Blemish UK is a four piece Rock Band based in Birmingham, UK. They were formed in late 2004. Their influences range from: Roxy Music, Foo Fighters; The Police through to U2, which all appear evident when listening to a Blemish UK song. With hard hitting songs such as ‘One in a Million’ and ‘Locked’ through to the beautiful ballads ‘Driving’ and ‘Come with Me’, you can see why the band have had interest from some of the businesses biggest Management, including a three year spell with Don Arden (Sharon Osbourne’s father) which was sadly concluded due to Don’s health.
The Band’s live reviews have been extremely complimentary with comments such as, “silky”, “powerful”, “accomplished musicians” and “the complete package”. These are just a few of the positive reviews the band has received. Blemish UK has gone from strength to strength over the last two years, by recruiting James Weston as lead vocalist. With outstanding vocals and every inch a front man, the band have now progressed to the next level. Blemish UK was given the highest accolade by Kerrang UK in 2005 by voting ‘One in a Million’ the No. 1 on the unsigned charts. Another of their tracks ‘Come with me’ came second in the UK song writing competition, also in 2005. Blemish UK has toured the UK extensively over the last two years, gaining a reputation as one of the UK bands most likely to succeed!
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JAMES WESTON - Lead Vocals
James has always been the centre of attention wherever the party is. He sang and toured with the band "Hush" for three years. This is when the boys from Blemish UK first noticed him for his amazing vocal ability, his enthusiastic stage presence and his overall image. He had a shining career as a DJ, winning many coveted awards before he joined Blemish UK. The move to fronting a rock band has proved very successful and rewarding, fulfilling his desires to perform. James is a natural performer and is in his element when performing.
NIGEL BOSWELL - Bass & Keyboards
Founding member of Blemish UK.
Nigel was compelled to play bass guitar after watching Mick Karn perform at a Japan concert. He began his musical journey at the age of fifteen and played in bands for many years. Later, he worked as a session musician across Europe and the USA, crafting his apprenticeship as an accomplished musician. Rarely feeling fulfilled playing other people's music, Nigel needed to meet his own musical creativity, but struggled finding the right musicians to work with. That is until he teamed up with John and Simon and formed "Blemish UK". His natural song writing ability was able to flourish and this was recognized by Kerrang Radio Station in the UK and the UK Song writing Guild. Various publishing companies have shown interest in adding his compositions to their catalogues. Nigel has spent three great years crafting his song writing under the wings of Don Arden in LA. Nigel is now aiming with Blemish UK to bring their music to the masses.(The sky is the limit when your heart is in it).
JOHN MARTIN - Lead Guitar & Vocals
John has been playing guitar for many years and has toured the UK extensively. He was never totally fulfilled playing other people's music, though he was able to craft his art doing so.John's heart lay in song writing; quickly realizing he had a flare for it. Some of his songs were quickly sought after by various publishers world wide, and chance meeting with founder member of "BLEMISH UK," took his song writing to a new level. With this new partnership John quickly penned the superb track "Driving," this was followed by the outstanding "In your heart."Though John has proven himself as a great songwriter, his heart still lies in picking up a guitar and rocking audiences.John is now looking forward to combining the two, and showing what a complete package he is.John believes he has found his home spiritually and mentally with the chemistry of BLEMISH UK.
KEVIN DEPLANCHE - Drums
Growing up in a house surrounded by Led Zeppelin, Credence Clearwater Revival and Deep Purple, Kevin always showed a strong interest for heavy music. Drums became an obvious choice to translate this into action and learning fast, he started gigging at 16 in a well established French classic rock band alongside experienced musicians. Still yearning for a heavier sound, he founded progressive metal outfit High Sphere which released in 2004 a critically acclaimed E. P. in the metal world. Following High Sphere's demise, studio work became a way to fund his PhD and he has since worked with many U.K bands, teaming up briefly with Tony Pall (of Jamiroquai fame) for a few sessions. Yearning to feel the "stage rush" again, Blemish's offer represented the perfect opportunity for him to express his passion for loud music and love of energetic live performances