Great White Featuring Jack Russell
Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 9:00 PM CDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
Viper Alley, Lincolnshire, IL
18 years and over
Jack Russell - Realized that he was going to be a rock star at the age of 6 after receiving the Beatles ‘Help’ album from his parents for his birthday. Jack started his first band at the age of 11. Then in 1978 Jack met guitarist Mark Kendall and asked Mark to join him in creating a band. In 1982 the band changed their name from Dante Fox to Great White. Great White went on to sell millions of albums and toured the world many times over. The band received a Grammy nomination in 1989 for Best Hard Rock Performance, for the song ‘Once Bitten Twice Shy’. The band continued on until dissolved by Jack in 2001 to work on his solo career. In 1996, Jack produced and recorded his first solo album Shelter Me. Joining him on this venture was guitarist, keyboardist, producer Michael Lardie. In 2002, he released his second solo album, For You. In 2002, Jack hired Mark Kendall to play with his solo band Jack Russell’s Great White. Jack then reformed Great White in 2005 after which they released 2 more albums and again toured the world. In December 2011, Jack informed his former band members that he was taking the name Great White, which he created and was moving on. Jack then reformed Jack Russell’s Great White and they are preparing to embark on a 2012 world tour.
Guitarist Robby Lochner,-Dubbed “Robby Loch Ness Guitar Monster” by Jack Russell and "Shred Master General” by DJ Razor Rey DeCarlo from KNAC, has been playing guitar since the age of 8, after receiving one for Christmas. DJ Razor suggested that Robby send a promo pack to Rob Halford's (Judas Priest) E.M.A.S. management service. Within a year Robby had been handpicked by Rob Halford to complete the "War of Words" tour for his band "Fight”. He has won "Arizona's Best Guitarist/Performer" two years in a row for Arizona Music Scene Magazine, and was selected to play guitar for the Z-Rock "Killing Crew". Z-Rock was a nationally syndicated radio station based out of TX. He has also won Music Scene International’s "Best of the Best/Best Rock Guitarist" award, and the L.A. Music Awards "Best Performance, Guitar”.
Guitarist Matthew Johnson- Born and raised in Texas, Matthew started playing organ at the age of 9. At age 13 he picked up his musician-father’s guitar and has been playing ever since. He began playing professionally at age 16 and went on to graduate magna cum laude from the prestigious University of North Texas School of Music. Matthew then moved to Los Angeles where he formed his critically acclaimed progressive rock band, ‘Doctor M’. Soon after, he met Jack Russell, and became lead guitarist for Jack Russell’s solo project. Matthew wrote several tracks, including the title track, for Russell’s solo album Shelter Me. Matthew also has co-writing credit for the song “My World” on Great White’s album Let It Rock.