Diamond Head drummer Karl Wilcox
rockin wearing Molly shirt
during a soundcheck for a gig in
KARL WILCOX AND DAVE BONNEY
WE THANK YOU.
Jacquilyn Stein and Ron Stein wearing his and hers matching
Ron Stein picked up on my Cloven Hoof post on facebook now we are friends.
Ron ran Lakeshore Record Exchange in the 80s and 90s in Rochester New York.
Apart from running a very successful record store he would host local gigs following signing sessions.
He has hosted such bands as Slayer, King Diamond, Savatage, Overkill, Kreator, Voivod,
Avenger, Raven & Metallica.
I still find it incredible that with within a second I can be in touch with Ron and his rich vein of rock and metal history.
His life is incredibly interesting and inspirational.
THANK YOU MR & MRS STEIN FOR SUPPORTING US.
Ravens first US tour with Metallica as support.
The gig was put on by Ron Stein the poster is now resting!! in a museum.
Heavy Metal History
Rekindle a lost dream
THEY ARE GREAT!
MEARFEST SUPPORTS OUR ROCK FRIENDS UP THERE IN THE COLD DARK GRIM NORTH OF ENGLAND....
Last but not least our incredible headliners TYSONDOG.
One of the original NWOBHM bands who as a much younger fan in the eighties I have followed very closely. For me it was a lifetime achievement to finally have the full line up, fired up and ready to play for us in their own area of the UK
Now with Bilk Gang from French Metal Kings GanG at the head of the pack, they came out snarling and straining at the leash, his performance was thrilling as always
Kevin Wynn headbanging his thick mop of hair ferociously throughout the entire set
Tysondog sealed our event with such an energetic and powerful performance all round
The crowd replied with equal energy clapping, screaming, fists in the air.
The sound throughout the day was music to our ears and as Tysondog launched into 'Don't let the Bastards grind you down' those of us still standing reached out to shake hands with all the band members
It's a shame we don't have more events like this in the UK to give these bands the platform they so richly deserve. Next year they will be playing the Grimm up North festival, where myself and Claire will do all we can to promote that spectacular day
Tysondog as a band and as individuals were truly, AWESOME!
Arriving at midday, they supported all the other bands playing throughout our event, by cheering them all on, bringing priceless items to raffle, mingling with mearfesters and enjoying the whole day as a solid metal team.
Having them headline, rounded off the whole day beautifully.
A unique day when we remembered our daughter Molly Mear and a day in history that British Heavy Metal can be very proud of
Brian & Claire Mear pride themselves on putting on a good show. Photography is Claires passion, only the finest collection of images will be added here by the best photographers. We both hope you enjoy the show.