Freefaller (band)

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Freefaller are a British pop/rock band from Newcastle upon Tyne, England, formed in 2001.[1][dead link] Their first song, "Do This! Do That!", was released as a single in January 2005, and reached #8 in the UK Singles Chart.[2] Their follow-up singles "Good Enough for You" and "She's My Everything" charted at #21 and #36 respectively in the UK.[2]

Band members[edit]

The band were:[3]

  • David "Ollie" Oliver (ex-Point Break) – vocals
  • Dean Roberts – guitar
  • Gary Mahon – bass
  • Rich Joy – drums

Roberts has since gone on to form his own band, My[iQ], as well as playing for singer-songwriter Stewart Mac. The later supported Bon Jovi at Twickenham Stadium on 27 June 2008, featuring Roberts on lead guitar and backing vocals. As of 2016 Roberts is a permanent guitarist and songwriting partner of Stewart Mac, releasing material and touring as a duo or with a full band.[4] Drummer Rich Joy is a member of an entertainment based charity organization, the Grand Order of Water Rats. Mahon is now a member of a group called Columbia. Ollie is now a sports lecturer at South Essex College.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Music – Freefaller". BBC. Archived from the original on 18 August 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 214. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. ^ "Freefaller Biography". Female First. 7 January 2005. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Biography". Official Stewart Mac. 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016.