Band Members

SIMON HALL – VOCALS

FULL NAME – SIMON PETER HALL
nickname – mongo
star sign – leo
favourite film – zeitgiest
likes – family, honesty and passion
dislikes – banks, government, bullys,
the rule of law & weak beer!!

inspirations – ronnie james dio, ricky medlocke, warrell dane & frank zappa.

Alongside fronting BEHOLDER, Simon Hall was also the driving force behind N.W.O.B.H.M. giants THE HANDSOME BEASTS.  Unapologetic, Uncompromising and Unrelenting in his approach to live music, the big guy has made many friends along the way due to his straight talking no nonsense attitude towards the current music scene.  He also fronts Razorline Music which offers Tour Support, Tuition, Rehearsal & Recording Rooms alongside incorporating his passion for True Metal.

Most recently Simon has become part of the dedicated team  who bring you the best independant Metal festival in the UK Bloodstock Open Air.  Simon’s role as Chief Organiser for the Metal 2 The Masses Initiative, gives him the opportunity to work with some of the best breaking Metal Acts in the UK and Europe.

SIMON FIELDING – BASS & BACKING VOCALS

FULL NAME – SIMON FIELDING
nickname – FUNGUS
star sign – CAPRICORN
favourite film – ALIEN
likes – family, Spicy Food, The Party !
dislikes – Family, Other peoples opinions being rammed down
ya throat, Hospitals !!!!!!

inspirations – DR Andrew Stockdale, Jimmy Page, Billy Sheenan
Michael Anthony, John Paul Jones

GEAR
Dean Squire Bass x2 /Dean Edge 8 String Bass / Marshall Amps / V Amp Bass pro
Line 6 Wireless System / Behringer Rack mount Tuner

Prior to joining Beholder, Si was the founding member of Adrenalin Kick.
Adrenalin Kick were a five piece hailing from the West Midlands, boasting a new, exciting and totally individual sound “Techno-Rock Infusion”.  Following the release of the first album Massacre the Mainstream in 1997 the band toured extensively in Britain and on the continent, playing festivals in Germany and supporting such Rock luminaries as JUDAS PRIEST, AMEN and the WILDHEARTS.

CHRIS BENTLEY – DRUMS

FULL NAME – CHRIS BENTLEY
nickname – BENTLEY
star sign – TAURUS
favourite film – GODFATHER 1
likes – FOOD, GENUINE PEOPLE & INTOXICATION
dislikes – BULLSHIT, GARY GLITTER & SPROUTS !

inspirations – STUART COPELAND, VINNIE PAUL,
IGOR CAVALERA,

GEAR
DW Collectors Series (Black oyster) / Dream Cymbals /
Rmv Skins / Iron Cobra Pedals / Vick Firth Stcks /
Ahead Gloves / converse Shoes

Drum Tutor who is widely respected as one of the Premier players in the UK and this is appreciated as he has his own studio which is frequently home to some of The Midlands top players.

SCOTT TAYLOR – GUITARS & VOCALS

FULL NAME – SCOTT TAYLOR
nickname – DOOM
star sign – LEO
favourite film – THE USUAL SUSPECTS
likes – MUSIC, GUITARS & GUITAR ORIENTATED MUSIC!
dislikes – TELEVISION

inspirations – Dimebag darrell, Pantera, Mastodon, Opeth, Gojira, Crowbar, Black sabbath & Cathedral.

GEAR
Dean Guitars (RC 7 & ML AT 3000) / Marshall Amplification
Line 6 HD 300 Effects / Ernie Ball strings

The most recent member to join the Beholder fold, Scotty “Doom” Taylor provides the cutting edge shredding associated with the full metal assualt that is Beholder.

Scotty is also the founding member of the Midlands based Cosmic Vortex of Doom.

MARTYN BLACKWELL – GUITARS & VOCALS

FULL NAME – martyn Blackwell
nickname – B
star sign – VIRGO
favourite film – ZEITGEIST
likes – BEING A FATHER, SOCIALISING  &
PARTYING LEADING TO DOWNTIME !!
dislikes – POLITICS AND THE INHERENT EVIL WHICH MAKES ME ASHAMED TO BE
PART OF THE HUMAN RACE.

inspirations – 70’S TO PRESENT DAY (EXCLUDING TO 1980’S
COCK ROCK PHASE – INFLAMES, PANTERA & MACHINE
HEAD.

GEAR
Dean Guitars (Mustaine & Peterson)
Blackstar Amplification, Ernie Ball Strings, Line 6 Effects

Proud Father & Guitar Teacher Martyn is widely respected as one of the Premier Tutors in Guitar Techniques in the midlands and is also a private tutor.

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