The Roger Taylor Band Biography

 

The Roger Taylor Band was formed in 1994 to perform material from Roger's third solo album, 'Happiness?'. They toured throughout the UK and Italy in 1994 and 1995, performing both solo material and Queen tracks, and three live tracks were released on the 'Happiness?' singles in 1994. The band was reformed with a few changes in 1998 to promote the 'Electric Fire' album throughout the UK in 1999, with three tracks appearing on the 'Surrender' single.

Members of both bands have appeared extensively on both the 'Happiness?' and 'Electric Fire' albums, with Jason Falloon and Mike Crossley appearing individually or together on the majority of the tracks, and Jason Falloon also appearing on the 'Fun On Earth' album. No members of either line-up have (to my knowledge) been in any notable groups before, apart from Joshua J Macrae who was in Roger's other solo band, The Cross. Unfortunately, I know very little about any of the musicians involved.

 

Members for 'Happiness?' (1994/5):
Drums: Joshua J. Macrae (born 20 September 1964)
Guitar: Jason Falloon (born 20 May 1968)
Keyboards: Mike Crossley (born 19 February 1963)
Bass: Stuart Bradley (born 23 September 1965)

Members for 'Electric Fire' (1998/9):
Additional Vocals: Treanna Morris (born 1975), Jonathan Perkins (occasionally)
Drums: Keith Prior (born 1970)
Lead Guitar: Jason Falloon (born 20 May 1968)
Rhythm Guitar: Matt Exelby (born 1969)
Keyboards: Mike Crossley (born 19 February 1963)
Bass: Steve Barnacle

 

These photos are all of the 1998 'Electric Fire' band, which was also called 'The Free Radicals'. Unfortunately, I do not have any photos of Stuart Bradley, the original bass player, while Joshua J. Macrae, the original drummer, is included on the biography of The Cross.

 

Treanna Morris photograph Treanna Morris photograph

Treanna Morris

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Keith Prior

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Jason Falloon

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Matt Exelby

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Mike Crossley

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Steve Barnacle