British Heavy Metal pioneers TYGERS OF PAN TANG have announced their new guitarist, Francesco Marras, Italian acclaimed Solo artist, guitarist, composer, arranger, indipendent producer.
The band stated:
We are delighted to announce that our new guitarist is – Francesco Marras. In what has been a very difficult year for all musicians we are ending this one secure in the knowledge that, amongst the talented players we have looked at, we have chosen the right guy to carry forward the music of the Tygers. We can’t wait to start recording and (fingers crossed) gigging with Francesco. For now we just wanted to ask you to join us in saying ‘Welcome Francesco’. Check out more information at Mighty Music.
He is set to join the band to record their next album and will be appearing on stage with them once restrictions on live performance have eased. He has previously worked as a session musician as well as pursuing his own career. He began his musical journey in 2001 with the Italian metal band Screaming Shadows and has worked with a number of familiar names including Bonfire and Harry Hess (who mastered the last two Tygers albums). His last solo album “Time Flies” is a tribute to the Guitar Greats who have inspired him.
We will leave the last word to original Tygers guitarist Robb Weir, “I have worked with a number of great guitar players over the years, all of whom have added to the Tygers history. I can guarantee this will continue and no one will be disappointed by the quality and excitement that Francesco will bring to the band”.
Francesco himself commented, “I’m delighted to be joining the Tygers and I really can’t wait to start recording and playing live with them”.
Tygers Of Pan Tang have recently re-released the album “Ambush” with bonus tracks (including the unreleased single “Cruel Hands Of Time”), in digital, LP and CD formats. All are available to purchase here.
Iacopo (Jack) Meille – vocals
Robb Weir – guitars
Gav Gray – bass
Craig Ellis – drums
Francesco Marras – guitars
Get more information on Francesco at https://www.facebook.com/FrancescoMarrasGuitarist