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Jon Pheasant

Lead Vocals / Guitar

 

Jon has always had a fascination with music and learned to play guitar at an early age performing at youth events for churches. It wasn’t long after that, he discovered the Beatles and immediately fell in love with their music. By 2003 at the age of 14, Jon began performing a Beatles Tribute as a street musician in Ocean City, Maryland, and soon after that, he began performing at local restaurants, clubs, private events, and other venues around the Mid-Atlantic region. He was instrumental in forming a Progressive Rock group; Proof of Love; which focused on original material. He then became instrumental in forming The British Invasion Experience, a way to pay tribute to the music that he grew up with and inspired him to pursue music as a career. Jon is also involved with his solo project where he performs originals and covers alike. Jon is heavily involved with not just the performing aspect, but also managing The British Invasion Experience and his Solo Project. Between The British Invasion Experience and his solo career, Jon currently tours all around the East Coast region and is looking to expand further with both projects.

James Mathias

Lead Guitar / Vocals

 

Growing up in a musical family, James began playing guitar at nine years old. His inspiration comes from a number of people, “Mostly my dad who taught me how to play guitar.” He started to write his own music around the same age and performing his music at school events, eventually moving on to performing professionally at bars, clubs, and coffee shops. Through these experiences, and the inspiration from artists such as John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Anthony Green, Radiohead, and much more, James has become an accomplished Indie singer/songwriter. With writing his own music James also enjoys recording and producing his own material. James met Jon at an open mic in Pitman, New Jersey (Bus Stop Music Café) and then soon after joined The British Invasion Experience; and it was instantly a perfect fit. “I’ve always loved performing live and playing the music I love. And all the music from the British invasion era has had a big impact on me, so paying tribute to that music is really rewarding." 

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Roger Upole

Bass / Vocals

 

"I am the Bassist! Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, The Beatles, and many more are just a few examples of some of my big influences on my musical methods and playing style. I’m very excited to be a part of The British Invasion Experience because this gives me a chance to pay tribute to the musical heroes that are the reason why I do what I do.” Roger is the newest addition to the band, he has been playing bass for ten years. He initially began on guitar but gravitated towards the bass. With 2021 being his first season with the band let's all give him a huge welcome! 

 

Ben Pheasant

Drums / Percussion / Vocals

 

Ben grew up in the Salisbury/Ocean City, Maryland area, which is where he was primarily exposed to a wide variety of musical styles from classic rock to reggae, hip-hop to country, but particularly groups such as  The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, and others of the sort. Quickly falling in love with the passion of music, he began going to performances that his brother Jon Pheasant played. In 2007 around the age of 12, Ben started his passion of playing percussion in middle school, while also taking private lessons on drum set learning his first song ‘Love Me Do’ by The Beatles. Developing his passion he quickly became engrossed into many different styles of music by playing an active role in both school bands and Jon Pheasant’s solo project. After a couple years of the Jon Pheasant Band, he joined The British Invasion Experience as well and started to play in several other groups. In 2013 Ben was a Music Performance Major at West Virginia University until other opportunities arose musically and scholastically. Ben has played in Symphonic Bands, Marching Bands, Jazz Bands, Wind Symphonies, Steel Bands, Percussion Ensembles, African Ensembles, and several different groups including Rock, Blues, Reggae, Funk, Jam and many more; and hopes to incorporate all the experience and techniques he has learned into his unique style of playing, as well as the passion, humor, and fun that he finds in music. Today Ben is a member of The British Invasion Experience and focuses on drums, vocals, and rehearsal arrangements while also attending school at the University of Maryland, as well as performing in other ensembles and projects around the College Park and Eastern Shore areas.

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