Michael Schenker

Fri May 1 2015

8:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

The Coach House

33157 Camino Capistrano, Suite C San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

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  • Michael Schenker

    Michael Schenker

    Hard Rock

    Michael Schenker was born on January 10, 1955, in Sarstedt near Hanover. At the tender age of fifteen he joined
    his brother Rudolf’s band, Scorpions, with whom he produced his 1972 debut album Lonesome Crow. Once the
    British rock act UFO had discovered Schenker’s amazing talent during a joint tour with the Scorpions, they invi-
    ted the exceptional guitar whiz-kid to team up with them after the tour had finished. His first recording with UFO
    became an international masterpiece: Phenomenon (1974), featuring the classics ‘Doctor Doctor’ and ‘Rock
    Bottom’, is still considered one of the most important releases in the history of rock music.
    Schenker stayed with UFO for eight years, releasing further impressive rock albums like Force It (1975) and No
    Heavy Pettin’ (1976) – recordings that made UFO international stars and set new standards in rock music. The
    two subsequent studio albums Lights Out (1977) and Obsession (1978) are still among the most significant
    releases of the genre. A year after the arrival of Obsession, the band decided to record a live album, Stranger
    In The Night, which is justly considered one of the most successful live cuts ever. At the same time, the record
    marked the end of the legendary line-up that had caused a stir for well over a decade.
    Michael Schenker left UFO and temporarily teamed up with his former band Scorpions again to record the fabu-
    lous Lovedrive with them. His manager Peter Mensch also arranged an audition with Aerosmith, which came to
    nothing in the end due to vocalist Steven Tyler‘s bad state of health.

    Instead he returned to the public eye with the debut album by his own Michael Schenker Group, featuring
    musicians like Simon Phillips, Gary Barden and key- boarder Don Airey. „Peter finally found me Simon
    Phillips and Mo Foster who were currently recording with Jeff Beck and seemed to be the perfect choice for
    MSG‘s first recording,” Schenker recalls. „Roger Glo- ver heard about it and offered himself as the produ-
    cer. It all turned out well and we called it the Michael Schenker Group.” On subsequent albums like MSG II
    (1981), One Night At Budokan (1982), Assault Attack (1983) and Built To Destroy, he continued to present
    talented band members, like the two former Rainbow musicians Graham Bonnett and Cozy Powell (R.I.P.),
    as well as Ted McKenny and Chris Glenn, two former members of the Alex Harvey Band.
    In the mid-Eighties, Schenker formed the McAuley Schenker Group together with former Grand Prix vo-
    calist Robin McAuley, its abbreviated name remaining MSG. „I wanted a singer as a partner and found Robin
    McAuley in 1986,“ he tells. “Realizing that Robins Sir Name McAuley starts with an M while looking for a
    new band name I offered him the M for MSG in order to keep MSG.” The musical direction leaned increasingly
    towards the American mainstream, which didn’t seem to affect the band’s great success.
    Albums like Perfect Timing (1987), Save Yourself (1989)and MSG (1992) met
    with unanimously positive reviews world-wide. MSG continued to tour all over the world, playing with renowned
    acts like Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, and Scorpions. During a creative hiatus, Schenker got involved with
    Contraband (featuring Bobby Blotzer of Ratt and Tracii Guns of L.A. Guns) and contributed numerous licks to their album.
    1992 marked the end of the McAuley Schenker Group with Unplugged Live, and Schenker returned to the UFO
    Their commercially extremely successful US comeback tour convinced the experts, as did the first joint
    release in fifteen years, called Walk On Water. The album arrived at the Japanese stores in 1995, while Europe
    had to wait another two years, in fact until a few weeks after the release of Thank You, Schenker’s first acoustic solo recording.
    Following the US tour with UFO, he reactived MSG and produced Written In The Sand with a new line-up. Autumn
    1997 saw the start of an extensive European tour with UFO and a celebrated G3 tour alongside Uli Jon Roth and
    Joe Satriani, presenting his album The Michael Schenker Story – Live at the same time.
    In summer 1998, Schenker ensconced himself in a recording studio near San Francisco with producer legend
    Mike Varney to work on his next offering The Unforgiven, an album that was the basis for the subsequent tour,
    during which The Unforgiven World Tour – Live was also recorded. With Adventures Of The Imagination, he
    allowed his band a break to realize his long-standing ambition to record an instrumental rock album, and the
    subsequent success encouraged him to follow with another, similar offering called Dreams And Expressions. Be
    Aware Of Scorpions was recorded by a new MSG line-up, which could also be seen live during the following Eu-
    ropean tour. The solo album, Thank You 3, and the MSG release, Aracnophobiac (2003), followed. „I carried on
    with my new album which I started two years ago as a concept album for UFO,” Schenker explains. “When I got
    Jari`s demo tape I knew what to do. He was the perfect singer for this concept album and it happened to be 25
    years since MSG recorded their first album. So I decided to make it a 25 Years Celebration album. I contacted all
    the original MSG singers one by one to sing a new song. It worked out and I am very happy with the result.” Now
    the members of the reformed band are on their marks with Tales Of Rock‘n‘Roll - 25 Years Celebration, ready to
    embark on their next tour in May 2006.

