Gary Hoey

Gary Hoey

Glass Radio

Fri · March 22, 2019

8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Gary Hoey
Gary Hoey
World renowned rock guitarist Gary Hoey’s first break came in 1987 when Ozzy Osbourne liked Hoey’s tape enough to fly him to LA for an audition. Although Zakk Wylde wound up with the gig, Ozzy recommended Hoey move to LA where he was certain he would get noticed. So he did - thanks Ozzy - and it paid off. In 1992 Gary’s cover of “Hocus Pocus” rocketed into the Billboard’s Top 5 Rock Tracks.

With a collection of 19 albums it’s no wonder Gary Hoey is listed as one of the top 100 guitarists of all time. In 1994 Hoey scored the successful “Endless Summer II” soundtrack for New Line Cinema. In 2012, he produced and co-wrote The Queen Of Metal, Lita Ford’s latest release “Living Like Runaway” for SPV records to rave reviews. As Music Director for Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp, he’s worked with legends like Joe Perry, Roger Daltrey, Yes, blues icon Johnny Winter, Robben Ford, Leslie West, and KISS drummer, Peter Criss. And he has toured and traded licks with the likes of Jeff Beck, Brian May of Queen, Ted Nugent, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Peter Frampton, and Dick Dale.

Hoey has explored many styles in his career, from hard rock to rock to surf to prog, and with 2013’s “Deja Blues” he came home to the blues. His latest, 2016’s “Dust & Bones,” is an exuberant fusion of blues and rock. But whatever style he plays, one thing is certain, Gary Hoey is a fiery, charismatic player who connects with the crowd. Whether he’s playing scorching originals or rock classic covers, his solos are thrilling and reminiscent of Clapton or Stevie Ray in their fiery youth. One thing that remains consistent is Hoey’s impassioned command of the guitar. He can attack his instrument with feral intensity and then play something very soft and achingly beautiful. This ability to mix feeling, phrasing, technique and tone is the true mark of a master guitarist.

“It’s great to hear Gary sing and play the blues with his trademark intensity, feel and authenticity. And the guitar tones! “Dust & Bones is a great sounding Blues/Rock album that’s both vintage and modern at the same time.” - Joe Satriani
Glass Radio
Glass Radio is one of those bands you can't quite put your finger on. They have a unique sound which is infectiously likable- all the while maintaining the soul of golden- era Rock and Roll. In a world ravaged by musical conformity, they refuse to settle with today's era of cookie-cutter pop singers and electronic beats. What do they sound like? How to put it... If Jack White stepped into a DeLorean, fired it up to 88mph, went back in time and picked up the likes of Led Zeppelin and Social Distortion, and then threw them in a boxing ring... That's just the tip of the iceberg. Over the past year, they have begun to carve out their place in the Orange County music scene- letting people know, they are here to stay. And people are taking notice.

Glass Radio consists of its three founding members; Guitarist/vocalist Nate Curiel, Bassist/vocalist Kyle Korby, and Drummer/vocalist Nick Bishop. They met in the spring of 2013, while working at a local coffee shop in San Juan Capistrano. The trio bonded over their mutual love for classic Rock and Roll, and sought to create something fresh. Their first EP, "Already Gone" was released in April of 2015. Following the release, they played a variety of shows all over Orange County; including multiple shows at The Wayfarer in Costa Mesa, and even a six-month residency at Sunsets in Capo Beach.
Building on the momentum of "Already Gone", the band spent the early weeks of 2016 recording 12 new songs for release later this year. They plan to play as many shows as possible in 2016 to promote their new music.
EOTL's present lineup consists of its three founding members: lead-singer/guitarist Nate Curiel, Bassist/keyboardist/vocalist Kyle Korby, and drummer/vocalist Nick Bishop. Each member of the Orange County-based trio comes from a diverse musical background, thus uniting each of their individual music tastes to create something organic and unique. Collectively, the band covers all of the musical bases from fist-pounding Rock and Roll to three-part harmonies.

"We try not to limit ourselves in terms of arrangement and instrumentation," says bassist, Kyle Korby. "Even though we have a primary way of arranging things, we all try to take on interchangeable duties in the band." This becomes increasingly clear after listening to a few tracks. On their song "Ms. Daisychain," drummer, Nick Bishop, takes on the microphone, singing lead vocals without leaving the kit. One of the strongpoints of the band their ability to mix good songwriting, colorful harmony, catchy hooks, and wide dynamic in a way that still captures their bluesy feel.

Their live show is nothing short of fun. Because they love what they do, their onstage energy can really bring a crowd together. "One of the things we want to do with the band is create this whole aesthetic," says front man Nate Curiel, "Everything from the music we play before we go onstage to the clothes we wear is meant to bring our audience into our world- and at least for that moment, bring them together".

"Machine Gun Blues," EOTL's first release is a head-bobbin', rockin' good time from start to finish. Opening with an infectious slide riff, the song pummels into full swing within the first few seconds. A Social D-esque guitar lick greets listeners just before the vocals come in. "The song's about a cheating woman who gets what she had coming to her!" Says Curiel. As for future Plans, the band looks forward to getting back into the studio to record their forthcoming EP. "'Machine Gun Blues' is just the start," he adds, "We have a handful of songs ready to go, and we hope to continue recording our EP with 'The Legendary Producer' Phil Tagan, as we call him, then head out and play some shows!"
Venue Information:
Gallagher's Pub HB
Huntington Beach, CA, 92648