The Deptford Rivieras

I was once again asked by Karen Solway at ThingsToDoGuernsey if I could take some shots of the latest fantastic band that she was bringing over to entertain the music lovers of Guernsey. As well as taking some shots of them performing at the Fermain Tavern, she asked if I could take a shot or two of the band that they might be able to use for publicity purposes.

The Deptford Rivieras are:

  • Phil Veacock, Tenor Saxophone
  • Alan Savage, Drums
  • Seamus Beaghen, Hammond Organ

The band members are all highly accomplished musicians, who have played alongside a host of famous names. Phil is a long-time member and main arranger for the Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra so has played with everyone from Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton to Kylie. Alan has backed Joe Jackson, Alison Moyet, Freddie Mercury and Olivia Newton-John. Seamus is one of the finest and in-demand keyboard players in the UK today. He has played with Paul Weller, Iggy Pop and has been stand-in keyboard player for Madness since 1985.

It was a privilege to meet these guys. The “Tav” gig was brilliant! Hope to see them back in Guernsey soon!


The Deptford Rivieras
The Deptford Rivieras
The Deptford Rivieras
The Deptford Rivieras

The Deptford Rivieras - Phil Veacock

The Deptford Rivieras
The Deptford Rivieras
The Deptford Rivieras - Phil Veacock
The Deptford Rivieras
The Deptford Rivieras
The Deptford Rivieras - Phil Veacock
The Deptford Rivieras
The Deptford Rivieras
The Deptford Rivieras - Phil Veacock
The Deptford Rivieras - Seamus Beahgen
The Deptford Rivieras - Phil Veacock