Showcases at the Dewey Beach Music Conference:
2002 @ The Bottle & Cork
2006 @ The Starboard
Reality Entertainment releases "Neon Knights - A Tribute to Black Sabbath"
Name: Neon Knights - A Tribute to Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath remains the most pivotal and iconic band of all time in Hard Rock and Metal. Neon Knights, a tribute to Sabbath features select versions from artists from around the world paying homage to the great Metal Gods.
Warrior - Neon Nights
Freakhouse - Symptom of the Universe
Deadbolt Zen - SuperNaut
Tracy G - Killing Yourself to Live
Hot Buttered Elvis - War Pigs
Reverend - Hand of Doom
Jet Set Satellite - Children of the Grave
Joe Merrick - Into the Void
So Much to Fear - Paranoid
Alex Skolnick - War Pigs (Jazz)
Fun band. I like this CD because it hits hard with all the right stuff with today's alternative rock without following the leader if you know what I mean. Original tracks, F*ck You, Sleeping with the Enemy, Drowning Me, and My Mistake all rock in all the right places, Calling All Freaks is a call to arms anthem, and WalMart is classic silly with speed. The three covers all have their original style. It rocks, it's fun and is rough around the edges in all the right places. In short the band knows when to be Hot & Nasty to Dark to Silly. Sorta like the title Dinner and a Monkey. Looking forward to Dessert!...Enjoy them all!
Dinner and a Monkey is a fresh blend of metal and pop-punk. I would describe them as a heavy Blink 182. Their originals are diverse and well crafted and their covers are off the hizzle. They are a great live band too!!!
One look at Hot Buttered Elvis' play list, and it's clear the band plays by its own rules.
The quartet, playing Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18, at Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern in Nags Head, reworks material by artists ranging from Tom Jones to Pink Floyd to Black Eyed Peas.
Though the group's name has nothing to do with the King (that would be Elvis Presley), a ramped-up "Can't Help Falling in Love" is a staple of live performances.
On tunes such as "Billie Jean" and "It's Not Unusual," it sounds like the Red Hot Chili Peppers filtered through Nirvana, with hints of Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin and U2.
Elvis also cranks up the guitars, drives the bass and pounds the drums on offbeat covers of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" and "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."
On the latter, the boys change the locale to Dumfries (a small town in Northern Virginia) and replace the fiddle with a blazing guitar solo.
The group is led by frenetic frontman Scott Barber, who's the lead singer and occasional guitarist.
He's more like the ringleader of a circus, which is a fairly accurate description of an Elvis performance.
The players - Rob San Pietro (drums), Shawn Sharifi (bass) and Scott Hedges (guitar/vocals) are the others - dance, banter with the audience and improvise comedy bits.
No two shows are alike. Barber spins an onstage "Wheel of Fate," which determines what songs will be played before Elvis leaves the building.
Best $10 I ever spent! Locked and loaded, these guys let 'er rip from the word go. The "Goodbye Norma Jean" cover was great, and the "Tainted Love" cover was wicked!!! These guys rock. Period. :D