“The Mays have been together now for 40 years, having started out as a four piece boy band of brothers in 1975. Over the years there have been changes to the line-up; currently the band consists of two new musicians, joining two of the original brothers. The group plays a mixture of Beatles, Elvis, Cliff, The Quo and some of their own material, so they are a pop, rock ‘n’ roll band.
As in the photograph the group members are from back left to right; Steve Houghton (new member on rhythm guitar), Julian May (lead guitar and vocals), Rick Fitzpatrick (new member on drums) and David May (bass guitar).
In 2005 the group released a three track single CD, ‘Tillingham Phone Box Blues’ to celebrate 30 years together and they are pleased to announce that this single is now available through Music Maker Magazine.
The band will be celebrating 40 years of playing live music, next year (2015) and are currently working on new material, with the possibility of a new album in the not too distant future.
The Mays perform a diverse range of great music from the genres of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Pop, including great artists such as The Beatles, Status Quo, Elvis Presley and Cliff Richard. In addition they also play songs from their own original albums.
The Band have experience of performing at a range of events and venues, from appearing ‘in concert’ to outdoor festivals, pubs, clubs and private parties - to large crowds and to more intimate audiences.
Performed songs are carefully considered and pre-selected for each booking, taking into consideration all factors and indeed any specific requests communicated at previous performances or at the time of booking.
Julian May is the lead/rhythm guitar & vocalist, is also one of the original founders, along with David May, 30 years ago. He is the song writer for 'The Mays' and for himself. He has finished first collaborative album with Maldon based singer song writer Rick Christian called 'Loose Association.' David May, the other half of 'Mays' plays bass guitar & occasional rhythm guitar. He is also is the backing vocal. David is the 'mover' in 'The Mays' and will pinch front vocal given half a chance. He is a song writing contributor on past and present 'The Mays' albums.