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Uriah Heep

Band
1970 / Present
Great Britain Great Britain

Rating: 10.71

Band Uriah Heep

Overview

History

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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Members

Lee Kerslake
1970 - 1978, 1981 - Present
Mick Box
1968 - 1980, 1981 - Present
Trevor Bolder
1975 - 1980, 1982 - Present
Phil Lanzon
1985 - Present
Bernie Shaw
1985 - Present
Steff Fontaine
1985 - 1985
John Sinclair
1981 - 1984
Peter Goalby
1981 - 1984
Bob Daisley
1981 - 1982
Chris Slade
1978 - 1980
John Sloman
1978 - 1980
Gregg Dechert
1980 September - 1981 March
Ken Hensley
1968 - 1980 September
John Lawton
1975 - 1978
David Byron
1968 - 1975
John Wetton
1974 - 1975
Gary Thain
1972 February - 1975 February
Mark Clarke
1970 - 1971
Paul Newton
1968 - 1970
Iain Clarke
1969 - 1970
Alex Napier
1968 - 1969
Keith Baker
1969 - 1969

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Discography

Studio Album

1969
Album has 19 releases
1970
Album has 15 releases
1970
Album has 22 releases
1972
Album has 16 releases
1972
Album has 13 releases
1973
Album has 7 releases
1973
Album has 8 releases
1974
Album has 8 releases
1975
Album has 7 releases
1977
Album has 6 releases
1977
Album has 6 releases
1977
Album has 9 releases
1979
Album has 6 releases
1981
Album has 6 releases
1982
Album has 7 releases
1984
Album has 3 releases
1989
Album has 5 releases
1991
Album has 6 releases
1991
Album has 2 releases
1994
Album has 5 releases
1997
Album has 4 releases
2008
Album has 4 releases
2010
Album has 5 releases
2013
Album has 2 releases
2017
Album has 4 releases

Single

1974
Album has 1 releases
2014
Album has 2 releases