Aug 21, 2012 | Comments 0
Original members Jay Pepper and Ace Finchum are joined by vocalist Jules Millis, guitarist Rob Wylde and bassist Jason Sims.
Jules, who also sings for acclaimed melodic rockers White Widdow, grew up in Australia on a diet of 80s glam rock, including Kiss, Ratt and Tigertailz themselves. For Jules, joining the ‘Tailz is a musical dream come true. “It’s amazing to be joining a band I grew up listening to back in Melbourne,” he said. “‘Bezerk’ and ‘Young And Crazy’ were part of the soundtrack to my youth, and I hope to do those classic songs and many others full justice. It feels crazy – such an honour to be involved with this thing. I can’t wait to see where this road leads – it should be quite a ride.”
Rob Wylde, frontman and guitarist with Brit rockers Teenage Casket Company, also joins on guitar. A versatile musician who certainly knows the meaning of showmanship, Rob has not only released three albums with Teenage Casket Company but also fronted US glam rockers Sins Of America, and plays bass with melodic rockers Vega. Expect Rob’s explosive guitar sound and stage presence to take the ‘Tailz experience to a new dimension.
Former Psycho Kiss bassist Jason Sims completes the line-up. The full metal Welshman lists Metallica, Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath as his heroes and confesses that he’s “chomping at the bit” to get started. “It’s a strong line-up and I can’t wait to play these tracks live,” he adds. “I know how big Tigertailz’ fan base is, and I hope I can do them proud.”
As the road rolls on through 2012 and beyond, from a band that has survived challenges so bizarre that most wouldn’t even believe it, expect blow-your-mind live performances, a new generation of Tigertailz music to rally the clans, and a resurgence to make fans young and old proud of this classic Welsh metal band. The best advice right now is to brace yourselves…
Official Website: www.tigertailz.co.uk
Tickets priced £10.50 are available from Midland Box Office: 0870 320 7000 or online at www.wolvescivic.co.uk