WARNING: THIS IS AN ALBUM THAT WILL GROW ON YOU AS THE SONGS ARE EXTREMELY INFECTIOUS!!!
Heroes were a Devon based band formed in 1979.
With Chris Bradford and Mark Hankins on guitar and vocals, the band's line-up was completed by Pete Lennon (lead guitar), Dave Powell (drums) and ex-Randy band-member Brian 'Wally" Wallis on bass guitar.
Chris Bradford has over the years written songs for many diverse artists such as Kiki Dee, Lene Lovich and Progressive Rock giant, Greg Lake.
Mark Hankins was member of Randy. His career continued with session work alongside many artists including solo singles for both the Sweet's 'Brian Connolly' and 'Andy Scott', Dr. Feelgood and 'Mike Vernon' who produced 'Fleetwood Mac'. As the eighties came to a close Mark met New Seeker Mick Flinn and he began to work as the group's backing guitarist and singer for the group ( his first time with the group was to deputise for Paul Layton). Mark also plays in Micks other group 'The Mixtures. When Marty Kristian decided to leave the New Seekers in 2002, Mark joined the group on guitar and vocals, a role he plays today.
Heroes were primarily a recording group although they performed a tour of Germany playing the Olympianhalle in Munich, the notorious Top Ten Club in Hamburg and a show in Berlin. In this show, the truck carrying the group's instruments didn't stop and continued into Poland forcing the group to use the equipment belonging to the band they were touring with, 'Dr. Feelgood'.
The Heroes played good old fashioned Rock and Roll '... a woman would be better, but this could be okay!' They formed a goodtime rock and roll five piece and recorded an album of ten songs 'Border Raiders', and a single 'Some kind of women b/w 10 % will do'. 'Border Raiders' slips down nicely, a heady concoction of pop and rock ballads and broadly smiling boogie.
Chris Bradford has worked with Andy Scott from the Sweet. Andy Scott, guitarist and writer of The Sweet went on to have a successful solo career after Glam Rock. Some of Andy's solo singles came from his hitchin' up with Chris. Krugerands, Invisible, Let Her Dance etc etc
Drummer Dave Powell worked with Brian Connolly in 1982 as he prepared for his shows supporting Pat Benatar although the band that ended up backing Connolly was essentially the band that became Verity.