Gary’s music career started in the 70’s when he was asked to join 9.30 Fly as the bass player of this EMI signed band and toured the UK extensively. Gary went on to manage a Music Store & Recording Studio and then moved into musical Instrument Industry sales.


“Classic Rock UK” was formed with Gary on main vocals & 2nd guitar, playing theatres and festivals  from 2002-2010. Gary then went on to Join “Who’s Next” Europe’s No1Who Tribute taking on the roll of Roger Daltrey & toured extensively throughout the UK & Europe until 2017

Gary is a massive Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers fan, and so he dug out his beloved custom built electric 12 string guitar & set about bringing together other musicians with the shared passion, within a few months he managed to gather the perfect band members together to form “The Tom Petty Legacy” 


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Alan started life as a disciple of the cover band scene, playing guitar and with lead and backing vocals. Over the years all this gigging has allowed him to build an enviable Fender Stratocaster collection - which does comes in very handy as he also plays Dave Gilmour in a Pink Floyd tribute band

Joining the Tom Petty Legacy will no doubt now allow Alan to build a similar collection of Fender Telecasters.


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Matt began playing the drums at 13 and joined The Screaming Ameebas at 15 with Martin “Ace” Kent (Skunk Anansie) performing regularly and recording the Power EP. He then joined Frontier performing extensively and recording.


With a focus on Latin and Funk music Matt moved to London to study and began teaching with many pupils becoming professional musicians. Matt has performed with Swedish guitarist Andreas Oberg concluding with a performance at Birmingham Jazz Festival.


After attending 2012 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers gig at the Albert Hall the offer to play Tom Petty’s music in The Tom Petty Legacy band was an easy choice to make


Ron Blair

In his 25 years as a guitarist, and bass player Paul has enjoyed extensive experience as a studio artist and live performer. He has co-written, produced and performed on critically acclaimed records which received airplay on Absolute Radio, XFM, and BBC Radio 1, 2, and 6 Music, and has played live on Virgin Radio and BBC Radio 2.

Paul is equally at home in front of a large audience as he is in a studio, and has played on stage at major UK music festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude, and End of the Road, as well as South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Paul brings a wealth of experience into the band together with great backing vocals.

Ian started life as a guitar player playing in one of his home county's premier cover bands. Playing covers of all types, genres and styles meant a keyboard often became necessary so he developed the art of 'getting away with it' on keyboard! ~He's got away with it in both the UK and Europe so far! Ian is also keyboard player with a Pink Floyd tribute band playing theatre shows in the UK.

He jumped at the chance to join the Tom Petty Legacy as he'd always liked Tom Petty . Given the opportunity to play his most iconic songs live he now realises what a 'world class songwriter' he was and what a top notch band the Heartbreakers were.


Benmont Tench

Not only is Adrian the best looking member of the Tom Petty Legacy he was the first member of the band to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers supporting Nils Lofgren in London in 1977 ... from then on he was hooked!! The day after seeing the Heartbreakers again at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1980 he went out and bought a Fender Nocaster from Andy’s Guitars in Denmark Street London and that was it .... In the last few years he has been travelling the world (France, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Dubai, Poland and Oman) being ‘KEEF’ with Not The Rolling Stones and playing theatres across Europe in The Rolling Stones Story ... After knowing Gary Charman for several years on the ‘tribute circuit’ he’s delighted to be with him playing his favourite music.


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