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Vardis Announce New Bass Player

Vardis prepare to pick up some serious speed once again.....

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After the tragic loss of Vardis bassist Terry Horbury late last year, the NWOBHM legends have been respectfully looking to continue on their path by hiring the right man for the job. With a worldwide deal with SPV/Steamhammer signed – and fifth album, Red Eye, scheduled for release this year – Vardis have announced that they’ve found their man and are ready to resume their career at 200 m.p.h!

Here’s what original member Steve Zodiac and new(ish) drummer Joe Clancy had to say via their Facebook page:  

“We are very lucky to be able to welcome Martin Connolly to the band. Despite knowing Vardis would continue, after losing Terry so suddenly it took some time before we could consider playing with another bassist. By the time we were ready, the job required someone with the musicianship and experience not only to maintain the power of our live shows but to form a tight chemistry quickly. Martin has been in the business for 40 years, playing bass for Rick Wakeman and Paul Fox, releasing two albums with hard rockers Scarlet, performing on Nicko McBrain’s ‘Rhythms of the Beast’ and as The Entire Population of Hackney with Iron Maiden, FM and the rest of Marshall Fury. After just one rehearsal we knew we wouldn’t need to see anyone else, Martin is a top bassist and has brought a new dimension and fresh energy to Vardis as we rebuild to get the show back on the road this year. Thank you all for your support and patience, we are proud to rock on with you in tribute to a man whose life was music.

– Steve & Joe”

The new man himself added….

“It was a privilege to be asked to join Vardis and take over from such a talented player. Terry and I weren’t close friends but our paths crossed many times over the years – I bought my Fender Precision from him in 1984. Our styles are very different, so I’m grateful to Steve and Joe for giving me the freedom to put my own mark on the music. Rehearsals have been a blast, but we’re itching to get out there and make some noise!
– Martin”

Vardis band pic 2016

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