Wolf Storm were founded in 2019 in Caerphilly, South Wales by lead vocalist Nia John. Since, the Welsh rockers have established themselves as one of the country’s top covers bands. Their latest release, a moving and soulful cover of Bonnie Tyler’s ‘Total Eclipse of The Heart’, is a wonderfully graceful version of the classic original.
Being a bit of an icon for female-fronted rock bands in Wales, Nia took pride in covering one of her role models Bonnie Tyler, making sure to keep the sentiment of the original while putting her own twist to it.
Fronting a band which enjoys performing live, Nia has been sure to keep active and relevant during the lockdown period, releasing a number of covers over the last few months, reworking hits from Motley Crue, Pat Benatar and many more.
Though Wolf Storm excel in writing original music, the band also takes so much joy out of performing the music written by their inspirations as a way of paying tribute to the rock heroes of generations gone.
Nia has always been surrounded by music, started singing at the youthful age of 7, Nia got a lot of her musical inspirations from her older brother who was the drummer in a band, and the pair of them grew up listening to artists such as Iron Maiden, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, and Ozzy Osbourne. Having been brought up so heavily around rock music, Nia has taken that influence into her singing style, reaching insane levels with her vocal ability.
Having previously been a member of Rock Choir, Nia got the chance to perform with the BBC Welsh Orchestra, record at Abbey Road and perform at the BBC Proms in London.
Not just Wolf by name, the band have a very special number one fan. Zebb the Wolf is sponsored by Nia John and Wolf Storm, and they use money raised from gigs and performances to help his upkeep.
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