Ron Vincent - Lead Vocals & Acoustic Guitars
Ron Vincent has been performing professionally for 28 years, as a singer/ guitarist in many parts of Australia and all over the world, including places as far as Malta and the snow fields of Austria. He grew up in the 70s listening to the soulful music of artists like Neil Diamond, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, John Lennon and of course Cat Stevens, who would eventually be of key importance to Ron's performing career. A self-taught musician, Ron picked up his first guitar at age 14 after hearing Lennon's "Imagine" on the radio and deciding he just had to play it! That was the start of a life-long love affair with music. Ron went on to have professional singing lessons in 1993 and some jazz ballet training for theatre work. In 1995 Ron performed voiceover work , his favourite role being the plant in "The Little Shop of Horrors". He then moved on to performing a Neil Diamond Tribute throughout Victoria. Ron has continued to woo audiences for nearly three decades while playing in such cover bands as "Rendezvous", "Flat Chat" and "Third Stone" and was a regular attraction at Mentone's Night Hawk from 2003 until 2010.
During the last few years, Ron has passionately pursued his interest in Cat Stevens music. Ron's Cat Stevens show has developed a regular following in regional Victoria and the Mornington Peninsula. Audiences marvel at his uncanny likeness to Cat Stevens in voice and looks. Ron has performed his Cat Stevens Show at Sorrento's Spiegel Tent, Ringwood RSL,
SS&A Club Albury, Theatre Royal Castlemaine, New Zealand, Tasmania & the UK, just to name a few.
"I have a strong emotional connection with the music. You can't just sing the song perfectly note for note, you gotta have that soul connection to get the mood across," Ron said.
Mike Mills - Acoustic Guitar, Bouzouki & Backing Vocals
Mike started out as a singer and guitarist at just 12 years old in country Western Australia. A child prodigy, he studied classical guitar while singing and playing in pubs and clubs all over the state. The youngster won numerous awards including coming first at the Wanneroo eisteddfod. He has continued an intense career as a versatile performer, recognised for his powerful voice and skilful guitar ability. He moved to Melbourne in 2001 and formed his original band, "Template" which was highly regarded in Melbourne's renowned original scene. His next project was to start his current original band Toehider. This showcases his vocal range, guitar prowess and gift for music writing. The sound is reminiscent of Queen's rich vocal harmonies and Van Halen's dazzling guitar technique. In 2010, Mike recorded 12 full albums in 12 months. He recently shared the stage with renowned guitar maker, Paul Reed Smith by whom he is endorsed. He is further endorsed by the world famous Marshall amplifier company. On occasion, audiences are lucky to hear Mike's original songs and guitar solos as a support act to the Cat Stevens show. Mike is enjoying taking a back seat in this show, to provide Ron with backing vocals, lead guitar and the occasional interlude of bouzouki.
Nathan Post - Double & Electric Bass, Guitar & Backing Vocals
After ten years of blowing a trumpet, Nathan realised it was not for him. It was not long before the rich, acoustic sound of the double bass stole his interest. After completing a Bachelor in music performance at the Victorian College of the Arts on electric and double bass, Nathan travelled overseas performing on the Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth 2 and Diamond Princess cruise ships. After returning home, Nathan performed all over Australia playing in pubs, jazz clubs and internationally renowned jazz and cabaret festivals. He has played with Orchestra Victoria, Australian show band, Combo Fiasco, Liza on an E, Diamonds are for Trevor, Tripod and numerous other acts. He has enjoyed backing such artists as Marina Prior, David Hobson, Delta Goodrem, Trevor Ashley, Rob Mills, Caroline O'Connor and Bobby Valentine to name a few. Next was his professional theatre debut in Monty Python's Spamalot which then lead onto other performances such as Camelot, Wicked, Chicago, Drowsy Chaperone (starring Geoffrey Rush), Next to Normal, Mary Poppins, Legally Blonde, The Lion King, Singing in the rain, Ladies in black and Aladdin in Melbourne's famous theatres. Nathan thoroughly enjoys playing in the Cat Stevens cover band, appreciating the song writer's melodic tunes.
Katrina Post – Violin & Backing Vocals
Born to a family of Performing Artists, music and dance have been an integral part of Kat's upbringing from Day 1. She began violin and ballet at age 4 and enjoyed performing in choirs, orchestras and dance concerts throughout her schooling years. Aged 15, she gained her Associate Music Diploma and by 19, a bachelor of Dance (VCA). She has enjoyed a diverse engagement with the Arts, working as a freelance dancer and playing classical and contemporary violin for weddings, corporate events and Indie Rock concerts. Kat has played at many of Melbourne's live music venues including the Corner Hotel, Evelyn, Empress, Tote, Rainbow Hotel, Northcote Social Club Wesley Anne, Revolver and Workman's club with such bands as Winston, Black Pony Express and Blue Ruin.
Daryl Johnson - Piano, Keyboards & Backing Vocals
David Hicks, Jack Bennett, Haydn Meggitt & Thom Mann (on rotation) - Drum Kit, Percussion & Backing Vocals
Collectively these boys have played with the who's who of the Australian music industry. Names and acts include, Ross Wilson, Kate Ceberano, Phil Ceberano, The Seekers, Rob Mills, Natalie Gauci, Vanessa Amorossi, Andrew Roachford (Roachford), Micheal spiby (The Badloves) Grease and the Shout national tour. Bjorn Again - ABBA tribute, Australia's Best Up and Coming Drummer at age 18 (Drumtek award)