Location: London | Website: n/a

Line Up
Steve Richter (v) – also in Squeeze
Mike Kennedy (g) – also in Rock Island, Nicky Hopkins, Silverspoon and session with artists such as Eric Burdon, Keith Moon, Tony Williams and many others
Rob Saltzman (g)
Buddy Cash (b) – also in Pegasus
Jack Daley (d) – also in Squeeze

Gary Marucci (g)

– US band formed in Philadelphia but moved to the UK in the late 1970s where they stayed until roughly the mid 1980s. Always considered as part of the NWOBHM movement.
– Although Horsepower recorded just a few songs they were a very active live band for many years on both sides of the Atlantic.
– Guitarist and band leader Mike Kennedy passed away at the age of 54 on November 18th, 2006 after a brave battle against cancer.
– Horsepower can be found on the essential compilation “Metal For Muthas Volume II” (LP, EMI, 1980) with ‘You Give Me Candy’. The same track is also featured on “Lightnin’ To The Nations NWOBHM 25th Anniversary Collection” (3CD, Sanctuary, 2005)

HORSEPOWER - Outrageous!



7″ Square (1979) SQS 2
7″ Phoenix Records (2003) NWOBHM 7027

1. Outrageous
2. Highway Robbery

*The Phoenix Records release is bootleg limited to 250 hand-numbered copies and pressed on orange vinyl


HORSEPOWER - Mike Kennedy & Horsepower


Mike Kennedy & Horsepower

CD dmusic (2005)

1. Without My Love
2. Jalalabad
3. Outrageous
4. Next To You
5. Highflyer
6. Operator
7. Bye Bye New York
8. More, More, More
9. Cry Baby
10. Highway Robbery
11. Heavy Paper
12. Radio Man
13. She Gives Me Candy
14. I Do