Brick by Brick presents
Gary Hoey with special guests
Pet Shark, Graveyard Witch, Planet Shred, Da Vang
1130 Buenos Ave
San Diego, CA, 92110
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
After the guitar virtuoso’s success with a top 5 Billboard hit in 1993 with his cover of “Hocus Pocus”, Hoey transformed the world of Christmas music by applying his fiery guitar techniques to what would be the first Ho Ho Hoey album in 1995. 2017 marks the 22nd anniversary of Gary Hoey’s very popular Ho Ho Hoey Christmas music and tour. 22 years ago, Gary recorded his first Ho Ho Hoey album on an eight track digital recorder in his bedroom after his mom said, “you need to record a nice Christmas album.” and he replied, “no mom, I need to record a rockin’ Christmas album.” Little did he know he would be the first to adapt instrumental rock guitar to Christmas Classics, creating a tradition at rock radio stations and homes around the world. After selling hundreds of thousands of copies, what Gary is most proud of, is all the fundraisers, food drives, clothing drives, Toys for Tots, helping the Wounded Warriors and American veterans that’s what makes the last 20 years so special.
The Ho Ho Hoey Complete Collection includes 37 Hoey-ized holiday songs into a two-disc set. Some of Hoey’s holiday highlights include two songs featured in Hallmark’s musical greeting cards, “Jingle Bells” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.” “Deck The Halls” was featured in the movie, “Deck The Halls” starring Danny Devito.
Each year Gary likes to thank his fans for all their incredible support. This year marks his 9th Annual Ho Ho Hoey Guitar Give-Away of an autographed Squier Stratocaster by Fender on Christmas Day. Visit www.garyhoey.com for more details.
Pet Shark is an Instrumental Progressive Rock Band from Orange County, California in the style of Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Rush, Dream Theater, Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree and others. It is the brainchild of Ted Morton and Keith Moreland.
The band started in Vietnam on 1990 with Nguyen Dat (vocal, guitar & songs writing), Hoang Tuan (guitar), Le Quang (bass) and Le Minh (drums). After Le Minh left, Nha Tran replaced as Da Vang's drummer. The last line-up in Vietnam is Nguyen Dat (vocal & Guitar), Vo Dinh (bass), Huy (drums).
At Pop-Rock festival at Youth Culture House in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in 1991, Da Vang won the second prize "Best Band". Nguyen Dat and Hoang Tuan also won the first prize "Best Guitar Players" of Ho Chi Minh City Pop-Rock Festival in 1991. Since then, we have been recognized to be a real metal band in Vietnam with some well-known songs to rock fans such as Bach Dang Giang, S.O.S. etc...
In October 1997 Da Vang entered the Tung's studio to cut the album and released it in 2000 with the title S.O.S. also the band made 4 video clip with Ben Thanh Audio-Video, 2 video clip with Phuong Nam Film and 1 video clip with HTV.
The band performs in many Vietnam rock scenes such as Festival Pop-Rock HCMC, Rock Event II in Hanoi, Sai Gon Rock Night concert etc..., and Vietnam major events like: Festival Hue, Festival Da Nang, Festival Vung Tau, Celebration 100 Years Da Lat, 1000 years Thang Long (Hanoi), 300 Years Saigon etc, Also we perform with the foreign bands like: Les Maniac (Switzerland), B.T.R. (Bulgary) in Saigon in 2000, 2004. Da Vang was invited to perform at Asia Rock Festival, Hard rock Cafe Singapore in 2007. The band was one of the headliners of Rock Storm Festival toured around Vietnam in 2008, 2009.
From 2010, leader Nguyen Dat moved to Orange County, California, USA. After 2 years to recruit for new members of Da Vang. He started the current line-up: Nguyen Dat (Vocal & Guitars), Phil Nguyen (Bass), Ross Knapp (Vocals & Drums), Khang Tran (Guitars). Since then, Da Vang has been performing around major clubs in OC and LA such as Whiskey A Go Go, The Viper Room, Paladino's Club, UBG, Bleu, Q's Lounge... The band also has been attended many outdoor large music festivals such as Tet's festival, Thank You Soldier's festival, Viet USA for Sandy... The band is proud to be the opening act for some big name such as Uli Jon Roth, Dokken until now.
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