John Sloman

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John Sloman
Birth name John Anthony David Sloman
Born (1957-04-26) 26 April 1957 (age 56)
Cardiff, South Wales, United Kingdom
Genres Hard rock, pop rock, progressive rock, heavy metal
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, piano, guitar
Years active 1977-present
Labels Bronze Records, FM Records EMI Records
Associated acts Trapper, Pulsar, Lone Star, Uriah Heep, UFO, Badlands, Gary Moore
Website Official website

John Anthony David Sloman was born in Cardiff (South Wales), 26 April 1957 as the eldest of six children. He is a former member of Trapper, Pulsar, Lone Star, and Uriah Heep (between 1979–1981). While in Uriah Heep, Sloman took over lead vocal duties from J. Lawton. Additionally, Sloman played Keyboards.

After Uriah Heep, he formed the band 'John Sloman's Badlands' and showcased several songs at The Marquee Theatre. 'John Sloman's Badlands' featured former Trapper drummer John Munro and Whitesnake's John Sykes and Neil Murray. The band were ultimately passed over and John went on to record the first of his solo albums Disappearances Can Be Deceptive produced in part by Todd Rundgren. John Sykes from the UK Badlands and Ray Gillen from the U.S. band with the same name played together in Blue Murder (though Gillen left during the recording of the first album and Sykes then re-recorded all the vocals by himself). Badlands broke up upon Sykes joining the band Thin Lizzy. Sykes and Murray later played together in Whitesnake on the U.S. version of Slide It In and on the Whitesnake album.

Since Disappearances Sloman released two more solo albums: Dark Matter in 2003 and 13 Storeys in 2006 on which John is credited with playing everything from cello to harmonium. He is also credited in the soundtrack of Highlander: The Source as the vocalist who sang Queen's hits "Princes of the Universe" and "Who Wants to Live Forever".

He released his latest solo album in 2010 titled Reclamation.

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Solo[edit]

with Lone Star[edit]

with Uriah Heep[edit]

with UFO[edit]

with Gary Moore[edit]

Backing vocals on single 'Falling in love with You'

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