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John Sloman
Instruments Vocals

John Sloman was born as John Anthony David Sloman in Cardiff (South Wales), 26 April 1957 as the eldest of six children. He is a former member of Trapper, Pulse, Lone Star, and Uriah Heep. He was lead vocalist for Uriah Heep between 1979-1981, and during that time was on the album Conquest.

After Uriah Heep, he formed the band "John Sloman's Badlands" and showcased several songs at The Marquee Theatre, 'John Sloman's Badlands' featured former Trapper drummer John Munro and Whitesnake's John Sykes and Neil Murray . The band were ultimately passed over and John went on to record the first of his solo albums Disappearances Can Be Deceptive produced in part by Todd Rundgren. John Sykes from the UK Badlands and Ray Gillen from the U.S. Badlands also played together in Blue Murder (though Gillen left during the project and Sykes then re-recorded all the vocals by himself for the 1st album). Badlands broke up upon Sykes joining the band Thin Lizzy. Sykes and Murray later played together in Whitesnake on the U.S. version of Slide It In and on the Whitesnake album.

Since Disappearances he has released two more solo albums: Dark Matter in 2003 and more recently 13 Storeys in 2006 on which John is credited with playing everything from cello to harpsichord. He is also credited in Highlander: The Source as the vocalist who sang Queen's hits Princes of the Universe and Who Wants to Live Forever.

He reportedly also recorded a solo album which hasn't ever been released.




With Lone Star

  • Firing On All Six (1977)

With Uriah Heep

With Aciarium

  • Aciarium

With Brother Beyond

With Eddie Clarke

  • It Ain't Over Till It's Over Fast

With Lloyd Cole

With Gary Moore

With Praying Mantis

  • The Journey Goes On

With John Sloman's Badlands

  • Badlands demo tape


  • Disappearances Can Be Deceptive (1989)
  • Dark Matter (2003)
  • 13 Storeys (2006)

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