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A "one stop" place to find out what's happened, what's happening now, and what's going to happen in Guano's world.

Simon Faulks: The founding member of Guano, Simon has been a presence on the Leicester music scene since 1987. He is a multi instrumentalist, playing guitar, bass, drums, 5 string banjo, mandolin, and ukulele. Early live music experience was found playing in blues bands, including "Built For Comfort", "The Cool Grey 5's", "PJ Baker's Blues Brand", and "Mick Ridgway's Mojo Hand". No stranger to playing other styles, Simon also helped to form the '80's Party Band known as "Young Guns". He played '60's Soul music with "'Til U Drop", and Celtic music with "The Reel Deal".

A very recent musical venture has been with "Hillbilly Jukebox", playing rock and pop covers in that downhome hillbilly style.

Blues has always been "true north" for Simon, and his musical compass always points him in that direction.

Simon teaches guitar for a living, both privately, and in schools.

Paul Coulson: Is the current bassist, and all round good egg. Paul has a penchant for prog rock, and has been a presence on the live music scene in Leicester for some considerable time.

Paul (Slim) Williams: Is the current drummer, and can also be regularly spotted playing his packing case drum kit with "The Outwoods County Riders", "Slim Jim", and "Hillbilly Jukebox".

Simon (Sly) Dennis: The original Guano drummer, now found out and about with punk and new wave covers outfit, "Plug".

Ian Dennis: Played bass on 6 of "Can You Dig It's" 12 tracks. He engineered and produced those tracks too, and did a very fine job of it. Ian, along with Sly, also plays with "Plug".

Mark Price: Played drums with Guano for a handful of gigs in 2015, and it was a pure pleasure and privilege to play with such a seasoned pro. Mark can now be found regularly playing in rock covers band "IMP".

Mark Maurice-Smith: Played bass with Guano during 2011. Mark is an enthusiast for prog rock, and jazz rock / fusion music.

Tony Sutherland: Played slide guitar, and 2nd guitar on "Bat Out of Smell". Tony teaches guitar, and brought a lot of great taste and experience to Guano in the early days.

Neil Hames: Played percussion, (congas in particular) on two of the tracks on "Can You Dig It".

Ellen Lockwood: Sang beautifully on "Maybe I Was Only Dreaming", and "Soul Connection", both songs appear on "Can You Dig It".

Bruce Bateson: Played drums on four of the songs found on "Can You Dig It". Bruce is an all rounder, being talented not only as a drummer, but as a keyboardist, and singer.

John Stebbings: Played tenor sax on "Guano Soul Stew" found on the "Can You Dig It" album.

Ben Searle: Played trumpet on "Guano Soul Stew".

23rd July 2017:

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our last bass player Paul Coulson. This was an unexpected turn of events, and we are still reeling from the shock of this. As a mark of respect to Paul and his family, we will of course be dedicating the upcoming album to his memory.