For one night only, Uriah Heep reunites with core members of the classic 1970s line-up, welcoming both Ken Hensley and Lee Kerslake to the Moscow Crocus’ iconic stage, to perform the band’s classic hits in a 2 hour set.
Originally founded by guitarist Mick Box in 1969, Uriah Heep is truly one of the pivotal classic acts that helped define the rock sound and an era. Part of the fabled ‘Big Four’ alongside Zeppelin, Sabbath and Purple, the Heep story still has a long way to go.
With classic songs like ‘July Morning’, ‘Lady In Black’, ‘Gypsy’, ‘Easy Livin’’and ‘Stealin’’ full of ambition, sophisticated writing, memorable tunes and, of course, the vocals - the 5 part harmonies were a clear influence on the operatics of Queen. Uriah Heep was the first Western rock band to perform in Russia, the band has headlined at stadiums worldwide.
Uriah Heep tours all over the world, has released 23 studio-albums and sold more than 40 million units. Today’s line-up is settled as Mick Box (Guitar/Vocals), Bernie Shaw (Lead Vocal), Phil Lanzon (Keys/Vocals), Davey Rimmer (Bass/Vocals) and Russell Gilbrook (Percussion/Vocals).
Uriah Heep will be joined on stage on October 15 by Ken Hensley [Hammond, vocals, slide guitar] and Lee Kerslake [drums, vocals]. Ken parted from Uriah Heep in 1980 to continue his song writing and solo career. Lee stayed with Uriah Heep until 2007.
The event will be Very ‘Eavy, Very ,Umble – a one-off, and truly unmissable.
Well, it´s almost June, the year is flying by already and I have a lot to do!
After spending the first 2 months of 2015 recovering from a nasty lung infection, I feel great now and I am looking forward to all the projects ahead.
While I was confined to home, I spent most of my time writing and I have a lot of new songs ready for a new CD, which we are planning to record in January 2016. As usual, it will be a very different record and I am excited (and a little bit amused .... you´ll see!) to think how these songs will come out after Live Fire and me kick them around in the studio!
Ben will be posting new tour dates soon and (this is for my UK friends and fans) we are looking at a solo tour in the UK later this year!
It´s been a really long time since I played the UK and I have never played a solo show there so maybe this is something you all would enjoy?
Let me know what you think please! Write to me here or tweet if you prefer. And of course, there´s Facebook.
For now though, my touring plans take me to Germany (Live shows with Live Fire and a big TV show that I am really looking forward to), Bulgaria, Norway and Russia, among others so stay tuned here for info and updates.
Steve and I are planning a busy 2016 that will take me to a lot of places I haven´t been for a long time so I hope to see YOU somewhere and before very much longer.
Web Shop Sale!
Ken has donated some special things to Esperanza Street to help them raise the money needed for new stables for the growing flock of sheep and goats and a new home for the chickens. These very special items are for sale through the shop, here on his web site so go there now and move quickly as these things will sell quickly!!
Anyone wishing to buy can do so securely through the Bog Max Productions page at Paypal. Anyone with a question can write to Miguel at email@example.comKen <><
Happy New Year everyone!Ken <><
New Tour Dates coming soon! Lots of new shows coming for 2015! It's going to be (another) busy year!
Trouble - Bootlegs (beware!)Ken <><
It has come to our attention that Bootlegs of Trouble are being offered as legitimate copies on some sites (e-bay Hungary and others) that are not official versions of the album and are of very poor quality. Please make sure if you are buying Trouble that's from licensed distributors, you can check this with Ken's label Cherry Red Records