Contagious Vibes - Brief History

First formed in 2001 by Charlie Bell (guitar), with its last performance in 2007 - various musicians have been in the line up over the years, such as Jez Surridge, Eric Goffrier, Renes, Adam Lay, Colin Hingston, Chris Woods, Nick Pini, Bjorn Johansson, Lester Greenhalgh; with instrumentation such as keyboards, double bass, trumpet, sax, bongos. Past vocalists include Debs Louis, Hayley Fisher, Chris J Goodyer and Amy Sockett, also as an Acoustic duo as Amy and Charlie until January 2008.


Have been featured on Southcity 107.8FM in session, and Wave 105.2FM The Gig Guide with Michelle Horn. Played at Sounds Leicester Square London. Regular performers at the Beggars Fair, Romsey. Played at various venues in Southampton and Portsmouth including The Joiners, The Candle Club, The Soul Cellar,Talking Heads, The Contented Pig,The Hobbit, South Parade Pier, Edge of The Wedge. Stokes Bay Sailing Club; Hambledon Cricket Club (wedding reception); Kingston Country Court Yard, Corfe, Dorset (wedding reception).


Charlie met Pete Vaughan (lead guitar) in August 2008, Tony Thompson (bass) joined in April 2009, Jamie Warren (drums) joined in July 2010, both vocalists Vicky and Natalie left in November 2010. Gloria Miller (vocals). Pete, Tony and Gloria are no longer in Contagious Vibes (October 2012).


Charlie is now part of the acoustic folk band Iscalis