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The Hush were formed in 2001 by Jed Grimes (guitar, vocals) to record new arrangements of a range of songs from the vast repertoire originating in the North East of England. Jed is joined by Bob Fox (guitar, vocals), Paul Smith (drums, percussion), Neil Harland (bass), Graham Wood (keyboards) and Garry Linsley (sax). The Hush have also recorded with various guest singers, including Judy Dinning, Benny Graham, Ray Stubbs and Jane Wade.

Ray Stubbs plays various instruments including guitar, piano and harmonica. In 1971, he formed an acoustic blues trio called Pigmeat, along with Sammy Johnson and Jim Murray. The band started to perform folk dates, but quickly graduated to the college circuit and played support to several big names, including the Barbara Dixon Band and Vinegar Joe. After Pigmeat split, Ray put together the ultimate one man-band kit and gigged all over Europe. As well as solo dates, Ray formed the R&B All Stars, who have performed to great acclaim at numerous prestigious festivals and concerts. Ray also has an alternative career as a successful TV actor.