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Gary Hoey at Sellersville Theater 1894

Courtesy of Etix | Posted on May 1, 2024


Sellersville Theater 1894
24 W Temple Ave.
Sellersville, PA


Thu, July 11, 2024
8:00 pm

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World renowned rock guitarist, Gary Hoey, has released 22 albums. He has toured with Jeff Beck, Brian May, Joe Satriani & Ted Nugent to name a few. At sixteen, Hoey often lingered outside Boston's 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. Osbourne flew him to LA for an audition. Ozzy said “you’re a great player, you should move to LA”. And with $17,000 he saved from teaching, Hoey loaded the U-Haul and drove across country to LA. In 1992 Warner/Reprise released the epic rock album Heavy Bones album with Frankie Banali on drums. In 1993 Hoey released his second instrumental album, Animal Instinct, which included a cover of the Focus hit, "Hocus Pocus." During the midst of the grunge era, “Hocus Pocus” rocketed into the Billboard Top 5, becoming the most frequently played rock song of the year, and the album went on to reach classic rock notoriety. In 1994, Hoey scored soundtrack to the cult film Endless Summer II and had another radio hit with War's "Low Rider." In 1995, Hoey released Ho Ho Hoey, the first of what would become a collection of three instrumental rock remakes of Christmas Classics. Other film clients have included Walt Disney films, ESPN, New Line Cinema, scoring the music to "California Screaming" (Disneyland Roller Coaster), Space Mountain (Japan), "Office Space," "Deck the Halls” (Danny Devito), and Beethoven III. Hoey also produced and co-wrote Ford’s album Living Like Runaway.Gary Hoey is listed as one of the top 100 guitarists of all time. Whether he’s playing scorching originals or classic rock covers, his solos are thrilling and reminiscent of Clapton or Stevie Ray in their fiery youth. One thing that remains consistent is Hoey’s impassioned command of the guitar. He can attack his instrument with feral intensity and then play something very soft and achingly beautiful. This ability to mix feeling, phrasing, technique and tone is the true mark of a master guitarist.Artist Website...

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