Biography

Secret identities revealed!!

Nick Dagger is played by Steve Elson

Keef Rickard is played by Bill Lennon

Charlie Mott is played by John Prynn

Bryon Jones, Mick Taylor-Made and Ronnie B Goode are played by David Birnie

Bill Hymen is played by Alan Mian

Manfred Mann, Nicky Popkiss, and Chuck Ravel are played by Holger Skepeneit

The band would not function without the assistance of our brilliant crew. The backline technicians are Simon Coldwell and Danny Coldwell, ably assisted by Andy "Bavers" Bavington. Front of house engineer is Bill Edis, and the on-stage monitor engineer is Rich Hill. Other technical staff we would like to thank is Adrian "The Armwrestler" Atterwell, Dave Payphone, Lou, Charlie, Anita (Marianne Fistfull). Video editing is by Chris Swanton at De Facto Studios.

Steve Elson was born in Balham, London but now lives in Chiswick, West London. Steve has played guitar since he was ten and wrote and produced some hits in the eighties with the Stones sound-alike band Broken English. He has worked with Status Quo, Eddie Grant and The Baby Animals (who had the biggest selling album in Australia in 1996). He has also written songs for Latoya Jackson. His hobbies include keeping fit, scriptwriting and photography.

Bill Lennon Born in the same town as Mick Taylor (Welwyn Garden City) and growing up in one rocks most famous villages (Knebworth), it was only a matter of time before Bill’s true vocation was to show itself. After a time drifting about doing lesser covers bands, Bill decided to frequent the Guitar Institute and graduated as best live performer for his year (2005). With this glowing recommendation he was immediately seconded to the Fraudulent Five’s ranks. His hobbies include inventing new ways to fit more students into his day and apologising to his wife!

John Prynn was born in Wimbledon, London and still lives there. John has worked with the Cambridge Footlights Revue, Osric Tenticles, Flex, The Yo-yo's, The Bluescasters, Close Enough For Blues, Donovan,Jackie de Shannon, Rosalie Deighton and currently plays in The Magnificent Men with George from The Bootleg Beatles (not that the band is too happy about it!). John is a qualified graphic designer and his design skills play a big part in the bands artwork. His hobbies include visual arts, cinema, playing drums, eating drums and sleeping drums.

David Birnie was born in Aberdeen but moved to London in 1999 to study at The Guitar Institute (are you spotting a pattern yet?). He completed the Diploma in style and went onto the Degree. From there he was never to look forward. When he graduated he was immediately offered a job by the very people who had taught him his craft. He became guitar tutor at London College of Music and Media which lasted all of a term before he signed on for the second greatest rock n roll band of all time. He has now been re-enlisted at the Guitar Institute teaching Acoustic guitar. His hobbies include bowling, beer, broads and balalaikas.

Alan Mian was born in Fulham, London and now lives in Chiswick, West London. He is an Instructor at the Bass Institute school. He has played bass with Wynton Marsalis, Julian Joseph and was musical director for the Blues Brothers show. He is also a busy session player and has worked for Emma Bunton, Liberty X and many others. Alan is too busy to have hobbies but enjoys watching the cricket when he has time.

Holger Skepeneit was born in Frankfurt/Germany, Holger swapped Sauerkraut for Marmite in 1997 to study Jazz piano and Composition at the London College of Music and the Leeds College of Music. Since graduating he has performed with some of the greats of British jazz (Tina May, Alan Barnes, Jeff Clyne to name but a few), and composed a number of highly acclaimed pieces. When he’s not working with the Counterfeits or his own band, Holger enjoys fishing, building up his alcohol tolerance, and throwing suitcases.