The Lizard Kings
Marcus Roebuck - Lead Vocal & Harmonica
Lead Singer of Nelson based blues band 'The Boogie Train', and Front man for The Lizard Kings Doors Experience. Marcus started his musical path in his home town of Timaru, fronting bands, honing his talent for the harmonica and finding what became a lifelong passion for the Blues.20 years ago Marcus made the move to Nelson , now a father of 5, Roebuck also finds time to drive some of Nelson's most well known and respected bands.
Glynn Olsen - Guitarist
Glynn attended Nelson School of Music in the late 80's and in the early 90's then went on to study at Christchurch Jazz School. He has also studied as an audio engineer, is a songwriter and has recorded and released his own recordings.Glynn has a great love for the blues and has played with various Christchurch bands: 'Black Cat Bone', 'Box of Blues' & 'Scarecrow'. He has taught in schools in Christchurch & Tutors on guitar, he is highly respected by his peers. Since moving to Nelson in 2003 he has played in 'The Brandy Creek Band', 'The Acoustakats' & Currently for 'The Boogie Train' & 'The lizard Kings Experience' An exciting blues based stylist this stunning musician is humble about his talents merely saying that he "likes to play a little guitar..."
Sahn Bishop - Bass
Sahn is a multi-instrumentalist, playing bass for Nelsons premier blues band, Boogie Train and The Lizard Kings (Doors experience).He is also a singer songwriter taking an eclectic approach to solo acoustic originals. With percussive intensity and arresting vocals, he is unafraid to explore emotive territories while maintaining lightness of touch, honesty and humour. After several years performing locally and nationally, he is now gaining momentum with his solo experience.
Liam Ryan - Keyboards
Musician and producer Liam Ryan is Performing Arts Manager at CPIT's Department of Creative Industries, leading the Jazz School and National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art degree programmes. A member of 1980's Christchurch band the Narcs, and inaugural member of the NZ Music Commission, he has held leadership and management positions at Waikato Institute of Technology, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, and Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology. He has continued to pursue his music practice, and is currently involved with The Sou'Westers (whose album Going West has just been released), The Lizard Kings, the reformed Narcs, and his recording label, Torch Music.
Bruce McGregor - Drums
A drummer since birth, Bruce fully realised this as a 6yr old, after witnessing Cozy Powell playing 'Dance with the Devil' on UK music show 'Top of the Pops'. Influenced by Cozy, Clem Burke, Buddy Rich, Stewart Copeland, John Bonham and Neil Peart to name but a few; the drumming of John Densmore came to him as a teenager via the music of The Doors first album. "I'd never heard anything like The Doors, and their whole theatricality and incredible use of dynamics completely changed the way I looked at the role of drums in music."
Describing himself as a 'multi-genre drummer' who plays with whom and whatever makes him buzz; he has played in rock, pop, metal, funk, reggae, electro dance and drum 'n' bass projects, and is deliriously buzzy about filling the drum stool position for The Lizard Kings.
"I've loved The Doors for 30 years now and they've been a major influence on how I view and play music. I also spent a fair few of those years wanting to be Jim Morrison, but right now I'm happiest being a Lizard King and honouring their music that way."