The Informers are one of Brighton’s leading blues/soul combos, trio and 5-piece band, their musical style has evolved over many years of playing some of the towns pre-eminent clubs and bars, including the legendary Concorde Bar and the established blues venue, the Ranelagh and The Neptune. The Informers are made up of Jon Gilhooly, lead vocals and harmonica and Phil Taylor, guitar. Jon has played with some of Brightons’ top music acts including The Soul Review and the jumping soul outfit, the Roadrunners. Phil was one of the founding members of the Rayguns, a prolific blues band which for many years dominated the blues scene in Brighton. The trio adds exemplary keyboardist Chris Moore, and the band is made up with Geoff Ansell on drums and Francois DeVille on bass, both of who play with some great Brighton based outfits such as Hillbilly Deluxe, Shauna Parker, and The Diablos.
The Informers repertoire is characterised by soulful acoustic pieces that are strongly influenced by the classic sounds of Van Morrison, JJ Cale and Marvin Gaye, contrasted with driving blues that tips its hat to the legends of Stevie Ray Vaughan and John Lee Hooker, complemented with a selection from the great soul/funk outfits from the 60’s and 70’s such as Stevie Wonder and Gil Scott Heron. The 5-piece band feature many references to Little Feat, Steely Dan, Bill Withers, Robin Trower and John Mayer.
“Their musical integrity is always present in their entertaining and deft live performances. Catch The Informers whenever you can for a guaranteed quality act that never fails to deliver the very best in live blues and soul.” (latest Magazine)