Who Are White Tyger?

One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the Midlands, White Tygër are a hard rocking tribute to classic rock covering some of the greatest anthems ever written old and new! Expect songs from AC/DC, Guns n Roses, Metallica, Bon Jovi, Poison, Steel Panther, Thin Lizzy and many many more! They are also working hard on their Debut album ‘This Is The Life’, which is due for release this year, their heavy yet melodic sound is a nod to all spectrums of old school Rock/Metal with the addition of their own flavour too!

White Tygër have a number of shows planned all around the West Midlands area, they plan to hit the stages debuting their own original tracks and singles from the album and are also releasing music videos for each single off the album.


Photo Credit: Rhiannon Byfield

Nip Tygër Turner - Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals

I’ve been playing live music for close to 20 years. I love the energy and feeling you get when playing in front of a live audience, to me there is no feeling like making people smile with art. I started as a drummer at school, then in Mentallica (U.K’s biggest Metallica tribute) along with Drumming/Backing vocals/Co-writer in a band called Dementia for about 8 years. I then moved onto becoming the frontman in White Tyger and never looked back.

I play Michael Kelly Hex Deluxe and Schecter Blackjack guitars all installed with Fishman Fluence pickups, a Floyd Rose is a must for me 😉 My rig is a Kemper "toaster" as I love the freedom and flexibility they provide.

My other interests include darts/pool and going to the gym.

I love horror films, and I'm obssesed with the 1980s. I love to party and have a good time.....Work hard/play hard and never give up!


Photo Credit: Rhiannon Byfield

Chris Hingley – Lead Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

I’ve played in bands for 15 years; I love gigging, song writing and pretty much all aspects of being involved in the scene. Gear wise like the rest of the band I use a Kemper Profiling Amp which is set up to pretty much sound like a Marshall, which is what I used before the days of profiling amps coming onto the scene. Guitar wise, I use Les Pauls, always stuck to them really, I do own a strat too and an acoustic from many years ago. I also play Bass and a bit of Drums, getting more into singing in recent years which is helpful as a lot of our music is demanding harmony-wise.
When I’m not gigging, you’ll usually find me watching someone else as I love my rock/metal music. I enjoy pubs and nightlife in general, so drinking and watching some live music is pretty much a good guess to what I am doing if I am not playing myself.
My other hobbies are weightlifting; I train 3-5 times a week and have done for 13 years. I also love my films/TV and games, especially horror. I like getting away and travelling on holiday/ going to festivals, enjoying good food etc and also theme parks - anything with a thrill basically......I like to live life to the full!


Photo Credit: Rhiannon Byfield

Ste Timmins - Bass, Vocals

I have been playing live music for close to 20 years. I love the live music scene and the community that comes with it. My bass of choice is the Spector Euro lx 5 and the rig I use is tre Kemper Rack power amp. I also do backing vocals in White Tyger.
My other interests include rock and sport climbing with my daughter, customising and taking my Harley on rides in the sun, weight lifting and basically most sporting activities.
I love horror films, going to festivals and having a good time with family and friends.


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Jack Ryland Smith - Drums

Personal interests include drums (obviously), performing live and just generally being in a band that’s trying to go the distance.

I am a stage crew member at Breaking bands Festival (Drum Tech). I always look forward to getting back helping out on the main stage each year assisting and helping towards putting on a kick ass festival.

Hobbies and personal interests include football, gaming, keeping fit and looking after the band in terms of social media and music releases; so basically computer stuff and general technology.

I am a Popculturist and huge DC and Marvel fan, but my favourites have got to be Batman & The Joker.