Firing Line fuses three of the Buckinghamshire’s finest musicians; Ben Weston (guitars/lead vocals), Mark Edwards (drums/backing vocals) and David Foster (guitars/backing vocals). With musical influences ranging from The Beatles to the Foo Fighters, since forming in 2011 the band has created a storm on the local music scene.
Firing Line have sold out gigs across the South of England and been invited to play at some of the UK’s biggest events, including the Formula 1 British Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone and The FA Cup Final at Wembley.
Ben is an established artist who released his second solo album, Silhouettes and Sunshine, in 2011. His talent has seen him compose scores for major international advertising campaigns and work alongside some of the music industry’s top names, such as Simon Hale (Supergrass, Kylie Minogue, McFly) and Julian Gallagher (The Spice Girls, Westlife). Mark is an award-winning drummer who has toured the world sharing the stage with headline acts such as The Who and Deep Purple. He has worked with some of the UK’s top producers including Gavin Monaghan (Editors, Scott Matthews, Ocean Colour Scene) and Chris Porter (George Michael, Elton John, Take That). Mark was awarded ‘Best Live Performer’ from the UK’s most prestigious drum school, Drum Tech, in 2007. David’s passion for music began from an early age. Having grown up surrounded by music, particularly his father’s collection of some of the world’s finest guitars, David cites Jimi Hendrix and The Who among his biggest influences. His flexibility sees him playing both guitar and bass in Firing Line and his impeccable sense of rhythm and timing is what gives the band the sound for which they have become renowned.
More recently Firing Line have discovered a greater diversity to their sound by incorporating the musical talents of Danny Mills, Kate Ballard and Jamie Ridgeon. Having recently graduated a Masters performance degree at Royal Northern College of Music, Danny’s wide-ranging musical talents see him playing keyboards, trumpet and singing backing vocals, as well as taking a seat behind the drums when required. Having completed her music degree with First Class Honours, Kate brings another array of talents to the band in the form of saxophone, hand percussion and backing vocals. Coming from a musical background, with his parents having founded Access To Music, and having studied music from an early age Jamie also boasts an impressive musical resumé playing guitar, piano, percussion and bass.
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