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Hot Cold Ground - biographies and band info.

The nation's press and worldwide internet users are all fascinated by the phenomenon that is HCG. Here they can find out information about the band and its members.

Hot Cold Ground

The name comes from the wiring in a 3-core instrument lead. It was chosen from a list of about 80 alternatives, which included:


Daniel (vocals/guitar), Graham (original drummer) and Dave (bass) all played together in a former band, and when we parted company with the singer early in 2009, Daniel took over singing duties.

Trevor then came on board with his guitar stylings, and off we went, picking up JJ on the drums on the way. Keyboardist Glen is an occasional visitor when he can.

Daniel Carway - vocals and guitar

danielDaniel took up the guitar at age 14, mostly in a bid to make friends at a new school. Early influences came from The Beatles (but he's not that old), and a mixtape of delta blues recordings. He's been in many bands through the years, but this is his first time as frontman.

Daniel's main instruments are mainly Epiphones - a Firebird, a Sheraton and a Casino Coupe. Amplification used to be a geeky amp-modelled affair involving pedalboards and cat5e cable, but recently he's been converted by wonderful old-school valves, with the acquisition of an early 80's Watkins (WEM) Dominator, hewn from solid tone and with a blues pedigree as old as electricity itself. There's a little Laney, and of course now a hand-built by Trev Trevinitone TT18

Daniel's other duties include writing the website and dealing with the recordings (I was going to say 'producing' but that's taking it a bit far). Rides a Yamaha TDM.

JJ - drums

JJJJ Joined us in early 2010, and has been playing for many, many centuries. He brings with him brilliant enthusiasm and a feel for the blues, as well as an unfeasibly small car in which to transport a full drum kit.

UPDATE - JJ has now bought a sensibly-sized vehicle, which has ruined all my 'tiny car' jokes. Damn.

Dave Brooks - bass and backing vocals

daveDave is the mainstay of the rhythm section, and is a hugely experienced musician, having played professionally since before the dawn of time. He also takes lead vocals on a growing list of numbers.

Dave plays Fenders and a Revelation 6-string through an Ashdown amp and cab.

Trevor Latter - guitar

trevTrev (or The Great Trevini) joined up after a passing remark - when Daniel was searching for a guitarist, Trev said, 'Oh, I used to play a bit'... the rest is history. His infectious enthusiasm sometimes has to be reined in, usually at the end of songs.

Trev plays a few guitars, notably Gibson and G&L. Amplification depends on venue size but will always be loud, valve-powered and tonally magnificent. See below for more facts about your favourite guitarist. Picture also shows salt & vinegar. Click here for Trevinitone amps, designed and hand built by the man himself. Rides a Yamaha TDM.

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Glen Butcher - keyboards and backing vocals

glen - now with hatSkyscraping tall guy, multi-instrumentalist and polygamous band member Glen first joined as a depping bass player, but we now employ his wizard-like keyboard skills, featuring piano and Hammond.

Glen has a hectic playing schedule with other projects, but joins us whenever he can.

*NEW* Following a day of playing in the sunshine, Glen decided he needed a hat. Click here to play the Glen's Hats Game. Now he is fully kitted out with his very own headgear - see picture. Rides a Yamaha TDM.