Steve Harris

Born: March 12, 1956
Leytonstone, London, England
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Steve Harris had a lust for the hard, heavy sounds of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and Jethro Tull. He wanted to combine that with a dual-guitar sound that would hit listeners hard. In 1975, Steve Harris's brainchild, Iron Maiden, would take it's first shape, and begin it's slow climb toward the top of the heavy metal heap. Iron Maiden has since become a phenomenal force in the metal genre, influencing countless bands and providing inspiration for a generation of musicians. The lineup of Maiden has changed over the years, but Steve Harris has always provided the relentless bass sound that has made them famous. And in Iron Maiden Harris remains, and probably will until he can't pick up a bass any more.



Instruments Played / Skills:
Bass Guitar Vocals Songwriter

Genres:
British Metal

Bands That Steve Harris Has Played For:
Iron Maiden

Steve Harris Has Worked With:
Bruce Dickinson Adrian Smith Nick McBrain Dave Murray Paul Di'Anno Janick Gers Dennis Stratton Blaze Bailey

Steve Harris Was Influenced By:
John Entwistle Chris Squire

Steve Harris's Gear:
    Steve Harris likes Fender P-Basses, and has a 1971 and 1973 he uses often. He also likes and uses Fender Jazz and Telecaster basses.
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