CLIVE EDWARDS is probably best known for playing drums with hard rock bands that have included outstanding guitarists, such as Pat Travers, Brian Robertson (Wild Horses), Uli Jon Roth (Electric Sun), Bernie Marsden, John Cale, and of course Laurence Archer (Medicine Head/UFO). Clive has also featured on other diverse projects such as working with Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer with Zaine Griff, and also Sally Oldfield. Clive Edwards has played on many albums, most famously the acclaimed UFO albums High Stakes & Dangerous Men, Headstone, Lights Out in Tokyo Live and the legendary Uli Roth Earthquake. Amongst his other ventures Clive has recorded and performed with Bronz, Wild Horses, Pat Travers, Phil Lynott, Dave Stewart, Annie Lennox, John Cale, Ollie Halsall, Micky Moody, Bernie Marsden, SOS, Chris Thompson, Lionheart, Uli Jon Roth, ElectricSun Neil Merryweather and Grand Prix.
LAURENCE ARCHER is a renown guitarist, notable previously for his work with UFO and Phil Lynott. Whilst with Phil he helped to pen such classic tracks as Dedication and Military Man. He was also a member of (British band) Wild Horses, Medicine Head and Rhode Island Red with Gary Leiderman Bass (ex Talk Talk, Thin Lizzy), Manolo Antonana Drums, Andy Burgess (Praying Mantis) and frontman/actor/writer Mike Dyer. Laurence also put in some time with Stampede who recorded two reputable albums for Polydor Records, 'The Official Bootleg' and 'Hurricane Town'. Prior to that his first band were Lautrec that also featured future Stampede frontman and stepfather, singer Reuben Archer. Between '92 and '94 Laurence wrote and featured with Clive on the UFO album "High Stakes & Dangerous Men" and revered Live Album Lights Out In Tokyo as well as touring extensively to packed houses with the band around the world during that time.
DANNY PEYRONEL gained initial notoriety with UFO as the original keyboard player and backing vocalist. Danny contributed to the song-writing as well, including the UFO cult classic "Highway Lady" from the seminal No Heavy Petting album, which has been featured in countless compilations over the years, including the legendary Harley-Davidson Road Songs. He also appeared on the live UFO album On With The Action and his recording output with the band is invariably a part of nearly every compilation to date, including the recent EMI box sets Official Bootleg Box Set 1975-1982 and The Chrysalis Years (1973-1979). The 2008 EMI re-issue of No Heavy Petting credits him with initiating a change in the band's direction, which continued after his departure. Danny went on to write hits for Meat Loaf (Midnight at the Lost and Found), David Gilmour (Lie For a Lie, on the Mason-Fenn album Profiles) and even Sade. In 1984, he formed Tarzen who signed to ATCO Records, recorded two albums and toured Europe, South America and also the US with Twisted Sister. Danny then moved to Los Angeles where he continued writing and collaborating with Desmond Child, hit-maker for Bon Jovi, Aerosmith and Cher. He also produced a demo for a young band called Razzle, who later became known worldwide as Lit. More recently, Danny was the driving force behind the 2003 reunion of the Heavy Metal Kids, taking over the lead vocal and generating the critically acclaimed Hit The Right Button, as well as writing/recording a fine solo album, Make The Monkey Dance in 2004.
ROCKY NEWTON, a gifted Bass player, Singer, and Songwriter, formed Lionheart in 1981 with Dennis Stratton of Iron Maiden, Jess Cox of Tygers Of Pan Tang, and Steve Mann from Liar. Lionheart signed to CBS Records and recorded their debut album at Sound City in Los Angeles, produced by Kevin Beamish (Reo Speedwagon). They toured Europe with Whitesnake and Def Leppard, with whom Rocky also recorded backing vocals on their ground breaking Mutt Lange produced "Pyromania" and "Hysteria" albums. In late '85 Rocky teamed up with the Michael Schenker Group, which was renamed the McAuley Schenker Group after Robin McAuley joined, and toured globally as part of the "Monsters Of Rock" package with Bon Jovi, Scorpions, Ozzy and Def Leppard. Further MSG tours with Whitesnake, Rush, Great White, and The Black Crowes followed culminating with a headline tour of Japan in 1988 where they sold out 2 nights at the famous "Budokan" stadium in Tokyo and where the band were presented with gold albums for "Perfect Timing". Altogether Rocky spent 7 years with Michael Schenker continuing to play dates and record with MSG through until 1991. Rocky co-wrote 10 songs off the 3 MSG albums he was involved with including the hit singles "Gimme Your Love" and "Love Is Not A Game" from the "Perfect Timing" album and "This Is My Heart" from the "Save Yourself" album. Rocky has done extensive session work throughout his career. In addition to the Def Leppard albums he either sang backing vocals or played Bass on Albums by Saxon, Victory, Girl and even Kenny Ball's Jazzmen amongst countless others. More recent duties have seen Rocky playing alongside Andy Scott in Sweet and also with Grammy nominated Italian guitarist Alex Masi in Royal Blood before hooking up with old friends Danny, Laurence, and Clive to form X-UFO.
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