• The Embers

About us

Formed in 2003, The Embers are an alternative rock band whose style blends elements of folk, rock, pop, country, blues & soul from both sides of the Atlantic.

Renowned for making proper vintage covers their own, covering a whole host of americana, atlantic soul, funk, honky-tonk, boogie-woogie, motown, alt-country, folk and rock‘n’roll, coupled with their own acclaimed material, the band has continued to entertain crowds across Sussex and beyond.

Booked for functions, birthdays, weddings, and as corporate entertainment, the six-piece band can now be booked as an eight-piece to give your event that extra impact.

To book the band for your event simply get in touch through the Contact Us page.

The Embers are:
Anthony Tidy (Lead Vocals, Percussion)

Andrew Gambling (Acoustic Guitar, Vocals)

Irek (Tom) Tomaszewski (Piano & keyboards)

Jamie Warren (Bass)

Steve Jay (Electric Guitar, Harmonica)
Dave Forsdyke (Drums, Percussion)

Ally Davies and Louise Shaw (Vocals)

The Embers formed in 2003, when Andrew Gambling and Steve Jay first joined forces. Originally described on their website as a rock/pop/acoustic/folk/alt-country type phenomena, they now are renowned for their take on vintage covers coupled with their own original music which has been used worldwide.

Having played together for 12 years, and with hundreds of performances under their belt, the band is adept at playing in all types of venues from pubs and clubs through to theatres.

The band members run two bands -The Embers and The Almost Elvis Band - under the umbrella of their own Triggerfish Entertainment Group.

They have all their own equipment, necessary insurances and work closely with you to tailor performances to meet your needs and those of your guests; right down to the timings of when things have to happen on the night.

The types of artists appearing in The Embers set lists include:

Bruce Springsteen
Marvin Gaye
The Doobie Brothers
The Temptations
Tom Petty
Counting Crows
Ray Charles
Elvis Presley
Jimi Hendrix
Counting Crows
Green Day
Foo Fighters
Glen Campbell
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Band
Jimmy Reed
John Mayer
Robert Johnson
Ike & Tina Turner
Simon & Garfunkel
Fleetwood Mac
Thunderclap Newman
Kula Shaker
Fairport Convention

The Embers provide a complete music services for your event (this can be your playlist), and all stage lighting for your booking. They also work closely with sound and light companies to provide stages and lighting for larger venues.


“Dragons & Heroes” Single (2011 Independent Release)
“The Long Goodbye” Single (2011 Independent Release)
“Standing At The Corner of My Heart” EP (2010 Independent Release)
“Love…But in Reverse” (2008 Independent Release)
“Acoustic Sessions” (2006 Independent Release)
“Angels On Every Corner ” (2005 Independent Release)
“Let The Flames Rise Higher ” (2004 Independent Release)


“The Acoustic Stage day drew to a close with a set of mellow rock from the five-piece band, The Embers. Their well constructed and polished set capped a great afternoon of acoustic performances and successful first Music Festival venture for the HDLMA and HDC.
Here’s to next year’s festival and crop of local talent.”

Nick Jenkins, www.horshamtoday.co.uk 16/07/04

“This band is amaaazing. Good, Good stuff.” (Review of ‘Where Are You Now?)
The Jersey Toddshow Podcast, www.jerseytoddshow.com 12/03/06

“Timeless lyrics & catchy Choruses “ (Review of ‘Love…but in Reverse’)
David ‘Kid’ Jensen, West Sussex County Times 14/03/06



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2015 sees us busy with all kinds of private bookings e.g. birthdays, weddings, corporate events, which we do not list on the site.

To see all forthcoming public gigs, please visit our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.

Also, you can visit our YouTube channel to get a flavour of us live.


Contact Us

You can get in contact with The Embers by calling us on 0759 O20 1515 (Andrew) or 078O1 288 434 (Steve) with any query you may have, or email us with an enquiry at: info@theemberslive.com