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Matt is the lead vocalist of Fracture. Having joined the band in early 2011, his power vocals have shaped the direction the band has taken since. Once upon a time a classically-trained choirboy, life's journey took him from angelic youngster to the rocker he is today. A vocal tone that can range from melodic southern rock through to a gravely growl.

Influences - Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio), James Hetfield (Metallica), Ronnie Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Rickey Medlocke (Blackfoot), Bon Scott & Brian Johnson (AC/DC).

Previous bands - Mal Practice & The Sick Notes, My Bad My Good.

Best Gig Ever? - Pretty sure the best is still to come, but there have been many, many amazing ones..

Equipment Used - A trusty Shure SM58 microphone.

Favourite Songs - Love Ain't No Stranger (Whitesnake), Blind Man (Black Stone Cherry), Turn the Page (Metallica/Bob Seger), Last in Line (Dio), Diary of a Workingman (Blackfoot), For Those About To Rock, We Salute You (AC/DC), Wild Side (Mötley Crüe), Gimme Shelter (Rolling Stones), White Room (Cream).

Favourite Albums - Master of Puppets (Metallica), Blackbird (Alter Bridge), Folklore and Superstition (Black Stone Cherry).

Life Message - To play a wrong note is insignificant. To play without passion is inexcusable.

Si - Drums. One of the original founding members of the band has been playing since 1995 when the band was born. He is a self taught musician and within the last few years has only just started having drum lessons!! (sounds strange I know)! ‘Theres no better feeling than playing an instrument you love in a band in front of people who are enjoying it as much as you.”

Influences - Tommy Aldridge (Whitesnake), Scott Phillips (Creed/Alterbridge), Tico Torres (Bon Jovi), The late great Cozy Powell - (Whitesnake/Rainbow).

Previous bands - The Last Exit.

Best Gig Ever? - Too difficult to narrow it down, they are all awesome in their own way.

Equipment Used - Pearl Masters Maple, DW snare, Sabian Cymbals, Remo drumheads, Vic Firth sticks, DW pedals.

Favourite Songs - Whitesnake - Still of the night, Heart - Alone, Led Zeppelin - Rock n Roll, Rainbow - Since you’ve been gone, My Sacrifice - Creed.

Favourite Albums - New Jersey - Bon Jovi, One Day Remains - Alterbridge.

Life Message - Don’t let anyone make you afraid!

Mark - Bass & Backing Vocals. The other founding member of Fracture and self taught at the same time as Si.

Influences - Alec John Such, Nikki Sixx, Nate Mendel, Tony Kanal, John Deacon.

Previous bands - None - just Fracture.

Best Gig Ever? - July 1998; Dursley British Legion. In front of just 30 people but pre-gig nerves meant Mark couldn't eat for 24 hours. It was still asesome though!

Equipment Used - PJB M300 & 8B Cab, Boss ME-50B and Musicman Stingrays.

Favourite Songs - In These Arms - Bon Jovi, Anything by Sixx A.M. The Animal In Me - Motley Crue.

Favourite Album - The Colour & The Shape - The Foo Fighters.

Life Message - Just behave yourself and have a good time!

Darren - Lead Guitar. He has been in various bands for 25 years. His favourite genre is rock, but likes most music. He loves playing live and enjoys entertaining people. If he could do this for a living, he'd be the happiest man on Earth!

Influences - Thunder, Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Bowling for Soup, Iron Maiden.

Previous bands - Youth Gone Wild, Radioactive, Proof, Animal Shakers.

Best Gig Ever - Dubs at the Castle, 2000+ people.

Equipment Used - Marshall Cab & Head, Gibson Les Paul, Ibanez Gem, Peavey Wolfgang, Line 6 Pod & Floor Pedal.

Favourite Songs - Thunder - Dirty Love, Bowling for Soup - Girl all the Bad Guys Want, Van Halen - Jump, Bon Jovi - In These Arms.

Favourite Album - Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet

Life Message - Rock louder, rock harder!

Shaun - Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals. He has been playing in bands since 1985 and would play every day if he could. He loves playing live and learning new songs. in 2015 he played 45 shows and in 2016 saw over 140 bands.

Influences - Chris Green, Jimmy Bell, Marcus Thurston, Michael Schenker, Adrian Smith, Randy Rhoads.

Previous bands - Contraband, Lonesome Crow, The Racketeers, Spoylydge, Mad Axe, Return of the Dodo.

Best Gig Ever - Cam Beer Festival 2017.

Equipment Used - Gibson Les Paul Custom, Epiphone Les Pauls (3), Ibanez Destroyers (2), Jackson RR Sharkfin, Vintage VE800 electro/acoustic, Marshal Stack, Boss effects, Cry Baby.

Favourite Songs - Anything by Dynazty, Elvenking, Queensryche (maybe not the early stuff), early Iron Maiden, Rush (1974-1984).

Favourite Albums - Titanic Mass - Dynazty, Rush 1974 - Mid 80's.

Life Message - If it was easy, everyone would do it!

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