BulletBoys

BulletBoys

American Bombshell, Rachels Bully

Sunday 10.29.17

9:00 pm

$10.00 - $13.00

BulletBoys
BulletBoys
Marq Torien, vocals/lead guitar; Nick Rozz, rhythm & lead guitar; Chad
MacDonald, Bass; Shawn Duncan, drums & percussion.
The BulletBoys began as a collection of talented musicians from high profile
bands such as King Kobra and Ratt. Using their credentials, they were able to
quickly capture the attention of music fans around the world while front man Marq
Torien emerged as one of the most underrated vocalists of the era.
The BulletBoys formed in 1988 at the very peak of the Los Angeles glam metal
movement. With record companies constantly searching for new talent, they
possessed a pedigree that most bands would kill for. Unlike the other glam
rockers of the day, the BulletBoys were more hard rock and blues fusion than
pure hair metal. Thanks to comparisons to the likes of Aerosmith and especially
Van Halen, talent scouts came running and the band quickly received their first
major label contract.
BulletBoys: Self-Titled Debut Album
With hard rock guru Ted Templeman producing, and a deal with a label that
specialized in their brand of hard rock, their self-titled debut was destined to be
an instant success. Having previously engineered acts such as Van Halen, Van
Morrison, Doobie Borthers, Linda Ronstad, Montrose, David Lee Roth, and other
classic bands on his resume, Templeman was viewed as a bona-fide hit maker
and became a natural fit for the BulletBoys.
The BulletBoys album dropped in 1988 with the driving single "Hard as a Rock"
becoming an instant fan favorite. The thumping rock continued with the following
hits, "Kissin' Kitty" and "F#9." Escaping the trends set by most bands of the era,
the BulletBoys opted not to include a power ballad on their album. Instead, they
kept the rock and blues coming with the smash hit single "Smooth Up in Ya".
After a successful cover of the classic blues song, "For the Love of Money" The
BulletBoys officially established themselves as the leaders of party rock.
Following the album’s release, lead singer Marq Torien quickly began drawing
comparisons to David Lee Roth and Terrence Trent Darby. Not only did they
share similar vocal styles, but Torien brought the crazy energy and showmanship
of Diamond Dave and his soulful motown style vocals to excited, crowed live
audiences every night. With the band’s success, they secured a coveted touring
spot opening for Bon Jovi, followed by other tours pairing them with Ozzy
Osbourne, Cinderella and Living Color, which led to massive headlining gigs. The
consistent hits and touring eventually paid off, and vaulted the BulletBoys to
platinum status.
BulletBoys: Freakshow
The long touring schedule kept the BulletBoys from the recording studio for
years. The harsh evenings of never-ending shows took a toll on Torien's voice,
forcing him to recuperate before they could complete their second album, 1991's
Freakshow. Keeping the driving hard rock alive and with Marq Torien's banshee
screams in full force, the BulletBoys were officially back. The wave of singles
which included "Thrill That Kills," as well as the MTV video standouts “Hang on
St. Christopher" and “Talk to Your Daughter” became popular favorites which
could be heard bursting from car stereos all over the country.
BulletBoys: Za-Za
After another busy tour schedule, the BulletBoys reentered the studio to record
Za-Za in 1993. Packed with a wide variety of music that touched on everything
from power ballads to party themes, Za-Za featured the popular songs “Laughing
with the Dead”, “When Pigs Fly,” and “The Ballad Mind.” Unfortunately, the
constant strain of exhaustion and internal strife pulled the group apart, resulting
in all of the founding members leaving, except for Marq Torien.
BulletBoys: Future & Rock The Bayou
The BulletBoys continued to tour and release the albums Acid Monkey and
eventually Sofie, surviving throughout the grunge era and outlasting the nu-metal
craze. Greatest Hits: Burning Cats and Amputees reunited the BulletBoys'
original superstar lineup temporarily in 2000, to the delight of fans nationwide.
Torien continued to keep the group alive, as the 2007 release Behind the Orange
Curtain was well received by critics and fans.
BulletBoys: 10c Billionaire
In 2009, Bulletboys released 10c Billionaire on Chavis Records, the sixth
successful album from the rock warriors. In its first week of sales, the new record
burst onto the Billboard Charts at #6 in top internet sales, signifying Torien’s
ability to keep the band alive for over 20 years and surviving throughout the test
of time. The group continues to tour in support of 10c Billionaire, and will appear
on many of the top music festivals in America during 2010.
BulletBoys: Elefante’
In 2015, Marq Torien released Elefante’ on Cleopatra/Universal Records,
produced and engineered by Ryan Greene, Marq Torien & Matt Thorne, In it’s
first week of sales, then new record landed onto the CMJ charts at #9. This
stellar album is an expertly assembled eleven song collection of Hard Rock and
Heavy Metal, each track, beginning with the relentlessly pummeling “Rollover”
and the acoustic-tinged quasi-Power Ballad “Symphony”, immediately commands
the rapt and undivided attention of all parties involved. The group drives home
each key focal point via a seamless blend of soaring vocals, blistering fretwork
and imaginatively punishing rhythms. Amid various an array of numbing
inanities. The initial excursions are as memorable as they are thoroughly
satisfying. With Torien's now-trademark über-slick delivery and a seemingly
renewed sense of purpose paving the way, the group finds itself creating
relevant, thought-provoking music in an era when so many of their remaining
contemporaries find themselves completely reliant on the County and State Fair
circuits for survival. This is quite possibly as good as it gets and trust me, you will
not be disappointed.
BulletBoys: Greatest Hits
* "Hard as A Rock" from the BulletBoys album
* "Kissin' Kitty" from the BulletBoys album
* "F#9" from the BulletBoys album
* "Smooth Up in Ya" from the BulletBoys album
* "For the Love of Money" from the BulletBoys album
* "Freakshow" from the Freakshow album
* "Thrill That Kills" from the Freakshow album
* "Talk to Your Daughter" from the Freakshow album
* "Hang on St. Christopher" from the Freakshow album
* "Slow and Easy" from the Za-Za album
* ” Laughing with the Dead” from the Za-Za album
* “When Pigs Fly” from the Za-Za album
* “Mine” from the Za-Za album
American Bombshell
American Bombshell
American Bombshell was created for the sole purpose of writing and performing kick ass original Rock N Roll songs. For the love of pure, unadulterated, unfiltered, bad ass, bad attitude, sexy Rock N Roll. Killer original songs unashamedly infused with elements of punk, blues, glam, dirt, anger, sex and drugs - and a high energy, sweaty, beer soaked live show.

Bringing it back to the masses one show at a time....that is the mission.

Rock N Roll is not dead people.......you just haven't heard American Bombshell yet.
Rachels Bully
Rachels Bully
Rachels Bully is an Original Rock Band with Southern Based Rock Roots and a Bully Attitude.
Venue Information:
Brauerhouse
1000 N Rohlwing Road #13
Lombard, IL, 60148