Ado Comer - drums
Adrian (aka Ado) has been playing drums for over 30 years and has the natural ability to make a technically difficult drum beat appear simple! Ado has played Punk, Pop and Rock and Roll with bands such as The Mirrors, Captivated and Agnes Strange (and even actress Barbra Windsor!). Agnes Strange were a well known local Rock and Blues band that produced an LP and single in the 70s and 80s. Ado loves playing Rock and Blues with The Intruders and has been with the band for 4 years.
Rich Sims - vocals
Rich was born in Southampton, but moved to Brighton in the late 1970s where he sang and played guitar in local bands The Dials and later The Mets. During his time with the Mets he performed at the famous Marquee Club, and sang in a session that the band produced for Capital Radio. The Mets split up in 1985 and Rich moved back to Southampton. After a long period away from playing music, Rich joined up with The Intruders in 2008. He also engineers and produces the bands recordings.
Chris Jayne - lead guitar
Chris joined his first band, Cold Turkey, in 2000. After leaving Cold Turkey in 2003 he decided to put together his own band and the "Intruders"" were born. After the original Intruders broke up in 2008, Chris reformed the band with the current personnel. His guitar sound is strongly influenced by the blues, and he points to Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ry Cooder, David Lindly, and Ben harper as his major influences. As well as his trusty telecaster, Chris also plays slide and lap steel guitar.
Derek (Del) Parsons - rhythm guitar & vocals
Derek is our rhythm guitarist and has been playing guitar in bands since 2000, having started life in a disco dance covers band before being saved by the Intruders, initially as a the bass player and moving to guitar when a vacancy arose. Known as The Rev, he has his distinct sound keeping it tight with Ado and Stephen to let Chris do his thing! Despite his dabbling in the dark arts of dance and disco, his musical tastes range from old British rock through to alternative Country.
Dave Hardiman - bass guitar
At the age of 12 , having already written solo compositions on electric keyboard, Dave moved on to the piano and organ,. At this time he was on one occasion thrown out of a cathedral for playing "inappropriate music". At 15 he found himself drawn towards the low notes and the groovy lines of the bass guitar, and by 18 he was playing with a successful Hereford based folk rock band. During this period he was offered a recording contract, but turned it down to further his education. Over the years, Dave has played in a number of bands - everything from 3 piece acoustic trios to 8 piece function bands - across a wide range of musical genres. He has also taught both keyboard and bass guitar to budding musicians as well as making & repairing guitars and speaker cabinets for fun. Dave joined the Intruders in 2015.