Sarah Jayne Crust
Female Lead, Producer, Director
Sarah Jayne is a professional entertainer, producer and director and has been in the music industry for more than 2 decades. As a child her love for music, dancing and entertaining was clear, performing with musicians in her home county of Kent and producing production shows at school was just the beginning.
In the first few professional years of her career, Sarah travelled to Jersey in the Great Legends Show at the age of 17 and at 19 she performed in a production show in Hong Kong at The Sheraton Hotel in Kowloon.
She continued travelling worldwide from Norway to India, Sweeden to Cyprus performing in Theatres, Cruising and working regularly for many of the best venues and resorts in the U.K and Europe.
Many years and thousands of performances later... Sarah Jayne is now Europe’s Leading Tribute to The Queen Of Country, Dolly Parton.
She is proud to be the ONLY Dolly Parton Tribute outside the USA to be endorsed by Dolly PArton "Live" on the BBC One Show.
She is proud to be the ONLY Dolly Parton Tribute act to be booked in Europe at London’s 02 arena on Dolly’s Blue Smoke tour in 2014 and in 2011 on Dolly Parton’s Better Day tour meeting and greeting guests. Meeting Dolly, herself, who welcomed Sarah and her family was a time in her life she will never forget. Kenny Rogers, himself, also acclaimed that Sarah Jayne and her show with Andy Crust as Kenny Rogers is Europe’s Leading Tribute.
She is an amazing vocal Impersonator and has a vast vocal ability to sound like Cher, Madonna, Tina Turner and many other female artists. Sarah Jayne is grounded, dedicated and a hard-working performer.
SJ is mum to Lucy Jayne and now has her home and the family she always wished for in Ashford, Kent with her husband and business partner Andy. With years in the business still to come, join Sarah on her journey with The Country Superstars Show!
Male Lead, Producer
Andy Crust is an amazing vocal impersonator and director of Country Superstars Ltd.
Currently the European Host for the Australian TV show “The Tribute Show” shown on over 10 networks around the World.
He is the proud father of 2 and husband to co-star Sarah Jayne. He is an accomplished compere and host of different Corporate awards shows and presentation’s in the UK. Andy is a large part of the Celebrity Charity Golf Circuit. Born In New Romney, Kent, his father was a Jazz and rock & roll musician in the 60s.
He was influenced by all genres of music through his Mother and Fathers record collection and at an early age, Andy could impersonate many of the great voices, amazing family and friends with his talent as a teenager. Andy has a confident and like-able approach and will quickly win over any audience.
Kenny Rogers named Andy as Europe’s leading Kenny Rogers impersonator on his website. Andy has recorded at the worlds most iconic country music venue “Ryman Theatre” Grand Ole Opry Nashville with Sarah Jayne. He has performed in over 15 different countries across 5 different continents on board some of the world finest cruise ships. His repertoire of celebrity impersonations will impress young and old alike.
Avid music lovers will appreciate Andy’s pinpoint accuracy of favourite stars of yesterday and today. From Michael Jackson, Frankie Valli, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley to George Michael and Willie Nelson — Andy captures the voice and the essence of many great performers”. With his infectious personality, stage presence and vocal talents, he oozes professionalism from beginning to end.”
Daniel Nester Author - New York Times “Andy Crust – In The Worlds Top Ten High Concept Tribute Artists to see before you die, and I have seen a lot”
Follow Andy on Twitter @andycrustTV and www.andycrust.co.uk
John is the newest member of the band and comes with a wealth of experience.
John has played with:-
Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Olivia Newton-John
Lulu, The Drifters, Alma Cogan, The Nolans, Joe Brown, Marty Wilde
Black & White Minstrels Show, Lyndsey de Paul, Kenny Lynch
Joe Longthorne, Vince Eager, Mike Berr, Anita Harris, Diane Solomon
Provided backing for:-
Tommy Cooper Mike Yarwood Lee Evans Hinge & Bracket
Bob Monkhouse Roy Castle Russ Abbo) Dave Allen
Bobby Davro, Michael Barrymore, Jim Davidson Frankie Howerd
Mike Read, Frank Carson, Jimmy Jones, Warren Mitchell
Bruce Forsyth, Des O’Connor, Bernard Manning, Norman Wisdom
Ronnie Corbe) Jasper Carro) Freddie Starr, John Miles
Faith Brown, Brian Conley and Cannon & Ball to name a few
Recorded Many TV ads
Many Christian music albums
1000+ Reditune music tracks
Son of a coal miner Nigel was not born into a musical family but found out from an early age that music really is his soul food. By the age of 12 he was in a local band appearing on Opportunity Knocks and whilst at University in the mid 80s found himself playing in Wham! as part of the live session scene.
