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Hairstrike / Bio

You don’t just attend a Hairstrike show. YOU LIVE IT.

Remember the 80′s?...A simpler time, when spandex, big hair, aquanet, shredding guitars, thundering drums and power ballads ruled MTV. Music was fun, and a rock concert was an event. That doesn't have to be just a memory!

HAIRSTRIKE takes you back to the 80's, with a powerful, energized show, playing every hit from the era -- songs that defined a generation. You'll be singing along and dancing from start to finish with hits from Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Van Halen, Guns 'N Roses, Poison, Warrant, Scorpions and many more.

THIS IS PARTY MUSIC FOR "NOTHIN' BUT A GOOD TIME"

Jake Viceroy - Lead vocal, rhythm guitar
Jake Viceroy grew up on a pig farm in Laredo, Texas, where hog-calling helped him to perfect the traditional high-pitch metal shriek.

He feasted on a steady diet of metal all through school, studying in detail the genius of performers like Ronnie James Dio, Paul Stanley, Klaus Meine, Rob Halford, and of course Jani Lane, and eventually deciding to devote his life to the pursuit of metal awesome, for its purity as an art-form, and "for the chicks."

He has never had it officially measured, but has a vocal-range of "about 18 octaves." Whether it's the raspy/creepy Stephen Pearcy; the over-dramatic Dokken; the super-shrieky Sebastian Bach, or the soaring, OMFG-pretty Steve Perry; Jake has studied it, and mastered it all.

Jake picked up the guitar in college to increase his skill in metal bad-assery, and mostly sticks to playing his late-80s Les Paul, "because it's a f*cking Les Paul."

J.C. Sleet - Lead guitar, backup vocal
J.C. started playing guitar when he was eight years old, at the feet of his grandfather, Randall "Fuzzy" Winston, one of the great country-western songwriters of our time. J.C. soon after discovered metal, and the legend was born.

J.C. studied all the greats: Jimmy Page, George Lynch, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, and that guy from Nitro. Once J.C. had mastered the true Zen of shredding, he decided to bring it to a broader audience, forming Hairstrike as a way to bring this teaching to the masses. When the volume on his amp reaches the right amplitude, rifts sometimes open in spacetime, because, "science."

Don't ever ask J.C. about 'das blikenlights' -- there are too many ever to be explained, and the hours of wasted talking could be better spent f*cking shredding. Also, who wants to run the very real risk of weaponization?

There is one strange and yet inescapable fact of J.C.'s life that has followed him in his career as a guitarist, and in his life in general: you can't spell 'Sleet' without 'leet.'

Cole Stone - Bass guitar, backup vocal
Cole Stone is a stone-cold badass. He hails from Newport News, Virginia, and built his first bass from two-by-fours and chicken-wire when he was seven years old. Cole's strange, preternatural gift for harmony-singing emerged shortly after that, when he accidentally broke all the windows in the house while part-singing in the ultrasonic range with the family dog.

He heard his first metal track on local FM radio, and after seeing the leering, sneering faces on MTV's "Headbanger's Ball," he realized it was his destiny to be a metal star as well.

Cole is the strong, silent type -- he wears his stoicism on his sleeve like some men wear their feelings. Feelings are not important -- f*cking metal is what's important. He may appear to be standing like heavy stone, bou can bet your ass that Cole is gathering his 'ki' to bring the bass and vocal attack that flattens the crowd.

"Diamond" Donnie Fame - Drums, backup vocal
"Diamond" Donnie Fame is an weapon of drumming-destruction waiting explode. Who needs a click-track when you have a ticking timebomb? Donnie first began drumming as he was growing up in the faceless suburbs of Columbus, Ohio.

His musical tastes expanded as he grew older, and Donnie explored everything from progressive jazz to German polka, but the bombastic styles of drummers like John Bohnam and Carmine Appice constantly pulled him back to metal, learning heavier and heavier licks every day. To this day, no one is completely sure whether the sinkhole that consumed his family's home was caused by his drumming, but he was playing at the time, and only just barely managed to climb free, clinging to his prized Zildjian 22" Extra-Extra-Heavy ride.

Just remember, 'Diamond' is the hardest substance known to man -- that's how hard Donnie rocks.

Donnie plays PDP Concept Series drums (By DW), Sabian cymbals with Cympad cymbal pads and ProMark drumsticks.

General Info

Band Members
Journey Mike - Vocals, J.C. Sleet - Guitar, Cole Stone - Bass, Diamond Donnie Fame - Drums
Artist Name
Hairstrike
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/Hairstrike
Genres
Rock / Arena Rock / Hair Rock

Contact Info

Location
San Mateo, CA

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