Heather Baker

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Heather Baker
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Heather Baker performing with The Iron Maidens
Background information
Birth name Heather Baker
Also known as Adrienne Smith (The Iron Maidens, 2007–2008)
Dee Murray (The Iron Maidens, 2010-)
Born (1984-10-09) October 9, 1984 (age 33)
Origin Yorba Linda, California, U.S.
Genres Alternative
Heavy Metal
Hard rock
Tribute
Pop Music
Film Score
Occupation(s) Musician, Songwriter, Producer
Instruments Guitar
Vocals
Keyboard
Years active 2004—Present
Labels Powerslave Records
Associated acts Antiwave
The Iron Maidens
As Night Falls
Fake Figures
Bonnie McKee
Krewella

Heather Baker (born October 9, 1984)[1] is an American songwriter, guitarist, producer and founder of the Electronica band Antiwave. Heather is known for being a session and touring guitar player for the likes of Bonnie Mckee (Pulse Music Publishing), Krewella (Columbia Records), Kerli (Island Records), and The Iron Maidens (Powerslave Records). She currently plays with the band Fake Figures (members of Atreyu, Eyelid and Scars of Tomorrow) and NoMBe (TH3RD BRAIN).

Biography

In 2004, Heather Baker and a group of friends formed the band As Night Falls, releasing their debut EP The End of All Innocence in 2004.[2][3] In February 2007, Baker joined The Iron Maidens (world's only female tribute to Iron Maiden). She joined vocalist Aja Kim, guitarist Sara Marsh, bassist Wanda Ortiz and drummer Linda McDonald as part of the Maidens' 2007–2008 lineup. Baker's stage name was "Adrienne Smith," a female version of Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith, until her official departure in 2010.

In 2011 Baker joined the post hardcore band Fake Figures, who released their debut EP Hail The Sycophants, followed by They Must Be Destroyed in 2013, featuring Travis Miguel of Atreyu, and Rus Martin of Hotwire.

Baker joined songwriter Bonnie McKee for the release of her single "American Girl" in 2013, taking slots supporting such diverse acts as Katy Perry, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora, and Tegan and Sara. She currently plays with Krewella and NoMBe on select live appearances.

In 2013, Baker began commercial composing and arranging for feature films and television including soundtrack music for Holy Ghost People (2013), Raised by Wolves (2014), A Beginner's Guide To Snuff (2015), Little Paradise (2015), The Night Watchmen (2016), Dead Draw (2016), Cynthia (2017), and Embeds (2017 TV series).

Discography

As Night Falls

  • The End of All Innocence (2004)

The Iron Maidens

Fake Figures

  • Hail The Sycophants (2011)
  • They Must Be Destroyed (2014)

Piano Heist

  • Shapeshifter (2014)

Antiwave

  • Holiday Heart (2016)

References

  1. ^ "Happy Birthday Heather!". Ultimate Metal - Heavy Metal Forum and Community. Retrieved 2018-03-20. 
  2. ^ Stylinzine.com – As Night Falls Interview
  3. ^ "As Night Falls on PureVolume". PureVolume. Retrieved 2018-03-20. 

External links

  • Heather Baker - official website
  • Surviving the Golden Age - Antiwave Premiere of Holiday Heart
  • Buzzbands LA: Ears Wide Open - Antiwave - Holiday Heart
  • Soundcloud: Antiwave - Holiday Heart - Single
  • Sound in the Signals: Antiwave - Holiday Heart - Press Release
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  • The Iron Maidens official site
  • The Iron Maidens official Japanese site
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