Freefaller are a band set to explode across the popular music landscape. Featuring lead male vocals, full guitars, bass, and drums they create an explosive chemistry, Freefaller was born in 2001 when this group of friends decided to get together and begin writing passionate, powerful, inspiring music which blew away all before them. Now touring around the country, Freefaller are shocking Britain's music lovers from their comatose state - reawakening them to a style of music that realizes its potential for power and emotion. Freefaller's young, hungry musicians form a band with vast performing and songwriting talents. Meet the band:
OLLIE - LEAD VOCALS:Male vocal focal point of Freefaller, Ollie is no stranger to the mass hysteria and eardrum piercing screams of thousands of female fans! His strong lead vocals and boyish good looks were a key factor in the quarter million album sales achieved by his previous group, Point Break. Despite his young age Ollie has enjoyed an extensive career in the world of music and entertainment.
Indeed by the age of 14 he was a regular cast member in West End musicals including "Joseph" and "Evita". His acting talents were developed through increasingly high profile TV and film projects, including as "Marcus" in the hugely popular BBC 1 drama "Byker Grove", the launch pad for numerous careers, including that of Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, AKA Ant & Dec. During their career Point Break built up a following of tens of thousands of fans and these music lovers are sharing Ollie's musical development as Freefaller hit the live circuit.
DEAN. LEAD GUITAR:Freefaller's signature guitar pyrotechnics and soaring solos are provided by Dean, a guitar virtuoso of the highest order. Inspired by his idols Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Richie Sambora, Dean's immense talent as a teenage lead guitarist made him the highly prized star of a succession of rock bands - in fact he was often the target of illicit approaches from headline acts and rival bands intent on poaching this guitar wunderkind.
An integral element of the Freefaller sound, Dean has found his spiritual musical home and love nor money will prise him away !
GARY. BASS GUITAR:Gary got groove ! Providing the heady mix of groove and rhythm that creates the bedrock of the Freefaller sound. Music has been his life since picking up his first guitar and through the love of this instrument he diversified into songwriting and studio skills.
By the age of 16 he was already managing a recording studio and sound engineering.
RICHARD. DRUMS:To call Richard simply a drummer is akin to referring to Michelangelo as a bloke who paints ceilings!
Performing professionally since the age of 16, Richard has toured the world in all manner of musical productions and ensembles; these include as principal percussionist in the European touring company of the 'Rythmics', sequel to "Stomp", as a key member of an ensemble for Disney live spectaculars, and more recently accompanying Avril Lavigne at the Brits!
Crushing the music industry stereotype of drummer as the traditionally, er, intellectually challenged member of the group, Richard is a graduate of the London College of Music.