Wilkes Booth played
the same style
- CLICK ON THE IMAGES
what's going on in the music business
the last fifteen years or so,
story of Wilkes Booth band is truly a unique one.
collaboration of four individuals whose single goal of
- continuing to produce music of an abandoned genre
- since it's demise, for the sake of their own enjoyment,
- has proven that
pure rock and roll will never die.
Dave Wilkes Booth
CLICK ON ANY PHOTO ABOVE FOR SUPER-SIZED, CENTER IMAGE
Wilkes Booth was originally
- Hollywood, CA. on the famed Sunset Strip
- back in 1992. Wilkes Booth was started by
- guitarist Dave Wilkes Booth after
- a failed attempt with another band, Rokzilla.
had been together for years with
album released to their credit--
fans of Rokzilla wanted to keep the
- excitement of that band going, so
- the need for the new band
- was fulfilled, and
- Wilkes Booth was formed.
Booth performed regularly
- in the famous nightclubs such as
- Gazzarri's, The Roxy, The
- Whiskey, and The Troubadour-
very same clubs that spawned acts such as
- Motley Crue, Van Halen, Guns
n Roses and Poison.
- of music as these bands, but all
- original in an attempt to achieve
- the same national status
- of the aforementioned
Booth released demos during these days
- which received
airplay on Los Angeles' famed
- KNAC radio station.
Not So Funny
Booth was also regularly appearing in various
magazines such as Rock City News and Bam,
a renowned agent intact and an appreciative
- fan base, the
pieces were in place for
- the band to go all the way,
- however the timing was wrong.
late 1992 the music industry changed almost
- overnight, whereas the glitzy "Hair Metal"
no longer being embraced by the music industry.
- Unwilling to change styles and compromise it's
- integrity, the
band uprooted to Upstate New York,
- where it's members were originally from.
since this transformation occurred, the band has
- been relentlessly continuing on, performing for a
- good cause at many benefit events also, in local
- nightclubs, bars, and festivals in an attempt
spirit of old "Hair Metal".
band believes that there is still a market for this music, due
to it's continued success.
Booth once again is in the prime position of
- regaining it's chance to climb to the top of the heavy
- metal heap. The unique feature of this band is that
- they existed along side other now popular
- in the day, and
they have managed to still
- continue on after all these years,
- and immediately released two full-
- Listen to MP3
& One Night Stand
- The band has recently released its third CD entitled "Respect the Rock".
Click on to see larger images
- Listen to MP3
BOOTH I SAID !!!