Formula 2 - Rock and Pop covers duo

Vikki Carden - Lead Singer

I have always had a passion for performing since a young age and I became the lead singer of the Blue Mangeroos at the age of 17, which a has given me the opportunity to perform at a variety of venues. Aside from Formula 2 I studied to be an art teacher and am currently working at a school. I love being creative in my spare time whether it is singing, drawing or writing music and I enjoy watching gigs, going to festivals and discovering new music.

John Blackburn - Guitar

I'm from Halifax West Yorkshire.  Have always listened to music since Noddy Holder asked me to "Come on feel the noise" back in 1973.   Learned to play the flute, changed to percussion, then piano, and finally guitar. My musical passions have ranged from Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, Klaus Schulze, Steve Reich and System 7 with much in-between.  When I turned 40 I thought I'd have to get back into playing, so came to play in Formula2 via a light orchestra, a samba band, a taiko drumming outfit, then finally meeting with Vikki in The Blue Mangeroos covers outfit.   Used to use two tape recorders to do multi-tracked recordings back in the late 70's, so when I sit now in front of my PC studio - it is just mind boggling how far we have come.