Year of birth : 1982
Age: 33 year
Place of birth : San Francisco, California, USA
Citizenship : United States
BiographyGroup "Night Ranger", which appeared in the early `80s, as well as possible reflects the spirit of the decade, playing mainstream hard rock anthems. Her story began in San Francisco, where Jack Blades (bass, vocals) , Jeff Watson (guitar, vocals), Brad Gillis (guitar, vocals) and Kigi Kelly (vocals ,drums) teamed up with keyboardist Alan Fitzgerald (ex -Montrose, Sammy Hagar) under the name " Night Ranger".
After only a few club performances attracted the attention of a team of legendary promoter Bill Graham.
Bill became manager "Night Ranger",took up the matter seriously and has organized its wards sets the opening act for stars such as the "Doobie Brothers", "Santana", Rick Springfield and "Judas Priest". In 1982, Neil Bogart signed the " Rangers " on the label "Boardwalk Records", where they made their debut with the disc "Dawn Patrol". The album reached the 38th line in the "Billboard",and the accompanying single "Don`t tell me you love me" also landed in the Top 40.
Night RangerSmeniv roof on the "Camel / MCA", the following year the band a second vinyl baked pancake, "Midnight madness". Apart from the two successful singles, "When you close your eyes" (page 40) and "Sister Christian" (page 5) , the album contained the AOR- anthem "(You can still) Rock in America",became a concert favorite band. As a result, "Midnight Madness" got the charts to 15th position, Aero circulation exceeded one million copies. Platinum fate awaited and drive 1985 " 7 Wishes", accompanied by the hit singles "Sentimental Street" and "Goodbye".However, after the release of "Big life" (the title track from that album sounded in the movie "The secret of my success") interest in the work "Night Ranger" began to decline.
In order to somehow save the day for the next studio work, the band hired legendary producer Keith Olsen ("Foreigner", Pat Benatar, "Whitesnake").The CD "Man in motion" contains a couple of hits, "Restless kind" and "Halfway to the Sun", but this did not prevent a group of next year fall apart. Released in the form of epitaph compilation "Greatest Hits" has collected only " gold".
Night Ranger few years the musicians engaged each their own affairs, with the greatest success achieved Blades ,participated in the supergroup "Damn Yankees". And in 1996, "Night Ranger" came together again to conduct a tour of Japan, and a little later in the States, together with Ted Nugent. Despite the long absence of "Night ranger", the concerts were a great success, so urgently group went into the studio preparing a new album. Produced by Ron Nevison and published on the "CBS / Sony", "Neverland" was accompanied by the radio hits "Forever all over again". The following year, the band pleased their fans another studio work under nemudrenyh called "Seven", while their song "Sister Christian" sounded in the Oscar-winning film "Boogie nights".That summer "Night ranger" traveled around the world, sharing the platform with "REO Speedwagon", "Styx", "Journey", "Bad Company", "Loverboy", "Poison", "Cinderella", "Boston", " Heart " and other figures AOR. Subsequent years " rangers " continued touring ,but instead of numbered disks studio chose to release collections of all sorts of "BEST ".