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Max Bacon is the former lead singer for 1980s rock supergroup GTR as well as the singer for Moby Dick, Nightwing, Phenomena, and Bronz. He was the vocalist on GTR's the top 40 single, "When the Heart Rules the Mind". GTR's self-titled debut went gold.
Bacon's 1996 solo album The Higher You Climb included GTR material, and Bacon later sang lead on "Going, Going, Gone" on Steve Howe's 1999 release, Portraits of Bob Dylan. There is also a CD of a Los Angeles GTR performance on King Biscuit Flower Hour, and even a bootleg floating around.
Bacon sang lead on Mike Oldfield's 1987 album Islands which, in the U.S. version, featured the minor hit "Magic Touch", and was co-produced by GTR-producer Geoff Downes. In 2002 another solo album, From The Banks Of The River Irwell, was released, featuring some material composed by Downes previously performed by Asia during John Payne's tenure.
Bacon appeared as a contestant on ITV's talent show New Faces, hosted by Marti Caine with featured judges Chris Tarrant and Nina Myskow. Bacon reached the 1988 final and performed a version of "The Hunter", but did not win. No mention was made on the show of his previous GTR success.
Bacon subsequently left the music business and took ownership of a pub called The Crown in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, England.Max now owns and runs a public house called The Wheatsheaf in the small town of Egremont in West Cumbria.
Bacon returned to his former band, Bronz, to play at the Hard Rock Hell festival in Wales in November 2011.
- Can't Have My Body Tonight (single, Ebony Records 1982)
- The Higher You Climb (1996)
- From The Banks Of The River Irwell (2002)
- Stand Up And Be Counted (1983)
- My Kingdom Come (1984)
- Taken By Storm (1984)
- GTR (1986)
- The King Biscuit Flower Hour: GTR (1997)
- Dream Runner (1987)
- Portraits of Bob Dylan (1999)