Demi - saxophone/vocals
Demi first started singing and dancing at the early age of 3 and later trained professionally at a top London performing arts college. Before joining Academy Demi had toured with musical theatre shows, featured in music videos and performed as lead vocalist in a variety of different bands. In addition to Demi's strong vocal ability she also plays the alto saxophone, clarinet and on occasion has been known to shake a mean bit of tambourine!!
Frankie - keyboards/vocals
Frankie’s first piano lesson was at 8 years old, he hated those lessons but later discovered ‘The Blues’ and Bob Dylan was the start of his love affair with music. As the founder member of Academy established in 1985, the music scene has changed a lot, but Frankie’s enjoyment for playing fantastic music with great musicians has not. Career highlights include; a world cruise on the QE2, a season at the La Manga Club in Spain, and many memorable private parties.
Lolly - bass guitar/vocals
Lolly had always dreamed of being in a band since she was a little girl. With no musical training, she started off singing and playing keyboards but changed to bass guitar as she wanted the freedom of being able to move around on stage! Just like Frankie, Lolly has been with Academy from the very beginning and has performed all over the world. Lolly is not only a great bass guitarist, she also loves to sing, especially rock music.
Dean - drums/vocals
Dean began drumming at the age of 14, hugely influenced by his father who is a bass guitarist in a successful rock band. Dean went on to drum in many different style bands including country, rock and various tribute shows before joining Academy. Using electronic drums and percussion Dean is able to match the sounds of original recordings. Without doubt Dean is a talented drummer and his ability to sing at the same time as keep the band's rhythm is impressive!
Jamie - guitar/vocals
Jamie first started playing the guitar aged 14. He began his music career playing all the top venues on the renowned London rock circuit before going on to play keyboards in various bands. Jamie has been a professional musician for many years and is an ardent follower of guitarists of all styles, Jamie likes to incorporate most of these styles in his live playing.