Not only one of the best rock bands, but one of the most mysterious as well in the absence of much information on the members, The Blue Fantasy Angels music speaks for itself. Though seldom seen outside the studio these days, has been continuing to hone their craft with strong influences from the likes of Arthur Lee, Black Sabbath, Tony Iommi, Mountain, Road, Kiss, Frank Zappa, Captain Beyond,Ozzy, The Who and AC/DC. Hendrix-like licks from lead guitarist, E.L. Nelson, contour the over-all feel of this loud and driving, sometimes melodic band. The soulful and expressive vocals of veteran Angels singer, Sir Thomas Guy (Tozz), temper and balance the power of Danny Melamed’s hard, flashy yet smartly executed percussion. All three have been collaborating off-and-on over the years as the heart and soul of the Angels. With the uplifting, thought provoking lyrics of Judy (J. C.) Nelson, the historical foundation of the Angels, have been laid on must have albums to, "hang your ear to".....
Despite the popularity of downloading snippets off albums, this is one of the few that is essential to own in its entirety. Buy it now to complete any serious rock collection.
Also look for the albums, Sculptures in Smoke -Complete, The Inner War of Children, Early Years, and Greatest Hits
E L Nelson - Founder, Composer/lyricist, Lead Guitar
Founder of The Blue Fantasy Angels. E L Nelson's first bands were L. D. Satin, Melvin's Band (which for a short time became Nebula) one live performance as the Heavy Metal Army, Blue Fantasy Angels, BFA, Kidz, and finally, due to other performers with BFA as their name, they are back as, Blue Fantasy Angels. Major influences were from the English Invasion with his all time favorite being the Beatles, followed closely by Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Mountain, Arthur Lee and Love, Kiss, Humble Pie, Black Sabbath, ACDC, Judas Priest, George Clinton, BB King, Bob Dylan, Groundhogs, Tangerine Dream, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Gentle Giant, Tony Bennett, Frank Zappa, Motorhead, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters and the great Richie Havens, a friend forever.
Thomas Guy (Tozz) - Lead and Background Vocals
Sir Thomas Guy ( Tozz ) has been the voice of BLUE FANTASY ANGELS, for many of its earlier incarnations. In addition to his own vocal styling,and influences from all musical genres, Tozz contributes lyrics and shaping, giving a soulful edge to the heavy sound of the ANGELS.
Danny Melamed - Drums and Percussionist
The "ANGELS" original drummer and loyal percussionist of many years, who was with the band from its early Blue Fantasy Angel days. His versatility stems from his varied experience with rock,punk, latin, jazz and African percussive work.
Judy J. C. Nelson - Lyricist
Judy J. C. Nelson; Lyricist
The primary lyricist for the Blue Fantasy Angels beginning in 2005, Judy Nelson is the most recent contributor to the band, coming on board in the late 90's. A classically trained musician, J. C. has also won awards in writing, did background vocals, and a little synth work, on the Angels, Sculptures in Smoke album. Biggest influences include Bob Dylan, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding and a special friend forever, Richie Havens.