Helen Hurd is a rock vocalist, songwriter and band manager from London, known for Permageddon, BACK:N:BLACK and Women in Rock. Following her extensive training and work within theatre arts, Helen set-up Permageddon in 2012, tributing the best of 80s hair rock. She has since toured extensively with them, including playing to thousands of people at the popular biker rally, The Bulldog Bash and formally closing the Rugby World Cup 2015 tournament at Twickenham Stadium, where, as well as entertaining the 80,000 game-goers, Permageddon was blasted live on a big screen to the 40,000 people in Trafalgar Square. Their 80s rock cover of Adele's 'Hello' has gone viral on Youtube, with many comparing it to Heart. Helen continues to tour with Permageddon and manages a large group of musicians who pioneer the brand and allow more than one band out in a night, Permageddon armageddon is really possible!
With BACK:N:BLACK, Helen has toured Europe, supporting the likes of ZZ Top, Arch Enemy, Suzi Quatro and Nena. Helen has also performed at other exclusive music venues including The Bush Hall, Camden Underworld, Boisdale of Canary Wharf and the Hard Rock Cafe, Glasgow.
Helen is currently recording her debut original EP, under the name Helen Hurd and the Mavericks, which will be released in December 2017.
Although she no longer tours with them, she was a founding member of Women in Rock, the live touring show which tributes the very best of female rock singers. Helen has also provided lead vocals as part of a duo for Re-Wind 80s; a high energy, choreographed show, taking you on a journey through the best of 80s music and supporting 80s legends such as Toyah Willcox, Doctor and the Medics and Chesney Hawkes.
She regularly works and guests with other functions and original bands including Still Corners, The London Ska Orchestra, Eden's Curse, Back in the Day, FastFuze, Sega and the Boombox, The Last Of... and Go Tell The Eskimo.