Blanco Diablo, Abe Reid and The Spikedrivers
400 W. Tremont Ave.
Charlotte, NC, 28203
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Multi-tasking as writer, producer and guitar player, Hoey has had clients who include DISNEY, ESPN, NO FEAR, performed the National Anthem for the SAN DIEGO PADRES and the BOSTON REDSOX. Hoey's first break came when Ozzy Osbourne showed up in Boston looking for a guitarist. Osbourne liked Hoey's tape enough to fly him to LA for an audition. Three months after the audition, he was heading west in a U-Haul, with seventeen thousand dollars in his pocket from teaching guitar and nowhere to go once he got to L.A.
In 1993 Gary Hoey launched his career with the hit song "Hocus Pocus." his fiery technique helped to send it to the top 5 on Billboards charts, The Boston raised guitarist covered the tune on his debut album, Animal Instinct (Warner Bros Records), transforming Hoey, a then-struggling player into a cult hero. He followed with the soundtrack to the surf saga Endless Summer II (Warner/Reprise), which cemented his status as a demi-god among surfers. Even Dick Dale, the surf-guitar king gave Hoey his blessing, proclaiming him his favorite modern guitarist.
Hoey has maintained that status with a series of blood-boiling albums that are heavy on riffage while upholding the basic rock-and-roll values of melodies, hooks, and heart. Hes also diversified, creating his popular Ho! Ho! Hoey series of Christmas CDs.
Hoey has toured and traded licks with the likes of Brian May (Queen), Ted Nugent, Foreigner, Joe Satriani, The Doobie Bros, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Eric Johnson, Steve Vai, and Peter Frampton to name a few.
"Blanco Diablo's debut 'Paper Poison Revolution' is a riff-riot collection of songs that lumbers and stomps at just the right pace (think Urge Overkill meets Sabbath and AC/DC's Young brothers at Billy Gibbons' Texas ranch)".
-- T. Ballard Lesemann from Charleston City Paper (Charleston, SC)
BLANCO DIABLO is everything the band's name suggests and even some things it doesn’t. This is a band on a
mission and not one of those panty-waist, boy band evil missions either - this is dangerous rock & roll that engages the brain as well as the bones. The band's timeless rock songs have an edge all their own, honed with a relentlessly intense musical middle finger thrust at double-talking politicos that will define a genre, not mimic one.
Tearing it up with such national acts as Tantric, Drivin n Cryin, Brides of Destruction, Rose Hill Drive, Firehouse, Jackyl, and Gary Hoey, BLANCO DIABLO continues to establish themselves as a band with a distinct style and abiding love for music. Be it with full-blown electric intensity or soulful bluesy jams, BLANCO DIABLO often perform in the Southeast, New York City, and the U.K. Their debut CD Paper Poison Revolution was released on Rock Ridge Music on April 25th, 2006. An exclusive single from the CD, titled "Fix Me Again", resulted in 6000 downloads in the first week of release on WindowsMedia.com. On their 2006 U.K. tour the band performed at the acclaimed Oswestry Music Live Festival in Shropshire County England with over 12,000 in attendance. 2007 saw the band return to an even larger reception at the Oswestry Music Live festival and subsequent successful tour of the UK. In 2008, the band returned to the UK for 2 more successful headline tours, radio interviews and appearances, and festival performances. The summer 2008 UK tour concluded with the band recording their sophomore disc with Grammy-nominated producer Chris Tsangarides at the Ecology Rooms Studio in Kent, England.
Blanco Diablo has gained solid local, regional, and national press including a highlight in the November 2006 issue of Modern Drummer magazine recognizing the band's relentless touring schedule.
The band gained regular radio play in the the Southeastern US on stations such as WEND, WRXR, WOBX, WXQR, WRCQ, WYBB, WTPT, and WBZT for their debut single "Fix Me Again". In the UK, the band has 3 different singles in rotation on Bruce Dickinson's Rock Show on BBC 6 Music, Radio Maldwyn in Shropshire County, CRMK 89.8 in Milton Keynes, England, Sunshine Radio 106.2 FM in Herefordshire, England, and Rock247 Radio in Staffordshire, England. From December 2006 through January 2007, the Speed Channel on Cable and Satellite Television featured the band's single on the Speed Report show. Fall 2008 had the band featured on various NFL games on the FOX Network with their song “Fix Me Again” being broadcast nationwide!
The band entered 2009 being recognized by Lionsgate Films for the song “Killing Kings” for the "Punisher: War Zone" Judges’ Pick Soundtrack. Just a few months later, Classic Rock Magazine in the UK featured the band and chose the track "Best of Me" to be included in the March 2009 issue and compilation disc. Summer 2009 kicked off in the UK on a festival tour and guest hosting Bruce Dickinson’s BBC 6 Music Rock Show.
Blanco Diablo continues to pursue a relentless touring schedule for 2010 and beyond bringing heavy new riffs, catchy melodies, and extreme musicianship to their loyal following.
Abe Reid and The Spikedrivers
Abe Reid and The Spikedrivers are a blues and boogie band made up of great musicians and fronted by the one and only Abe Reid! Pulling from traditional, Piedmont, Delta, New Orleans, Chicago, and so much more...