Jessicas Ghost

Jessicas Ghost function wedding band have supported Paloma Faith, Pixie Lott, Spin Doctors, Cherry Ghost, Tinchy Stryder, Guillemots and many more! Albums out now!

Meet Jessicas Ghost


Jessicas Ghost front lady Emma Thorbinson
  • Name: Emma Thorbinson
  • Live Instruments: Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
  • Member since: 2005
  • Albums: The Winning Hand; Losing Track of Time
  • Additional Studio Instruments: Backing Vocals

Em, the band's singer-songwriter, was the founding member of Jessicas Ghost back in 2005, when she decided to embark on a new musical project.

Initially a classically trained brass player, Em moved to guitar and vocals and has never looked back, singing and writing songs since the age of 11. Previous bands have included Hundered Story High and Dream Catcher, and Em has performed across Europe with several UK festival appearances and major label supports.

As well as her work with Jessicas Ghost, Em also fronts the band's spin-off acoustic project, The Lupulin Effect (formerly The Ghosties), and makes regular appearances as a guest radio presenter as an expert in independent and grass-roots original music.


Jessicas Ghost bassist Ian "Moxy" Moxham
  • Name: Ian "Moxy" Moxham
  • Live Instruments: Bass Guitar, Upright Bass, Backing Vocals
  • Member since: 2005
  • Albums: The Winning Hand; Losing Track of Time
  • Additional Studio Instruments: Banjo, Mandolin, Mandola, Harmonica

Moxy, the only remaing founding member alongside Em, has been playing bass for a number of years with numerous bands, the more successful of which were The Revivals and Skyrack.

When not playing in the band (in fact, whether he's playing in the band or not!) Moxy enjoys a pint or two of real ale at beer festivals and decent pubs, and is renowned for his 'tinkering': recent projects have included the building of several bespoke instruments (including the MoxyBass and MoxyCaster) and complete renovations of a VW Campervan and Lambretta TV175.


Jessicas Ghost drummer Dave Thorbinson
  • Name: David Thorbinson
  • Live Instruments: Drums, Backing Vocals
  • Member since: 2010
  • Albums: Losing Track of Time
  • Additional Studio Instruments: Slide Guitar

Dave has played in various Liverpool based bands over the last 12 years, headlining at local venues such as the Carling Acadamy, Masque Theatre, The Cavern and Parr Hall and throughout the North of England, and playing support slots for touring US artists. Dave's last band recorded a 5 track EP with Beth Orton and Doves producer Dan Hulme.

As well as drums, Dave has been known to play trumpet, piano, synths, bass guitar and the fool...


Jessicas Ghost lead guitarist Chris "R-Chris" Shaw
  • Name: Chris "R-Chris" Shaw
  • Live Instruments: Lead Guitar
  • Member since: 2010
  • Albums: Losing Track of Time
  • Additional Studio Instruments: Tenor Ukelele

R-Chris has been playing the guitar since age 14, largely in an attempt to impress girls and look cool. Despite failing at both, Chris continued to play guitar and now teaches guitar at a local music school (main influence: Jack Black from School of Rock). Chris has played in a variety of different bands including nu-metal, indie, acoustic pop and classic rock covers bands. Chris loves everything from Johnny Cash to Slayer, and turning all the way up to 11!!!


Jessicas Ghost keyboard player and session pianist Craig D Smith
  • Name: Craig D Smith
  • Live Instruments: Pianos, Organs, Synths, Backing Vocals
  • Member since: 2011
  • Albums: Losing Track of Time
  • Additional Studio Instruments: Percussion, Programming

Craig, a full-time session musician, has recently occupied the roles of musical supervisor for touring 70s rock show Simply70s: Ultimate Classic Rock and musical director on The Opera Boys UK Tour. His biggest gig to date entailed arriving for a short notice Manchester studio session to find out he was recording keys for a Bryan Adams track, after the superstar had played the MEN the night before!

As well as band session work, Craig is a very busy solo wedding and corporate event pianist. Read more at

Jessicas Ghost Merseyside wedding band playing at Oddfellows, Chester

Past Members & Unofficial Members

Jessicas Ghost would not be the band it is today without the hard work of several past members, unofficial members and session players/singers. The band have fond memories of - and countless gratitude to - everyone who has joined in the fun along the way:

  • Seb Belinski
  • Sarah Bloor
  • Chris Demetriou
  • Martin Gratton
  • Alistair Lighterwood
  • Ali Moxham
  • Erin Moxham
  • Richard J L Smith
  • Emma Tomlinson
  • Erica York