Who are Elemental Joe?

Nick Dutton (Guitars – Gibsons: 335, 355, 175, Les Paul Custom / PRS Custom 22 / Fender Stratocaster / Godin Multiac nylon string / Yamaha acoustic / Yamaha MSG Custom; Blues Harp; Vocals) has played in many blues and jazz orientated bands since his teens and has supported various UK and international artists on their UK tours. He has also built up a considerable following as a blues guitarist and vocalist, fronting the Nick Dutton Band and the Nick Dutton Jazz & Blues Experience. With influences that include Jeff Beck, Wes Montgomery, Pat Metheney, Larry Carlton, BB King, Miles Davies and John Coltrane, Nick’s sublime guitar playing and wonderfully modulated vocals are fundamental to Elemental Joe’s unique tone and style.


Pete Sherman (Bass Guitar - Ibanez SDGR/Hartke LH500/Hartke HyDrive 5210). Great Grandson of Eugene Cruft - the "leading double-bass player of his generation" - Pete first picked up his bass at the tender age of 16 and proceeded to stumble, walk and run eagerly through three and a half decades of Blues, Rock, Soul, Funk and Pop across a cross section of amateur and professional bands, fully enjoying the dimensions of style, feel and personality that each one has brought. Rock and Blues are his first love, although any genre that inspires him to chase notes up and down the fretboard, end at the right place and at the right time with zero notes left over makes him a very happy man. It is a real delight for Pete to be able to bring all he has to offer to the legendary Elemental Joe.


Rob Finch (Drums – Ludwig Classic Maple Exotic Bubinga / Gretsch Catalina Maple / Roland V-drums; Sabian cymbals). Influenced by (in awe of) Buddy Rich, Steve Gadd, Neal Peart and Steve Ferrone, Rob continues to aspire to make the nicest possible noises while hitting things with sticks. His musical roots are largely rock- and funk-based but, following stints with Tolkein Haig and Nice Boys among others, he is excited to be applying his blues and funk skills with Elemental Joe.


Mike Hill (Vocals)