Ad Lib were formed over a long period of time when the founder members used to gather for specific events, but never officially formed the band. The exact time of forming ‘Ad Lib’ is difficult to say but we have narrowed it down to around 2001/2002. Since then we have performed for an ever increasing number of private functions including weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries and fundraising events. We are very proud of the fact that every gig we have ever played since our formation has been booked by word of mouth. We don’t advertise. All of our customers have either heard us before, been recommended by a friend, or know us personally and it is something we are extremely proud of.
As with any band, over the course of time the line up of members changes as a result of personal circumstances or other commitments of some sort, and Ad Lib is no exception to this. Our current members are; Matthew Coates on Lead Vocals, Piano and guitar; Grahame Seaton on rhythm guitar and backing vocals; Richard Welbourne on Lead Guitar, vocals and sound; Ed Allen on Bass and sound; Tim Dewdney on drums; and last but by no means least Mark Gibson on sound and photography.