Jack Russell's Great White LIVE at Boogie Nights Evansville!
Saturday, June 18th
Doors at 9pm, Show starts at 10pm
General Admission: $15 in Advance, $20 at the Door
VIP Meet & Greet: $40 (limited availability, advance only)
Priority Entrance and Exclusive Meet & Greet with Jack
Russell's Great White!
Rather than look backwards and merely attempt to relive the multi-platinum hard rock entitys storied origins, Jack Russell set his sights on the future. In December 2011, Jack Russells Great White first bared its teeth. Since its inception, the front man welcomed back longtime bassist and friend Tony Montanathis time as a guitar player and keyboardistlead guitarist Robby Lochner, and drummer Dicki Fliszar. Now, this group has a sharp, soaring sound boasting the bluesy hard rock stomp that made Russell and Montana icons in the first place.
The vision became clear for the singer once Montana returned to the fold. After experimenting with a various configurations, he reconnected with his old bassist, but in a different role.
Its a powerful band, Russell proclaims. The music comes across very dynamically. Its what I always wanted it to be. Tony was a catalyst for moving forward. I was never as close to him as I am now. We never had the opportunity to write music together before. I also never knew he played guitar. When I first heard him, I nearly fell of my chair. Hes my copilot. Hes one of my best friends. I wish we wouldve been this close back in the day.
Its natural for all of us, adds Montana. Theres a solid chemistry, and were having a lot of fun.
Rounding out the lineup with Lochner and Fliszar, these four musicians hit the studio in late 2013 to cut what would eventually become their official full-length debut. It taps into the bluesy bombast and heavy energy of Russells celebrated material, but its a distinctly modern metallic monster.
We want the new material to blow peoples ears back, Russell goes on. It has the elements of the best Great White music ever written, but theres an edge. Tony brings that validity, while Robby and Dicki add a new life. Its going to surprise people.
Montana agrees, Its got the classic sound. The first element is Jacks voice. No other band sounds like this one ever did or does now. When I was 17-years-old, I remember walking around the UCLA campus listening to the bands first EP. I was a fan before I ever joined the band. Were going to maintain that same integrity going forward.
That integrity became forged over nearly thirty years. In 1984, the band broke out of the Los Angeles scene with its self-titled debut followed by seismic platinum-selling outings such as 1987s Once Bitten... and 1989s Twice Shy. Moving over 8 million copies worldwide, they stood out as tried-and-true rock stalwarts into the 21st century until 2011, when Russell went on to form Jack Russells Great White.
The band was always a standout from the era it came from, says Montana. It was never a hair band. Listen to the music, and thats evident. Everything was based in blues. We want to add to that legacy with new material preserving those timeless elements.
Russell leaves off, This is fun, first and foremost. I feel like Im 27 again."