Vagabonds. Favourite drummer is Nicko, up the irons. Uses shawstix, Roland v-drums and roland monitors

Why Choose Us

Even More Reasons to Choose Firedance
the band

Having performed at venues across north West UK, we have built a great reputation as a top quality, professional and reliable Live Wedding Band. We have proven our ability to provide top class entertainment and as a result we are a supplier of Live Wedding Entertainment to a number of Venues including:

 

  • Highfield Hall, Mold
  • Soughton Hall, Northop
  • The Springfield Hotel, Pentre Halkyn, Holywell
  • Lion Quays Hotel, Oswestry
  • Lyons Nant Hall Hotel, Presatyn