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Malc Battersby was given the nickname BAT when he worked at a Studio complex in London. At that time Malc was trading hours spent cleaning the studios for time in the recording and rehearsal studios with his band.
Originally from a small farming village in NE England and touring the working mens club circuit with cover bands he moved to London to become an original music musician and learn the business the hard way. Sessions with 'Tubular Bells 'producer Tom Newman and 'Motorhead' producer Guy Bidmead lead Bat on to live gigs and more sessions in and around London with a host of top musicians: Dolphin Taylor, Ray Majors [ex Mott the Hoople] Paul Vigrass [The War of the Worlds], a drunken jam with Motorhead and a brief advanced guitar tutorial from Robin Trower to mention some.
After the successful release of a solo single ‘Angel’ which received good radio play on the UK’s Radio 1 station BAT set sail for gigs in Japan with a three piece ,where he found out how important it is signing contracts before leaving home. Needless to say he lost all of his gear ‘BUGGER’
Getting back to London he received a call from a friend working for The Sultan of Brunei asking him to fly out to Borneo and sort out some guitars for a new private collection. This ended up with him staying and playing session guitar for three albums being recorded for the royal family.
Finally getting back on his feet and re-stocking his equipment BAT decided to make a clean start and head for a country where Rock was still raw- Australia. Working in Melbourne and his new home state of Tasmania, he discovered that his new style of Instrumental Rock music fitted perfectly with the lyrical songs and his need to let rip on the guitar every once in a while. BAT to date has written and produced four CD’s of deeply moving moods and grooves fronted by his natural guitar playing, and is looking forward to seeing many people worldwide get into BAT MUSIC and hear The Bat Band LIVE.
The BAT BAND consists of Cam Herbert from Melbourne on Drums and Baily May from Hobart on Sax. Both of these musicians feature on Bat albums. Bass and Keyboards are supplied by great session guys Stormy on Bass and Phil Dearing on Keys.[Both Tasmanians]
'My music is not violent or distorted yet it's still got power. A true mode of reflection for those who need to look away from the madness or look at a different perspective.'
See ya around,