Sugar and Silk comprise the combined talents of
Danny Sugar (Bass) and Oli Silk (Keyboards).
It was during 1996, whilst at college, that Oli and Danny first met. They
immediately struck up a rapport with their common interest in jazz. Their
first band was a six piece rock/jazz fusion band. Then came a twelve piece
soul covers band. Neither allowed the boys to truly express their skills
and compositional ideas and so they decided to embark on their own
separate recording project. Their first album ‘Sugar & Silk – Fact
or Friction?’ Was released in October 2000 and was a completely original
Now in 2002 Sugar and Silk are back in full groove with the release of
their second album ‘Duality’ which is set to wholly establish them in
the successful world of Smooth Jazz.
Danny was born in Israel on January 30th
1979, where his musical career began, playing piano at the age of 6.
His father was a professional jazz pianist and his mother a classical
violinist. At the age of 14 Danny made the decision to switch from
piano to bass guitar where he was able to nurture a more natural
talent. Now aged 23, Danny has developed his own individual style and
a sound of his own.
Joel Clempson - Drummer
Born in Essex but now based in London.
Joel had his first drum kit bought by his dad (Clem Clempson,
guitarist with 70’s band ‘Humble Pie’) when he was three.
Joel says “The sticks were bigger than me” Joel has not only
played drums with his dad on tour but has also sessioned with many
top stars, not least Elton John on the National Lottery Live show.
Ian Crabtree - Guitar
Ian hails from Leicester and has played
with the likes of Mr Gone, Down to Bone, Reuben Wilson, New Jazz
Hustlers and Afro Elements. Ian writes his own original material
and currently gigs around the Leicester area with vocalist Jane
Hamilton. He has recently contributed to a track on the new
Richard Elliot album.
James Vargas - Saxophone
James, born in Baker Street, London has
been playing the sax since he was 11 years old. James undertakes
live gigs all around London and Europe and has played with such
luminaries as Del Viking and Nappy Brown. We will be hearing a lot
more from James as he is currently working on his first solo
Jane Hamilton - Vocals
Jane who hails from Scotland now
resides in Leicester. She is a prolific singer/.songwriter and
comes from a very musical family. Jane’s brother, Steve plays
and tours with Bill Bruford. She gigs regularly around the
Leicester area performing her self penned repertoire.
Paula Crawford - Vocals
John Reid - Vocals