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                Kindred Spirit Band Members

Flute / Sax / Vocals

Bass Guitar / Vocals

Main Vocals  / Guitar / song-writer



Violin / Vocals

 Catherine Dimmock

Mike Hislop

Elaine Samuels

Aleem Saleh

Martin Ash




Stevie Mitchell


Les Binks




Elaine Samuels, the band's founder, has an electrifying, five piece prog folk rock band, called "Kindred Spirit", featuring super musicians playing wind instruments, violin, guitar, bass and drums. We have sharing players to make sure we can be available, as some band members play in other groups or have demanding day jobs to pay the bills (as a musician's income is erratic).

Our band members comprise of exciting new violin player Martin Ash, excellent wind players Catherine Dimmock or Stevie Mitchell, Mike Hislop on bass and, on drums, either the mighty Les Binks (ex drummer with Judas Priest and Roger Glover - to name a few) or experienced professional, Aleem Saleh. You can read about the individual band members by clicking on their name links above.

The band have played, to the delight of audiences (see our "Gig Reviews" link below), at  Art Centres (for example Windsor, Farnham Maltings, Cranleigh), theatres (for example Leatherhead and The Kenton), festivals (for example Weyfest) and clubs (for example the Cavern Club in Liverpool, where they impressed Julia Lennon, who came back stage to compliment them on their performance).

The band play Elaine's, powerful, original songs alongside one or two of their own takes of favourite classics from bands like Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac depending on the gig. They are known particularly for their lovely vocal harmonies, the intriguing songs, foot stomping jigs and reels and exciting musical duels between the two lead players.

“Good songs and an ability to make folk and rock standards seem fresh”. - Colin Randall, Daily Telegraph

“One of the best undiscovered folk / acoustic acts doing the rounds ... discover with haste”. - Sean McGhee, Rock’N’Reel

"Honestly one of the best folk rock bands in activity in the UK" - Carlos Vaz Ferreira, Prog Rock & Prog Metal Zine

"Brilliant example of folk rock at its best" -  Elliot Grimes, Basingstoke Observer


More About the full band:-


Find out about Concerts


Find out about pub gigs


Find out more background:-

Track Record                     Gig Reviews                   Elaine's Background                

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