Higher On Maiden can't wait to play Rockstock this year.....its been a great year fo the UK Festivals team, so we look forward to seeing all you Maiden Metal fans down at the front giving it all you've got!!
In Feb 1997 two Maiden mad brothers from Newcastle went to see a Birmingham based fledgling Iron Maiden tribute at Trillians venue bar in Newcastle. Ian Mackenzie contacted the band and offered his services as a singer (Ian also played/plays drums). After an audition Ian was given the job as singer in this band which became Hi on Maiden. Paul set up his own Iron Maiden tribute in which he sang which was named Maiden England. Hi On Maiden consisted of Ian Mackenzie (Vocals) Stephen Parry (guitar) Rob (Guitar) Dean (Bass) and Steve Bennett (Drums). Hi On Maiden toured extensively throughout the 90’s and ultimately toured with the real Iron Maiden (playing conventions) on the Brave New World tour in 2001. Then as a result of family commitments etc, one by one all the members of Hi On left the band. After a brief period joining Maiden England with his brother Paul, Ian decided to set up a “new” Maiden tribute consisting of 4/5ths of the original Hi On Maiden line up and adding his brother Paul Hewitson on guitar. As the name Hi On Maiden was being used by the new musicians that had followed them, Ian suggested that the new tribute should be called Higher on Maiden.
Over the years, Higher-on-Maiden has toured all over the UK, Europe, and ASIA. They are the ONLY Iron maiden tribute have actually played on stage with Steve Harris, Adrian Smith, Nicko McBrain, Paul Dianno & Blaze Bayley.
If you would like a Great night out with fellow Maiden fans, and you can't wait for the real guys to come around come along to a show near you and have some fun.