Uriah Heep hit the stage of The House of Blues, Lake Buena Vista, FL with their arsenal of four decades of work to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The set spanned back as far as 1972 with fan favorites, “The Magician’s Birthday” and “Stealin”. A Uriah Heep show isn’t complete without “The Wizzard”, “Sweet Lorraine”, and “Easy Living” which followed. Since 1969 the bands lineup has changed, there have been 25 different members. The only original member being Mick Box on lead guitar. Vocalist Bernie Shaw and keyboard player Phil Lanzon joined in 1986. Drummer Russell Gilbrook joined the band in 2007, with the newest member, bass player Davey Rimmer being added in 2013. The five members played like they had all been there at the inception.
Over the course of 49 years, the British rock band, Uriah Heep has released 25 studio albums, 18 Live albums, and 39 compilation albums. Similar in popularity to Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, and Led Zepplin in the 1970’s, the size of the audiences in the states declined in the 1980’s. The band still fills out large venues in Russia, Japan, and Eastern Europe.
Orlando was the first stop on the current US tour and lead singer Bernie Shaw promised that after the tour was over, he and his band mates were going into the studio to record their next album back in England and in 2019, they would return to The House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL to rock out again.