SuperNova Remnant, Rize Above, Blackout
Fri, June 30, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmTrees
$20.00 - $50.00
This event is all ageshttp://www.treesdallas.com/event/1444506/
They went immediately back into the studio to record their second album, The Lizard which was released in 1992. The album spawned the bands biggest hit single, "Love Is on the Way", which reached No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and received a gold record, and whose video was in the top 10 MTV countdown for many weeks. Just before touring for the album commenced, bassist Tom DeFile was fired. He was replaced by ex-Cold Sweat bassist Chris McLernon. They toured from summer 1992 to spring 1993, enjoying gold status sales for The Lizard.
Robert started his singing career in Chicago, Illinois, and has opened for national acts such as Warrant, Bulletboys, LA Guns, Faster Pussycat, Jack Russell's Great White, Tuff, Cry Wolf and Brighton Rock.
Robert cites Tony Harnell, Mark Slaughter, Sebastian Bach and Miljenko Matijevic as his main musical influences.
Art Lujan~ Lead Guitar
Art is originally from Hell Paso and currently resides in Grand Prairie, Tx. Art has played along side various seasoned bands and musicians. He brings his high end energy and tone every night, and has been described as a tone chasing, clean playing axeman! Melodic solos and grinding rhythms add to his multi-dimensional musicianship skills.
Favors: Mesa Boogie, Marshal and Blackstar amps. His arsenal include Jacksons, Fender, Musicman guitars. His go to axe is a Black Gibson Alex Lifeson Custom shop Les Paul.
Influences: Brian May, Vito Bratta, Shawn Lane, Ritchie Blackmore, Neal Schon, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Brian Martini~ Drums
Brian has covered a lot of musical ground in his tenure behind the kit. Words like solid, powerful, and creative only begin to describe his talents.
In his earlier years as a rock and hard rock player, his bed-rock sound was always an integral part of any band he was in. He really hit his stride with the Christian rock band Philadelphia when the band had received national recognition with two Top 20 radio air play songs from their debut album "Tell The Truth". One song reached the number two slot for several weeks. His fully customized and rather elaborate stage setup of those days went seamlessly with his over the top playing style. No other drummer in this area could deny that Martini's performances with Philadelphia was anything less than a sonic and visual display of skill mixed with a genuine love for the music.
Not being a one hat kind of musician, Martini has grown over the years musically, performing in many Classic Rock and R&B cover bands, even a Led Zeppelin Tribute band. Like with any musician, He feels the music is a passionate driving force within you.
As a member of Rize Above, he has found himself at yet another junction in his life where the passion for playing music is stronger than ever.
Jay Espinoza ~ Bass
Jay originally hails from the Midwest and now resides in Lake Dallas. He brings the "edge" with his aggressive, in the pocket, low end sound.
Over the past 10 years, Jay has been honored to share venues with some of the best musicians in the business, as well as notable local acts in and around the DFW Metroplex . His reputation and experience mesh perfectly with the hard hitting sounds of Rize Above.
Blackout's material can best be described as powerful and melodic, with sing-along hooks and melodies you can't get out of your head. From songs like the pounding "Sucker-punch," to the hard rockin' "Bottom Dollar" their music comes from a place we can all relate to.
These guys are all approachable and love to meet their fans - In fact they have a standing request: "When rocking out with us at any show, come up and say hi - we'd love to meet ya!"
2709 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226