DYNAMIC COVER BAND

 Devon based band The Menace is a dynamic four piece rock, pop and alternative band playing classic covers with a different edge. 

EXPERIENCED MUSICIANS

 Between them they have many years’ experience entertaining audiences in various settings from pubs and clubs to Churches and festival stages. 

ROCKING 2019

 Having lost their front man in 2018, the band took some time out to re-group and with their new front man are preparing to play the 2019 summer circuit. They have done some exciting gigs over the last few months and the band are poised to make their mark on the Devon and Somerset music scene. 

DYNAMIC COVER BAND

 Devon based band The Menace is a dynamic four piece rock, pop and alternative band playing classic covers with a different edge. 

EXPERIENCED MUSICIANS

 Between them they have many years’ experience entertaining audiences in various settings from pubs and clubs to Churches and festival stages. 

ROCKING 2019

 Having lost their front man in 2018, the band took some time out to re-group and with their new front man are preparing to play the 2019 summer circuit. They have done some exciting gigs over the last few months and the band are poised to make their mark on the Devon and Somerset music scene. 

The Members


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ASHLEY CARR - Front Man

Ashley joined the band in 2018 after returning to the UK from South Africa where he entertained audiences in his popular band, Switch. Having written a song which reached the modern rock chart, they found themselves playing on the same stages alongside artists like Ginger Baker and The Hot House Flowers. His band toured South Africa playing the gig and festival circuits and they played to audiences in excess of 20 000 people. Ashley’s powerful and raspy vocals are a perfect fit for the style of music played by The Menace.  

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DAVID KERSLAKE - Lead Guitar & Vocals

Having his world rocked by Van Halen in 1984, David always wanted to be in a band. He played with bands like Devious Minds and Juan, and then took a break for a few years only to realize that music was in his blood. He then replied to an ad in the paper looking for a guitarist, that band was called The Menace! Although his main commitment was to The Menace, after Frank Harris passed away and the band went through uncertain times, David played with popular bands Reckless and Byzantium Lane who received local radio play.  He has played over 500 gigs and loved everyone of them, loves to play live and to get a reaction from a crowd. 

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MICK COLE - Bass Guitar

Bassist extraordinaire, Mick started playing guitar in Kent with his first band Killing Time, but very quickly chose the bass after realizing it's power and importance in a band. He played with several bands over the years in the West Country, but found a home in The Menace about three years ago. Mick adds a solid foundation to The Menace and provides the perfect backing for the powerful four piece.

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JAMES HARRIS - Drummer

 James, who's Dad Frank was the founding member of The Menace has played for various bands including Indy cover band Sand, back in 1997. He then went on to join original band Savalis who were asked to support Muse at The Cavern in Exeter. After turning down a recording contract, James took some time out before joining his Dad in The Menace. His rock solid and energetic drumming style gives the band  their rhythm for their powerful sets.