Although a new name on the country music circuit, Rancher have been together for
10 years playing to the crowds of the clubs in their local area. Between the two
of them they have over 60 years experience in the entertainment industry. Rancher
play a wide range of country music and can cater for both line and western. They
do their very best to keep up to date with the latest floor fillers as well as the
This talented duo comprises of: Steve Lovett: lead vocals & lead guitar; and John
Hallett who plays Bass guitar, Slap Bass, Acoustic Guitar & harmony vocals. Steve
and John are both from the Slough area and have been fans of the country music scene
for years, both playing in bands from a very early age around the social club and
Both members of the duo are artistes in there own right. John has been playing guitar
and bass in various bands as well as Rancher and can pretty much play a tune on any
instrument he puts his mind to. His house is like every musicians dream and is full
of all kinds of instruments including a drum kit, saxophone, clarinet, mandolin,
and even a ukulele! As well as his talent for playing a vast amount of instruments
he also has a wicked sense of humour and has always got a joke to tell you.
Steve, at the age of 11, started in a country band formed by his father called The
Convoys and then spent a few years playing with his own Rockabilly band, the Niteshift
Trio. He then worked solo around the holiday venues full time. Steve has also been
a Line Dance DJ for 15 years and has been running two dance clubs with his wife Debbie
in the local area. Steve has always lead a busy lifestyle with his music, but wouldn't
have it any other way! He is always looking to improve his brilliant guitar playing,
which is shown through his various on stage guitar solos. Steve also has a flare
for computer music programming and programmes and edits most of their backing tracks
which incorporates a software that produces real live drum samples.
Rancher met at one of Steves Line dance clubs while he was on stage doing his solo
act for the dancers. They became strong friends and found they had much in common
when it came to music. So with the popularity of the Dean Brothers and The Cheap
Seats they decided to form Rancher but only played around there local area of Berkshire.
Since then they have become increasingly popular and due to such high demand they
are now travelling further a field and are quite often travelling up and down the
country for a gig.
Rancher are not to be missed! Their use of top quality equipment to project there
sound joined together with their live instruments and vocals offer a show stopping
and enjoyable performance. They also currently have a live CD on sale at gigs and
are in the process of recording a studio album which should be ready with in the
next few months .
Steve is also available as a solo artiste and is already building a great reputation
around both Line and western clubs .