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Uriah Heep

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London, England (1969 – present)

Uriah Heep is a British rock band, officially formed in 1969 in London, England, when record producer Gerry Bron invited keyboardist Ken Hensley (previously a member of The Gods and Toe Fat) to join Spice, members of whom included soon-to-become Heep stalwarts David Byron (vocals) and Mick Box (guitar). The band rapidly grew to become a seminal classic hard rock act of the 1970s and beyond. Their distinctive progressive/art rock/heavy metal fusion has always featured a massive keyboards sound, strong vocal harmonies and (in the early years) David Byron’s operatic vocals.

Sometimes jokingly referred to as “The Beach Boys of heavy metal” for their melodic songs, and trademark multi-part harmony backing vocals, although their music draws on diverse influences including psychedelia, gothic sound, progressive rock, hard rock, early heavy metal, jazz, and even country on occasion.

Uriah Heep remains active, its lineup staying steady from 1986 to 2007, when drummer Lee Kerslake left for health reasons, and was replaced by Russell Gilbrook. The current lineup is: Mick Box (guitar, vocals), Trevor Bolder (bass, vocals) passed away in 2013 and was replaced by Davey Rimmer, Phil Lanzon (keyboards, vocals), Bernie Shaw (lead vocals), and Russell Gilbrook (drums, vocals).

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  • jessieyyz2112

    ena

    3 hours ago Reply
  • Orkan60

    Rock n Roll is the way of FREEDOM For every one. Lets rock: RADAR LOVE--GOOOlllllllOODENNN EEEEEEAAAARRRRIIINNNNGGG

    7 Mar 10:48pm Reply
  • Orkan60

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    7 Mar 10:41pm Reply
  • Orkan60

    Why won't you free me

    7 Mar 10:35pm Reply
  • Orkan60

    Say Hallo For Me

    28 Feb 10:21pm Reply
  • Orkan60

    Oh, lady, lend your hand outright Oh, let me rest here at your side "Have faith and trust in peace," she said And filled my heart with life

    28 Feb 10:16pm Reply
  • Darkstar66

    Only classic rock band i like.

    18 Feb 6:49pm Reply
  • imnotausername

    Same here - I really can't believe it took me so long to discover these guys considering I've been listening to 70s rock for ages!

    19 Jan 9:11pm Reply
  • Bamba-Osem

    My BIG discovery of 2015. Hey, not too bad only 41 years late!

    12 Jan 6:00pm Reply
  • Oslojed

    gold of the British hard rock!

    16 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Smegness

    Lol at below comment, nice one!

    22 Nov 2014 Reply
  • emrebaskocak

    My BIG discovery of 2014. Hey, not too bad only 40 years late! [3]

    22 Nov 2014 Reply
  • carlos_ago_as

    the best of uriah heep

    21 Nov 2014 Reply
  • WishingAngel

    I Love Uriah Heep from my 16 years, now i love more and more. Immortal music!

    30 Oct 2014 Reply
  • kayto1996

    They were giants of the seventies bro..........but as usual the media only plays radio friendly music that the 'kids' are into........and what's popular becomes distorted and lost....unless .......

    20 Oct 2014 Reply
  • jellypanini

    how come a band with a broad discography like this didn't get much noticed compared to the giants

    4 Oct 2014 Reply
  • leovova

    good!!!

    28 Sep 2014 Reply
  • metalkillthekin

    Look at Yourself!

    12 Sep 2014 Reply
  • LastOneStand

    My BIG discovery of 2014. Hey, not too bad only 40 years late! [2]

    17 Aug 2014 Reply
  • menswear2112

    My BIG discovery of 2014. Hey, not too bad only 40 years late!

    14 Aug 2014 Reply
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