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STARSCREEN

The best kept secret in Rock n Roll???

Described as "Pearl Jam, Led Zeppelin and The Doors eating U2 for supper."

Blue Infused Indie Rock

Quite simply they are a Rock Band with a difference, extracting influences from The Who, U2, Pearl Jam, Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, The Doors, The Killers, Oasis, Rage Against The Machine, The Clash, The Arctic Monkeys......the list is endless.

DAZ McNEVIN

LEAD VOCALS AND HARMONICA
 

Vocal Influences:

Jim Morrison, Bono, Eddie Vedder, Michael

Hutchence,

Roger Daltrey

 

Favourite Band: U2

 

Top 5 Albums: Joshua Tree - U2

                           VS - Pearl Jam

                           Revolver - The Beatles

                           OK Computer - Radiohead

                           Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin

 

Guilty Pleasure Album: Beautiful South - Quench

 

​Favourite Starscreen Song: The 11th Commandment


Favourite Pudding: Chocolate Sponge and Custard

NEAL DAVIS

LEAD GUITAR AND BACKING VOCALS
 

Guitar Influences:

Tom Morello, The Edge, Dave Gilmour, Jimmy Page &

Mike McCreddy

 

Favourite Band: Pink Floyd

 

Top 5 Albums: Dark Side of The Moon - Pink Floyd

                           The Wall - Pink Floyd

                           VS - Pearl Jam

                           For Your Pleasure - Roxy Music

                           London Calling - The Clash

 

Guilty Pleasure Album: Chas and Dave

 

Favourite Starscreen Song: Spin

 

Favourite Pudding: Crumble

(No Apple or Blackberry just Crumble)

SCOTT PRICE



BASS GUITAR

Bass Influences:

John Entwistle, Roger Glover, Geezer Butler,

Adam Clayton & John Paul Jones 

 

Favourite Band: Deep Purple

 

Top 5 Albums: Machine Head - Deep Purple

                           For Your Pleasure - Roxy Music

                           Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin

                           Hundred Highways - Johnny Cash

                           Abbey Road - The Beatles

 

Guilty Pleasure: This is where I came in - The Bee Gees

 

Favourite Starscreen Song: Mr Middleoftheroad

 

Favourite Pudding: Christmas Pudding and Custard

JOHN KIDGER

DRUMMER AND BACKING VOCALS
 

Drum Influences:

Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, Zakk Starkey, Alan White,

Matt Helders 

 

Favourite Band: The Who

 

Top 5 Albums: Quadrophenia - The Who

                           What's the Story Morning Glory - Oasis

                           Whatever People Say I Am - Arctic Monkeys

                           The best of the Beatles - The Beatles

                           Who's Next - The Who

 

Guilty Pleasure Music: Northern Soul

 

Favourite Starscreen Song: Wide Awake

​Favourite Pudding: AMANDA

HISTORY

 The beginnings of Starscreen were set in motion by Neal and Daz while studying music at college. Along with a drummer on the college course they began rehearsals as a three piece. With Daz on both vocals and bass it was decided to branch out of the college group and look for a full time bass player, so that Daz would be free to concerntrate solely on singing. In comes Scott and after one rehearsal at Berry Hill Park in Mansfield the band had written the basis for at least 3 songs. The band went from strength to strength playing many local gigs and festivals but as the work load increased they were forced to search of a new drummer. Enter John "The Gob" Kidger.


 The New Starscreen worked harder and with even more energetic performances than ever, thanks in no small part to the power of the Kidger. Playing now on a national level, from London to Glasgow and everywhere in between Starscreen have establised a name as one of the best unsigned live bands around. They have supported such names as John Power (Cast), Chris Helme (Seahorses), the quireboys and even fellow local legend Alvin Stardust as well as Stacey Solomon....erm well we did.


 At the start of 2013 it was decided that they would try and raise the money to self fund their debut album and after 9 months of  hard work they finally achieved their goal. The Album was released in the Autumn of 2013 which was followed by a full UK Tour that will carried on into 2014.

The band then got a regular residency at a well known BBQ restaurant chain. These gigs were mainly covers with a few well placed originals thrown in. Here starts the next chapter of the Starscreen story. At these shows they had to play acoustic as people were eating. During the year of 2015/2016 they crafted a full 90 minute acoustic set and continued to tour various other venues as an acoustic 3 or 4 piece.

At the end of 2016 it was decided that new Starscreen material was needed and as it was going to be mainly acoustic they decided to record it themselves. From Christmas 2016 to the Summer of 2017 the Starscreen boys recorded a brand new EP between gigs. Titled "Hideous and Kinky" this was released in August. It was followed by even more gigs to promote it. The physical copies have since sold out but the can still be downloaded.
After 2 years of and more than 150 gigs all across the country it was decided, as "Hideous and Kinky" had been such a sucess, the band should record a whole new album. Again self produced at their newly name Pilot Studios. Pilot was the first song the band ever recorded.  With all the equipment in place the band could choose to take their time with recording making sure everything was exactly right before they released it to the public. They took their time and all was good......then Corona Virus struck an the world ended! Unditerred by this the band released "A Dangerous Pursuit of Bliss" in June 2020. Promotional gigs had to wait until the pubs all reopen.........we are still waiting......


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