Welcome to the homepage of the band of several names; Deckchair Poets, Zorbonauts and Jerusalem. Their main differences being that Deckchair Poets material can contain humorous lyrics, which in turn can influence their music, whilst Zorbonauts and Jerusalem lyrics tend to be of a serious nature, hence their music can contain a darker edge. However these days the odd smile can be found in Zorbonauts and Jerusalem's lyrics, just as the weight of the World can sometimes be found plonked in a deckchair. As the same select core of musicians play on all recordings there are many similar sounds echoing throughout the work of these differently named bands.
The balmy bunch of dream weavers, who'll sprinkle diamonds in your ears and paint rainbows in your mind, can include any of the following celestial barrel rollers and Shangri-Larian astral plane loop the loopers...........................
Lynden Williams (vocals) - Jerusalem. The Britz. Oxoxox.
Ollie Hannifan (guitars & mandolin) - Mister Kanish. Synaesthesia. Mamma Mia.
Nick D'Virgilio (drums & percussion) - Big Big Train. Spock's Beard. Genesis. Tears For Fears.
Geoff Downes (keyboards) - Asia. Yes. The Buggles.
Dave Meros (bass guitar) - Spock's Beard. Eric Burdon. Iron Butterfly.
Bob Cooke (guitars & mandolin) - Jerusalem. Pussy. The Britz.
Rachael Hawnt (vocals) - Cosmograf. The Beautiful Secret. Great Scott!
Will Wilde (harmonica) - Dani Wilde Band. Will Wilde Band.
Sue Lord (violin & viola) - The Stringbeans Quartet. Tracy Chapman Band.
Rachel Hall (violin) - Stackridge. Judy Dyble. Big Big Train.
Ashley Cutler (bass guitar) - The Beautiful Secret. Great Scott!
Ray Drury (keyboards & accordion) - The Producers. Teed Up. Rufus Stone.
Henk Leerink (bass guitar) - Not Dead Yet. The Britz. Call Me Blondie.
Sadly Bob Cooke lost the use of his left arm, after his second stroke, in 2010. Thankfully he still composes, via his music computer, and his forthcoming work will always find an outlet on future releases.
Another invaluable member of the recording team, who flings many an extra noise, and effect, into the musical mix, is studio owner, producer and engineer, Rob Aubrey, who's worked with Bob and Lynden since 1987. His ears are enshrined in music legend, but he did have to get them syringed out lately.
If you're reading this out of curiosity, then please listen to the music.
If you've heard the music then stay curious, you never know what might happen next!?
Now where's that tin of rainbow paint?
Ah! Sarah-Jane Szikora, artist in residence at Deckchair Palace, has obviously pinched it again!
Bring back that tin of rainbow paint you very naughty, but exceptionally lovely and talented, artistic genius!!
Lynden Williams, Geoff Downes, Ollie Hannifan, Nick D’Virgilio, Dave Meros, Rachael Hawnt, Bob Cooke, Rachel Hall and Will Wilde
Lynden Williams, Ollie Hannifan, Geoff Downes, Nick D’Virgilio, Dave Meros, Rachael Hawnt and Sue Lord
Lynden Williams, Ollie Hannifan, Nick D’Virgilio, Ashley Cutler, Ray Drury, Geoff Downes, Will Wilde, Rachael Hawnt, Dave Meros and Rachel Hall
Lynden Williams, Ollie Hannifan, Nick D’Virgilio, Ashley Cutler, Geoff Downes, Ray Drury, Rachael Hawnt and Will Wilde
Lynden Williams, Ollie Hannifan, Nick D’Virgilio, Ashley Cutler, Geoff Downes, Rachael Hawnt, Ray Drury, Rachel Hall, Will Wilde and Henk Leerink
Lynden Williams, Geoff Downes, Nick D’Virgilio, Ollie Hannifan, Ashley Cutler, Rachel Hall, Will Wilde and Rachael Hawnt
Lynden Williams, Bob Cooke, Geoff Downes, Nick D’Virgilio and Dave Meros