|Name Max Bacon|
Albums GTR, The Higher You Climb
Music group GTR (1985 – 1987)
|Active from 1986|
|Similar Phil Spalding, Jonathan Mover, Steve Howe, Steve Hackett, Bjorn J:son Lindh|
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Max Bacon is a British rock singer. He was the lead singer for 1980s rock group GTR as well as for Moby Dick, Nightwing, Phenomena, and Bronz. He was the vocalist on GTR's top 40 single, "When the Heart Rules the Mind" and GTR's self-titled debut album.
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- Moby Dick
- Solo Work
- Mike Oldfield
- Steve Howe
Bacon's 1996 solo album The Higher You Climb included GTR material, and Bacon later sang lead on "Going, Going, Gone" on Steve Howe's 1999 release, Portraits of Bob Dylan.
Bacon sang lead on Mike Oldfield's 1987 album Islands which, in the U.S. version, featured the minor hit "Magic Touch", and was co-produced by Geoff Downes, who produced GTR. In 2002 another solo album, From the Banks of the River Irwell, was released, featuring some material composed by Downes previously performed by Asia during John Payne's tenure.
Bacon appeared as a contestant on ITV's talent show New Faces, hosted by Marti Caine with featured judges Chris Tarrant and Nina Myskow. Bacon reached the 1988 final and performed a version of "The Hunter", but did not win. No mention was made on the show of his previous GTR success.
Bacon subsequently left the music business and took ownership of a pub called The Crown in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, England. Max now owns and runs The Wheatsheaf pub in the small town of Egremont in West Cumbria.
Bacon returned to his former band, Bronz, to play at the Hard Rock Hell festival in Wales in November 2011.