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GARY HOEY and his HO-HO Hoey Christmas Show with Special Guests The Balkun Brothers

Infinity Norfolk

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Sun, December 04, 2016
Norfolk, CT
Show: 7:30 PM

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Price: $25 - $35
On Sale: Aug 25, 2016

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GENRE

Blues Rock
GARY HOEY and his HO-HO Hoey Christmas Show with Special Guests The Balkun Brothers

Gary’s series of “Ho Ho Hoey Christmas CD’s and in-person visits has become an annual staple with hundreds of radio stations as well as high profile concert venues nation wide…..reason is, Gary is truly a guitar God in every aspect to the term.

Gary Hoey

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www.garyhoey.com

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Artist Bio

ARTIST INFO

World renowned, rock guitarist, Gary Hoey takes on the Blues with his new album, “Deja Blues,” available now on Wazoo Music Group. “This is an album of original blues songs I’ve wanted to record for a long time. The Blues has always been near and dear to my heart. I have so much respect for it. When I’m recording a blues song, it’s a 5 minute journey and you can’t take a breath, you can’t keep punching in the recording button to fix stuff or it loses the vibe.”

At sixteen, Hoey often lingered outside Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music making friends and offering to pay for lessons. To devote more of his time to music, the prodigy would cut high school classes so that he could hone his guitar playing skills all the while playing Boston’s local clubs and teaching guitar to avoid a day job and keep the guitar in his hands.

Hoey’s first break came in 1987 when Ozzy Osbourne showed up in Boston looking for a guitarist. Osborne liked Hoey’s tape enough to fly him to LA for an audition. The gig went to Zakk Wylde but Ozzy suggested Hoey move to LA seeing his talent. He took Ozzy’s advice and with $17,000 he saved from teaching Hoey loaded the U-Haul and drove across country to LA. In 1992 Hoey released “Heavy Bones” on Waner Bros. a rock vocal album with Frankie Banali on drums from Quiet Riot. Heavy Bones got caught in the grunge backlash and the album went unnoticed with a million dollar debt after album cost, promotion and video the band got dropped. 1993 Hoey asked Warner Bros. if he could record a low budget album for fun of instrumental rock. He recorded the successful “Animal Instinct” album ($15,000 budget) which included a
cover of the Focus hit, “Hocus Pocus”. Not only did the hit rocket into the Billboard Top 5, outpacing all other singles as the most frequently played rock song of the year, but the album went on to reach classic rock notoriety. With a collection of 19 albums it’s no wonder Gary Hoey is listed as one of the top 100 guitarists of all time.

Balkun Brothers

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www.balkunmusic.com

After coming onto the music scene with their powerful brand of psychedelic rock n’ roll, Balkun Brothers, originally from Hartford, CT, are creating a style of music all their own in the USA and worldwide. Founding members Steve Balkun (guitar/vocals) and Nick “The Hammer” Balkun (drums/vocals) are gaining followers across the world, becoming known for their high-energy live shows. Balkun Brothers bring a fresh mixture of funk, rock, blues, and intense improvisation that has been impressing crowds from Paris to Amsterdam to New York City.

Balkun Brothers have been featured alongside acts such as Johnny Winter, Joe Bonamassa, Iggy Pop, Gogol Bordello, Vapors of Morphine, Motley Crüe, Slayer, Eric Sardinas, Dopapod, James Cotton, and many more.

Their new album is due for release on the French label, Dixiefrog Records. The band recently completed their 3rd European tour this fall, which was followed by a full East Coast United States tour.

Balkun Brothers has been voted 'Best Blues Band in CT' for the last 5 years in a row by the Hartford Courant. They are currently nominated for 'Rock Act of The Year' at the 2017 New England Music Awards.

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