SIT Strings

Raven

Raven

Raven was formed in 1974 in Newcastle, England, by brothers John Gallagher and Mark Gallagher and Paul Bowden.

Raven began creating a sound which was rooted in British hard rock, with progressive rock tendencies, and a willingness to take musical chances. The band’s highly-energized live show and interaction between band members developed an image and style of play-the-band, described as “athletic”. They began wearing guards, helmets, and plates from various sports (hockey, baseball, etc…), and incorporating them into the playing of their instruments (for instance, elbow pads and hockey masks were used to strike cymbals for a unique performance angle).