Fatal Vision may be a new name in the rock scene today, however the band was born back when hard rock ruled MTV and every arena from coast to coast. Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, Simon Marwood and fellow founding members Chris Hirsekorn and Howie Manderson combined their love for bands like Asia, Journey, Europe, Survivor and Van Halen to bring a refreshing sound to melodic rock. But life can bring unexpected changes, and Fatal Vision was put into park.

Fast forward to 2019, and Marwood received an unexpected birthday gift to record at a local studio. Instead of following the well-trodden path of recording a cover song, he dusted off his numerous notebooks of songs from decades past. With the blessing of the original members, these sessions saw the Fatal Vision machine roar suddenly back to life. 

With exceptional band members Andrew Burns (bass), a 

veteran who specializes in the sub-frequencies; Juan Miguel Gomez Montant (guitars), a producer, audio engineer and guitarist for numerous award-winning bands; Scottie Irving (keyboards) a composer of theatre, jazz, pop, and rock acts; and Alex Wickham (drums), a performer at numerous festivals with a lengthy list of A-list studio clients. Fatal Vision is a band with both the skills and the knowledge to realize a powerful musical vision.

Over 30 years after its inception, the band brings back the epic style of music that has withstood every trend thrown in its path while incorporating modern production techniques to provide a fresh sound. The band once again firing up its engines, giving audiences a taste of what was once standard: great songs, catchy choruses, virtuoso musicianship, a wall of backing vocals, captivating videos and a live band that sets the tone for what has been forgotten in music for so long.

A band is only as good as their music and the strength of the material inspired hard rock heavyweights including Lenny Castro (Toto), Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, Sunstorm), Mark Holden (Boulevard), JK Northrup (King Kobra, XYZ), Marc Lafrance (Loverboy, Motley Crue), Paul Laine (Danger Danger, The Defiants) and Jeff Scott Soto (Journey, Talisman, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) to contribute to the stellar musicianship of Fatal Vision.

Players on this single:

Simon Marwood – Lead Vocals

Christine Corless – Lead Vocals

Miguel Montant – Guitars

Scottie Irving – Keyboards

Alex Wickham – Drums

Andrew Burns – Bass

Jeff Scott Soto / Harry Hess / Alessandro Del Vecchio / David Cagle / Simon Marwood / Scottie Irving / Miguel Montant / Christine Corless – Backing Vocals

Where’s everyone from?

Simon Marwood – Portsmouth, UK

Christine Corless – Nashville, Tennessee

Miguel Montant – Mexico City, Mexico

Scottie Irving – Ottawa, Canada

Alex Wickham – Ottawa, Canada

Andrew Burns – Ottawa, Canada

Now based in Ottawa, Canada

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About The Author


Ayasha Roberson started Urban SociaLites, LLC in June of 2010, she holds a bachelor degree in Sociology from Richard Stockton College and Masters Degree in Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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