The premier feel-good Sussex cover band

We're an energetic 4-piece function band playing an eclectic, electric playlist from more than five decades of party music. Our foot-stomping live act is full of infectious, sing-along melodies and highly dance-able tunes that are guaranteed to get you on the dancefloor.

The Great Fire are proud to be an independent group of musicians from Eastbourne, travelling the country to perform at pubs, festivals, parties, weddings and events.

Stacey Hollobone, Vocals

A front woman whose unique energy and powerful soprano vocals set our set list alight.

Favourite Artists

  • Whitney Houston
  • Nerina Pallot
  • Jocelyn Brown

John Haynes, Guitar

A creative guitarist that blends soulful blues and squealing fuzzy rock with syncopated funk rhythmns.


  • John Mayer
  • John Frusciante
  • Cory Wong

Rick Baldwin, Bass

Rick holds down the low end with a thick, funky bass tone and playing that's right in the pocket.


  • John Entwistle
  • John Paul Jones
  • Pino Palladino

Alex Knight, Drums

Providing steady grooves, Alex’s rhythms are sure to get your feet moving.

Top Influences

  • John Bonham
  • Dave Grohl
  • Kevin Parker

The Guitars

Guitar Rig

Is this the perfect cover band guitar rig? Possibly.

Guitar & Amp

  • Moar Wayfair
  • Fender 60s Baja Telecaster
  • Laney VC30
  • Laney LC15

Bass Rig

Guitar & Amp

  • Fender Jazz Bass
  • Musicman Stingray
  • Gallien-Kruger Bass Combo

Ricks's pedal board...

Boss GE-7Boss ODB-3Aguilar Filter TwinBoss BF-3EHX Micro POG



The Kit

  • Pearl Vision Birch Shells
  • Tama SLP Studio Maple Snare
  • Paiste 2oo2 Cymbals
  • Pearl Hardware
  • Evans Drumheads