|Genres||Hard rock, glam metal, heavy metal|
|Years active||1992; 2010-present|
|Labels||Giant, AOR Heaven|
|Associated acts||Hericane Alice
Bad Moon Rising
Sircle of Silence
|Past members||Ian Mayo
Hans in 't Zandt
Bangalore Choir is an American hard rock band formed in 1991. They were formed by the former frontman of Accept, David Reece, and guitarists Curt Mitchell and John Kirk (both formerly of Razor Maid). Joining them from Hericane Alice, was bassist Ian Mayo and Jackie Ramos on drums, future members of the band Bad Moon Rising with Whitesnake/Dio guitarist Doug Aldrich and Lion/Tytan vocalist Kal Swann. Their debut album was produced by Max Norman, and featured songs co written by Jon Bon Jovi and Aldo Nova. Despite having big names involved, the album was not a success.
Mayo and Ramos moved on to the band Bad Moon Rising. Mayo also continued with the band Burning Rain. Reece formed the band Sircle of Silence before disappearing from the music scene. Curt Mitchell now is a guitar teacher in Nevada and has his own guitar site.
In 2008, David Reece and John Kirk attempted to have a reunion and make a new Bangalore Choir album and even play live shows, but this idea was trashed after the difficulties of reforming the bands and the so-called "drama." However, in 2010, talks of a reunion resurfaced with Reece being the driving force. John Kirk, Ian Mayo, and Jackie Ramos declined offers to join the band again, but Curt Mitchell accepted as well as original bassist Danny Greenberg. These three original members, along with new guitarist Andy Susemihl (formerly of U.D.O.) and drummer Hans in 't Zandt, made a new Bangalore Choir album in spring and summer of 2010, called Cadence. The album was released on September 23, 2010 through German label AOR Heaven.
In November 2011, David Reece's Facebook page stated vocals were completed on a new Bangalore Choir album. This new album "Metaphor" was released in April 2012.
- David Reece - lead vocals
- Curt Mitchell - guitars
- Andy Susemihl - guitars
- Danny Greenberg - bass guitar
- Rene Letters - drums
- John Kirk - guitars
- Ian Mayo - bass guitar
- Jackie Ramos - drums
- Hans in 't Zandt
- On Target (1992)
- On Target re-release (2010)
- Cadence (2010)
- All Or Nothin'- Live At Firefest' (2011)
- Metaphor (2012)
- Band biography at SleazeRoxx.com