Bullet Boys, Enuff Z'nuff

Bullet Boys

Enuff Z'nuff

Dirty Kings

Sat Sep 22 2018

7:00 pm

$16.00 - $18.00

This event is all ages

Bullet Boys
Bullet Boys
Marq Torien, vocals/lead guitar; Nick Rozz, rhythm & lead guitar; Chad MacDonald, Bass; Shawn Duncan, drums & percussion.
The BulletBoys began as a collection of talented musicians from high profile bands such as King Kobra and Ratt. Using their credentials, they were able to quickly capture the attention of music fans around the world while front man Marq Torien emerged as one of the most underrated vocalists of the era.
The BulletBoys formed in 1988 at the very peak of the Los Angeles glam metal movement. With record companies constantly searching for new talent, they possessed a pedigree that most bands would kill for. Unlike the other glam rockers of the day, the BulletBoys were more hard rock and blues fusion than pure hair metal. Thanks to comparisons to the likes of Aerosmith and especially Van Halen, talent scouts came running and the band quickly received their first major label contract.
BulletBoys: Self-Titled Debut Album
With hard rock guru Ted Templeman producing, and a deal with a label that specialized in their brand of hard rock, their self-titled debut was destined to be an instant success. Having previously engineered acts such as Van Halen, Van Morrison, Doobie Borthers, Linda Ronstad, Montrose, David Lee Roth, and other classic bands on his resume, Templeman was viewed as a bona-fide hit maker and became a natural fit for the BulletBoys.
The BulletBoys album dropped in 1988 with the driving single "Hard as a Rock" becoming an instant fan favorite. The thumping rock continued with the following hits, "Kissin' Kitty" and "F#9." Escaping the trends set by most bands of the era, the BulletBoys opted not to include a power ballad on their album. Instead, they kept the rock and blues coming with the smash hit single "Smooth Up in Ya". After a successful cover of the classic blues song, "For the Love of Money" The BulletBoys officially established themselves as the leaders of party rock.
Following the album’s release, lead singer Marq Torien quickly began drawing comparisons to David Lee Roth and Terrence Trent Darby. Not only did they share similar vocal styles, but Torien brought the crazy energy and showmanship of Diamond Dave and his soulful motown style vocals to excited, crowed live audiences every night. With the band’s success, they secured a coveted touring spot opening for Bon Jovi, followed by other tours pairing them with Ozzy Osbourne, Cinderella and Living Color, which led to massive headlining gigs. The consistent hits and touring eventually paid off, and vaulted the BulletBoys to platinum status.
BulletBoys: Freakshow
The long touring schedule kept the BulletBoys from the recording studio for years. The harsh evenings of never-ending shows took a toll on Torien's voice, forcing him to recuperate before they could complete their second album, 1991's Freakshow. Keeping the driving hard rock alive and with Marq Torien's banshee screams in full force, the BulletBoys were officially back. The wave of singles which included "Thrill That Kills," as well as the MTV video standouts “Hang on St. Christopher" and “Talk to Your Daughter” became popular favorites which could be heard bursting from car stereos all over the country.
BulletBoys: Za-Za
After another busy tour schedule, the BulletBoys reentered the studio to record Za-Za in 1993. Packed with a wide variety of music that touched on everything from power ballads to party themes, Za-Za featured the popular songs “Laughing with the Dead”, “When Pigs Fly,” and “The Ballad Mind.” Unfortunately, the constant strain of exhaustion and internal strife pulled the group apart, resulting in all of the founding members leaving, except for Marq Torien.
BulletBoys: Future & Rock The Bayou
The BulletBoys continued to tour and release the albums Acid Monkey and eventually Sofie, surviving throughout the grunge era and outlasting the nu-metal craze. Greatest Hits: Burning Cats and Amputees reunited the BulletBoys' original superstar lineup temporarily in 2000, to the delight of fans nationwide. Torien continued to keep the group alive, as the 2007 release Behind the Orange Curtain was well received by critics and fans.
BulletBoys: 10c Billionaire
In 2009, Bulletboys released 10c Billionaire on Chavis Records, the sixth successful album from the rock warriors. In its first week of sales, the new record burst onto the Billboard Charts at #6 in top internet sales, signifying Torien’s ability to keep the band alive for over 20 years and surviving throughout the test of time. The group continues to tour in support of 10c Billionaire, and will appear on many of the top music festivals in America during 2010.

