Snake Davis. 007. He’s handsome and he’s lethal. Snake was the battle cry of the Sydney Olympics, the soul of M People’s Search For The Hero and the heart of Take That’s A Million Love Songs. Probably the most distinctive sax sound to emerge from the UK in the past 50 years.

Dave Bowie Jr. The obscure. More intelligent than a bass player needs to be, Dave is clever but remarkably incomprehensible. See if you can figure out what he’s on about. He counts the Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain, Martha Reeves And The Vandellas and Steve Tilston among his conquests.

Mark Creswell. The enigma. A man of few words and many moods, all of them bad; Mark is the Clint Eastwood of rhythm guitar. His chordal contortions have provided a treacherous platform for Mark Knopfler, Ray Davies and Tanita Tikaram.

Helen Watson. The gypsy. With a heart of gold and a voice of crystal, Helen is nevertheless a geography teacher on a field trip for jazz divas. The character she most identifies with in Radio 4’s The Archers is pub landlady Jolene. Her quirky career path has put her in the company of Little Feat, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt and producer Glyn Johns.