Meet the Band
Lead Vocalist Stephanie Arlott has been singing professionally for the last 4 years. Although new to working as a professional musician she was worked hard over the last 3 years to gain her Bachelors of Arts Honours Degree in Performance Industries at a 2.1 level.
Stephanie splits her time between being Head of Music at Pewsey Vale Secondary School, peripatetic vocal teaching and gigging for Catch 22. Stephanie has had numerous sessions in the studio recording original music along with working for artists including James Vallis and Jenny’s Half.
Stephanie has been taught and guided by Sam Lawson (Switch), Rachel Button (London Soul) and Rob Dymond (The Vooz).
Lead Guitarist Neil Hopkins has been playing guitar professionally for the last 13 years. Neil splits his time between teaching Foundation Degree students at the Academy of Music and Sound (Wolverhampton University), private guitar lessons, gigging with Catch 22 and deputy guitar playing for bands The Reason, Indesision and Jamie and the first class.
Recently Neil has been working with Bristol based guitar factory Lindo in producing their new 7 string guitar - The LDG-7X
Neil has previously worked with Andy Scott from band The Sweet and Simon May composer of Eastenders and Howards Way this has gained him a wealth of experience from true professional musicians.
Neil has recently gained a Bachelors of Arts Honors Degree in Performance Industries at a 1st level.
Curtis Willcocks has 7 years of playing experience and has had much experience in the live performance scene, around 4 years of performing for cover bands Party Pulse and Funktional and original bands including The Vooz.
Over the last 3 years Curtis has worked hard to gain a Bachelors of Arts Honours degree in Performance Industries at a 2.1 level.
Curtis is the newest member to Catch 22 and he is looking forward to a busy and successful future.
Matt Clements has gained much experience from drumming in Catch 22 for 3 years. Matt first started playing live whilst at school, he performed in countless school concerts not just on the drums but on the Cornet also! Matt decided to take his drumming career one step further by gaining a Bachelors of Arts Honours Degree in Performance Industries at a 2:2 level.
Matt is also a keen producer being taught and working with producer Roger Bolton colleague of Peter Gabriel and Hanz Zimmer. Matt has gained much experience in recording studios. Keen to strive for more experience Matt is on the way to teaching drums and music technology privately.
Edward Edwardson or Ed for short comes from.... Well we aren't quite sure.
He likes playing frisbee and extreme ironing.
Ed helps us with our sound and in his own words - 'supplies sick synth lines while keeping it large - beep beep'