BulletBoys: Elefante’
In 2015, Marq Torien released Elefante’ on Cleopatra/Universal Records, produced and engineered by Ryan Greene, Marq Torien & Matt Thorne, In it’s first week of sales, then new record landed onto the CMJ charts at #9. This stellar album is an expertly assembled eleven song collection of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, each track, beginning with the relentlessly pummeling “Rollover” and the acoustic-tinged quasi-Power Ballad “Symphony”, immediately commands the rapt and undivided attention of all parties involved. The group drives home each key focal point via a seamless blend of soaring vocals, blistering fretwork and imaginatively punishing rhythms. Amid various an array of numbing inanities. The initial excursions are as memorable as they are thoroughly satisfying. With Torien's now-trademark über-slick delivery and a seemingly renewed sense of purpose paving the way, the group finds itself creating relevant, thought-provoking music in an era when so many of their remaining contemporaries find themselves completely reliant on the County and State Fair circuits for survival. This is quite possibly as good as it gets and trust me, you will not be disappointed.
BulletBoys: Greatest Hits
* "Hard as A Rock" from the BulletBoys album
* "Kissin' Kitty" from the BulletBoys album
* "F#9" from the BulletBoys album
* "Smooth Up in Ya" from the BulletBoys album
* "For the Love of Money" from the BulletBoys album * "Freakshow" from the Freakshow album
* "Thrill That Kills" from the Freakshow album
* "Talk to Your Daughter" from the Freakshow album
* "Hang on St. Christopher" from the Freakshow album * "Slow and Easy" from the Za-Za album
* ” Laughing with the Dead” from the Za-Za album
* “When Pigs Fly” from the Za-Za album
* “Mine” from the Za-Za album
Enuff Z'nuff
Enuff Z'nuff
Formed in 1984 in Blue Island, Illinois, Enuff Z'Nuff soon grew a live following and recorded their first demo songs, some of which would be officially released only much later in their career. The band's first single, "Fingers On It," received some recognition when it was featured in the 1986 cult movie Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.

By 1989, Enuff Z'Nuff had released their first major label offering, a self-titled debut album on Atco Records, with founding members Donnie Vie and Chip Z'Nuff being joined by guitarist Derek Frigo and drummer Vik "Vikki" Foxx.

For their follow-up album, 1991's Strength, the band tried to tone-down their glam image. It was released in 1991 to strong reviews, however, this follow-up album did not sell nearly as well as their first.

The band filed bankruptcy and left Atco Records, but soon after the band was picked up by Arista Records, releasing their 1993 album Animals With Human Intelligence.

This release, much like Strength, received some critical acclaim, but ultimately failed commercially. Before the album's release, drummer Vikki Foxx quit the band to join Vince Neil's solo band. He was replaced by former "War & Peace" member Ricky Parent.

After Enuff Z'Nuff was dropped from Arista, guitarist Derek Frigo parted ways with the band.

Lead singer and songwriter Donnie Vie stopped touring with the group in 2002 to embark upon a solo career.
Enuff Z'Nuff continued to tour in his absence as a 3-Piece with their lead guitarist Johnny Monaco also serving as the band's singer.

In 2004, former lead guitarist Derek Frigo died from an apparent drug overdose at the age of 37.

Another tragedy struck when the band's drummer Ricky Parent lost his long time battle with cancer in October 2007. Parent had been with the band for approximately 13 years.

The newly reformed Enuff Z'Nuff has performed at the Rocklahoma Music Festival in Pryor, Oklahoma in July 2008, on the same bill as Poison's Bret Michaels and Skid Row's Sebastian Bach. Since then, other tour dates have been announced.

Members:
Donnie Vie, Chip Z'Nuff, Randi Scott, Tory Stoffregan
Dirty Kings
Dirty Kings
John Gaster - Guitar

Shawn Fallahi - Guitar

Wade Cleaton - Bass Guitar

JC Cleaton - Drums

Andrew Sample - Lead Vocals

DIRTY KINGS ARE A GENUINE, HARD ROCK N’ ROLL BAND.

PUNCHING RHYTHMS MEET HEARTY, TASTEFUL RIFFS COMPLETE WITH BOLD AND IMPACTING VOCALS. ACCOMPLISHED WRITERS AND PLAYERS, DIRTY KINGS ARE NATURALLY IN STEP WITH ONE ANOTHER, AND THEIR AGILE PLAYING AND NO-NONSENSE DELIVERY ARE THE RECIPE FOR THEIR PROFESSIONAL SOUND AND APPROACH. SEASONED PLAYERS WITH VINTAGE GEAR, AND A MODERN VINTAGE ATTITUDE!

THE RHYTHM SECTION OF BROTHERS WADE CLEATON (BASS) AND JOHN CLEATON (DRUMS) PROVIDE A MAMMOTH FOUNDATION, WHILE GUITARISTS JOHN GASTER AND SHAWN FALLAHI WEAVE INTELLIGENT AND MEMORABLE RHYTHM PARTS WITH COMPLIMENTING SOLOS THAT AREN’T OVER-PLAYED OR UNDER-ACHIEVING. ANDREW SAMPLE’S VOCALS AND MELODIES ARE ROBUST AND SOULFUL, WITH THE POWER AND FINESSE EQUAL TO THAT OF HIS BANDMATES. DIRTY KINGS ARE AS CONFIDENT AS THEY ARE CONVINCING. IN THEIR SHORT TIME AS A FIVE-PIECE, THEY’VE BECOME A BURGEONING BUT STRONG FORCE IN SOUTHERN COLORADO. THE BAND HAS SHARED THE STAGE WITH NOTABLE ACTS SUCH AS HOLLYWOOD KINGS L.A. GUNS , EX-OZZY OSBOURNE AND BADLANDS GUITAR LEGEND JAKE E. LEE, PORTLAND’S CONTROVERSIAL BLACK PUSSY, TEXAS STONER FORERUNNERS MOTHERSHIP, AND CHICAGO’S MODERN ROCK RADIO VETERANS SOIL. THEIR STYLE IS A LIKELY BREW THAT A VARIETY OF ROCK AND EVEN METAL DIE-HARDS CAN APPRECIATE.
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DIRTY KINGS, HARD ROCK COMIN' ATCHA!
Venue Information:
Black Sheep
2106 E. Platte Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80909
http://www.blacksheeprocks.com/