Mike Tirelli (lead vocals) thought he would never sing again after being diagnosed with stage 3 stomach cancer in 2008. Despite the debilitating illness taking him out of the music scene for some years, Mike bounced back....better than ever. This American singer/songwriter is known for his exceptionally wide vocal range, as well as his powerful voice which has been compared to the late great Ronnie James Dio, who, coincidentally, had the same stomach cancer as Mike, but Dio tragically lost his battle with the disease in 2010. Mike was the former vocalist for Riot and Burning Starr, and is the current vocalist for the German band, Messiah's Kiss. Mike's vocals add a harder edge, supercharged performance, and can hit the high notes.
Jim Harris (drums) is the songwriting partner and drummer with Tirelli during the early years of Holy Mother, as well as the Holy Mother of today. Jim was half of the powerhouse rhythm section along side of legendary Bassist Randy Coven, with whom he recorded in excess of 50 songs. Jim also played drums for illusionist Criss Angel early in his career, Burning Starr (with Mike Tirelli), and national recording artists Dirty Looks.
Mickey Lyxx (Guitar) is a pure display of a Guitar Hero, His loud outrageous playing paired with his Fashion Forward looks make this young gun deadly! At Age 18 Mickey has already inked endorsement deals with companies such as Charvel Guitars, Elixir Strings, and FU-Tone!Working with such artists as Mark DiCarlo (Fuzzbubble) and Jacky Vincent (Falling In Reverse)! His looks are flamboyant but it’s his playing that takes him to the top! Mickey will make sure you party it up and rock out with Holy Mother!
Bass - USA
Russell Pzutto (bass) was born and raised in New York City and worked with Twisted Sister as an understudy for the bassist Mark "Animal" Mendoza. Russell is a permanent bassist for Dee Snider's solo band and completed a two year world tour with Dee for the album "For The Love Of Metal' on Napalm Records. Russell is a versatile musician with a strong passion for bass who also plays guitar and drums. Now, Russell has joined Holy Mother to replace the late great Randy Coven. Russell has the talent and experience that Holy Mother was looking for.
Wayne "Banksy" Banks
Bass - EU
Holy Mother’s "British Connection". Wayne is a studied bass player and was a permanent member of Robin Gibb's band (Bee Gees) for more than 10 years. In England he started his career with the heavy metallers of Sabbat, then via Blaze Bailey (Ex-Iron Maiden), landed in 2002 with Messiahs Kiss. In addition, he toured with the British metal legend "Saxon" as well as together with ex-Rainbow singer Joe Lynn Turner in "Brazen Abbot".
Currently he is very successful with the "Classic Rock Show" on the island.
And, if you know Wayne, he’s an all around fun guy.