The band was founded by harmonica player and vocalist George Wickstead aka Hexman in the post Punk musical maelstrom of the Liverpool music scene of the 1970's.
As a live outfit and individually, they have continued to work with and have provided support to many of musics illuminaries, from Ray Charles, Timmy Thomas, Charlie Whitney( Family), Spencer Davis, The Animals, Steve Cropper, Johnny Lydons ( P.I.L), Charlie Musslewhite (& John Lee Hookers Band), Dr Feelgood, Wilko Johnson, Chicken Shack to that long gone, venerable music peer Lord Sutch among many others. As a result, they have the confidence and punch that comes from many years of touring and working, .
The Hexmen line-up has always been a collaboration of local illuminaries, included members of The Las,The Stairs, Cast, The Real People,The Boo Radleys, The Klubs, Electrofixion (Bunnymen) and Dr Phibes & The House of Wax Equation to name a few. Joining forces with major movers and shakers of the U.K. music scene which continues to the present day:-
On vocals & harmonica is George Wickstead:- Harmonica appearances/guest/jams with Ray Charles@ Thousand Oaks, CA., Timmy Thomas @ Mombassa Bay,Ft Lauderdale., with IKO IKO supporting Charlie Musslewhite & John Lee Hookers Band @ Tobacco Road, Miami, Rory Gallagher@CBS Soundhouse, Soho, David Gilmour, John Entwistle, Bernie Marsden, Victor Brox, Norman Beaker Band, J.Frazer/Steve Whickham (Waterboys) - Signed 1990's to 3Beat/SONY/BMG - frontman with Neuro Project & Mothers of Electronic Invention - notable headline gigs - Paradiso Amsterdam, The Marquee ( Charing Cross) London etc, harmonica Studio recordings for The Real People, K Klass, Smaller, LuvdUp, New Atlantic, etc Harp & vocs early 2000's with Charlie Whitney
On guitar is Ian Fuller, one of the UK's foremost blues indie rock guitarists and he has shared the stage with some of the greats. Ian started his musical career around London and was soon gigging at well known Venues such as The 100 club, The Half Moon Putney, Dingwalls etc. His Influences include Gary Moore, Peter Green, Rory Gallagher, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Cream.etc
Solid rhythm section Bass player Mike Cain and Mat Shaw on drums. Prior to joining The Hexmen six years ago, Mike & Mat have gigged together for over 25 yrs their former bands have included AgentX, PTP, Fallen Empire, Razor & The Cactus Elves, notable supports and tours have included working with Dr Phibes & The House of Wax Equation, The Electric Cranes (The Charletans),Half Man Half Biscuit & The Boo Radleys to name but a few.
The Hexmen - Second album release: KING BEE:-
'King Bee' is a successful album by a hardworking artist whose music is the passion and blues is the starting point. An album that does not have to be heard in the living room but 'live' around the corner in your favorite pub with friends"
" Love the guitar and the harmonica"
Geoff Pesche - Producer, Abbey Road Studios London
"a delicious album that belongs to every music collection. Recommended. ( 8.5/10)"
"they remind me of early Dr. Feelgood, the urgency between Wilko and Lee Brilleaux, all the time underpinned by a tight rhythm section. .. They are all excellent.".
"The Hexmen is one hell of a band. Tight as a duck's arse. You could slice cheese with some of their songs, they are so sharp"
The highly acclaimed new Hexmen album" King Bee" : Recording at The Motor Museum Studios Liverpool. Mix Engineering by Mercury Prize Winner Producer Darren Jones/ Miloko Studios London. Mastering by Geoff Pesche @ Abbey Road Studios, London. CD replication, Paris, France.