Meet the Team

Chairman – Andy Vaughan

Andy Vaughan

Andy joined Ouse Valley Chorus over four years ago. and became Chairman in 2015.

He has always had a passion for music. In addition to being the chairman and singing lead he also occasionally sings tenor.


The Music Committee

Paul Clay

Paul Clay – Musical Director
When Paul first started in Barbershop he originally sang with Shannon Express and has competed not only in the UK but America and Ireland. After singing as a baritone for many years and a short spell as a tenor, Paul now sings lead. A founder member of Vocal Academy (the original name of Ouse Valley Chorus).

Chris Shannon

Chris Shannon – Deputy Musical Director
Chris Shannon has been singing since a young lad and was head chorister at his local church in Grantham.

Chris came across Barbershop in 1995 when he sang with Rinteln Barbershop Chorus and Gutersloh Barbershop in Germany. In 2000 he joined Hereward Harmony in Peterborough. In 2010 Chris joined Vocal Academy (now Ouse Valley Chorus). In addition to his role as deputy MD, Chris also leads the bass section.

Steve Gill

Steve Gill – Baritone Section Leader
Steve has been singing since he was 7 in his local church choir and has sung with various other choirs around the country. For over thirty years he has enjoyed singing different styles of music.

He particularly enjoys performing at BABS national convention.

David Gill

David Gill – Lead Section Leader
David took over the role of Lead section leader from Andy Vaughan in 2018.


The Club Committee

  • Chairman – Andy Vaughan
  • Musical Director – Paul Clay
  • Treasurer – Steve Gill
  • Secretary – Brian Thompson
  • P.R. Officer – Doug Hill