Uriah Heep

Uriah Heep

Classic Rock Hard Rock Progressive Rock Rock 70s
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. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Easy Livin'   The Ultimate Collection
    Easy Livin' The Ultimate Collection
  • Demons And Wizards
    Demons And Wizards
  • Look At Yourself
    Look At Yourself
  • Salisbury
    Salisbury
  • Easy Livin' - The Singles A's & B's
    Easy Livin' - The Singles A's & B's
  • The Magician's Birthday
    The Magician's Birthday
  • Uriah Heep Hit Pac - 5 Series
    Uriah Heep Hit Pac - 5 Series
  • Firefly
    Firefly
  • Sweet Freedom
    Sweet Freedom
  • ...Very 'eavy ...Very 'umble
    ...Very 'eavy ...Very 'umble
  • Into The Wild
    Into The Wild
  • Celebration
    Celebration
  • Return To Fantasy
    Return To Fantasy
  • Wonderworld
    Wonderworld
  • Innocent Victim
    Innocent Victim
  • Wake The Sleeper
    Wake The Sleeper
  • Abominog
    Abominog
  • Very 'Eavy Very 'Umble
    Very 'Eavy Very 'Umble
  • Fallen Angel
    Fallen Angel
  • High And Mighty
    High And Mighty
  • Demons and Wizards / High and mighty
    Demons and Wizards / High and mighty
  • The Best of Uriah Heep
    The Best of Uriah Heep
  • Lady in Black
    Lady in Black
  • The Ultimate Collection
    The Ultimate Collection
  • Conquest
    Conquest
  • Sea of Light
    Sea of Light
  • Head First
    Head First
  • Raging Silence
    Raging Silence
  • Sonic Origami
    Sonic Origami
  • The Best Of... Part 1
    The Best Of... Part 1
  • Equator
    Equator
  • Different World
    Different World
  • Live 1973
    Live 1973
  • The Very Best Of
    The Very Best Of
  • The Ballads
    The Ballads
  • The Collection
    The Collection
  • Uriah Heep Live
    Uriah Heep Live
  • Anthology
    Anthology
  • Uriah Heep
    Uriah Heep
  • Live
    Live
  • The Best Of
    The Best Of
  • Spellbinder
    Spellbinder
  • The Very Best Of Uriah Heep
    The Very Best Of Uriah Heep
  • Live at Shepperton '74
    Live at Shepperton '74
  • Acoustically Driven
    Acoustically Driven
  • Classic Heep: An Anthology
    Classic Heep: An Anthology
  • 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of Uriah Heep
    20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of Uriah Heep
  • Live in Armenia
    Live in Armenia

Uriah Heep. Artist Bio

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), Phil Lanzon (keyboards, vocals), Bernie Shaw (lead vocals), and Russell Gilbrook (drums, vocals).

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