Dave Lamb - Vocals, Bass
Dave has been playing the bass guitar and singing for over 20 years and has been involved with a number of North East pub and function bands including Crossroads, The Gift, The Watts and Whiffin Big Band, Lazy and Mothertruckers.
Dave's influences are varied and includes The Beatles, Sting, Free, Bad Company, Hendrix, Whitesnake and Def Leppard to name just a few.
Rich Manley-Reeve - Vocals, Guitar
Raised in the steel town of Consett in the North of England, Rich fell in love with the guitar as a teenager. After leaving school he studied music for 3 years and spent several years teaching guitar and working in guitar shops.
Rich has now been a professional live and studio guitarist for over 25 years, and has played thousands of gigs across the UK, Europe and Middle East backing up many different artists covering a multitude of styles.
Rich has known Jimi and Warren for many years, playing in several bands together, and is excited to be part of 'Fossil' and enjoying playing great songs with great musicians.
Influences include Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Moore, Paul Gilbert, Jimi Hendrix, Prince and many more.
Jimi Savage - Vocals, Guitar
Jimi has been playing guitar from age 13, and started his own business teaching music and guitar at 23. In 1994 Jimi began a regular column in for “Total Guitar” magazine, then the biggest selling guitar magazine in Europe. This provided him with worldwide exposure to showcase his abilities and meet world famous international guitarists and musicians. His popular columns on guitar technique and demonstrations of guitars, amps and effects quickly gained him respect and acclaim in professional music circles.
Jimi went on to perform guitar clinics, seminars, workshops, masterclasses and gigs at major venues. He considers playing at Wembley Stadium with Paul Gilbert (Mr Big) and Brian May (Queen) as one of the highlights of his career.
Jimi runs and owns his own successful tuition & recording studio in North Tyneside. www.savageguitarstudio.co.uk
Warren Smithson - Vocals, Drums & Percussion
A descendant of a small mining community in County Durham, Warren’s musical influence began as a bandsman in a local brass band playing the Cornet. It wasn’t long before Warren discovered his musical allegiances were steering him towards percussive contraptions.
Warren later attended the prestigious Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, gaining a Higher Diploma in Contemporary Music in Drums. His musical career has spanned over 20 years involving musical endeavours in various venues including cruise ships, throughout Europe and the UK, the Middle East and the US to name but a few.
Warren has had the pleasure of performing in a variety of bands over the years and looks forward to many more years doing so steadying the ship from the back as the “stixman” of ‘Fossil’.
Influences include Sting (Vinnie Colaiuta), Richie Kotzen, Dave Weckl, Benny Greb, Jeff Beck and many many more…