The Band

By HeathenAdmin

Greg – Lead Vocals

Greg can literally say he grew up with music in his blood. At an early age his parents would be out gigging in local pubs and Greg would be there, usually asleep under a table on a Friday and Saturday night!

With this upbringing so engrained it was inevitable he would eventually become the lead singer of a rock band and Heathen are that band. Greg has wanted to do this for years and it’s taken quite a few to get there, but now things have never looked better and he can hardly wait until the next gig!

Greg uses Shure Microphones and ACS custom in-ear monitors.

You can contact Greg by email greg@heathenbanduk.com or on instagram www.instagram.com/gregmyster61

John – Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals

John (our Northern lad) has been playing guitar since the age of 10. His early influences were driven by self contained acoustic playing such as Tommy Emanuel and John Denver, but he was soon to discover Michael Schenker, UFO, Scorpions etc, therefore an electric guitar was essential!!

John has played in most towns and cities in the UK over the years and enjoyed over 20 years playing the Manchester music scene. He attempted to retire in 2000 but after 6 years found the lure of playing live again too strong to ignore. “playing guitar has always been a very important part of my life, and I am enjoying it again now as much as ever”

John uses Marshall amplification, Boss pedals, Fender guitars, Gibson Guitars and Shure in-ear monitors.

You can contact John by email john@heathenbanduk.com or on instagram www.instagram.com/heathenaxeman

Steve – Drums

Steve started playing the drums at the age of 6. Back then his drum kit was made from upturned Ice Cream Tubs! After getting a “Real” drum kit on turning 15 he played for various band’s, did a few local gigs but it never came to much. Back now with his Brother and fellow “Heathen’s” the childhood dream has become a reality, with gig’s as far afield as Brandon, maybe next year Heathen could be taking on the world!!

Steve uses Tama Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Evans Drum Heads , ProMark Drum Sticks , DrumDial Precision Drum Tuners , LP Percussion, Roland Hybrid Drums and Shure in-ear monitors. (freebies from any of these companies would make him a very happy drummer!!)

You can contact Steve by email steve@heathenbanduk.com or on twitter www.twitter.com/beefysmith360 or on instagram www.instagram.com/beefysmith360

Boli – Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals

Boli has been playing Bass since the age of 15, starting in school bands with friends just making some noise. In the 10 years of playing he has been in various different cover bands and original bands, playing pubs and clubs, festivals, and the Ipswich Regent.

Now a part of the Heathen family, he is rocking as hard as ever!

Boli uses Warwick Basses , DR Strings, Ashdown Amps and Shure in-ear monitors.

You can contact Boli by email boli@heathenbanduk.com

Dave – Rhythm/Lead Guitar and Keyboards

Dave had his first taste of guitar at the the age of 3 when he had his picture taken strumming his uncle’s acoustic guitar. Little did he know, that 24 years later he would be treading the boards as a rhythm guitarist like his his hero, Rick Parfitt of Status Quo.

Before Heathen, Big Dave, as he is known, was a rhythm/lead guitarist in local band Steel Flint, which gave him the chance to do what he loves, playing guitar. Other than being an avid Ipswich Town and Status Quo fan, Dave also loves dabbling in drumming as he started drumming before becoming a guitarist. Here’s hoping Heathen are here to stay as Dave wants to live the dream and be a guitarist for a long while. Rock’n’Roll!

Dave uses and highly recommends Fender guitars, Gibson Guitars, Marshall amplification and Shure in-ear monitors. Also, Dave recommends PMT (Professional Music Technology) in Cambridge and Norwich for all needs in musical equipment.

You can contact Dave by email dave@heathenbanduk.com or on twitter www.twitter.com/bigitfcdave or on instagram www.instagram.com/big_dave_itfc