Virginia Wolf

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This article is about the British rock band. For the British modernist author, see Virginia Woolf. For the American children's author, see Virginia Euwer Wolff.

Virginia Wolf was a British rock band of the 1970s and 1980s. Their albums included Virginia Wolf (1985) and Push (1987). The band existed from 1977 until 1988, and featured Nick Bold on lead guitar throughout. Chris Ousey (later of Heartland) was the vocalist for most of this time and Jason Bonham (son of John Bonham) was the drummer on both their albums. David Hinson was the keyboardist. The band was formed in Worsley near Manchester. The first 'self titled' album was produced by Roger Taylor (Queen). In 1986, to promote the album, the band toured the U.S. with "The Firm" (Jimmy Page -Led Zeppelin; Paul Rogers - Free, Bad Company, more recently - Queen). In 1987 the band (Bold; Ousey; Bonham; Burt & Hinson) flew back to the US to record their 2nd album "Push" which was recorded in Berkeley, CA and produced by Kevin Elson (Journey), ably assisted by Wally Buck. After returning to the UK, the band played 3 farewell shows in each of their respective cities. after which they disbanded. Founder members :

  • Nick Bold (guitar)
  • Paul Johnson (drums)
  • Steve Brown (vocals)
  • Clive Korner (bass)
  • David Hinson (keyboards - also later played keyboards, some guitar and a bass part on 2 tracks of Heartland's 1st album with singer Chris Ousey)

Other members :

  • Jeff Waters (bass)
  • Pete (Earl Wakey) Wakefield (vocals)
  • Dave Irving (ex Sad Cafe) (drums)
  • Martin Gilbanks (drums)
  • Haydn Jones (guitar)
  • Jo Burt (Freddie Mercury - later 'Black Sabbath') (Bass)
  • Jason Bonham (drums)

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