Chas Maguire regularly plays with the following bands

Original Music:

Space Elevator

Powered by the awesome vocals of the cat-suited Duchess, and the amazing guitar work of David Young, Space Elevator are a contemporary take on the classic rock sound. With nods to the music of Queen, Kate Bush and Genesis but with a definitely modern sound – great melodies, thick harmonies and screaming guitar solos all feature! Second album available now. You’ve just missed our 2018 UK tour, but dates for 2020 will be appearing here very soon…

The Missing Persians

Featuring original music written by Chris Cox (vocals/acoustic guitar/mandolin), The Missing Persians are described as “Original British Americana” which means bluesy, tex-mex, harmonies and a bit of double bass slapping by yours truly. We’ve been a four-piece band since I joined in May 2013 and been gigging regularly since July of that year and having a lot of fun in the process! We’ve released two full length albums so far and you can find them on The Missing Persians Bandcamp page. Website at or
Third album on its way…

Blake Shake

All original saxophone-led funk written by the fantastic Nicholas Blake and featuring Linda Blake on vocals. Tight horns, and a really funky rhythm section (Ritchie Ashton on Drums and Jez Cook on Guitar) – first album (Funk Biscuit) available on download now!
Blake Shake Funk


Very challenging rock/blues/fusion three piece featuring the wonderful Tony Qunta (gtr & vox) and Roger Batting (drums) from Lost in Music. Great fun to play, if my fingers can keep up with the pace… (Tony enjoys it a lot more than his picture would suggest!)

Blakes Heaven

A truly excellent jazz big band, playing some very challenging arrangements of well known pieces, as well as some exciting original compositions, a Blake’s Heaven gig is always great fun!

Function Bands / Party Bands / Covers Bands

Dynamic Duo

Full-on party music ideal for smaller venues where a live band would be too large – featuring Chas on lead guitar (shh, don’t tell the bass guitarists’ society)

Lost In Music

A high-quality function band performing everything from the 50’s to the present day – absolutely non-stop music from start to finish featuring lots of segues and live mash-ups keep the musicians on their toes and the guests on the dance floor. Really love to play with these guys, and they’re certainly one of the busiest bands I work with so they must be doing something right!

Hot And Horny

Playing prestigious national and international events, Hot and horny has earned its enviable reputation by consistently delivering the ‘wow-factor’ that ensures events are fantastic… and remembered for years to come!