Engine room are an energetic four piece Rock covers Band from Somerset.
Influenced by bands such as AC/DC , Jimi Hendrix ,ZZtop , The cult , Guns n Roses, and many more the band enjoy bringing their cover versions of these artists to the local pub and festival scene. Since coming on the circuit a few years ago they have built up a large following of dedicated and loyal fans who follow them to the venues they play.
The band originally put together by guitarist Mike McGovern and Bassist Jon Arnold were shortly joined by lead vocalist Nicholas “tommy” Thompson and together as the backbone of the band have put a strong and structured set list together constantly adding new numbers to give their audience a varied and enjoyable experience.
Guitarist , Mike McGovern , previously in Kent based band “Deuce” , is one of the few guitarists who manages to control the Lead and rhythm guitar in such a fluent professional manner , from hard hitting riffs to intricate solos his technique is flawless. With over 35 years on the circuit his passion for playing live is still as strong as ever.
Jon Arnold , once with “Fractured Mirror and Viktim “ , applied his trade in Oxfordshire and Berkshire in the late 80s , playing hard hitting Bass in the Rock Pubs .” Now playing in Engine room , the styles and type of music we play are more varied and challenging”.
Nic “Tommy” Thompson , is thrilled to be involved as lead vocalist in the band ,quoted as saying it had always been a dream to sing in a rock band and now its a reality ! once a highly successful Elvis Presley Tribute act ,tommy has an amazing range of vocal prowess , with an amazing quick wit and great sense of humour ,often changing lyrics for the occasion or just for fun , tommy is a great front man.
Drums : At present the band uses two drummers , Dan fudge and Jay Robertson . both these drummers are such talented musicians who rotate the gigs accordingly to their prior commitments and availability.