THE BAND


 

Steve Overland

Vocals

 

Steve Overland is a legend in his own lifetime and needs no introduction to any fan of British rock music.
He has a musical history that goes way back into the late seventies and his first major recording was with the band “Wildlife” in 1980.
Their first album “Burning” was a fine introduction to his vocal prowess while the second album “Wildlife” in 1983 extended his popularity.
This album also featured Simon Kirke (Bad Company) on drums.
After the demise of “Wildlife” Steve went on to form the cult British melodic rock band “FM”, a band that released many great albums throughout the eighties and nineties.
Steve also released his first solo album in 2008 titled 'Break Away' and has released other albums on the Escape label for the FM spin-off band 'The Ladder'.
FM are currently preparing themselves for a headline performance at the 2009 Firefest festival in Nottingham UK.

 

Steve Morris is a guitar virtuoso and just as experienced as Steve Overland in his own field having recorded two albums with Epic recording artist's "Export" (“Living in fear of the Private Eye” and “Export”) as well as touring with their own independent album supporting Slade. Through Export he got to work with Tony Bongiovi and Lance Quinn as well as writing with Bob Halligan Jnr. and Michael Bolton. Finally, Steve became guitarist for Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan and recorded three albums in addition to co-writing all the material, before he hooked up with Chris Ousey and the band 'Heartland'.
Steve is as sought after as much for his producing skills as his playing ability and has worked with Escape records on various projects including the Boston Tribute Album. It was while doing that album he met Steve Overland and the band Shadowman was born.

 

Steve Morris

Guitar and Keyboards

 

 

Chris Childs

Bass

 

Chris Childs is a bass guitarist with a wealth of experience, who has constantly worked in a wide variety of situations: from TV and radio sessions to West End theatre productions, from recording studios to stadium rock shows. He has performed on many tours including Paul Young, Thunder, Then Jerico, The Illegal Eagles, Samantha Fox, Graham Bonnet & Don Airey (Rainbow), Chesney Hawkes and Russ Ballard. He has appeared on albums alongside world-class bass players such as Nathan East, Pino Palladino and Abraham Laboriel, and his many recording credits include Thunder, Andy Summers, Go West, Paul Young, Beverly Craven, Andy Taylor, Russ Ballard, Waterfront, Colin Blunstone and Then Jerico.

(bio courtesy of http://www.thestand.org.uk)

 

Best known for his work with Thunder, Harry James is one of the best-loved drummers of the rock circuit.  A gigging player since his early teens, Harry discovered the drums at the age of eight and his formative years were heavily influenced by his father and the likes of Ian Paice, John Bonham, Keith Moon, Stewart Copeland, Phil Rudd, Billy Cobham, Cozy Powell and Neil Peart.
Having made his mark alongside Danny Bowes and Luke Morley in Terraplane in the late 1980s, the trio resurfaced in Thunder in the early 1990s. The band's debut, Back Street Symphony, charted at number 21 in the UK in March 1990.
Harry has contributed to work by Don Airey (“A Light In The Sky”), Russ Ballard (“Book Of Love”), Graham Bonnet, Paul Young, Kate Aumonier (Here I Am), Carl Sentence and Hellfire Corner (Gary Brewer and “Snake” ex bass player in Thunder). Harry was also drummer for British rock band Magnum for a number of years.

(bio courtesy of http://www.harryjames.info)

Harry James

Drums