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Damo Wilkinson

Damo Wilkinson

On Guitar and Backing Vocals - Damian 'Damo' Wilkinson

Damo took up guitar at the age of 13 when he was loaned an acoustic 'with an action like a cheese grater'. He cut his teeth (if not his fingers) with a number of school bands, playing a range of material, from New Wave (aaggh!) to Classic Rock (he still smiles when remembering hollering "We Dont Need No Education!" at an early concert in the school hall).

He started playing the pubs before leaving school and served his apprenticeship around the pubs and clubs of the North-East, adding his six-string twang to a variety of groups playing Rock, Blues, Soul and Pop, two notables being Passion Trade and Blue Valentine.

Damo is a wizz with a soldering iron, and has been known to have his guitar in bits minutes before the start of a show. He likens each gig to a visit to the gym and can generally be seen bopping around while trying to hit the right strings.

In addition to The Sugar Bs, Damo plays in Skyran and the acoustic duo Red Sky

Influences include Chuck Berry, Leslie West, Eric Clapton, Joe Bonamassa, Ritchie Blackmore, Jeff Beck and Rory Gallagher.