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Derek's Profile


I play guitar , banjo  and  harmonica for  Beautiful Poison

Musical Influences: Skip  James, Blind Willie  McTell, Rev. Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt, Sonny Boy Williamson, Tommy McClennan, Blind Blake, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Natalie Merchant, Jerron Blind Boy Paxton ,Scott Joplin, Billie Holliday ,Billy  Joel, Dory Previn, Janis  Ian, Kate Rusby, Ray  Davies, Dire Straits, Gillian Welch, Alison Kraus ,Tommy Allsop, Cassandra Wilson.

Instruments: Taylor T5 guitar,1969 Levin Jumbo Acoustic Guitar, Deering Sierra Banjo, Horner Blues  Harmonica, Kala bass.

Favourite  Album : Blue by  Joni  Mitchell

Other  interests:Reading, Prehistoric Stone  Circles, Antiques, Studio Pottery, Victorian Magic Lanterns 


Favourite places: Sweden, Lake  District, Northumberland , Barter Books, The Lit & Phil , Dabbawal Restaurant

Favourite Foods :Curry , Carbonarra, Liquorice , Morwick Ice Cream !           


Mary's Profile

I play keybords for Beautiful Poison

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Musical Influences: Norah Jones, Billy Joel, Tony Corcoran, Eva Cassidy, Rufus Wainwright, Gary Moore, Mary Black, Sally Glennon & Dad, Jerron Blind Boy Paxton, Big Bill Broonzy, Nat King Cole, The Proclaimers, Kirsty McColl, Van Morrison, Sam Cooke, Dolores Keane, The Waterboys, Swanhunt, Chuck Prophet, The Wailin' Jennys,  Willie Nelson, Natalia M. King, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Mary Coughlan

Instrument: Yamaha; PSR-295 keyboard

Favourite  Album : None Specified

Other  Interests: Reading, Cooking, Walking, Antiques, Volunteering at Tyneside Irish Centre, 

Favourite places: Lake District, Harrock Hill , Mawddach Estuary, Mawdesley

Favourite Foods : Fish , Pendleton's Twicer


Yiota's Profile

 I  am vocalist for Beautiful Poison, I also play  guitar  and Kala Bass

Instruments: Faith Acoustic Guitar

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