Wild Boys 80s Band
80s Pop & Rock
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Rich Knight: Vocals
Rich has been singing since he was 15 years old and has been in various groups over the years. Rich studied performing arts at college before moving to London at the age of 17 to seek his fortune!! And his musical career!
Rich worked for renowned music manager Tom Watkins (Pet Shop Boys, Bros and East 17 to name a few) for 2 years as lead singer and writer in the band QED.
Rich was signed to independent record label E-Park in 2001. He has performed across the UK at various venues and has also featured on a 34 date arena tour covering the UK and Ireland. Including Wembley!! Rich also owns and runs Regal House Recording Studio alongside his brother Rob.
Rob Fidler: Bass
Rob first picked up a bass at the age of 15 and has been hooked ever since. He has played in a wide variety of bands over the years covering many styles. Aside from Wild Boys, Rob is currently actively gigging with Blondied, No Strings and Hoverfly. Rob has gained extensive live and studio experience having gigged all over the world and recorded several albums worth of original material. In 2002 Rob recorded a single with pop punk outfit "The Stiffs" which was released in Japan and a tour of Japan followed to coincide, together with dates in Eastern Europe.
Rob Knight- Drums/Percussion
Rob has been making a racket on the drums since the age of 16 and can also play the guitar to a high standard. Rob studied popular music at college followed by a music production course at The University Of Westminster in London. Rob also worked alongside his brother, Rich, under the guidance of Tom Watkins in the band QED as the drummer and writer.
Rob has performed and toured regularly throughout the UK and Europe over the years gaining vital experience along the way. He has also featured on The Fearne Cotton and Reggie show on Radio 1. Rob also owns and runs Regal House Recording Studio alongside his brother Rich.
Steve Slator- Guitarist /Backing vocals
Steve started playing the piano at the age of 8 then took-up guitar aged 9. Over the years he has played live and recorded with many musicians of diverse styles and in many genres. Working as a professional guitar tutor has acquired him a broad knowledge of playing styles. His CV includes a dance album, scores created for film and TV besides engineering and recording projects for the band. He has joined the 'Wild Boys' since following the disbanding of his last band "Evolution" who have played up and down the country over the past decade, supporting bands such as Deacon Blue, Heather Small and Go west, to name a few.
Sam Chapman- Keyboards
Sam has been involved in the music industry for many years. At just 17 he was fortunate enough to sign a major record deal with RCA (Sony/BMG).Sam was a keyboard player in the 90’s TV boy-band North & South and has extensive experience in the studio and on stage. North & South were a modern day equivalent of the 1960’s chart toppers “The Monkees” and formed a central role in the BBC children's TV comedy show No Sweat. The show followed the exploits of struggling boy band North & South consisting of Jimmy, Greg, Miles and Giles (played by Sam Chapman).
However the band became so popular that they became a real life band who scored four top 40 hits within just 12 month including an impressive number 7 debut hit single "I'm A Man Not A Boy" in May 1997. The band also headlined the own UK tour and supported Mark Owen of ‘Take That’ on his European Tour.
Sam has now left his Top of The Pops and MTV days behind him in order to pursue a teaching career in music but still loves producing music and playing live.
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