BAND

Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Pedal Steel.

Stephen is a professional session musician based in London who specialises in a variety of stringed instruments including: Pedal Steel, Guitar, Mandolin, Lap Steel/Dobro, Banjo, Bass, Ukulele and Vocals. He has worked with artists including: Gemma Hayes, Nathan Sykes, Pixie Lott, Frances, Tulisa, Zemfira, John Murry and Christophe Willem along with many others both in live and studio environments. Stephen is also a permanent member of The Southern Companion. He is the most recent member of the UE’s bringing with him a wealth of musical dexterity. MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Jackson Browne, Black Sabbath, Neil Young

Stephen Barlow

Drums, Vocals, Guitar

Rhys started playing Drums at the tender age of 10. He spent his youth studying the greats, drummers Steve Gadd, Tommy Igoe, Jeff Porcaro, Darran King, Chris Mchugh, Paul Leim, and Jim Riley. Since the age of 19 his performance and tour involvements include Ultimate eagles, Legend of Springsteen, Steve Balsamo (Jesus Christ Superstar), Shoshana Bean (Wicked Broadway), Tenors of Rock (Las Vegas), an X-Factor performance with John legend, Mike Dignam, Shellyann (winner of BBC’s All Together Now) and S4C Live Television. MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor, Journey

Rhys Morgan

Vocals, Guitar, Piano

Guitar, Vocals, Piano, Saxophone, Harmonica Michael, co-producer of the UEs, began his career in the performing arts industry as an actor and concert flautist, and has performed around the world in theatrical productions and concert performances. His Performance and tour involvements include ‘The Commitments’, ‘The Chicago Blues Brothers’, “Legend of Springsteen’, Samantha Fox, Shellyann, and The Fly Boys. He has also worked alongside the cast of ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Jersey Boys’, ‘Spamalot’, ‘Bjorn Again’, ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘Rock of Ages’. MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Nat King Cole, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen

Michael Lawrence

Vocals, Piano, Saxaphones

Emma is a Saxophonist, Piano player and Composer based in Leeds, UK. She graduated from Leeds College of Music in 2014 having studied under tutors such as Jim Corry, Joel Purnell and Jamil Sheriff as well as being mentored by saxophone legend Pee Wee Ellis.

 As a freelance musician, she has performed with a wide variety of bands, including her own quintet “The Gravy Boat”.

Her current Performance an tour involvements includeh the likes of Olly Murs, Clare Teal, Gregory Porter, NYJO, Sir Tim Rice and Ian Shaw. MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor

Emma Johnson

Vocals, Guitar, Slide Guitar

As the bands Musical Director/co-Producer, Chris has a varied back catalogue of work under his belt.   In 2000 he was awarded “Most Outstanding Guitarist” at ACM in Guildford, where the runner up was none other than Newton Faulkner!  He went on to tour the world in the band for West End show Abbmania.  He has Performed on BBC 2, S4C, BBC Radio and MTV.  Chris has been lucky enough to play on the same bill as Journey, Joe Cocker, Ringo Star, Texas, K T Tunstall, Brian Setzer, Skunk Anansie. Chad Smith (Red Hot Chilli Peppers).  He is currently MD/Producer/Song Writer for international touring shows Legend of Springsteen, So This Is Christmas, Shellyann (winner of BBC’s All Together Now). MUSICAL INFLUENCES:  The Beatles, The Eagles, Steely Dan

Chris Wright

Bass Guitar, Vocals

With over 40 years of experience in the music industry, Chris has a vast back catalogue of work. He is co-producer of the UE’s, and as member of the British rock band Thunder is still taking the world by storm! His performances and tour involvements include Go West, Andy Summers, Paul Young, Andy Taylor (Duran Duran), Then Jericho, Colin Blunstone (Zombies), Russ Ballard (Argent), Don Airey (Deep Purple), Samantha Fox, Roger Daltry and LuLu. MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Led Zeppelin, Steely Dan, Jimi Hendrix

Chris Childs


The Ultimate Eagles cast are definitive devotees to the music of The Eagles.  Performing songs from every album and every era, delivering more than forty years of brilliance with both accuracy and reverence. The band is comprised of seasoned International professionals who have spent their time performing alongside Queen, Paul Young, Roger Daltrey, Lulu, Van Morrison,The Commitments, Cliff Richard, John Legend and Thunder.
The Ultimate Eagles have performed to over 1,000,000 people worldwide, and have had over 20,000,000 online media views, securing their place as the world’s premier Eagles show.

Their “10th Anniversary” production recreates the sublime harmonies and legendary guitar solos of such hits as “Hotel California”, “Life in the Fast Lane”, and “Take it Easy”, with such respect and dedication, that the world’s finest Eagles show will not fail to take you on a journey back to sunny California at the height of it’s golden era during the 1970s.

“The World’s Best Eagles show” – Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2

“Superb! Do not expect a lookalike band; these are real musicians with real passion” Mail on Sunday

“As close to the originals as you are ever likely to hear.” – Daily Mail

The Production Crew

Production: Matthew Trigg

Lighting Designer: Chris Richardson

Stage Management and Backline: Matthew Jenkins

Assistant Tour Manager : Julie Fenton

Photography: Marty Moffat and Stephen Radford

Friends of The Ultimate Eagles

The show has had many guest artists perform alongside it over the last ten years, and it’s only right that we recognise their contributions and celebrate the artistes that they are in their own right.  Every artiste listed here has joined the show for festivals, tours or have joined us on stage for special one off events to help celebrate the Legend of The Eagles.

Matthew Fry

Paul Ayres

Shellyann

Ben Heatchote