The Band

THE BAND

Band Members

Claudia van Veen

Moderator/ Actor
Vocals

Claudia van Veen

Moderator/ Actor
Vocals

Blake Irving

CEO GoDaddy
Drums

Blake Irving

CEO GoDaddy
Drums
Blake Irving is the CEO and Board Director of GoDaddy, the world's largest platform for small business.

Laurent Allard

Vice Chairman OVH
Bass

Laurent Allard

Vice Chairman OVH
Bass
Vice Chairman OVH

Soeren von Varchmin

President WorldHostingDays / NamesCon
Guitar / Vocals

Soeren von Varchmin

President WorldHostingDays / NamesCon
Guitar / Vocals
President WHD

Judah Johns

VP Europe Dropsuite
Guitar / Keyboard

Judah Johns

VP Europe Dropsuite
Guitar / Keyboard
VP Europe Dropsuite

Diarmuid Daltún

CSO Plesk
Guitar / Keyboard

Diarmuid Daltún

CSO Plesk
Guitar / Keyboard
CSO Plesk

Special Guest Artists

WHD.usa 2017

Ricky Warwick

Thin Lizzy, Black Star Riders

Ricky Warwick

Thin Lizzy, Black Star Riders
Ricky Warwick is best known as lead vocalist and guitarist for Thin Lizzy. He’s also been the front man for Black Star Riders, and his own Scottish hard rock band The Almighty. During 2016 and early 2017, Warwick and Thin Lizzy performed a small number of shows to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the band's breakthrough hit album, Jailbreak and the 30th anniversary of legendary original Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott's death.

Billy Duffy

The Cult

Billy Duffy

The Cult
Billy Duffy is founding guitarist for The Cult. While playing in a series of bands in Manchester, England, Billy met Ian Astbury, who was frontman for gothic rock band Southern Death Cult. He was impressed with Duffy's playing and abandoned Southern Death Cult to start a new band with him. Together, they exploited the Southern Death Cult's success by calling themselves Death Cult. Despite some initial fanfare and a couple of singles, the band chose to shed the name in 1984 in favor of the shortened The Cult, as less artistically limiting.

Mark McGrath

Sugar Ray

Mark McGrath

Sugar Ray
Mark McGrath is front-man for Sugar Ray. The band was originally called the Shrinky Dinx when it first formed in Newport Beach, CA. Their first success came in 1997 with the song "Fly". People magazine named him the "Sexiest Rocker" of 1998. McGrath is a 3-time Champion of Rock & Roll Jeopardy! on VH1. In the Finals he won against Dave Mustaine of Megadeth and Gary Dell'Abate of The Howard Stern Show. He also performed as himself with Sugar Ray in the 2002 Scooby-Doo movie.

Billy Morrison

Billy Idol

Billy Morrison

Billy Idol
Billy Morrison is best known as Billy Idol’s guitarist. He’s also been a member of The Cult, Stimulator, Doheny, and Into a Circle, and fronted the hard rock band Circus Diablo. Morrison performs with other rock royalty in Royal Machines. Beyond music, Morrison is also an accomplished visual artist whose work has been shown at Mann’s Chinese Theater and one of his pieces sits in the US Senate. He’s called painting “a creative outlet that no one else is involved with–no managers, agents, band mates or unwarranted opinions.

WHD.global 2017

Steve Stevens

Billy Idol

Steve Stevens

Billy Idol
Steve Stevens is one of the top guitarists of the last three decades. If you ever saw a Billy Idol concert or music video, you probably saw Stevens shredding and slashing mad riffs for that rebel rocker. But he has made his name and guitar-playing fame across musical styles — from Spanish Flamenco to R&B with Michael Jackson — as an in-demand studio hired gun. Most recently he has starred in his own reality TV series on the E! network show “Married to Rock” with his wife, Josie.

Gilby Clarke

Guns N’ Roses, Rock Star Supernova

Gilby Clarke

Guns N’ Roses, Rock Star Supernova
Gilbert “Gilby” Clarke played rhythm guitar for Guns N’ Roses starting in 1991 during the Use Your Illusion Tour – one of the longest concert tours in rock history (194 shows across 27 countries). He’s also played guitar with Slash’s Snakepit, Heart, Nancy Sinatra, MC5, and Kathy Valentine of the Go-Go’s. He’s also established himself as an impressive solo performer and formed his own group Rock Star Supernova with members of Metallica and Mötley Crüe.

The Lords of Uptime were born to rock the cloud. Now we’re putting the word out to other cloud community rockers to join us. The Lords of Uptime are looking for label-mates.

Do you rock the mic, or kill at karaoke? Do you shred the guitar? Do you go Bonzo on the drums? Are you a slave to the rhythm on bass? Are there others in the cloud industry you like to play with? It’s time to start a band, and join us on a World Tour of industry cloud conferences.

We’ll even offer up some of our own favourite unused names that you can use to start your band. Here’s a few:

  • LAMP Stack Symphony
  • The Zone Files
  • rm –rf Slash
  • URLvis
  • The Hot Aisle
  • Rock as a Service (RaaS)

First come, first served! Or pick your own name. Either way, join us. With gigs coming up as soon as WHD USA, the time to contact us is now. Fill out the short form, and Lords of Uptime’s Band Manager Christian Dawson will contact you with details on how to be a part of the coolest music label in the cloud community.

For those about to rock with us,we salute you!