The Quireboys, originally known as the London Quireboys, are a rock band that started in the late '80s/early '90s, with John Grey (Spike) on vocals, Guy Griffin and Guy Bailey on guitar, Chris Johnstone on piano/keyboard, Nigel Mogg on bass guitar, and Ian Wallace on drums. Their first album was a hit, but after arguments with the record label, it took them a long time to get "Bitter Sweet & Twisted" released. The rise of grunge made it a challenging time for them.
Bursting onto the scene in the late 80s, Vain made waves and appeared on the covers of some of rock and metal's most respected magazines before they even signed a record deal. While toting similar edgy apparel to current glam metal contemporaries, Vain's MO in the Bay Area scene was having actual substance to their music rather than churning out the same three recycled chords like so many rip off bands were making money doing.
PISTOL KIXX are a frantic fusion of sleaze, blues, punk and classic rock!. Their sound brings together influences from old skool punk through 80’s glam and sleaze and even blues and classic rock. They combine the no nonsense rock n roll approach of punk and garage rock with the fire and the flash of the 80’s sleaze and hair bands they grew up loving. The Pistol Kixx idea was formed in March 2006 in the whisky and drug addled mind of singer Carli Hart. The band went through a few line-ups with Carli and Sober Dave on bass and then rhythm guitar being the only constant members.
Love/Hate is a hard rock band from the early 90's featuring Jizzy Pearl (L.A. Guns, Ratt, Adlers Appetite) on Vocals, jon E. Love on guitar, Joey Gold on Drums and Skid Rose on bass. Their debut album Blackout in the Red Room reached #154 on the billboard 200 in 1990. The video for the single "Why do you think they call it Dope?" received good rotation on MTV, chiefly on Headbanger's Ball. But by 1992's Wasted in America, heavy metal had become commercially passé and Columbia dropped them soon after its release.
The quintet -- Ted Poley (vocals), Andy Timmons (guitar), Bruno Ravel (bass), Steve West (drums), and Kasey Smith (keyboards) Landed a deal with Epic in 1989. The same year saw the release of the group's self-titled debut, spawning the single/video "Naughty Naughty," which enjoyed a few airings on MTV's Headbanger's Ball program. The album failed to break the group through to the big time, but the group stuck to their guns and issued further albums: 1992's Screw It, 1995's Dawn, 1998's Four the Hard Way, and 2000's Return of the Great Gildersleeves.
"Shy" refers to 6 artists:
1. Shy, a British classic rock band featuring Tony Mills, Steve Harris, Roy Davis, Joe Basketts and Bob Richards. Their website is www.shyonline.co.uk
2. SHY, a female Japanese singer
3. SHY, an Austrian pop band from Linz, that comprises Andreas Kump, Peter Lang, Heinz Fleischanderl, Mario Valenti and Hans Riener. Their web site can be found at: www.shy.at
4. Shy, a super sweet minimal dj from Luxembourg.
5. The Shy, an early 80's Detroit power-pop band.
Diamond Sins are a high energy Punk-rock band from Adelaide Australia.
Formed in 2006 the band quickly had heads turning with their larger than life stage show
and loud, raw music. Drawing influences from 1970's punk and the over the top metal of the 80's.
Diamond Sins have spent the last few years tirelessly playing shows as well as supporting some
of Australia’s hardest Rocking bands such as Hell City Glamours and The Deadthings. The band
French Glam/Sleaze band that started in 2002 as a cover band by members Swan and Max. They asked bassists and drummers to play with them when they played a show in a bar but none of them actually stayed with the band. 2 years later they find drummer Kenny Snake and bassist Heinrich. In 2004 they write a 5 track demo with their own written material called Twilight, Rain and Darkness. All 500 copies were quickly sold out.
Pharoah played the role of the east coast’s tonic to the masses for the over saturated 1980’s L.A. Glam Scene. Pharoah was best known for their outrageous stage antics, half blond and half black hairdo's and beat-conscious rock ‘n’ roll. Armed with their self-indoctrinated credo “Sex, Glam, Gloom” the band would dominate the tri-state area’s music scene during the 1980’s.
With Pharoah being on everybody’s “A” list for record executive parties, (including guests like Paul Schaeffer...