Autograph

January 8, 2016 · Doors open at 19:00

Autograph
Tickets
Adv purchase: $20
Day of show: $25

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Autograph

Autograph left an everlasting imprint on rock ‘n’ roll. The platinum-selling Southern California hard rock juggernauts gave the world the ubiquitous hit “Turn Up the Radio”, seminal albums such as Sign In Please [1984], That’s The Stuff [1985], and Loud and Clear [1987] as well as unforgettable sold out shows alongside everybody from Mötley Crüe and Ronnie James Dio to Van Halen and Aerosmith. Given those accolades, when they disbanded in 1989, they never left the hearts and minds of millions of fans around the globe. Simply put, a reunion was both inevitable and essential.

In 2011, founding guitarist Steve Lynch and bassist Randy Rand decided to meet up at the NAMM show in Anaheim. They rekindled their friendship first, opening up the lines of communication and bonding more than ever before. With the relationship rebuilt, they made a collective decision to jam again.

“We approached our original singer Steve Plunkett about a reunion,” recalls Lynch. ” He didn’t have the time to join the band again due to how busy his business is. He did give us his blessing to move forward though, and that was important. We missed our fans. This is for them.”

Fully embracing the future, the remaining members caught some videos of singer/guitarist Simon Daniels of Jailhouse on YouTube. Instantly, they sensed a connection and knew that he was meant for the open spot in the center stage.

“He has big shoes to fill,” smiles Rand. “Nevertheless, he was born to front Autograph. His hard-edged, bluesy voice and massive riffing sharpen our edge. He’s given us a new energy, and he impressed us immediately.”

“We all had a euphoric feeling after the first rehearsal,” Lynch adds. “These songs hadn’t been played in 25 years, and it was indescribable. It was great to be making music with my friends again.”

With the lineup solidified, Autograph stand poised to shake Rock ‘n’ Roll up yet again. It’s as if every element has been enhanced from the guitars to the bass and vocals as well as drums with the addition of drummer Marc Wieland.

Lynch puts it best, “We’re much heavier than before. We’re not using keyboards and we’re tuning down for a much fatter sound. That strengthens everything. At the same time, the melodic vocals and catchy hooks are still an integral part of our sound.”

Successfully touring again since the beginning of 2014 Autograph has strived and shined at theaters, casinos, various venues and major Festivals as M3, Monsters of Rock Cruise, The Moondance Jam, Firefest, The Halfway Jam among others reaching the 4 corners of the USA along with Canada and the UK as well as releasing 2 new anthem singles with one of them “I lost my mind in America” making the TOP 10 ITUNES Charts and a crowd favorite ” You are us, We are you” receiving great reviews and airplay as well. The band delivers an undeniably bombastic live performance and was featured recently in the USA TODAY news website. A new EP is due to be released soon as the Timeless Classic Rock Anthem Top 40 HIT Single “Turn up the Radio” continues to receive constant and permanent Radio Airplay in all Major Rock Radio stations around the World.

Big Toe

The Big Toe Buzz Is Growing louder everyday, thanks to an international following. When an unlikely Youtube Video went “Viral,” Television networks in the U.S.A. and abroad began literally lining up to feature Big Toe. At one point, two rival Korean networks, (SBS and MBC) arrived simultaneously to film a Big Toe show, resulting in a near conflict. “that was fun!”

Formed by frontman Mark Goffeney, and Guitarist St. James, The band’s name is derived from a favorite line in a movie, apart from the fact that the Bass/guitar player front man was indeed Born Without Arms and plays with his Feet!

Although a band featuring an “armless guitar player who can “shred” with his feet has surely brought much publicity, Big Toe is committed to the idea that good song writing and exciting live shows are most important. “We are not just a novelty”. One night, while preparing to open side stage for Tom Petty and Beck, Petty.s Manager approached Mark Goffeney and informed him that a youtube video of Mark performing “Mary Janes’ Last dance” had more views than Tom Petty’s. Worried, Goffeney asked if he was in trouble. “We think its great” was the reply.This video was at one time the most watched video on the internet in a day PERIOD! This exposure has landed appearances On National T.V shows in Holland, Germany, Turkey, Tokyo and Korea.

At home in the U.S. Big Toe was given two thumbs up by producer David Foster, (winner of sixteen Grammy Awards) and Travis Barker (of Blink 182) on NBC Star Tomorrow in 2006. In Oct. of 2007, Big Toe performed on the Fox network Show “The next Great American Band”, Created by Simon Cowell of “American Idol”. After the performance, Johnny Resnik, lead singer of the Goo Goo Dolls and judge, said “you kick ass on the bass guitar!” More recently, in Dec. 2009, Mark Goffeney of Big Toe was featured in a 1 hr. special on T.L.C /Discovery channel titled “Born without Arms”. The show chronicled the adventures of Big Toe on a European tour. Now airing world wide, Big Toe is gathering new fans every day!

Los Lizzy

Rising like a Phoenix from the streets of Hollywood, the Los Lizzy band is comprised of industry veterans who began their careers admiring and emulating the great Thin Lizzy. The guitarists of Los Lizzy–Russell Koga and Armando Becerra, were originally inspired by the guitar team of Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson.

Through the years they played with each other in bands well-known to the history of Los Angeles (The Bad Boys Of Blues, Sacred Fire, Barracudas, and many others). Recently they decided to bring the music that brought them together to the stage and reached out to the members of another popular Thin Lizzy tribute, Rude Awakening. Rude Awakening was an all original power metal band that dominated the L.A. metal scene for 20+ years from 1988-2009. In 2005, Rude Awakening became a Thin Lizzy tribute due to bassist Robert Calkin’s connection to Philomena Lynott, the mother of Thin Lizzy frontman, Philip Lynott. Robert named his son Philip Parris Calkin, and Philomena was christened the baby’s godmother along with Dennis Keeley her partner, who was christened godfather. Philomena asked Robert’s band, Rude Awakening to come to Ireland to perform concerts in honor of her son Philip many times, which they did to great fanfare. Robert also held a concert in Los Angeles in 1996 entitled “A Celebration Of The Life Of Philip Lynott” that featured many rock stars and celebrities influenced by the Emerald Rocker (Billy Sheehan, John Sykes, John Norum, Rudy Sarzo, and Carmine Appice.


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