Public M&E (Max Fordham LLP)
Public M&E need no introduction. Now in their seventh year, they’re made up of a rotating cast of Max Fordham employees. Their signature blend of pop, soul, and disco covers will keep crowds cutting shapes on the floor until the wee hours. PME are a like-minded collective of ex-music professionals and enthusiasts who have converged onto the services engineering scene to reduce energy consumption in buildings using the power of music. Public M&E have turned heads with their captivating vocal hooks, tightly coiled rhythm section grooves, a formidable brass powerhouse, and the sheer number of band members they seem to fit on a stage at one time. Making waves last year by winning Best Band on night one of Construction Rocks, Public M&E are excited to return and are feeling the heat to go bigger than ever.
John Bone - Trumpet
Absolutely! Make no Bones about it, John will blow you away with his smooth sounds.
Stewart Burns - Guitar
Drafted in to replace a former member of the same name to satisfy the strict requirement that the guitarist is called Stew. Famous for his 'eyes fixed firmly on the frets' style of playing, Stew knows all the notes - A through G.
Katie Clemence - Vocals
Katie has been ready for the showbiz life ever since winning a talent contest by whistling 'Hall of the Mountain King' aged 8. There's no need to check your pipe sizing calculations, because this girl's got a great set of pipes.
Lidia 'player' Guerra - Vocals
Funky has been flowing in her veins since before she could even say “Revit”. Moving from rolling pasta to rock’n’roll, from the stages of Italian weddings to London, she’s obtained her popularity overseas thanks to her voice, but mostly thanks to her doubtful pronunciation.
Ed Green - Drums
Hangs around with musicians, etc.
Carlotta Mirri - Vocals
Don’t be fooled by her size, folks. Carlotta can hit the high notes! Deemed the ‘black widow’ of the choir circuit, she rounds out the harmonies and completes PMEs vocal quartet.
Fay Walsh - Bass
Fay has been playing bass for a full 5 minutes, and is fairly confident that she’ll have nailed some of the notes in time for the gig. Her bass is a red one, with buttons and a cable which plugs in somewhere.
Anna Foden - Vocals
Honed her singing skills in year 1 choir class and the karaoke joints of Washington, DC, but mostly by singing at her dogs. Loves hearing British people say the word 'boogie'.
Tom Greenhill - Soprano Saxophone
Tom was bullied into stepping into the vacant sax spot after the departure of our former sax player when we found out he used to play (over a decade ago). He's sounding better than ever and we're glad to have him. Watch out, Kenny G, you have some competition! Watch this space.
Josh Rodell - Keys/Trumpet/Vocals
An ageless keys wizard, with access to hidden arcane knowledge of the difference between the little white buttons and the slightly smaller black buttons, cruelly cursed to have the face of a little baby. If left unattended, may wander off to play trumpet or do a singing bit everyone else was too embarrassed to do.
Thomas Dimasi - Congas
Tapped his desk from primary school to his workplace. Finally the annoyance he generates has a purpose.
Owen Beckett - Alto Saxophone
"Never heard of him." Beyonce, 2014.
"Owen? Was he that guy in Zoolander?" Nick Knowles, 2008
"Great guy, great guy. Big fame." Trump, 2017