Comfortable in lots of different genres of music including tours with Ska legends The Beat, various soul and bands, touring theatre shows such as Elvis, Neil Diamond, 80smania and others.
However one of his most favourite sounds is country music in all its forms. For those that know their country he was drummer for the UKs BCMA award winning Stu Page Band back in the 90s, often backing visiting American artistes in the uk including Gail Davies, George Hamilton IV ,multi talented songwriter James House ( Martina McBride, Dwight Yoakham, Tricia Yearwood hits)
Nigel Moved in 94 to Nashville where he played with Grammy winning guitarist Albert Lee, country stars Crystal Gale, Wade Hayes and Heather Myles
More recently Nigel went back for a second longer term stint in music city playing with award winning Country/Americana band Lost Hollow as well as members of Garth Brooks band, Luke Bryans, Reba Mcentire and Dolly Partons Band.
A very visual and exciting player.
Endorsed by several companies in the drum world
Electric Lead, Acoustic Guitar , Backing Vocalist
Dave Conley is a solo Guitarist/Vocalist well known as a performer who covers modern mainstream music from Pop, Rock, Alternative, and Classic favorites and of course.. Tropical. Dave has spent the last 20 years performing as both solo artist and in various successful corporate bands, some of which he founded. He has also had a successful career as a cruise line entertainer both headlining and in his own lounge. He has been known to perform in some of London finest Hotels as a resident entertainer from time to time. When experience and versatility matter most Dave has been a go to choice for many top agents and event planners. Whether it's acoustic only or a one man band Dave is perfect for a wide variety of events and themes to help make you event a success
Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Backing Vocals
Shaun has been a band member since May 2017, taking care of acoustic guitar, mandolin, 6-string banjo and backing vocals.
A regular on the Country Music circuit for over 20 years, Shaun featured in bands such as Shameless, The Ray Peters Band and more recently, the Hayley Oliver band. Shaun is also a busy solo guitarist, regularly playing at weddings, functions and concerts, as well as teaching guitar in two Rochester schools.
For someone who cites Willie Nelson, Glen Campbell and John Denver as childhood heroes it’s perhaps no surprise he’s ended up as a member of The Country Superstars Experience.
Keys, Backing Vocals
Peter has toured the UK and Europe and appeared on TV and radio, working with or supporting such artists as Marillion, Van Morrison, Meatloaf, Jeff Healey, Jethro Tull, Sister Sledge, and Dionne Warwick, amongst others. He started as a drummer and then went on to keyboards.
In the late 1990s, he formed a Blues/Rock band called Driving Sideways with Jeff Beck’s Guitar protégé and ex-member of Upp, David Bunce. Peter has spent many years writing, recording, and producing music of all genres. Several years ago, let down at short notice by a bass player led Peter to cover by playing the bass parts with his left hand. It worked well, and so he is still doing it to this day.
Pedal Steel, Acoustic Guitar
Dave Hayward has been with the Country Superstars for many years coming in and out of shows when called upon.
In 2023 Dave Became a permanent member of the band and production.
Dave has a wealth of experience in Country Music and playing pedal steel in many UK country bands and is probably one of the most recognised Steel players in UK Country Music.
Special Guest Vocalist
Lucy Jayne, born in Kent in 2010
She has been a special guest in our production since 2021.
Lucy has been performing since the age 4 having appeared in productions of Alice in Wonderland, Mary Poppins and High School Musical. The Latter being part of the Pauline Quirk Academy (PQA) where she was a student.
She has played in over 70 theatres in our production as a Young 11-year-old Dolly Parton and as herself as in a Tennessee Country Christmas production.
Lucy has a powerful but controlled voice and a fantastic stage presence.
Lucy Jayne is versatile and confident, she is a great all-round performer, vocalist and young actress.