Mid-80s, Anytown, USA...
In high school, did you have a custom car stereo and about 100 cassettes of metal bands in a big case, one of which was always cranked to 10 on the stereo? Yeah, we were those guys, too, and we play the songs you love... iconic songs by bands such as AC/DC, LA Guns, Van Halen, Poison, Dokken, KISS, and more. Let us take you back to the time of big hair, big parties, and even bigger dreams. Without further adieu, meet the boys in the band.
Vocals and Rhythm Guitar
Billy has been making music for decades in a variety of hard rock outfits. He started playing guitar when he was 6 years old because of Ace Frehley - and he started singing when he was 12 because of Eddie Van Halen. His biggest influences are Robert Plant and David Coverdale.
Trix not only plays guitar but makes his own. Known for his incendiary and aggressive playing, Trix loves music from many different genres, and his biggest influences are Edward Van Halen, Angus Young, Stephen Stills, and David Gilmour.
A native son of the Sooner State, James lays down some tasty guitar licks for the Riot. Music was in his blood from an early age as he started playing guitar in 1977 at age 12. Influenced by artists such as KISS, The Beatles, and Led Zeppelin, James has played in many a band for five decades now. He loves family, guitars, collecting vinyl, and KISS collecting.
Jason brings the thunder, ensuring that the Riot's sound has a Big Bottom worthy of Spinal Tap. Jason's influences include Geddy Lee, Billy Sheehan, Mike Porcaro, and Bootsy Collins, and he has played in a variety of bands and a variety of genres from hard rock to oldies to pop music.
Born and raised around Grand Lake OK, Zack became hooked on music at the age of five after singing in the school Christmas program. He has played professionally in many different types of bands over the last 30 years, but laying down the beats and background vocals for classic hard rock is his greatest passion. His influences range from Tommy Aldridge and Neil Peart to Don Henley, Phil Collins, and many more.