White Hot Ticket was formed in mid-2011 when guitarist Luke Rutter and bassist Matt Ventolo met Sean Thomas who sought to get a band together. Dan walked on to the band putting a whole new dynamic to the set and making the band whole. Their rock style has different influences based on the many genres each individual had throughout their lives. Even though White Hot Ticket is in the beginning stages of its existence, they have played multiple shows in the New York-New Jersey area. Using social media, the band has gathered over 100 fans and counting. They wish to the keep the momentum going through with different sounds and styles to keep the crowd going.
All in their mid-20’s, they have experience playing with other musicians and bands.
Guitarist Luke Rutter and bassist Matt Ventolo have been playing for over 10 years and formally in the band Horizon’s End. Drummer Sean Thomas works in the local cover band scene as a sound engineer for the past 8 years and has been playing percussion and drums for over 17 years. He was formally in the band Tonight We Ride and fill in drummer for cover bands Undisputed and The Mike Dalton Band. Vocalist Dan Hayden has been performing and singing in local community theaters since he was 5 and recently auditioned for American Idol. Together they formed as
White Hot Ticket!