Singer, solo artist, and founding member of band XYZ.
Terry Ilous was born the son of a French mother and a Spanish father in France. His father, who played guitar, imbued Terry with the love of music that he nurtures to this day. Terry settled in Los Angeles in 1986 and soon became the lead singer for XYZ, a melodic metal rock band that was promptly signed by Enigma / Capitol Records. XYZ toured the world in the early 1990’s and sold over 2 Million albums worldwide.
Terry has worked with members of such diverse artist / bands as Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Whitesnake, Stevie Wonder, AC/DC, Mariah Carey, Guns and Roses, Rod Stewart, David Bowie, and many others.
Terry has appeared on NBC’s Passions, television commercials, and is active participant in the Voice-Over ADR field e.g. Columbia Pictures “Stuart Little 2”, and Paramount’s “Rugrats in Paris”., XBOX, Sega. He has also sung jingles for for an impressive list of companies such as Levis, Wrigley, Asahi, Toyota, WWE, Dr. Pepper, eBay, Intel, Taco Bell and many more.
Terry is also a renowned songwriter. He has written, and published over 300 songs for other artists; including Great White [band], film and TV.
Terry joined the rock band Great White in 2009 . In 2012 Great White released the CD “Elation” that produced the hit single ” Hard To Say Goodbye” by Ilous, which reached #8 on the Classic Rock Charts. Followed by the Live album “30 Years : Live on the Sunset Strip”. And the band just released their 13th studio album ‘Full Circle’, by renowned producer Michael Wagener, with songs written by Great White, Terry Ilous & JK Northrup in June 2017.
Currently Terry has released his own album, ‘Gypsy Dreams’, a retelling of classic rock favorites with a Latin / Flamenco feel. “Gypsy Dreams” includes an amazing assortment of some of the best L.A. based Latin & Flamenco musicians. Gypsy Dreams was mastered by Latin Grammy winner Andres Mayo, and mixed by renowned engineer / composer, Tony Phillips.
Terry Ilous – Vocals
Pat Fontaine – Bass
Tony Marcus – Guitar
Joey Shapiro – Drums