Who are the Creatures of Habit?


Dave Sumeray

David Sumeray

Instruments: Bass, Keyboard & Vocals

Dave has been playing bass for over 40 years starting with Woodfog where he met Mart Lee and Ray Simoné. Since then he has played with many great musicians over the years. His major bass influences are Martin Turner, Jack Bruce, Geddy Lee, Chris Squire, Paul McCartney and John Entwistle. He also draws from many genres of music including classical.

Dave's style of bass playing is powerful, melodic, exciting, intricate and the drive behind the band's music.

mart lee


Martin Lee

Instruments: Guitar, Drums, Keyboard & Vocals

Mart is an accomplished drummer having played in many bands over the years starting with Woodfog with Dave  Sumeray in the early 70s and when they decided to reform the band under a new name Mart decided to step up front with Dave and take on guitar duties helping create a formidable CoH style. On their first album he plays both lead and rhythm guitar and drums showing what a versatile musician he is. The collaboration with Dave shines on the album they have produced.

Mart is very passionate about music and you can hear that passion expressed perfectly in his playing.

Monzur Rahman

Monzur Rahman

Instruments: Drums, Percussion, violin & vocals

Monzur grew up in a house full of music. 

It was after seeing Motörhead playing ‘Louie Louie’ on Top of the Pops around 1977 that he fell in love with the drums. 

Over the years he played drums for several bands and his powerful, loud and bombastic style suited the heavy metal bands he joined.

After being approached (in 2016?) by Dave and Mart for The Creatures of Habit, he fell in love with the music, but had commitments to an orchestra. After his stint in the orchestra ended It was only by chance  that he was playing the Where Have All The Years Gone? album in the car one day that he became fired up and got in contact with the band again. An audition was offered and he joined in March 2018


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