Suicide Blonde Biography

Biography :: SB_Bridge_Hudds

Band Members

Rich Powell - Lead Vocals
Chris Morley - Lead Guitar
Ian Cunningham - Bass
CJ - Drums

'Originally founded mid 2006, the band practiced solid at a Bradford based rehearsal room for four months in preparation for their first gig at The Brown Cow, Bingley on 17th February 2007 thanks to great friend and landlady at the time, Jo. After a relatively successful gig (I’m sure there is a video of this somewhere) the band continued to book more gigs and play throughout the next few years.

Often going through member changes, the band swapped multiple times between a four/five piece outfit, always improving the band and pushing them towards their full potential.

During 08/09 Suicide Blonde started to write and perform original material and hit a highlight point with securing a support slot for up and coming UK band “Heaven’s Basement” who themselves have supported Bon Jovi, Papa Roach, Black Stone Cherry among many more, this however was short-lived but it was decided to be continued under a different name.

It wasn’t until the April 09 that the band really started to turn heads when ex-“Sitting In Circles” singer/guitarist Richard Powell was recruited to take over the reigns as front man. After an almightily impressive audition which included him belting out a cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Rock and Roll’, the band were literally blown away at the gem they had found on a small musical advert site!

Continuing on as before, the band got out there and played through the full calendar of gigs that had already been booked.

With a large importance played on the stage show and audience interaction, Suicide Blonde have always prized themselves on having a good time and in turn making sure the crowd also enjoy themselves too.

The band was to be strengthened even more so with the addition of ex-Harlequin youngster Ian Cunningham on bass guitar in August 09, playing his first gig with the band only a few weeks later. He has brought so much to the band with his solid bass playing and ability to lock in rhythmically with the ever-present CJ, rocking out on the drums.

The band play all over their native Yorkshire but also like to branch out further afield and play regularly afar as Middlesbrough and Grimsby and always looking for new places to show how to have a real good time, not only playing pubs but also weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, festivals, Christmas parties and any other celebratory events.

Adding the final piece to the current line-up Chris Morley, ex-Top Notch & Harlequin on guitar, joined forming a tight partnership with also ever-present guitarist, James Adsetts, with both sharing rhythm and lead duties and often blistering two-part guitar harmonies and providing backing vocals for the band.

This line-up, by far the strongest, continues to march on with a full gig diary and hit a high point in August 2010, being part of ‘Frontier Rocks’ an event held at Batley Frontier Club in aid of ‘Rotn to the Core’ campaign supported and organised by online Rock community ‘Rock of the North’. Already a favourite of ROTN Webmaster Steve Lally, the band proceeded to explode onto the stage with an energetic and charismatic performance that left many of the audience with a taste for more of Suicide Blonde.


After 6 years of dedicated service, James Adsetts decided to leave Suicide Blonde in 2013 for pastures new. The band are forever thankful to James for all of the dedication, effort and time he put in building the band up to what it is today.

The band will move forward in 2013 as a 4 piece, with Rich Powell taking up rhythm guitar duties.

No rest for the wicked though so make sure you get out and see the band at one of their many gigs and experience for yourself how this truly rocking band are the real deal!'

Share | Last updated on 15th Mar 2013

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