Red Voodoo’s ‘Rise Up’ Sees Pandemic Through Teenage Eyes

Influenced by the upbeat, party rock n roll of the 80’s (yet mixed with a refreshing soulful sound), Sacramento’s Red Voodoo are ready to take on the world with their debut single, “Rise Up,” produced by Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon. Comprised of members Dino McCord (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Davin Loiler (guitar), Andrew Edwards (bass), and Nick Pesely (drums), the group is also working on a full-length debut album – also under the guidance of Hannon.

Formed in 2018, Red Voodoo features the lead vocal skills of 17 year old Dino (who is influenced by Sam Cooke, Mark Farner of Grand Funk, and Otis Redding thus bringing a very unusual vocal ability to a band of this age group), the band places a huge emphasis on quality vocals. This is also heard in the harmony backing vocals of Davin and Andrew to enhance the band’s sound. Nick’s drumming however leans more to the progressive influences of Neil Peart, and this brings a colorful melodic tom tom approach to his drumming which is also a rarity in today’s music.

Being fans of 80’s music and local icons Tesla, Dino had heard about Frank’s skills as an engineer and producer of studio recordings from his father. As it turns out Frank had recorded demos for Dino’s father in local bands 30 years ago. Dino and his dad attended a Frank solo concert and Dino sat in to sing the Tesla classic “Getting Better.” The guys then discussed the idea of having Frank coach the band on songwriting and recording a debut single for Red Voodoo. Now the team is working on developing the band even further.

And concerning the composing of their lead-off song, the band explains its creation as “We wrote ‘Rise Up’ to express our confusion and our feelings during this recent pandemic that turned the world upside down. With the Coronavirus Covid 19 affecting everyone in different ways, we wanted to have a message of hope for all human beings and make people feel better. We feel that music should be a positive uplifting experience and we hope this song will help anyone ‘Rise Up’ from feeling down.”

And what about the story behind the band’s name? “We heard the song ‘Red Voodoo’ by Sammy Hagar & The Waboritas. We thought it had a good ring to it for a band name. Even though Sammy may have his own meaning to the term ‘Red Voodoo,’ for us it describes the magic of creating fun rock and roll music and the energy we put into it in during our live show. Red Voodoo prides ourselves in being a high energy live band in concert.”

Prior to the social distancing and lockdown of live concerts due to the COVID-19, Red Voodoo had been performing regularly around the Northern California club scene and building a local following. Turning heads with their unusual talents for their age, nightclubs such as Holy Diver and Ace Of Spades were bringing the band in as direct support for national shows with Uli Jon Roth, Enuff Z’ Nuff, and Faster Pussycat.

Lastly, Red Voodoo has big plans on the horizon. “In our future, we plan to release a full length debut, and we hope to tour in support of that album opening shows for some new current artist such as Dirty Honey, Greta Van Fleet, or even our heroes like Sammy Hagar and the Circle, Motley Crue or Def Leppard. But of course we realize that these are dreams that can only be accomplished by writing great songs, so during this time we are working on our songwriting skills and planning to release an album when its ready.”

Red Voodoo “Rise Up”

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Family Jewels Hair Metal Mixtape #113 – This is what we came up with during a Sunday drive with my Wife and almost six year old son. I had them yell out songs they like and I threw into a Mixed Bag and came out with a Mixtape! Thanks for listening. But first, some NEWS; ‘The Real Enuff Z’Nuff’ feat. Donnie Vie release single “Strangers In My Head” with Chip Z’Nuff on bass Hear-n-Tell; Video for Enuff Z’Nuff’ feat. Donnie Vie single “Strangers In My Head” This is Hair Metal Mixtape where I bring you a half hour plus of my favorite and hopefully your favorite 80’s Hair Metal, Glam Band, Sleaze Rock and everything that orbits this universe before and after. I hope you are maintaining your physical distance from your friends and loved ones for now and yet also engaging in social connectivity forever. Be kind, rewind. Peace, Love, Hair Metal! Welcome to the Zero DB Podcast Feed. Listen where all podcasts are heard. For more info or to reach out go to https://zerodbpodcast.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/zerodbpodcast or https://www.instagram.com/zerodbpodcast/ or write to me at gabrielomar23@gmail.com. #HairMetal #Mixtape #GlamMetal #GlitterRock #SleazeRock #GlamBands #80s #MelodicRock #classicrock #classicmetal #oldschool #Newwaveofhairmetal #ZerodbPodcast #AOR #ApplePodcasts #Spotify #Cassette #Vinyl #Records #album #MotleyCrüe #KISS #BonJovi #TwistedSister #RATT #EnuffZNuff — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/zerodbpodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/zerodbpodcast/support
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ENUFF Z’NUFF Drops New Song Called ‘Broken Love’

ENUFF Z’NUFF will release its new album, “Brainwashed Generation”, on July 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. It’s their follow-up to 2018’s “Diamond Boy”. The LP also features guest appearances from original frontman and guitarist Donnie Vie (“Strangers In My Head”) as well as Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO) and Daxx Nielsen (CHEAP TRICK).

“Broken Love” is the second single from “Brainwashed Generation”. ENUFF Z’NUFF is now led by bass player and vocalist Chip Z’nuff. See the video below.

Enuff Z’Nuff – “Broken Love” – Official Audio

RATT’s STEPHEN PEARCY Drops New Solo Single!

RATT’s STEPHEN PEARCY has dropped a new solo single called, “All That I want”. Watch the video below!

Pearcy didn’t know whether or not it would be a solo track or a Ratt track. He just decided to put it out now under his name because he feels the song should be heard now, especially in the current state of the world.

Asked if the track will appear on a full-length album at some point in the future, Pearcy said: “No. It’s just a song. That’s all I do is write with Erik Ferentinos, a co-writer friend of mine, been in my band forever, solo band. And it’s all good. We just write and if we feel it fits to be heard, we put it out.”

As for the lyrical inspiration for “All That I Want”Pearcy said: “It’s a relationship song, and it just felt right for the times. Everybody’s locked up, and what’s really important to you? Your partner — somebody close to you, somebody to dig, love.”

Stephen Pearcy “All That I Want”

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Hair Metal Mixtape 50 – 5/11/20

All About the Babes! Hair spray and lipstick for each party. Especially the day after Mother’s Day. Yo, what up? How’s it going? Monday Day 50. I wanted to start with something off of Kiss Destroyer which naturally turned into a set list about Girls, Girls, Girls. Thanks for listening. 

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