UP THE IRONS - SAN        DIEGO's PREMIER       IRON MAIDEN TRIBUTE.

 

Up The Irons is A SAN DIEGO-BasED, high energy tribute to Iron Maiden!

formed in 2015, UP THE IRONS IS A COLLECTIVE OF STELLAR MUSICIANS THAT pay homage to the world's greatest and undisputed pioneers of the new wave of British heavy metal!  

FEATURING KILLER IRON MAIDEN VIRTUOSITY as well as THEATRICAL stage PRESENCE and COSTUMES, INCLUDING APPEARANCES BY IRON MAIDEN'S MASCOT EDDIE and the BEAST, UP THE IRONS deliverS a distinctive, high quality Iron Maiden concert experience! 

 Up The Irons performs material from the entire Iron Maiden catalog, including their biggest hits and fan favorites! 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BAND MEMBERS BELOW.

 


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Photo by Scott Clift

Photo by Scott Clift

Michele (lead vocals, aka Bruce Dickinson / Paul Di'Anno):

Hailing from her Motown hometown of Detroit, Michigan, Michele’s passion for singing grew from harmonizing to golden oldies with her mom and sister as early as she can remember. She developed a love for rock vocals early and formally began her vocal endeavors by studying classical and choral vocal technique at age 10.

Michele has extensive experience with original and cover bands including local San Diego favorites Relax Max and currently, The Big Lewinsky (90s rock and hip-hop tribute). Michele is beyond thrilled to be taking her vocal expertise to the next level with Up The Irons.


Photo by Frank Rodrick, Stray Shots

Jack (Bass, aka Steve Harris): Jack has been playing bass for over 30 years in numerous original, cover and tribute bands. His fascination with the bass started at a young age when he began playing in his high school jazz band and in a band with his neighborhood friends.  Jack’s mastery of the bass is likely owed to his being heavily influenced by a number of progressive and heavy metal and rock bands such as Rush, Yes, Iron Maiden, and Led Zeppelin. Jack's recent tribute band experience in addition to Up The Irons includes Hellbent (Judas Priest tribute), Y.Y.Zed (Rush tribute) and Smack This (Godsmack tribute).


Photo by Frank Rodrick, Stray Shots

Photo by Frank Rodrick, Stray Shots

Dan (guitar, AKA ADrian Smith) started playing guitar when he was 8 years old at church. He started playing again at 12 years old when he saw Led Zeppelin's "The Song Remains the Same" - Jimmy Page was so cool. Dan is a tribute veteran with years of experience in numerous successful tribute acts, most recently Smack This (Godsmack tribute band). Dan's influences are Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page, Steve Vai, Randy Rhodes, Adrian Smith, and George Lynch just to name a few.  Dan was born and raised in San Diego and has been listening to such classic bands like Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden over the years.  He's also been influenced by some newer bands like Godsmack, Hellyeah and Halestorm.

 


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Photo by Scott Clift

Photo by Scott Clift

Richie Klaar (guitar, AKA DAVE MURRAY)


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Photo by Scott Clift

Photo by Scott Clift

Mikey Pannone (drums, AKA NiCkO MCBRAIN / Clive Burr)


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