Logan (band)

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Logan
Origin Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Genres Hard rock, post-grunge
Years active 2003 (2003)–present
Website www.logan-net.com
Members Mick Coll
Kenny Collins
Max McPherson
Stef Lach
Past members Steve Reilly
Alan Reilly
Iain Stratton

Logan are a Scottish rock band, formed in 2003 in Glasgow, Scotland.[1] The line-up consists of Kenny Collins (vocals), Max McPherson (lead guitar), Mick Coll (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Stef Lach (bass) and Calum Blair (drums, percussion).[2] Their music and live shows have seen the band compared to various post-grunge bands such as Creed,[3] Nickelback[3] and Alter Bridge among others.[4]

To date, Logan have released five studio albums – First Leaf Fallen (2003); Welcome to the Wasteland (2004); Cruel Little World (2006); Exposed (2007) and The Great Unknown (2010). Despite being unsigned,[5] Logan have managed to sell over 30,000 albums[1][5] with two singles reaching the UK Top 40.[5]

History[edit]

Formed in March 2003, Logan, consisting of vocalist Kenny Collins, guitarist Mick Coll, bassist Michael Wilson and drummer Martin Downes, posted demos of their music on various American music forums,[1] gaining fans in the process,.[1] One year after forming, and after having only played one gig, Logan were invited to Washington DC to showcase for Music Industry heavyweight, Pete Ganbarg. Upon returning to the UK, the band released their debut album entitled First Leaf Fallen and were joined on drums by Iain Stratton and added a second guitarist in the form of Al Reilly.[1] They released their second album entitled Welcome to the Wasteland in 2005, while they toured the UK, supporting Alter Bridge.[1] Logan continued to play shows before release two more albums; Cruel Little World in 2006 and Exposed 2007.

In 2008, Michael Wilson departed the band, and new bass player, Steve Reilly joined the team. The band supported Bon Jovi,[1][2][6] at their Hampden Park concert, before touring the UK[5] and supporting Alter Bridge on the UK leg of their Blackbird tour.[1] The same year, the band contributed the song "The Great Unknown" to The Jump-Off soundtrack[1][2] while The Scotsman named them one of the best unsigned bands.[5] By October, the band members had all quit their jobs to focus on Logan.[2]

The band played a number of Scottish shows in March 2009[4] before playing two shows supporting Thunder, on their 20 Years and Out farewell tour, in July.[7] They also played at Download Festival[8] while Logan won the Scottish Variety Award for Best New Scottish Band the same year.[4] They released their new album entitled The Great Unknown in 2010.

In July 2012 Logan announced via their Facebook Page that guitarist Alan Reilly, bassist Steve Reilly and drummer Iain Stratton, were no longer in the band, leaving founding members Kenny Collins and Mick Coll to continue building their legacy and recruit new members.

In September 2012 Logan revealed that their new lead guitarist is Max McPherson. Max McPherson announced as new guitarist In October 2012, they announced UK Young Drummer of the Year Calum Blair as their new drummer and Stef Lach as their new bass player.

Band members[edit]

Current members
  • Mick Coll – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Kenny Collins – lead vocals
  • Stef Lach – bass (2012–present)
  • Max McPherson – lead guitar (2012–present)
Former members
  • Calum Blair - drums (2012-2014)
  • Alan Reilly – lead guitar (2004–2012)
  • Steve Reilly – bass (2008–2012)
  • Iain Stratton – drums, percussion (2004–2012)
  • Michael Wilson – bass (2003–2008)
  • Martin Downes – drums (2003–2004)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
UK
2004 First Leaf Fallen
  • Released: 18 June 2004
2005 Welcome to the Wasteland
  • Released: 12 December 2005
2006 Cruel Little World
  • Released: 25 September 2006
  • Re-Released: 27 October 2008
2010 Exposed
  • Released: 1 January 2010
The Great Unknown
  • Released: 5 October 2010

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
UK
2013 Anthology 2003–2006
  • Released: 15 January 2013

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
UK
Rock
2005 "When I Get Down" 12 Cruel Little World
2006 "Cruel Little World" 20 Hallowed Ground
"Jump in Again" The Great Unknown

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director
2008 "When I Get Down" ?
2010 "Somewhere" Allen McLaughlin

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Logan Sell 30000 With No Label". Ultimate Guitar Archive. 11 May 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d Donohoe, Graeme (25 October 2008). "Logan's doing a runner". The Sun. 
  3. ^ a b "The 50 Greatest Albums of 2009 (so far)". Classic Rock. 13 July 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c "Track of the Day: Logan". Classic Rock. 2 March 2009. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Anderson, Lori (14 May 2008). "Best unsigned band". The Scotsman. 
  6. ^ Beacom, Brian (17 June 2008). "We're ready to rock Bon Jovi at Hampden". Evening Times. 
  7. ^ "Thunder's Farewell Tour Support Acts Announced". Classic Rock. 17 March 2009. 
  8. ^ "Lineup 2009". Download Festival. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 

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