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MEET THE BAND
ALAN WHITHAM - LEAD VOCALS
An Aquarius, Alan was born in Bradford. Educated at Hutton Secondary School, he started his show biz career at the age of 9, being featured at the Likely (York’s) Song Festival. He did not win, but continued with singing from that day onward, taking a job as a Car Rental Agent until turning professional with Black Onyx.
A 5’4” package of sensational vocal and visual talent, he has a love of "doing his own thing" and an infectious and cheeky sense of humour. He loves steaks and cheese dishes!
RICK BRIDGE - VOCALS AND DRUMS
Born in Motherwell, Scotland, Rick who is an Aries moved in early life to Yorkshire, being educated at Basildon County Secondary School. Another early starter in show biz, Rick trained as a dancer from the age of 9 until he was 13, travelling to competitions all over the UK.
He first entered the group scene at 18 gaining experience in recording and playing jazz on drums. He loves all types of music, and is a keen golfer and tennis player. Other hobbies include reading and dancing. Once employed as an Electrician.
ROGER WILD - GUITAR, BASS GUITAR and VOCALS
A lean 6ft Roger who was born in Derby and educated there at the Henry Cavendish Grammar School, is born under the sign of Taurus. Always interested in music, a subject he studied whilst still at school, Roger became a professional immediately on leaving.
He gained much of his experience in other groups prior to joining Black Onyx. A lover of all types of good music, he lists Indian and Chinese food as well as football and swimming amongst his many interests!