JJ Jowitt to fill in bass spot in Uriah Heep.
Trevor Bolderis going into hospital for an operation which will require several months’ recuperation. Everyone connected with Uriah Heep wishes Trevor a speedy recovery, and Trevor’s wishes are that the band should carry on without him until he is fit and ready to come back.
Venerated bass player John (JJ) Jowitt has agreed to deputise for Trevor at short notice, to ensure that the band's show in Israel at the end of January can still go ahead as planned.
Having spent 20 years with IQ, plus varying stints with Ark, Arena, Jadis, Frost and other respected bands, John is renowned for his on-stage charisma and has won Classic Rock Society’s Bass poll on no less than 10 separate occasions.
Mick Box stated: "We all wish Trevor a speedy return to the fold, and in the meantime we are very pleased that JJ has agreed to step in and cover Trev’s unique bass panache, so crucial to Heep’s sound. JJ will also contribute to the signature 5-part vocal operatics”.
Jowitt admitted to being a "long time admirer" of Trevor Bolder’s playing. He described Bolder's musical skills as "iconic" and stated that it was "a huge honour to be asked to stand in for one of the all-time greats of the bass."
Trevor will use his recuperation period to write songs for the new Uriah Heep album, the follow up to Into The Wild, which will be put together in the next 12 months