Old Heroes never die

Heroes are back! Pete de Jong, Mark Tinson, Jim Porteus and Phil Screen are back for a once in a blue moon gig at Wests Cardiff this Saturday (May 24) night.

Heroes began in October 1977 when Jim Porteus rejoined with Mark Tinson, Phil Screen and musicians Peter De Jong, Greg Dawson and Allan Cook. Heroes’ music is best described as melodic hard rock. In 1980 the Newcastle based Heroes signed to Alberts/EMI and began the launch of their recorded material.

The first Heroes single Baby’s had a Taste was released in October 1980, Waiting for You in August 1980 and The Star and the Slaughter with End of the Road in January 1981. Baby’s Had a Taste and The Star and the Slaughter reached #1 on local charts. The Heroes broke up following the Newcastle Star Hotel riots

Joining The Heroes on the bill, will be local Newcastle legends Dai Pritchard of Rose Tattoo and ex, Billy Thorpe and The Angels) and Screaming Jets founding member Grant Walmsley.

For more information about the gig visit the Wests group website –

Written by Newcastle Live

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