Tickets are now available to see British Lion at Rescue Rooms!
“We’re excited to be touring the UK again especially as we’ll be visiting many places we’ve not had a chance to play before. We’re happy to have our old mates Voodoo Six & Airforce back out on the road with us too. Everyone is really looking forward to this tour and we can’t wait to see everyone.” – Steve Harris
British Lion are an English hard rock/heavy metal band formed by Steve Harris (the bassist for Iron Maiden).
Steve Harris formed the band to play in small venues, as opposed to the large arenas typically played by Iron Maiden. Furthermore, as an outlet for shorter hard rock-oriented songs in which he can experiment with different bass guitar styles.
Harris had first met guitarist Leslie in the 1990s after Leslie sent him a demo tape, and Harris mentored the careers of Leslie and Richard Taylor (lead vocals) for several years until deciding to include them in the British Lion project. The band’s tours are typically scheduled after the conclusion of Iron Maiden tours, when Harris becomes interested in playing in clubs and theaters as he did in Iron Maiden’s early years.
The album British Lion (2012 release) was marketed as a solo album by Harris with the other musicians described as his backing band. The project was then re-positioned as a self-contained band with most songs written by Harris, Taylor, and Hawkins. Their second album The Burning was released in January 2020. The album was voted Album of the Year by Paul Stenning for BraveWords.
- Steve Harris – bass guitar, keyboards
- Richard Taylor – lead vocals
- David Hawkins – guitar, keyboards
- Grahame Leslie – guitar
- Simon Dawson – drums
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