  • Gundriver


    Rock & Roll

    Formed by an Apache pilot in Hollywood, CA in early 2013,
    Gundriver is a rock band that combines everything from Blues, to oldschool
    metal to create music in the vein of AC/DC to Black Sabbath.
    Founder/Guitarist Tom Potter says - "With Gundriver I wanted a high
    octane sound - a rock n roll outfit." With the combination of Percussionist
    Alex Rivas and Bassist Rev Jones (Steelheart, Rev Jones Band, Leslie
    West), Gundriver's rhythm section is a high-octane machine.
    Gundriver's frontman, Crazy Tomes, is a one-of-a-kind talent and true rock
    n' roll singer. Citing Bon Scott of AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath
    as his main vocal influences, he brings intense and soulful vocals that are
    signature of a great band. An energetic performer, Tomes elevates the
    performance of his band-mates to an explosive level. Gundriver will be
    supporting their second release during their Spring 2015 North American
    Tour (on tour with Michael Schenker).
    www.Gundriver.com is regularly updated regarding future tours and
    releases. Long Live Rock!

  • Liquid Circus

    Liquid Circus

    Heavy Metal

    Liquid Circus was formed in 1996 as they released their debut album titled “Liquid Circus” upon release of this the band was chosen Best New Artist Across North America and where selected to be on a compilation CD that included Motley Crue and Sponge. With their continued success the band continued to perform live and had distribution in the foreign market.
    Today founding member and song writer Rick Maestas has teamed up with long time band mate Benjamin Sanders to reform the band’s sound and vision. They had tremendous success together in the 80’s playing in bands such as Section8 and Call of The Wild. Playing numerous shows with the likes of Metallica, Foghat, Blue Oyster Cult and John Entwistle just to name a few.
    Recently Rick recruited former band mate from Last Dayz Kev Davis on guitar and drummer Mike Feldman with his son Devin Feldman on lead guitar to complete the lineup and the band is now playing shows throughout California while they venture back in the studio to record their new material coming in the fall of 2016.

  • Stepchild



    Legendary California Native Singer Kevin Jones fronts this Metal Monster Band from Orange County ,CA Originally formed in the 90`S with a all star line up of who's who's consisting of Scott Griffith , Danny De Jong, Paul Wilson from the infamous OC Band Nightfall along with guitarist Pete Demarzo, Who went on to add members Alex Perez a fierce guitarist from Enticer and Bassist Kurt Skorich from Enticer and Bad Angels. ,Stepchild was a force to be reckoned with notorious for their strong live show stage presence and soon was conquering the music seen in Los Angeles and Orange County, Headlining The Whiskey , The Roxy . Gazzarri's, The Viper Room , The Key Club , The Troubadour , The Long Beach Arena ,The Galaxy Theatre , The Coach House , Jezebel's , The Marquee Club and was also opening acts for bands like Accept . Michael Schenker Group ,Ingwie Malmsteem and many more. . A bidding war began with multiple major record labels from Warner to Interscope to Geffen but in the end the deals never truly transpired for multiple reasons including the members not willing to give up ownership of their songs. Tragically this brought much duress between the members and the band split up shortly after. Ironicaly one week after the band split up the bands singer Kevin Jones was approached by the band Judas Priest as the replacement for Rob Halford who had just quit the band to pursue a solo career as fate would have it Jones beat out three thousand other singers who sent in submssions and made it all the way down to the last six finalist and out of those six left no one ended getting the gig as the band found powerhouse Tim "Ripper" Owens out of nowhere and he signed with them. Sadly years later Stepchild's Leader Scott Griffith tragically lost his life at The Station nightclub fire in Rhode Island and the other band members were devastated as their friendship and bond had never faded as these members were friends since childhood and Scott was one of the most brilliant guitarist the world ever has ever known please see www.scottgriffith.org . The band reformed after Scott's passing for a Memorial Concert Tribute to him and the bands love of the songs and honoring his memory was so strong that band got back together and started playing shows all over again. Currently in 2014 the band has reformed with the original rhythm section of Billy Cannon on Drums , Danny Dejong on Bass , Kevin Jones Vocals , Geoff Gayer - lead guitarist from Leatherwolf and also brilliant guitarist Dave de Best. STEPCHILD is alive and well and will be out playing live shows this summer.

Michael Schenker

Fri May 1 2015 8:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

The Coach House San Juan Capistrano CA
Michael Schenker
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