World renowned, rock guitarist, Gary Hoey is active as ever! Adding to his busy tour schedule, he’s preparing to release “Dust & Bones”, his newest album for The Mascot Records. “I’m very excited to be on a guitar driven label that has some of the greats that I admire like Warren Hanes, Robert Cray, Steve Lukather, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Johnson and many more. I’m working on some surprise guests to play on the album with me because that’s what the blues is all about.”
Hoey’s first break came in 1987 when Ozzy Osbourne liked Hoey’s tape enough to fly him to LA for an audition. Although they went to Zakk Wylde, Ozzy recommended Hoey moved to LA and felt he would get noticed. “I remember Ozzy mumbling in this British accent but did not understand a word. Sharon said, “You did not get the gig but move to LA”.” So I did, Thanks Ozzy. In 1992 Hoey released “Heavy Bones” on Warner Bros. a rock vocal album with Frankie Banali on drums from Quiet Riot. In 1993 Hoey recorded his first solo album for Warner/Reprise, the successful “Animal Instinct” album. His cover of “Hocus Pocus” rocketed into the Billboard’s Top 5 Rock Tracks. With a collection of 19 albums it’s no wonder Gary Hoey is listed as one of the top 100 guitarists of all time.
In 1994 Hoey scored the successful “Endless Summer II” soundtrack for New Line Cinema. Other clients have included Walt Disney, ESPN, scoring the music to “California Screaming” (Disney Roller Coaster), and songs in movies “Office Space”, “Deck the Halls” (Danny Devito), and “Beethoven III”.
In 2012, Hoey produced and co-wrote The Queen Of Metal, Lita Ford’s latest release “Living Like Runaway” for SPV records to rave reviews. “It was a thrill to work with Lita….She is a true rocker and a pioneer for woman in rock. And lastly, she’s a kick ass guitar player”.
To this day the guitar aficionado continues to tour extensively, endorsing Fender guitars and amps, Monster Cable, GHS Strings, and Rocktron to name a few. As Music Director for Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp, he’s worked with legends like Joe Perry, Roger Daltrey, Yes, blues icon Johnny Winter, Robben Ford, Leslie West, and KISS drummer, Peter Criss. Hoey has toured and traded licks with the likes of Jeff Beck, Brian May of Queen, Ted Nugent, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Peter Frampton, and Dick Dale.