Who are The Rockerati?

David McCarthy

David McCarthy is at the heart and soul of The Rockerati, singing, writing, playing guitar and sometimes everything else in the studio as well, like Dave Edmunds did before him.

His musical life before the band includes radio airplay across the world, including a John Peel session and a BBC R2 live studio set broadcast to three million listeners.

Onstage David has supported U2 and REM, appeared at European festivals including Bestival and Sziget and been called "a truly star performer" by NME.

With a little help from his friends, his idea of the perfect 21st century rock'n'roll band comes together in The Rockerati.

Seamus Murphy

Seamus Murphy is well-known as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist around the UK's Midlands. As owner and in-house producer at the all-analogue Pennington Street Studio until recently, he ran a rural recording set-up very like Rockfield was in the 70s.

Several of Seamus' songs feature on the forthcoming second Rockerati album and he also plays drums.

Billy Terrison

Billy Terrison is a young drummer whose effortless playing style has the true spirit of rock'n'roll. Mastering a shuffle beat is something that many never manage to achieve, whereas it comes so easily to him.

Billy appears on several tracks on the forthcoming second Rockerati album.

Justin Welch

Justin Welch played drums on debut album 'Waterloo Sunrise'. Known for his roles with Elastica, Suede and currently Jesus and Mary Chain, Justin is one of the few modern drummers who really understands how to play that all-important rock'n'roll shuffle.

Michael Horsham

Michael Horsham supplied some songs, guitar, vocals and bass on debut album 'Waterloo Sunrise'. As David's long-time friend and musical collaborator, his contributions were key to setting up the basis of the band's sound.

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