Sussex Wedding Band - High Lanterns - Biography

Band Member Bios

Ines High Lanterns

Inès Perraut - Lead Vocals

Inès is an experienced singer/songwriter from Paris. She was classically trained from an early age and started her contemporary music training at the age of 11. After moving to London to pursue her career she enrolled at The British Institute Of Modern Music and since graduating has worked as a professional in the music industry as a top session vocalist/tutor. In addition to fronting High Lanterns she composes original music, performing all over the city.

Her most valued achievements include performing at some of London's top venues, such as "The O2 Islington, The 100 Club, The Spice Of Life, The Half Moon and Under The Bridge. Inès has performed hundreds of shows in various party bands prior to High Lanterns' formation and has hosted popular London jam nights for many years, allowing her to developing her impressive vocal range and ability. Influenced by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston she also enjoys singing Jazz, Soul, Rock, Pop, R'n'B and Funk music.



Laurent High Lanterns

Laurent Judson - Guitar / Vocals

Laurent is a multi-instrumentalist/vocalist specialising in electric guitar and leant music from a very young age. Having previously being taught classical guitar and autonomously venturing into rock/blues, he received a full scholarship to attend at The British Institute Of Modern Music where he studied under some of the best contemporary jazz guitar tutors in the county.

He has since released a record on all the major platforms (iTunes, Spotify) with with his original band, produced by Marcel Van Limbeek (Tori Amos) and has toured the UK selling out venues all over the country. Laurent has performed in many parts of Europe and the rest of the world as a guest entertainer and solo artist. He also composes his own music and records in a variety of prestigious London studios. As a session guitarist he has recorded guitar parts for music composed by the likes of Ed Sheeran, DJ Snake and other top artists



Joe High Lanterns

Joe Hauke - Piano / Keyboards / Vocoder

Joe is a classically trained, funky and jazzy pianist. With over 20 years of live performance experience, he has been a regular player at weddings, functions and for up-and-coming artists based in London.

An alumnus of Leeds College of Music, he has played alongside the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae, at Heathrow Terminal 5, London Zoo and in multiple venues all over the UK. Joe plays a Nord Electro 5HP and Yamaha MOXF6 and is currently employed ROLI, the creators of the unique Seaboard keyboard instrument.



Jasper High Lanterns

Jasper Osborn - Bass Guitar / Backing Vocals

Jasper has a background In Jazz, Soul and Rock music, which he developed to a higher level whilst studying bass at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance.

Over the past decade he has played with many original bands and professional function bands, has played a variety high profile venues including Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Kentish Town O2 Forum, the Indigo O2, The Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy and Glastonbury, supporting artists such as Anderson Paak and Shy FX. His deep grooves, funky sounds and smooth playing ensures that people will dance all night.



Nick High Lanterns

Nick Ford-Young – Drums / Backing Vocals

Nick was lucky enough to be able to naturally play drums when he sat at a kit, aged seven. Since then he learnt his trade studying all genres in depth, with a particular focus on understanding jazz techniques and applying them to funk and rock.

He has toured across Europe, U.S. and Russia in original bands including playing Isle of White festival on multiple occasions and for President Obama at the Italian American Awards in Washington. He has also recorded with some of the best producers of a generation including Chris Potter (The Verve, Rolling Stones, U2) and Paul Walton (Oasis, Madonna. Bjork). He has toured widely in function bands across the U.K. and France and is at his happiest playing tight grooves.