Comments OffDecember 14, 2014by DRA

Great White

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It would be easy to coast on an over 30-year career. But, we all know that maintaining a career that long isn’t easy, nor is it about dwelling on the past. For fans of Grammy nominated blues-rock powerhouse band, Great White, their devotion to the band’s classic songbook is just as fierce as the tracks yet-to-be written.

For five guys that make up a team bigger than any one member, Great White in 2016 is moving out of its own shadow into higher profile projects. An upcoming DVD release of their documentary and concert footage shot in Las Vegas from Rock Fuel Media will also be included in a cable network TV series called Rock Show.

And, in early 2017, Great White is pleased to announce they will once again work with producer Michael Wagener, a humble nod to their first self-titled EP and album (EMI, 1984). Wagener reached iconic status after working with such hard rock gods as Alice Cooper, Megadeth, Metallica and more.

“To say we’re excited is an understatement,” Great White said. “We will be recording in Nashville, which has it’s own vibe and culture. We don’t want our fans to think we’re going country, we’re absolutely not, but many Nashville cats are transplants. We trust Michael. This is going to be an amazing ride and record that will take our sound even further into our next decade.”

Great White is Mark Kendall (guitar), Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards), Audie Desbrow (drums), Scott Snyder (bass), and Terry Ilous (vocals). Since 1982, the Great White sound has captivated audiences worldwide with crushing blues-based guitar riffs and swagger that invokes an emotional high for anyone that listens. The band’s core writing

team of Lardie and Kendall forged numerous hits over the years, and when Desbrow joined in ’85, the grooves hooked an amazing stride.

For nearly a decade, Snyder has merged his unforgiving rhythm to Desbrow’s relentless percussion. And, in 2011, Ilous’ feverish energy and far-stretching vocals melted perfectly into the Great White mold. Kendall calls Ilous “the most consistent singer I’ve ever shared the stage with and a great all-around musician.”

Best known for their Grammy nominated Best Hard Rock Performance hit, “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” Great White has sold over 10 million albums worldwide, has six Top 100 Billboard hits, nine Top 200 Billboard albums, two platinum albums, and clocked the top of MTV video four times.

To experience their hits live in concert—“Rock Me,” “Mista Bone,” “Save Your Love,” “House of Broken Love,” and “Lady Red Light”—is to ride an emotional wave of perspiring connections, sultry lyrics, and an all-out marathon of hard-hitting orchestrations.

Great White continues to tour worldwide and in the last two years logged nearly 200 dates in several states and countries. The band celebrated numerous milestones that included several sold-out performances, a return to the Zurich, Switzerland’s Rock Im Tal Festival, and for the first time ever, a handful of intimate, acoustic performances.

They returned to the classic rock radio charts with “Complicated” off of 2012’s Elation . The band’s 12th studio album, Elation, garnered high marks from numerous rock journalists behind the pesky “Something For You,” the cheeky “Shotgun Willie’s,” and the emotional, Top 10 classic rock radio entry, “Hard To Say Goodbye.”