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About Us

Founded in 2002, LUCKY TO BE ALIVE has played at numerous events for clients as diverse as Courage Breweries, The Royal Air Force and Accenture. L2BA has also played at a number of high profile events including Peter Andre and Katie Price’s wedding; and at venues including Chelsea football ground, Highclere Castle, the Dorchester Hotel and The Hard Rock Café.
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Matt Richardson

Vocals

Matt was a member of the St. James School (London) choir and went on to learn piano and music theory. Matt has sung with various vocal groups including pop, folk, doo-wop and “barbershop” quartets in the UK, Australia and Hong Kong. He was a singer, guitarist and percussionist with James Keen band (now “Magazine Gap”) and has performed at many leading London showcase venues.

Matt has been the lead singer of Lucky To Be Alive since 2002.

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Matt Fenton

Drums

Matt first played the drums in a band at the age of thirteen when at Ampleforth School. He was involved in the organisation and performance of many concerts throughout his school career. While at Bristol University, in addition to continued involvement in rock drumming, Matt was a percussionist for a number of theatrical productions. After leaving university he played in several bands and is a co-founder of Lucky to be Alive. Matt also performed and recorded with singer/songwriter James Keen, contributing to the creative and recording process and playing at a number of leading showcase venues in London.

Matt has been the drummer of Lucky To Be Alive since 2002.

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Colin Stone

Lead Guitar

Colin is a virtuoso rock, jazz and classical guitarist and a composer. He has performed at the Barbican, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, Royal Albert Hall and many European concert venues. Colin has performed on national radio and television and he was awarded the Lloyd Webber performance medal in 1978. Colin has also played guitar with Joan Armatrading and Memphis Slim; and was a session guitarist at Atlantic Records. As a composer, Colin is a Domeq International Composition prize-winner (1984) and has written many pieces for guitar published and used as exam pieces on Associated Board and Guildhall exams. Colin’s compositions have been performed in Southwark Cathedral, South Bank concert halls and other leading UK venues. He was commissioned by Greater London Arts in 1990 to write a work for City of London Music Festival. Colin was Head of Guitar with Berkshire Maestros for fourteen years where he set up regular holiday rock courses and classical guitar orchestra and ensembles, touring Belgium, Holland and Germany.

Colin has been the lead guitarist of Lucky To Be Alive since 2004.

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Guy Dagul

Piano and synthesisers

After graduating from the Royal Northern college of Music (GRNCM) and Manchester University (Bmus) Guy’s career took a parallel course in both performance and composition. As a concert pianist, Guy has played at Wigmore Hall, The Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Festival Hall etc. Guy became orchestrator for film composer Trevor Jones in 1986, working on films such as "Mississippi Burning", "Sea of Love", "Last of the Mohicans", "Cliffhanger" and “In the Name Of The Father”. In 1995 Guy set up his own studio in Oxfordshire where he composes music for film, television and radio. In addition to his work in film and television, Guy has formed many collaborations with song writers and other musicians, working in the 'classical crossover' genre, opera, symphonic and in the ambient acid jazz world.

Guy has been Lucky To Be Alive’s pianist since 2002.

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James Bradley

Bass Guitar

James has been playing the bass guitar for over twenty years, achieving grade 8 at the age of 13. Since then he has been involved in a number of projects, both as a composer and musician. These include “Windlesham” supporting original stage productions and “Defunct’ with whom James recorded and released two albums. He was also a member of the band “Karmann” which, under Katrina Barnes management, released an album and toured throughout the UK supporting the Stereophonics in 1997. James became resident bass player at Po Na Na bar, Oxford in 1999. He continues to work with many other song writers and musicians.

James has been the bass guitarist of Lucky To Be Alive since 2004.

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