It’s been nearly 20 years since Jackyl shot out of Georgia with its wild, untamed and uncouth approach to rock ‘n’ roll. Equal parts hard rock, heavy metal and Southern rock, Jackyl formed in 1991 and brought back rock ‘n’ roll back — back to its down-to-earth, wild, fun-loving origins. Full of spit and swagger — and a “dirty” sense of humor to boot — Jackyl quickly earned a deal with Geffen Records. Jackyl’s live shows were already legendary before the ink dried on the Geffen contract.
The 1992 self-titled debut album went platinum and featured notable rock radio hits like “Down On Me,” “When Will It Rain,” “I Stand Alone” and, most notably, “The Lumberjack,” during which vocalist Jesse James Dupree performed a chain-saw solo. Dupree’s chain-saw escapades on album and in concert became one of many Jackyl trademarks. With the release of ‘Jackyl’ hit the road and barely left it since. Just long enough to record new albums. …continue reading →
As one of the most decorated and awarded singers and musicians in the world, Carlos Santana and his band Santana have won every major music award an artist can win, including 10 Grammys, 3 Latin Grammys, Billboard’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Artist of the Century Award, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an early induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Kennedy Center Honors. Carlos has been the visionary force behind artistry that transcends musical genres, generational, cultural and geographical boundaries. Santana has sold over 100 million albums worldwide and 100 million tickets to his concerts. Still current, producing and playing the CBS theme song for this year’s Super Bowl broadcast, Carlos Santana is considered one of the top five guitarists of all time! With his music and style one of the hardest to replicate, tribute shows have been non-existent…until now!
Delivered with a level of passion and soul equal to the legendary singer-guitarist, Madrigal, The Ultimate Carlos Santana Experience, pays tribute to an artist and band that has transcended five decades of chart-topping success and developed one of the largest die-hard fan bases in the world. With such a tough act to follow, Madrigal has pulled out all the stops. Their sincere devotion to replicating the musicianship, sound and full Santana concert experience, is filling venues and rocking people’s socks off! Madrigal’s attention to that signature blend of Latin-infused rock, jazz, blues, salsa, African rhythms, and the sonic charge of Santana’s guitar has led to sold out concerts.
The band’s frontman, renowned guitarist Jose Madrigal, is often mistaken for Carlos himself. The experience doesn’t stop there. Madrigal, The Ultimate Carlos Santana Experience is a complete festive package. Creating one of the world’s best-known musical signatures, Madrigal has over a half dozen professional musicians and vocalists that more than complete a show for the senses, each with their own distinctive talent. Every show provides a unique and high energy live music experience, featuring melodic blues-based guitar lines set against Latin percussion of timbales and congas, always leaving audiences wanting more!
Their music has stood the test of time. Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, revered for unforgettable past hits, explore fresh creative territory in the present with their new project, “Lightning Strikes Twice”. Magical melodic songwriting and soaring sibling harmonies continue to ensure that this dynamic duo is still a vital part of the music scene’s future.
“After the Rain” was the debut multi-platinum album by NELSON, the band led by twins Matthew and Gunnar in the early 1990s. They zoomed to number one with their hit song, “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection,” which made history landing America’s iconic Nelson family (bandleader Ozzie Nelson, rock legend Rick Nelson, and twins Matthew & Gunnar) into the Guinness Book of World Records as the ONLY family in Entertainment with 3 successive generations of #1 hitmakers. NELSON’s “After the Rain” record and tour became a phenomenon just prior to the rise of grunge. The last major success of the good time rock’n’roll era, NELSON has had (1) Number One, (4) Top Ten, and (5) Top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hit singles, plus (5) #1 MTV videos and has sold over 6.5 million albums worldwide! …continue reading →
For the first time in Billboard history, an UNSIGNED teen rock band with NO RADIO play topped Billboard’s 2011 HOT 100 Physical CD Singles Sales Chart with their first THREE singles charting at #1, #3 and #4 positions.
The band’s first single, “SiCK,” released on 11.1.10, debuted at #1 in its first week. According to Billboard, “SiCK” sold more physical CD singles in 2 weeks than all other artists for the entire year of 2010. The band’s first single sold over 140,000+ in less than 6 weeks, making New Hollow #1 in Physical CD Single Sales for all of 2010. New Hollow’s second single; “Boyfriend” also debuted at #1 during its first week of release on 1.23.11 and sold roughly the same amount as the first single “SiCK”, but in even less time! Together the first two singles have sold approximately 300,000 copies collectively. Fresh off the success of their record breaking chart debut, New Hollow, released their third single, “Airplanes”, on 5.26.11, topping Billboard’s HOT 100 Physical CD Singles Sales Chart, making it THREE in a row! …continue reading →
For The Outlaws, it was always about the music. For 40 years, the Southern Rock legends celebrated triumphs, endured tragedies and survived legal nightmares to remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre. Now The Outlaws return with new music, new focus and an uncompromising new mission: It’s about a band of brothers bound together by history, harmony and the road. It’s about a group that respects its own legacy while refusing to be defined by its past. But most of all, it’s about pride.
It’s About Pride is the new album from The Outlaws, a record 4 years in the making and perhaps 20 or more in the waiting. And for original Outlaws vocalist/guitarist Henry Paul, it’s a hard-fought revival whose success can be measured in old fans and new music. “Because The Outlaws have been out of the public eye for so long, it’s almost like starting over,” he explains. “But because of the band’s history, we’re seeing this as a new chapter. We’ve written and recorded this album on our own terms, and we’re out to make a significant impression. What our fans loved then they still love now, but most of all, they recognize the heart and sincerity we put in our music.” …continue reading →
A six-piece powerhouse dance band based out of Columbus, Ohio, the Paradise Island Band has been entertaining audiences throughout the Midwest for decades. Known for a crowd-pleasing diversity of styles, Paradise Island does it all. From rock classics to Motown melodies to blues, funk, and current hits, they play with a power and authenticity that guarantees a party whenever they perform.
Paradise Island features an incomparable line-up of some of the region’s best entertainers. During the summer months, Paradise Island performs at many outdoor concerts, festivals and resort sites like the Round House on Put-In-Bay. Corporate events, private parties, wedding receptions, and club gigs fill out the rest of their calendar, making them one of the “hardest working bands, in show business!”