Voodoo Six

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Voodoo Six
Voodoo Six - Tony Newton - Exeter Cavern 21-Nov-2011.jpg
Tony Newton, band founder & bassist, on stage at Exeter Cavern, 21 November 2011
Background information
OriginLondon, England
GenresHard Rock
Years active2003 (2003)–present
LabelsCadiz Music, Spinefarm Records, Powerage, Locomotive Records
Associated actsJudas Priest
Websitewww.voodoosix.com
MembersTony Newton
Matt Pearce
Joe Lazarus
Nik Taylor-Stoakes
Craig Price
Past membersRichie Faulkner
Dave Cavill
Henry Rundell
Chris Jones
Luke Purdie

Voodoo Six is a British rhythmic Hard Rock band formed in the summer of 2003 by bassist Tony Newton and guitarist Richie Faulkner.[1] The current lineup of the band consists of Nik Taylor-Stoakes (Lead Vocals), Matt Pearce (Guitar), Craig Price (Guitar), Tony Newton (Bass) and Joe Lazarus (Drums).[2]

History[edit]

The band was conceived by bassist Tony Newton and guitarist Richie Faulkner following a brief stopover by Newton in Los Angeles for production work. Upon his return to England, he and Faulkner began recruiting members for the band, before starting on the club circuit. In 2005, supplemented by drummer Dave "Grav" Cavill, vocalist Henry Rundell, and second guitarist Matt Pearce, they opened for Iron Maiden at the Hammersmith Apollo.[3]

Their first album, "Feed My Soul" was released the following year.[4] This was later re-mixed & re-issued as "First Hit For Free" in 2008[5], which also featured a new song, "Faith". By this time, Faulkner had left the band, his place being taken by Chris Jones. Faulkner later joined Judas Priest.

By the time of the band's next release, the 2010 EP "A Little Something For You", Luke Purdie had taken over on vocals. Purdie is notable for being the grandson of late entertainer Bruce Forsyth.

The "Fluke?" album followed shortly after[6], although Cavill left after the subsequent tour, with Joe Lazarus subsequently taking over on drums. This line-up recorded the "Falling Knives" EP in 2011, which was followed by the 2013 album "Songs To Invade Countries To"[7]. The band supported Iron Maiden on the European leg of their Maiden England World Tour and subsequently headlined their own tour throughout Europe in 2014.[8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15]

Purdie left the band after this tour, his place eventually being taken by Nik-Taylor Stoakes. By the time of recording their 2017 album "Make Way For The King", Chris Jones had also departed, leaving Matt Pearce to record all the guitar parts on the record. Craig Price assisted them on a European tour ahead of the album's release & was later confirmed as a full-time member of the band.

Notable Performances[edit]

Although a relatively new band Voodoo Six have already managed to perform at 4 separate Download Festival festivals (in 2006,[16] 2008,[17] 2012[18][19] and 2013[20]), Sonisphere Festival in 2010 [15][21] and toured with Iron Maiden as the main support band on their European Maiden England World Tour.[10][10][11][12][15][22] After performing back at Sonisphere in 2014 they embarked on a European Tour.[23][24]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Feed My Soul (2006)[25]
  • First Hit For Free (2008)[26]
  • Fluke? (2010)[26][27]
  • Songs To Invade Countries To (2013)[14][26][27]
  • Make Way For The King (2017)[2]

EPs[edit]

  • A Little Something For You (2010)
  • Falling Knives (2011)
  • Lead Me On (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Artist Biography by Corey Apar". allmusic.com. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Big News – Album release & PledgeMusic campaign". ::: VOODOO SIX :::. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  3. ^ "Voodoo Six". Discogs. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Voodoo Six - Feed My Soul". Discogs. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Voodoo Six - First Hit For Free". Discogs. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Voodoo Six - Fluke?". Discogs. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Voodoo Six - Songs To Invade Countries To". Discogs. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Voodoo Six to tour UK". classicrockmagazine.com. 19 January 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2014.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Voodoo Six Announce UK Tour!". tbfmonline.co.uk. 02/01/2014. Archived from the original on 2014-03-15. Retrieved 2014-04-10. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  10. ^ a b c "Biography". voodoosix.com. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  11. ^ a b "Voodoo Six Announce European Tour With Iron Maiden AND NEW ALBUM RELEASE". voodoosix.com. 26 March 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  12. ^ a b "Voodoo Six and Lauren Harris AND NEW ALBUM RELEASE". voodoosix.com. 26 March 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  13. ^ "Line Up Poster AND NEW ALBUM RELEASE". voodoosix.com. 26 March 2014. Archived from the original on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  14. ^ a b "Six reasons to see Voodoo Six at Buskers tomorrow". [1]. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2014. External link in |work= (help)
  15. ^ a b c "Voodoo Six set to release new album via Spinefarm and announced as main support for Iron Maiden". [2]. Retrieved 10 April 2014. External link in |work= (help)
  16. ^ "Download Festival 2006". downloadfestival.co.uk. 2006. Archived from the original on 3 April 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  17. ^ "Saxon, Voodoo Six, The Galvatrons and Fighting With Wire are among the latest acts confirmed for Download". virtualfestivals.com. 06/05/2008. Archived from the original on 5 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-10. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  18. ^ "Download Festival Stage Times Are Live Go Go Go". metalhammer.co.uk. 01/06/2012. Archived from the original on 25 July 2013. Retrieved 2014-04-10. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  19. ^ "OODOO SIX ANNOUNCE DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL APPEARANCE AND DATES WITH ADRENALINE MOB". [3]. 31 May 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2014. External link in |work= (help)
  20. ^ "Download Festival 2013". [4]. Retrieved 10 April 2014. External link in |work= (help)
  21. ^ "Voodoo Six (performer's page)". efestivals.co.uk. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  22. ^ "Voodoo Six announced support act Scott Stapp". rocknreelreviews.com. 26 March 2014. Archived from the original on 5 May 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  23. ^ "Line up poster". sonisphere.co.uk. January 2014. Archived from the original on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  24. ^ "Shows". voodoosix.com. September 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  25. ^ "Voodoo Six Feed My Soul". spirit-of-metal.com. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  26. ^ a b c "Discovery". allmusic.com. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  27. ^ a b "Albums". voodoosix.com. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2014.

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