Gary Ho Ho Hoey Holiday Show
Featuring opening act Endoxi
Continuing with his holiday tradition, guitar surf rocker Gary Hoey brings his 2nd annual holiday show to San Diego’s House of Blues on December 17, 2011. Hoey grew up around Boston Massachusetts, and frequented the Berklee College of Music where he hung around outside and learned to play guitar. He eventually dropped out of high school and devoted his time and passion to music. It has been famously noted that in 1988, Hoey auditioned to be Ozzy Osbourne’s lead guitarist but unfortunately lost the gig to Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde.
In 1990 Hoey joined forces with bassist Rex Tennyson, drummer Frankie Banali and singer Joel Ellis to form the short-lived band Heavy Bones. The group was signed to Warner Bros/Reprise Records but broke up shortly afterwards. Hoey embarked on his solo career in 1993 when he released his debut album Animal Instinct, also on Warner Bros/Reprise. In 1995 Hoey released Ho! Ho! Hoey, a collection of surf rock inspired Christmas songs that helped launch Hoey’s annual Ho Ho Holiday Show. Hoey has since released several volumes of Ho! Ho Hoey albums and his latest album of original music, Utopia was jut released in 2010. Opening up the show will be local rockers Endoxi.