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We've got lots of new things happening at Moritz HQ, not least a brand new line up for 2017 and a new album! We're very excited about the coming year and of course we have some shows to promote the new album and to stretch the legs of our new line up. We're very pleased to announce our slot at Rockingham this year and we hope to see you at our shows.
Moritz welcome 2 new members into the band who will be performing for us this year in our live shows. Finding the right people is always a tough job but we think we've been super lucky with the addition of Chris Teeder and Russ Wilson to the ranks.
Ken Evans joined the band in 2015 and has been writing and recording with Moritz for About Time Too and is a long time collaborator with the band. Sadly John Tonks our regular drummer and who played on the new album has been unable to carry out duties this year due to him being an extremely busy fella!
Chris is a seasoned professional and is best known for completing the lineup in the Phil Hilbourne band. He has been privileged to work in the UK and Europe with many well known artists including John Entwistle, Gary Moore, Dave Gilmour, Ted McKenna, Frank Gambale, Geoff Whitehorn, The Vibrations Over recent years Chris has worked in the UK, Europe and Dubai with various different bands and acts. This includes work with Iron Maiden's drummer, Nicko McBrain. Chris has also been working with a Blues Brothers tribute act and appeared with them at the “BBC Proms in the Park”, Hyde Park in 2012."
Russ is another top flight musician, starting out aged 9 and being taught by among others - Bill Bruford. Russ has spent much time in tribute shows, among them Yes, Genesis and Elvis and as a dep in many touring bands.
Russ made it through to 2nd place in the UK V-Drum world championship and is currently touring with the premiere Elton John tribute show - Ultimate Elton.
Russ also teaches drums and percussion at several schools around the UK.