Brick by Brick presents
Uli Jon Roth with special guests
Brett Ellis Band, Taz Taylor Band, Bunch of Heathens
1130 Buenos Ave
San Diego, CA, 92110
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Uli Jon Roth
In the early 1970s, Roth formed a band called Dawn Road. In 1973 he temporarily joined Scorpions, replacing guitarist Michael Schenker (brother of Scorpions guitarist Rudolf) who had left to join UFO. Michael had a reputation as a highly skilled technical player; Scorpions disbanded after he left the group. The "new" Scorpions were, in effect, a merger between the four members of Dawn Road, (Uli Jon Roth, Achim Kirschning, Francis Buchholz, Jürgen Rosenthal) and the two remaining Scorpions members, Rudolf Schenker and Klaus Meine. During his tenure as lead guitarist and a main songwriter for the Scorpions, the band released five very influential records, including the live album Tokyo Tapes, which sold nearly one million copies and went gold in several countries.
Some later Scorpions releases with Roth began to exhibit a stylistic split in songwriting.Roth-composed songs were influenced by classical music and Jimi Hendrix, but songs involving Rudolph Schenker as composer leaned towards straight hard rock and pop hard rock. This split reflected Roth's growing dissatisfaction with his role in the band. He began investigating spiritually oriented subjects in his private life, much as his influence Jimi Hendrix had done towards the latter half of his career. Roth left the Scorpions in 1978.
Roth formed his own band named Electric Sun which released three albums. The first, Earthquake (1979), was dedicated to the spirit of Jimi Hendrix and featured cover art by artist Monika Dannemann, Jimi Hendrix's girlfriend who had been with him when he died in 1970, and who became Roth's partner afterwards. A second album released two years later, Fire Wind (1981)
In 1985, Roth released his third and final Electric Sun album, Beyond the Astral Skies, dedicated to Martin Luther King and to Roth's fans. At that time, Roth entered a new phase of creative work, composing a.o. four symphonies and two concertos, and
sometimes performing with symphony orchestras throughout Europe.
Brett Ellis Band
This talented group of superstar caliber musicians is lead by guitarist / singer / songwriter extraordinaire Brett Ellis. For over 20 years Brett has been and continues to be a mainstay in the San Diego music scene. The Brett Ellis Band: Brett Ellis (Guitars & Vocals) Rick Nash (Bass) Calvin Lakin (Drums) is his most recent endeavor.
They have mastered the art of Hard Rock & Blues and continue to push the envelope. Brett has worked with and / or opened for the who's who in the music industry: Such as Kings X, Eric Johnson, Edgar Winter, Bad Company, Uli Jon Roth, Foghat, Sammy Hagar, Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) Peter Wolf, Pat Travers and more.
Brett has been featured at festivals such as the annual Cabo Wabo Fest, The Tommy Bolin Tribute Festival and more. Brett's talent is unsurpassed; he continues to write inspiring music expanding his virtually unlimited catalog. Hard work and dedication to his craft has blessed Brett with a large following.
Come see and hear Brett, Calvin & Rick bring down the house as they continue to impress fans and musicians alike. Their jaw dropping performances will advance the Hard Rock & Blues scene in California and elsewhere for years to come.
Taz Taylor Band
Bunch of Heathens
We are a Bunch of Heathens here to make a mess of the San Diego metal scene!
$25 adv & day of
*Online sales end at 6PM day of show unless otherwise noted. After that, limited tickets will be available at the door.
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