Mothership Rocks! For Bookings: Contact Eric at Rhinestone Promotions.
Hi everyone! Welcome the new band formed from several well-known San Diego bands.
The band is:
Keyboardist Ramon Avila, from Tijuana, formerly from the Viva Santana Tribute Band. He has toured all over the country with various bands over a couple of decades and is a highly seasoned professional keyboardist and vocalist!
Bassist Eric Koch aka Johnny Rhinestone was born in Michigan but has been in California all his life. He has recorded an album and been heard live on the air as the lead vocalist for ERTH from 1984 to 1986 and recorded bass and vocals with Kevin Toler on an album project called the KHU. He has also performed at a clinic in San Diego with drummer Allen White of the YES band and is on a track called The Wheel with famous fusion guitarist Frank Gambali. Eric is currently the bassist for Flashback, a 60′s classic rock band with Rick Easley and Riley Neal at the helm and the originals band, Vacscene which has opened for numerous national acts in concert such as Missing Persons, Eddie Money, Oingo Boingo, Michael Shenker, The Smitherines, Meat Loaf, and several others with Johnny Mudd on drums and Tim Orrahood at the helm! Make ‘em feel it Eric!
Next in this line up, fabulous drummer Drew Yantis who has played for a number of years with the house band at Croce’s in San Diego. We call him The Groove Miester for his rock solid meter and deep grooves!
Also on board is Graham Heath on vocals;
Graham Heath was born in Nottingham England, performing live at the age of nine. Graham has been writing and recording his own material from the age of 12. At the age of 16 he was invited by Bill Wyman (bass player to the Rolling Stones) to record in the Rolling Stones mobile recording studio after taking 1st place in a song writing competition. He has performed on stage with such artists as Was Not Was and Jack Bruce of Cream. He also was invited to sing on a track called “Reach Out,” produced by Bruce Forrest which featured Rose Royce, Kajagoogoo and numerous other celebrities. Graham’s band “Angel Hope” was featured on BBC national radio for 5 consecutive nights to an estimated 30 million listeners, and played numerous cities in the UK prior to coming to the U.S. Over the last seven years Graham has performed with numerous bands including FlyWheel and PFX and has toured coast to coast in both the US and Canada.
Last but not least the very talented guitarist/Vocalist from Los Angeles, CA, Jack Kaye. Also Known as J~, he emerged into the LA music scene in the early 80s, performing in the rock circuit of Hollywood’s Sunset Strip and the So Cal music covers circuit in the band White Lie at the club hot spots of the time. His main influences include Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath),,Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Richie Blackmore & Jon Lord (Deep Purple), Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest), Dave Murray (Iron Maiden), Rod Price (Foghat) and Angus Young (AC/DC). J~ toured and recorded with the band Arch Rival Rocks and received continued radio air play for several original 90s metal hits on San Diego’s ROCK 102.1. He opened national shows for Rick Derringer and The White in the band ISA, tribute acts, the Atomic Punks, Strutter, Iron Maidens and more with Children of the Grave- a tribute to Black Sabbath, the early years (1970-78), now Jack Sabbath. Rock-it Jack!
For Bookings: Contact Eric at Rhinestone Promotions.