In the beginning STAIRWAY were influenced by the 80’s metal era. The founding members were Graeme Leslie (Vocals & Guitar), Pete Jennens (Drums), and Rob Jennens (Bass). Andy Edwards was recruited shortly afterwards as new drummer and Pete Jennens went on to guitar. Their Debut CD, 'No Rest:No Mercy', produced by Paul Hodson (Hard Rain, Bob Catley), was released on Edge Records in 1993 and hailed Stairway’s International popularity. The album was released in Japan later that same year, and debuted at #48 in the Japanese Import Charts. The band continued to work live, and after completing contractual obligations with their former label, Stairway independently released their 2nd CD, 'Bleeding Heart' in July 1999.
During 2002 Stairway's 3rd album 'On Hallowed Ground ' was released to great reviews and media feedback, as well as incredible support from fans world wide.
Following up on this success, the band featured in a contest organized by AOR Dreamzones.com which they duly! This followed in 2003 by having the track 'Under the Gun', taken from the ‘On Hallowed Ground’ album and chosen to feature on a CD of Metal Bands released by American Label MIB Music.
Further to calls for their debut album, Stairway signed a Licensing deal with Retroactive Records in the USA to re-release the 'No Rest: No Mercy' album as a Limited Edition and is now available on the market. Gigs to follow this up took place in 2005, followed by an incredible gig appearance in October ’05 at Metalfest Germany Co-headlining with Rob Rock (USA) and Narnia (Sweden).
In 2005/06 the band began recording this their new and 4th CD – ‘The Other Side of Midnight’, a disc of pure Power Rock, which is now available in all good Record Stores cdbaby.com amazon.com and from the band’s label at stairwaymusic.co.uk and may well be the album that puts STAIRWAY on the musical map for real!