The band is fronted by Paddy Stratton, Guitars, lead vocals
Billy Fleming on drums, Backing vocals, guitar.
Jason Illidge on bass, Backing vocals.
Paddy Stratton began his journey in 1972 playing in folk clubs, then in a succession of bands through the seventies & eighties playing everything from country, jazz rock, reggae & new wave. Some success in the eighties with Track 21, Junior C Reaction & the cult band The Horizontal Rock Stars. Since the nineties Paddy has been an established writer & solo performer, a long time collaborator with The Levellers, writing four of their tracks + gigging with the Leveller's Simon Friend. Paddy is now working with poet storyteller, John Row, in an abstract travelling political revue called Serious Times who are releasing their Debut CD in Texas, May 2007. Coyote Wrecks is Paddys newly formed band with Billy Fleming who has worked with the late Paul Sampson (Egypt, Girlsschool & Hawkwind) & will debut a CD at the Hawkfest in June. He has also recently collaborated on a track with David Collins called Turning The Wheel. Much more to come so keep posted!! Myspace.com/coyotewrecks, Indiestore.com/davidcollins, Levellers.co.uk, Johnrow.com, Serioustimes.net (soon to be up & running)JASON ILLIDGE, BASS, I have been playing bass since 1992, mainly in original Alternative/Metal/Hip-Hop groups, but have also delved into the realms of Funk, Drum n' Bass, Thrash, Alternate Americana, House, Reggae and Covers. I play and own 4,5, and 6-string bass guitars, and am proficient with pick, fingers, slap and tap. I use Jackson, Ibanez, Warwick and Dean basses, along with two U.S handbuilts. I play through Peavey and Yamaha bass rigs, along with a dash of effects pedals and a Line 6 Bass Pod when necessary. I have played extensively throughout the UK, and have recently recorded a live session for Radio 1.
Just starting, but will be at HAWKFEST in june 15 / 17.