ABOUT RAY, BILLY & THE LINDISFARNE STORY BAND

Ray Laidlaw
As a founder member of Lindisfarne, Ray was right in the middle of it... even before the band had been thought of. As a young lad with a drum kit and dreams of rock and roll, he set about hooking up with like-minded pals, setting him firmly on a course that would see him achieve success in a band with a #1 album, and a varied life in the music business. Thankfully, he kept all the best bits in a diary: and there's a lot of them, which came in very handy when THE LINDISFARNE STORY was first mooted...

Billy Mitchell
Like Ray, Billy was also there when it all began. Close friends since the early days of Rock'n'Roll, Billy has never been far from the Lindisfarne action. When the band split temporarily in 1973, he teamed up with founder members Ray, Rod Clements and Si Cowe to form much-missed folk-rockers Jack the Lad. He eventually joined the band at the third time of asking in 1996, fronting the band until it split in 2003. His experience as both an outsider and insider gives a warm, unique perspective to THE LINDISFARNE STORY.

...and, at selected shows, The Lindisfarne Story Band:
Tom Mitchell: vocals, guitar, piano & mandolin

Tom Mitchell: vocals, guitar, piano & mandolin

Michael Bailey: bass & vocals

Michael Bailey: bass & vocals

Mark Anderson: electric & acoustic guitars, vocals

Mark Anderson: electric & acoustic guitars, vocals

Rachael Bailey: violin, accordion & piano

Rachael Bailey: violin, accordion & piano