White Spirit

White Spirit were an English hard-rock/metal band from Hartlepool, Durham, that was active between 1975 and 1981. In 1980, the band issued a standalone single on NWOBHM-specialty label Neat Records, followed by a self-titled album on MCA. Guitarist Janick Gers subsequently joined Gillan for two albums and later earned tenure with Iron Maiden.

Members: Bruce Ruff (vocals), Janick Gers (guitar), Phil Brady (bass), Graeme Crallan (drums), Malcolm Pearson (keyboards), Mick Tucker (guitar)


  • “Backs to the Grind” / “Cheetah” (1980)
  • White Spirit (1980)

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