“THE ONLY FEMALE FRONTED BLACK SABBATH BAND IN THE COUNTRY”
Hard hitting Black Sabbath/Heaven and Hell tribute covering all eras – from the very beginning with Ozzy and his unique vocals on the debut and definitive hard rock album “Black Sabbath” – all the way through to the sad ending with Heaven and Hell and the immortal Ronnie James Dio…hence the name “From Sabbath To Hell”
Name: Kirsty “Rozzy” Pollock
Brought up on a diet of 60’s and 70’s rock, Kirsty’s vocal influences include all the greats of that era, most especially David Coverdale, Paul Rodgers, Ian Gillan, and the legendary Ronnie Dio (with whom she shares a brass-playing background). With a huge voice and a ton of flying hair she’s known for her passionate delivery and commanding stage presence – which makes her a natural to front a band paying homage to the music of the very founders of heavy metal, Black Sabbath!! If anyone is ever interested in vocalist’s gear, it’s the good old workhorse SM-58 mike, through whatever you’ve got, and you might want to stand back when it comes to the screams!
Name: Jon “Geezabass” Payne
Jon was brought up in a very heavily musically influenced area (the West Midlands) and first picked up the bass at the age of 14. He played in his first band (X-Calibre) when 16 before discovering that there was more to life than playing Ramones tracks!! Very much influenced by Geezer Butler, Jon has adopted both the playing style and the sound of the great man and put his own slant on it. A very experienced bassist and bass technician he has been a Black Sabbath fan for as long as he can remember and has always wanted to form a fitting and accurate tribute band to push the Sabbath sound to the masses (not that there can be many who have not heard of them)!! Jon uses ESP, Washburn and Crafter basses, Laney amplification and DR Black Beauties Strings.
Name: Ryan “Mr Ryommi” MacDonald
Mr Ryommi first picked up the guitar as a teenager after listening to and being inspired by Guns and Roses Appetite for Destruction album. After a few years of on and off self taught playing, he started to perform live around the age of 18 with a number of originals bands for a short period of time. After 10 odd years of not playing at all, he started to play again just before the age of 30 but this time in a number of local covers bands. Having grown tired of the covers scene, a new challenge was on the cards and it was always going to be a heavy rock band. After an initial session with Jon and Kirsty it very quickly became clear that Sabbath was the main influence collectively and the choice of direction become immediately obvious.
Name: Steve “Biill & Vin” Farley
Steve emerged from his mother’s womb with a set of drum sticks in his hands (ouch!) and has been playing since he was secondary school. He joined his first band at 15 playing rock covers by such bands as Led Zeppelin, The Who, Black Sabbath (of course) among many others. He has rarely had a break from playing and has appeared in many bands local to the Crawley area, most notably Redfish Bitesback. Bill Ward and John Bonham are Steve’s biggest influences and they totally represent his style of playing, powerful but with the touch and feel needed to reproduce the Sabbath sound and an ultra-tight rhythm section. Steve uses Yamaha Drums, Paiste and Zildjian cymbals and Vic Firth 2B’s sticks.