Origin: Hartlepool, England  
Genres: NWOBHM, Hard Rock
Last update/review: October 28, 2022

White Spirit

White Spirit was one of a handful of NWOBHM bands who were part of the early Neat records family that managed major label releases due to Neat's short-lived affiliation with MCA Records. 1980's White Spirit is a decidedly keyboard-driven NWOBHM record, owing more to Deep Purple than the heavier Iron Maiden style of most British bands of the time. The band is probably best remembered for being the former band of Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers. A second album, 21 Grams, was released in 2012, though almost assuredly it was recorded much earlier, as the band was reportedly broken up in the early 80's. Finally, a couple of members decided to re-record some session tracks that were unearthed, roping in several guests in the process. That release was 2022's Right Or Wrong, and since then a new lineup has emerged.

Current Members

Mick Tucker

guitars (Tank, Tank (Tucker/Evans version))

Michael McCrystal

guitars (ex-Tygers Of Pan Tang)

Barend Courbois

bass (ex-Tank (Tucker/Evans version))

Malcolm Pearson


Thomas Broman


Former Members/Guests

Bruce Ruff


Brian Howe

vocals (ex-Ted Nugent) RIP: May 6, 2020, heart attack, age 66

Janick Gers

guitars (ex-Bruce Dickinson, ex-Gillan, Iron Maiden)

Phil Brady


Graeme Crallan

drums (ex-Tank) RIP: July 27, 2008, age 50


White Spirit  
1980 MCA
  1. Midnight Chaser
  2. Red Skies
  3. High Upon High
  4. Way Of The Kings
  5. No Reprieve
  6. Don't Be Fooled
  7. Fool For The Gods
  • Bruce Ruff
  • Janick Gers
  • Phil Brady
  • Malcolm Pearson
  • Graeme Crallan

21 Grams  
2012 High Roller
  1. Runaway
  2. Lady Of the Night
  3. Watch Out
  4. DonĀ“t Say No
  5. The Dice Rolls On
  6. Runaway
  7. Got To Get Out
  8. Watch Out
  9. Right Or Wrong
  10. Lady Of The Night
  • Brian Howe
  • Mick Tucker
  • Malcolm Pearson
  • Graeme Crallan

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