The Roadhouse Rebels feat. Robbie Krieger, Rich Robinson, Steve Molitz, John Avila, & Joe Magistro
After meeting on the Los Angeles music scene in the early 2000s, Robby Krieger (The Doors), Steve Molitz (Particle, Phil Lesh & Friends), and John Avila (Oingo Boingo, Mutaytor) have been playing together in various bands for over a decade now. With a mutual love of 60s and 70s soul, psychedelia, and rock’n'roll, the three formed the Roadhouse Rebels, and performed a raucous headlining set at Bella Vida in 2010. The Rebels are proud to announce their return to the Bella stage – this time, welcoming Joe Magistro and Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes) to the Roadhouse.
Legendary Doors guitarist, Robby Krieger, has sold nearly 100 million albums worldwide, and is listed as one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of all time. He recently released a Grammy nominated solo album entitled Singularity, and he continues to tour with long-time Doors bandmate Ray Manzarek. Robby is also one of the featured guitarists on the 2012 Experience Hendrix tour. For more information, visit: www.rayandrobby.com or www.experiencehendrixtour.com
Rich Robinson is a founding member of The Black Crowes. His songwriting and soulful guitar work have helped the Crowes sell over 30 million albums, and earn a spot on VH1′s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. Rich recently formed a new solo project, Rich Robinson & Crooked Sun, and has been touring extensively in both the U.S. and Europe in support of his new album, Through A Crooked Sun. For more details, visit: richrobinson.net or blackcrowes.com
Keyboardist Steve Molitz is a founding member of Particle, and has played thousands of concerts in the U.S., Asia and Europe with the group since their inception in 2000. Their studio album, Launchpad, was produced by Tom Rothrock (Beck, Moby), and was voted one of the 10 best albums of 2004 by the Associated Press. Molitz expanded his musical horizons in 2004 when he joined Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh’s group, Phil Lesh & Friends, and he handled the keyboard duties for the band’s 2007 and 2008 tours. He is currently composing the score for a video game to be released on X-Box Live’s Kinect platform, and is also currently on tour with Rich Robinson & Crooked Sun. For more info, visit: www.particlepeople.com or follow @stevemolitz or facebook: Steve Molitz
Bassist John Avila was a member of cult sensation Oingo Boingo for over a decade, and helped create the band’s biggest album, Dead Man’s Party. Avila is also a touring member of the high-energy, multi-media group, The Mutaytor, and he has been a vital member of the ground-breaking spectacle Cirque Berzerk since its creation. John has produced countless albums (Reel Big Fish, etc.), and has contributed to several film and television scores (To Die For, Battlestar Galactica, etc.). For more info, visit: facebook: John Avila
Joe Magistro first gained national notoriety as the drummer for 90s power trio Darlahood. After touring and recording with the group, Magistro eventually launched a solo career as Prophet Omega. After signing with Capitol Records, Prophet Omega released The Natural World, which featured Magistro playing nearly all the instruments. More recently, Magistro has been lending his talents to The Black Crowes, touring as the group’s percussionist. Joe has also toured and recorded extensively with Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson, and he’s currently on tour with Rich Robinson & Crooked Sun. For more information, visit: facebook: Joe Magistro
Fans of the Roadhouse Rebels can expect to hear a fresh takes on all The Doors classics, some of the Rich Robinson & Crooked Sun favorites, as well as a handful of soul and rock covers from the 60s and 70s. Although the band’s roots are planted strongly in songwriting, they leave plenty of room for improvisation and sonic exploration. This appearance at Bella Fiore is the first appearance of this incarnation of the Roadhouse Rebels featuring Robinson on lead vocals, but fans can also expect to see the group in Colorado, California, and beyond later this year…