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Fairclough & Youell / Bio

Peter Fairclough (drums / percussion) has appeared with Keith Tippett, John Harle, Ute Lemper, Mike Westbrook, The Bournemouth Sinfonietta and many others!
He has 4 releases in his own right – SHEPHERD WHEEL, PERMISSION, and with Keith Tippett, WILD SILK & IMAGO.

Hayley Youell (vocal / keyboard) studied Theatre, Film and Television Degree at York St John. She has performed with The British Expeditionary Force, A Certain Kind of Person & Tiny Little Secrets. In addition to her singing/song-writing, she is also a Development Worker at Forge ARTS for Health in Barnsley.

Dave Bainbridge (guitars / keyboard) studied at Leeds College of Music and gained two performance awards - The Sam Hood Rosebowl for Outstanding Performance and The BBC Radio 2 Best Jazz Soloist Award.
After college he played with Snake Davis, Gary Boyle, Jack Bruce and Gloria Gaynor, also writing /producing music for advertising but he is best known for his work with IONA. His solo album ‘Veil of Gossamer‘ and his duo albums with Troy Donockley ‘From Silence’ and ‘When Worlds Collide’ received much critical acclaim. He and his wife Debbie run the 'Open Sky' record label and studios.

Fred Thelonious Baker (FTB) (bass and guitars) is constantly in demand for artists such as Phil Miller, Soft Machine, Harry Beckett (RIP), Liane Carroll and Karen Street. He features on many albums with Phil Miller and on the eponymous Fred Thelonious Baker Group.

Nigel Pease (Producer/Engineer) is an Avid/ProTools Certified Instructor and Director of Selva Sound. Previous work includes Stranger Than Fiction by Kayla Kavanagh, Imago by Keith Tippett and Peter Fairclough, Time Between Times by Maria Lynch and Momentum by Deep Sky Divers. He has also done sound design/front of house engineering work in a number of theatres including Document One (The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield), Young Roots (Bretton Arts Centre) and Shut Up (York Theatre Royal).

General Info

Band Members
Peter Fairclough - Drums, Hayley Youell - Vocals, Fred Thelonious Baker - Bass & Guitars, Dave Bainbridge - Keys & Guitars
Artist Name
Fairclough & Youell
Home Page
Alternative / Progressive / Experimental

Contact Info

Sheffield, UK
Peter Fairclough