Steel Forest

This Dutch quintet was formed in Amsterdam during 1981 by Sunny Hays (vocals), Fred Heikens (guitar), Appie van Vliet (keyboards), Ron Heikens (bass) and Joop Oliver (drums). They negotiated a contract…
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This Dutch quintet was formed in Amsterdam during 1981 by Sunny Hays (vocals), Fred Heikens (guitar), Appie van Vliet (keyboards), Ron Heikens (bass) and Joop Oliver (drums). They negotiated a contract with the Dureco label the following year. They made their debut with First Confession, a clich├ęd and formularized Euro-rock opus, which failed to find an audience. Hays was replaced by Thijs Hamelaers (later of Sleez Beez) and William Lawson (ex-Angus) took over the drumstool after the album was released, but this line-up disintegrated before entering the studio.