Hold on Hollywood, Johnny Solinger (of Skid Row), BulletBoys

Oct 25 Fri

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Ballroom at Warehouse Live

$35 ADV GA, $40 DOS, $75 VIP, $500 VIP TABLE (SEATS 4)

This event is all ages

Vince Neil
Vince Neil
American singer and musician, born 8 February 1961 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Hold on Hollywood
Hold on Hollywood
An explosive Rock N' Roll experience built around powerful vocals, massive guitars, infectious hooks, and an adrenaline-fueled live show!
Johnny Solinger (of Skid Row)
Johnny Solinger (of Skid Row)
EX-SKID ROW Frontman
Yeee Hawww!!

From every corner of the world, stadiums, arenas, theaters, and night clubs, Johnny Solinger has brought the sound of Texas thunder to the masses. As lead singer of the multi-platinum rock band SKID ROW for 15 years, Johnny has been just about everywhere and seen just about everything.... until now.

Things have changed a bit for the rock aficionado. He has added Country recording artist to his duties. Don't be confused, for this should come as no surprise to anyone who knows the versatile singer. Growing up in the Dallas/Ft Worth metroplex, Johnny was exposed in equal doses to Hard Rock and Country music. He fell in love with both, and has been two timin' the pair of them ever since. He formed the rock band SOLINGER in Dallas, recording 4 independent records and enjoying live performance and radio success throughout the Southwest.

In January of 2000, Johnny was invited to join the multi-million album selling rock band SKID ROW, immediately embarking on a nine month tour with rock legends KISS just weeks later. Johnny has said "What a tremendously humbling experience it is to climb up on the stage with artists such as KISS and Ted Nugent, but when you get that chance, it's sink or swim. I had to dive in head first." To date, Johnny Solinger has toured the world many times over sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in music, including Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, and Kid Rock. He has recorded two records with the band, Thickskin and Revolutions Per Minute. Johnny has appeared on CNN, MTV, VH1, The Speed Channel, Sirius, and XM satellite radio. Pretty darn unexpected for a self-proclaimed "redneck" from the "Great State of Texas". While replacing such a well known singer may have seemed an impossible task for some, Johnny was never daunted, and actually considers it an upgrade.

Johnny continues to pursue something that's been running through his veins his whole life... country music. On his debut solo material he proclaims:
"Aside from rock, I've recorded some country tunes as well (hell, I live in Houston, Texas!), and while it might seem odd to have such drastic tastes in music, it seems perfectly natural to me."

The first and only single released "Too Well To Go To Work" managed to hit the top 20 on the Texas Music Charts peaking at #16. This was a regional release and was only available in Texas and Oklahoma retail stores. It's filled with both sides of Johnny Solinger, Country and Rock. It was a perfect introduction to country fans who may have never heard of Johnny.

It's been three long years since the debut effort, and in those 36 months the band experienced an astounding re-emergence on the world's stage, covering all corners of the globe, including China, Australia, Argentina, Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Wales, Sweden, Italy, Mexico, Taiwan, and even Russia. Extensive touring of the U.S. followed, delaying the planned release of a second Country record.

The brand new sophomore album from Johnny will make it well worth the wait!! "I'm so excited about these songs and this new record that I glow in the dark", says Solinger. "The first one was never ever meant to be a one and done, throw it against the wall and see if it sticks kinda deal. I LOVE making these records and completely flipping the switch from Hard Rock back to my country roots. I've worked with a helluva list of Grammy winning artists on this thing. Amazing..." Well, the world will get it's first taste and decide for itself how Country this rocker really is with the release of the single "Livin' Out A Country Song", due out in September 2011, with a full length album to follow. Solinger adds: "This time we're going Nationwide. I learned a lot from the Smith Entertainment debut, and I think I'll try and cross those Texas-Oklahoma borders and take some risks".
The BulletBoys began as a collection of talented musicians from other bands. Coming from the ranks of King Kobra and Ratt, the BulletBoys were able to quickly capture the attention of music fans around the world. Frontman Marq Torien emerged as one of the most underrated vocalists of the era. Guitarist Mick Sweda, Lonnie Vincent and drummer Jimmy D’Anda formed the core of the BulletBoys.
The BulletBoys formed in 1988 at the very peak of the Los Angeles Glam Metal movement. With record companies constantly on the lookout for new talent, the BulletBoys had a pedigree that most bands would kill for. Unlike the other Glam Rockers of the day, the BulletBoys were more of a combination of Hard Rock and Blues than pure Hair Metal. BulletBoys’ comparison to the likes of Aerosmith and especially Van Halen brought talent scouts running. It took little time for the BulletBoys to receive their first major label contract.

BulletBoys: Self-Titled Debut Album
The self-titled debut BulletBoys was destined to be an instant success. Hard Rock guru Ted Templeman was there to produce BulletBoys. Ted Templeman had previously engineered the works of Van Halen, Van Morrison, David Lee Roth, and other classic bands. Seen as a hit maker, Templeman and the BulletBoys were a natural fit. The BulletBoys were also on a label that specialized in their brand of Hard Rock.
The BulletBoys album dropped in 1988. Single “Hard as a Rock” became a fan favorite and was a hard-driving track. The thumping rock was continued with “Kissin’ Kitty” and “F#9”. Escaping the trends of most bands of the era, the BulletBoys did not include a power ballad on their album. Instead, BulletBoys kept the Rock and Blues coming with hit single “Smooth Up in Ya”. Cover of the old Blues song “For the Love of Money” was another hit. The BulletBoys established themselves as the leaders of Party Rock.
Lead singer Marq Torien quickly drew comparisons to David Lee Roth. Not only did they share similar vocal styles, but Marq Torien also brought the crazy energy and showmanship of Diamond Dave to live audiences every night. With the success of BulletBoys, the band secured a coveted touring spot opening for Bon Jovi. Other tours paired the BulletBoys with Ozzy Osbourne and eventually led to huge headlining tours. The hits and tour led to BulletBoys going platinum.

BulletBoys: Freakshow

The long touring schedule kept the BulletBoys from the recording studio for years. 1991’s Freakshow. Keeping the driving Hard Rock alive and with Marq Torien’s banshee screams in full force, the BulletBoys were officially back. “Talk to Your Daughter” became a radio and fan favorite. “Thrill That Kills” and “Hang on St. Christopher” were also big-time favorites and could be heard bursting from car stereos all over the country.
After another busy tour schedule, the BulletBoys entered the studio to record Za-Za in 1993. Za-Za was packed with a wide variety of music that touched everything from power ballads to party themes. “Slow and Easy” became a popular song off of the album.

BulletBoys: Current and future

The BulletBoys continued to tour and release records through the Grunge era and past the Nu-Metal era. Greatest Hits: Burning Cats and Amputees reunited the BulletBoys’ original lineup temporarily in 2000. The 2007 release Behind the Orange Curtain was well received by critics and fans. The BulletBoys will light an audience on fire when ever the perform.
Venue Information:
The Ballroom at Warehouse Live
813 Saint Emanuel Street
Houston, TX, 77003