About the Ultimate 70s Show
The Ultimate 70’s Show is a totally live 6 piece tribute to the seventies featuring Martin Metcalf ex Geordie, alongside the powerhouse vocals of Chris Peters.
The ultimate 70’s show is a Rock extravaganza featuring the biggest hits from Slade, T.Rex, The Sweet, David Bowie, Suzie Quatro, John Miles, Mungo Jerry, Alice Cooper, Mott the Hoople and Queen to name a few.
The audience are encouraged to dress with the times and to join in the fun in this high octane show.
With all the colourful costumes you would expect from this era, the Ultimate 70’s is a feast for the eyes and ears.
So come and join the band as we take you on a rollercoaster back to the days where melodies and big hooks were king and we could all leave our inhibitions at the door.
Get Down and get with it with the Ultimate 70’s show.
Chris Peters: Vocals
Chris was signed to a major record label at 17 and proceeded to tour Europe and the states for three years. On his return he joined Manchester’s Sister Ray alongside Johnny Marr as a second guitar player. When Johnny left the band Chris joined another Manchester Band Splitz who ironically were originally a big anthem glam band. Splitz were firm favourites on the college/University scene and went on to support Tygers of Pan Tang, the Alarm and even Robert Plant at Mometh Festival.
With rasping vocals not too dissimilar to Noddy Holder and a cheeky line of patter, the Ultimate 70’s front man guarantees a very entertaining evening.
Steve Doyle: Drums
Steve started playing at 13 and at 17 started his drum teaching career. At 18 he was playing professionally, backing artists by reading their music. At 22 he was the drummer on the first ever rap record by a white man. Steve has been a session drummer and has played all over the world in rock blues and jazz festivals. Steve has played with a range of famous people including Sting, Enrico Tomasso and Ken Dodd. Influenced by Buddy Rich, Jojo Mayer and Simon Kirke he likes to think he’s still 22. Steve uses a mix of Beverley, Shine and Premier Drums with various cymbals.
In his late teens Metz formed cult NWOBHM Band “Hollow Ground”. The band were pioneers, right on the cutting edge of the scene. Two of Hollow Ground’s most well-known fans are Metallica superstars Lars Ulrich & James Hetfield! Since then Metz has been a big part of the music scene, especially in his native North-East. His CV is a “who’s who” of local bands including Geordie/Powerhouse, Fist, Powerage, Black Rose and Sabbatica among many others. He’s recorded many international record releases and produced a couple too! Besides singing, writing, recording and playing guitar & bass, Metz has made a name for himself as a live sound engineer and is heavily in demand behind the desk when not gigging himself.
Steve Fardoe: Saxophone/Vocals
Stevie originally started on clarinet with the Surrey Youth Orchestra before moving on to sax at 16 where he joined a local Surrey band. Tours of Morocco and Germany followed before packing it in altogether in 1973 when he moved to the North East of England. He started playing again in 2003 and has been a well-known and respected session musician playing an eclectic mix of soul, funk, blues and pop.
Stevie adds a cutting edge to the USS sound and never fails to deliver that 70’s feel to all the Big Anthems.
“Dangerous” Dave Freeney: Bass
Dave started playing with bands in Dublin in the early 80s. After moving to London for work, music fell by the wayside and so did he! Since relocating to the North-East he has played and depped with several local bands and artists, most recently accompanying Singer/Songwriter Sadie Jemmett on her album launch gigs.
Ben Williams: Keyboards
Ben is the newest recruitment to the Ultimate Seventies show, although he sounds like he has been in the band from its conception.
Ben is a well-known and respected session player who breathes new life into old and loved tracks, with the latest digital technology.
Whilst he is the youngest member of the Band, he certainly has the oldest and wisest head.