Robbie - Lead Guitar and vocals: Founder member of Ayleys Comet and a wicked guitarist, self taught from 8yrs old and gigging in bands since the young age of 12......at one point was in a different band every night of the week! Uses Fender Stratocasters and too modest for his own good!!! Likes all types of music but main influences are Clapton, Pink Floyd, Dr Feelgood & Hank Marvin (Shadows).
Eric - Rhythm Guitar/backing vocals: Eric is a former member of the band but back as rhythm guitarist as opposed to lead vocals. It is over 11 years since he left us but we are more than happy to have him back in the band
Wei - Bass Guitar: Fairly new to the band but prides himself on his accuracy to the original recordings.
Keith - Drums: Well known to us and a former member of the band. He is a great drummer and does some vocals and we are very happy to have him back behind his drums!!
Vicki - Lead Vocals: A lovely lady with an awesome voice!! She loves all styles of music including Country and soul and adds her own touch to each number she sings. Vicki was formerly with the soul band Aerosoul, and also runs a choir with Starlight Theatre group in Kettering.
21st June 2017: Wednesday 21st June - Ayleys Comet - and a new band to the Beat Scene! Born out of a folding Kettering rock'n'roll band in the 1980s and having become well liked during it's performing periods, the original lead guitarist thought it was time for Ayleys Comet to make a come back - and tonight proved him right! Backed by an impressive rhythm section of local experts on bass, drums and guitar, our lead man took us straight back to the early 60s with two instrumental favourites - 'Wipeout' from The Safaris and the twangy sounds of Duane Eddy with 'Shazam!'. Taking on the lead vocals role in the new band is a versatile young lady - her first song was a rendition of Bill Monroe's 'Blue Moon Of Kentucky' which she made her own!! And after 'Be My Baby' from The Ronettes she stepped into the shoes of Connie Francis with 'Stupid Cupid' and 'Lipstick On Your Collar' - fabulous - and with perfect diction and sustain she followed on with girl songs from Little Eva, Dusty, Dolly, Tina, The Shirelles and The Crystals - and in between gave a new feel to Marty Wilde's 'Teenager In Love', Sam Cooke's 'Twisting The Night Away' and Jackie Wilson's 'Higher and Higher' among others! The vocals for jive songs 'Oh Boy', 'Peggy Sue', 'Be Bop A Lula', and 'Johnny B. Goode', along with 'Hi-Heel Sneakers' and 'All Over Now' were the domain of our 'man with the vision' with harmonies added by the band. And in spite of it probably being the warmest evening we've had in six years, their final songs 'Hi-Ho Silver Lining' and 'Born To Be Wild' still had dancers on the floor! Hey, and what a great version of 'Nights In White Satin' with that haunting guitar outro! A fun night with a superb mix of music! Well done and a BIG thank you Ayleys Comet - we were glad to be part of your 'come back tour'!