Super rock trio the Winery Dogs featuring singular bass talent Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, Steve Vai), progressive drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theatre, Transatlantic), and guitarist/lead vocalist Richie Kotzen (Mr. Big, Poison) is burning up the road supporting its sophomore release, Hot Streak [Loud & Proud]. Bass Player and Guitar Player are happy to help present the band’s San Jose stop at the righteous RockBar Theater on November’s first Monday.
The Dogs’ musical virtuosity is off the charts, and the way they come together over a riff or a fill is especially impressive, but their vocals and compositional focus separate them from other chops-oriented bands. Kotzen’s voice is so wide-ranging and powerful that he could be mistaken for Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell at times.
“I’m glad we’re not playing it safe and just doing songs that automatically fit in the category of what we did on the first record,” Sheehan concludes. “Some of them are a little different, and we definitely took chances. You have to do that—otherwise, you don’t grow.”
Watch a cool clip of Billy Sheehan talking about the Winery Dogs recording Hot Streak:
Check out the official music video for “Oblivion”:
The RockBar Theater offers a true rock and roll setting with a huge stage, monster sound system, and kickass lights. It’s elevating the South San Francisco Bay scene big time. Get more information and tickets for the Winery Dogs’ show on November 2nd here.
For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see BP Presents the Winery Dogs in San Jose, click here and put “Sheehan” in the subject of your email. Include a sentence about yourself and why you want to go. Phone contact greatly appreciated for confirmation. Winner must provide own transportation to the RockBar Theater in San Jose, California, and have his or her own accommodations in the Bay Area on Monday, November 2. Best of luck. Again, that email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bass Player and Guitar Player Present the Winery Dogs, plus Kicking Harold
Monday, November 2
360 Saratoga Avenue
San Jose, CA 95129
7pm doors: Ages 21+
Free Bass Player magazines, D’Addario strings, and Planet Waves accessories
Buy Tickets here.