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B J Skeels aka Bazza Nova - bass / backing vocal:

 

Originally from London, played with the first  IRON MAIDEN (no relation, releasing 1 album - Maiden Voyage , enjoying a re-release & 1 single - Falling), MONUMENT (1 album - Monument) and cult band ZIOR (2 albums - Zior & Every Inch A Man & 3 singles) also with the BLUES BURGLARS, GYPSY, MONGREL & a number of other bands. He was also offered the position of bassists to the SAVOY BROWN’S BLUES BAND in the late 60's after depping with them for a few months. Also in the early seventies, with Bazza on guitar & bass and Steve Drewett, vocals / harmonica, they performed their version of the blues in many established London & home counties, blues clubs & pubs. Being invited to support PETER GREEN’S FLEETWOOD MAC whenever the played in Essex, which was often. They were known as STEVENSON’S BLUES DEPARTMENT and could be seen at playing at Blue Horizon, Wandsworth, The Angel & Manor House, Highbury & Islington, Tavistock Town & Country, Camden, Marquee, Studio 51 to name a few. They were even offered support on JETHRO TULL’s first UK tour, which for various reasons they couldn't take up.

 

In his career Bazza has also worked with VENOM, ANATHEMA, RIOT, TROUBLE, SKYCLAD, SAMSON, BLACK SABBATH, SAXON, MANOWAR, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MY DYING BRIDE, PARADISE LOST, QUIRE BOYS, LOVE HATE, RAGE and many others and in his later years northeast club band THE SOULUTIONS before leaving to join THE BLACK RIVER BAND and in Nov '09 formed the ROAD RUNNERS  with Rufus T Firefly  (aka Barry Robson) and finally in Nov 2014, after being invited to help the band out - GHOSTBAND with Brian & Chris.