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The Band 2013 The Force are the North East's finest rock band .

They recently became a 5 piece; twin lead guitarists Phil Thorell and Dave Shaw, bass player Mick Hunter and Geordie Clark on drums with "new boy" Bill Hornsby taking on the role of main vocalist.

Although Bill is taking care of the majority of the vocals, the three front men contribute, as and when required, each bringing their own unique style

Musically The Force are an awesome powerhouse of intense guitar-fuelled rock. Both guitarists are highly rated professional teachers as well as seasoned live and studio players. Their contrasting and aggressive styles mate perfectly. .


Phil's talent saw him performing at Wembley when he reached the finals of the "Guitarist of the Year" competition. He also has a unique voice which allows the band to perform a much wider range of songs that other bands would not attempt

Mic H, the man in the middle, as well as delivering solid bass lines, has a classic rock voice; and a scream which demands the audience's attention

Dave is the Gibson God and his version of Satriani's "Summer Song" is something special. His vocals on "Different Worlds " are unusual and Thunder's "Love Walked In " and Foo Fighter's "The Pretender " show his versatility.

Geordie Clark joined the band in Oct 2010. A very experienced drummer George is probably best known as a member of Black Rose the highly acclaimed Thin Lizzy tribute band.

Bill Hornsby is the most recent acquisition to the band, joing in Nov 2013 as lead vocalist.
His previous bands were Damage Control and a Whitesnake tribute called Slip Of The Tongue and more recently Band of Brothers.
Bill's addition brings yet more diversity and range to an already multi-talented band.

A 'KERRANG' national poll previously voted The Force one of the Top Ten unsigned bands .

The Force, with their exceptional brand of original material, are welcomed back time and again by fans all over the country. Their music and stage presence is hugely addictive and has led to them being invited to support some world-class bands, including :- Status Quo, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Steve Vai, Skin, Saxon, Magnum, The Little Angels, Nazareth, FM, Nils Lofgren, and Izzy Stradlin.

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"The Force are the total dog's bollocks. Out of all the records I receive each week, few come close to being as good as these guys"

Alan Robson, Metro FM

"The Force are tighter than your first pair of jeans. Mick Hunter has a voice which can only be described as phenomenal and guitarists Davy Shaw and Phil Thorell toss out unison lead breaks that Robertson and Goram would have been proud of. 'Doctor Doctor', handled with more verve than M.S.G. ever could. They are exceptionally entertaining".

Koncert Kwota = High Voltage

Liam Sheils, Kerrang