Janick Robert Gers (born January 27, 1957 in Hartlepool, England)
Is one of three current guitarists in the heavy metal band Iron Maiden and a songwriter for the band. His father, Boleslaw, was an officer of the Polish Navy.
He is noted for his energetic stage presence, as evidenced in live shows he can often be seen bouncing up and down and occasionally does tricks with his guitar, such as spinning it around his body while playing, or throwing it into the air, catching it, and immediately starting to play again.
His playing can be very controlled or it can be very spontaneous, but then he plays a lot of the melodic stuff. He's got great feel, great dexterity, very fluid. So he's fully rounded as a guitar player who goes from one extreme to another. He encompasses all aspects, from the quiet acoustic clean stuff into overdrive. It's 360 degrees he plays everything. And he's a great showman