The Heavy Metal Kids have announced Paul Manzi as the new vocalist of the band. He will join the current line-up of drummer Keith Boyce, guitarists Cosmo and Justin McConville and bassist Ronnie Garity.
Until recently McConville has been handling the vocals duties but the introduction of Paul Manzi will give the Heavy Metal Kids an added extra dimension.
Paul Manzi is a versatile singer who has pedigree and is better known in the progressive rock field having performed with Barchetta, Oliver Wakeman and more recently in Arena as well as spending time with Cosmo in Raw Glory.
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The Heavy Metal Kids released a string of highly influential albums in the seventies with the now sadly departed and legendary singer and actor Gary Holton. Since reforming in 2002 the band have had a few different faces fronting the band including former UFO keyboardist Danny Peyronel and more controversially former Eastenders actor John Altman who played Nasty Nick in the show.
LA Guns vocalist Phil Lewis fronted the band for a few select shows whilst Justin McConville has been the vocalist and guitarist for the Kids for the past couple of years including the support slot they did with UFO in 2011.
The Heavy Metal Kids will unveil their new vocalist with a gig this Saturday 31st August with a show at the Merton Manor Club in South Wimbledon, London.
A day later the band will be playing at the Weyfest near Farnham, Surrey sharing a bill with The Strawbs, Hawklords, The Temperance Movement, Snakecharmer, From The Jam and UB40.
You can see Paul Manzi in the clip below where he sings with Oliver Wakeman.
Below are some golden Heavy Metal Kids moments with their former vocalists.
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