Safehouse are an Edinburgh based band, with five permanent members, formed in August 2005
Andrew Stirling - Bass Guitar
Original Safehouse member,
instigator and promoter.
Firmly locked in with Sean Scott as the Safehouse
belt and braces back line .underpinning the hairy boys with pumping bass lines,
tight turn arounds and complementary light and shade .
John Bruce - Lead Guitar
John has come a long way for one of the boys who jammed on the school theatre steps at lunch time. He has always been happiest with a guitar in his hand and has tried his best to stick to a real bluesman lifestyle
Capable of lifting the proceedings to a new high John always entertains. (He has more tricks than Paul Daniels). Over the years he has supported BB King , Bo Diddley, Robert Cray, JohnMayall, Jack Bruce, Junior Wells, Van Morrison, Albert King, Otis Rush and many others, and has recorded with Ian Stewart ( The Stones fifth member) and Lou Martin (Rory Gallagher).
Touring Europe with Blues and Trouble for festivals and to support their many CD launches became a way of life for John along with the occasional jaunt to the States, (his guitar still hangs on the wall in the Rum Boogie Bar in Memphis) . Then came the children, the wife and a period of settled home life and an end to the B and T lifestyle. Donít worry folks, you canít keep a good man down and John can still hold a note, play great slide and go on a bender with the best of them, and the best news of all is that he is back writing again ,Europe here we come Ö..
Chris Peebles - Vocals
is originally from the east Neuk of Fife a singer/songwriter who has
played with numerous local Bands. He met John Bruce about 10 years ago and
was always a standout feature at "The Blue Note" Cafe's Open Mic Night in
Anstruther. He sang with The Johnny Bluenote Experience, travelled all over
the place busking & picking grapes. Earlier this year, he was called upon to
do Vocals on Jimmy Brown's Memorial Concert and impressed everyone so much he
was offered the position of Lead Vocalist with Safehouse.
Sean Scott - Drums
Sean started playing with Indie Rock band The Subject (which included Pete Wishart who went on to be keyboard player in early Big Country and RunRig but is now an SNP MP!) Sean then played with Indie Rock Band Fifth Estate before joining Bues n Trouble where he featured on all their albums between 1984 and 1990; including Lazy Lester Rides Again; Slim Tab Hunters ď Rockin n BeatinĒ and other session stuff he canít remember now. Having taken a twenty year break he's now back playing with Safehouse. His drumming influences were Neil Peart (Rush) and then later Fran Christina (Fab T-Birds) and is a Steve Earle. Memorable gigs included Preservation Hall & the Queens Hall in Edinburgh but hit the festival highs with Blues in Trouble playing on the back of a flatbed lorry outside the high flats in Broomhoose!
Ali Petrie - Keyboards
Ali has been influenced by good old fashioned keyboard players with soul and vibe, particularly Ian McLagan (Faces) and Billy Preston, focussing mainly on traditional Hammond, piano and Wurlitzer instruments. He has toured Europe many times with Hobotalk, and his British gigs have included playing the Shepherds Bush Empire with Gomez and closer to home he played the Queens Hall supporting another hero, Garth Hudson.