'Cloud Nine' was
created in the early 1990's by three guys - Paul Miller,
Paul Thomson and Scott Olley. Who all shared the same love
of life, music & fun. After months of practice, in Pat &
Raymond Olley's living room, they found them selves a drummer, A tight
young undiscovered talented percussionist, vocalist & song
writer by the name of Jason Atkins.
The band took off very quick and soon had full books for
over a year, touring the UK six to seven nights a week at all of the top
venues with the occasional European appearance.
Their natural musical skills, close four part vocal harmonies
and amazing stage presence coupled with their sizzling sex appeal soon saw them having
to turn work away due to a lack of any free dates.
1996 saw a change in the line up of Cloud Nine with Paul
Thomson and Jason Atkins leaving to pursue solo recording
projects with major labels. Bassist Paul Miller, an
accomplished vocalist in his own right, having had minor chart
success with the 1980's cover band 'Rough Justice', took up the lead
vacant drum position was filled by internationally
renowned and and highly sought after percussionist Gary Clarke .
In the years that followed Cloud Nine continued to pick up
new work and were kept busy by the very tiring, but
enjoyable summer season tours & tribute shows.
Next was January 2000,
Another change, Percussion again, with Giovanni Vanzino
joining the band. Gio
joined Cloud Nine from the Ugly Bug Band, and brought with
him an amazing personality and a very strong voice.
Unfortunately due to matters
beyond anyone's control Gio was forced to leave the band early in
With Gio's surprise departure, new drummer Ben Wortley was
brought in. Despite Ben's youth he is an experienced
musician, performer and session musician with his name on
many sleeve notes. Ben has mastered to a high grade such
instruments as Piano, Drums, Saxophone & Flute to mention
but a few.