Raw Glory

Raw Glory is a British rock band, formed in 2006 as the vehicle for accomplished professional musicians Mick Underwood, Johhny Heywood and Cosmo.

Underwood began his career with The Outlaws in 1961 and has been one of the most influential figures in the British rock genre ever since, along the way playing in The Herd (with Peter Frampton), Episode Six, Quatermass, Peace with Paul Rodgers, Strapps, Gillan (with four UK top twenty albums, two of which were top three), and Quatermass II. Beginning with famed producer Joe Meek, Underwood has also performed as a session musician on hundreds of recordings.

Guitarist Cosmo also started working professionally in the 1960s when he was just thirteen years old, playing some of the legendary circuit venues such as The Marquee and the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany. He further established his reputation during the 1970s, touring extensively in the U.K. and U.S. with The Heavy Metal Kids, former Jimi Hendrix band member Curtis Knight, Frankie Miller, Free's Andy Fraser, Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy, Sweet's Brian Connolly and the Jordanaires (Elvis Presley's backing group). Cosmo retired from the music business but was persuaded to return to performing by manager Peter Grant who had been listening to old demos he had recorded.

Glaswegian Heywood first worked with Underwood in Quatermass II, along with former Deep Purple bassist Nick Simper, originally as singer only, though he took on the bass duties as well when Simper left to concentrate on his band The Good Old Boys. Heywood established his credentials working with The Pretty Things' Phil May, Gary Barden, Hot Chocolate's Harvey Hinsley, and touring Europe and Britain with John Coghlan's Quo. Heywood has also headlined at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

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