Appearing One Day Only! Saturday April 9th only at MusicCons – The Music Collectables Extravaganza in Boxborough Massachusetts. With a collection of 21 albums it’s no wonder Gary Hoey is listed as one of the top 100 guitarists of all time.
“Neon Highway Blues”, Gary’s latest release, carries its 11 tracks with the confidence and assuredness of a veteran, and the freshness of someone who’s still in the process of discovery and refinement – with the help of famous friends such as Eric Gales, Lance Lopez, Josh Smith and Hoey’s 17-year-old son Ian Hoey. The release of “Neon Highway Blues” will, of course, take Gary Hoey back on the highways and byways for plenty of touring and playing, well, the blues, and more. He can’t yet predict where the next road will take him, but Hoey is confident it will be an adventure.
“It’s great to hear Gary sing and play the blues with his trademark intensity, feel and authenticity. And the guitar tones…both vintage and modern at the same time.” – Joe SatrianiIn 2012, he produced and co-wrote The Queen Of Metal, Lita Ford’s latest release “Living Like Runaway” for SPV records to rave reviews.
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. He 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.
The world renowned rock guitarist’s first break came in 1987 when Ozzy Osbourne liked Hoey’s tape enough to fly him to LA for an audition, and encouraged him to move to the West Coast. In 1990 Hoey was signed to Reprise Records with a short lived band called Heavy Bones but followed up in 1993 with a solo album, and Gary’s cover of “Hocus Pocus” rocketed into the Billboard’s Top 5 Rock Tracks. He went on to score the successful “Endless Summer II” soundtrack for New Line Cinema, and in 1995 started a trilogy of “Ho! Ho! Hoey,” a collection of instrumental Christmas classics that continues each year in his Rockin’ Holiday shows.
In 2013’s “Deja Blues” he came home to the blues. Gary’s release in 2016, “Dust & Bones,” displayed an exuberant fusion of blues and rock. But whatever style he plays, one thing is certain: Gary Hoey is a fiery, charismatic player who connects with the crowd. Whether he’s playing scorching originals or classic rock covers, his solos are thrilling and reminiscent of Clapton or Stevie Ray in their fiery youth.
One thing that remains consistent is Hoey’s impassioned command of the guitar. He can attack his instrument with feral intensity and then play something very soft and achingly beautiful. This ability to mix feeling, phrasing, technique and tone is the true mark of a master guitarist.
- 2013 HoHoHoey Live In Lowell
- 2013 Deja Blues
- 2010 UTOPIA
- 2006 American Made
- 2005 Monster Surf
- 2004 The Best of
- 2003 Ho! Ho! Hoey: the Complete Collection
- 2003 Wake Up Call
- 2001 The Best of Ho! Ho! Hoey
- 1999 Money
- 1999 Ho! Ho! Hoey III
- 1998 Hocus Pocus Live
- 1997 Ho! Ho! Hoey II
- 1996 Bug Alley
- 1996 Gary Hoey
- 1995 Ho! Ho! Hoey
- 1994 The Endless Summer II Soundtrack
- 1993 Animal Instinct
- 1992 Heavy Bones
About this event
Music Collectibles Extravaganza April 8-10, 2022, at the Boxboro Regency Hotel in Boxborough, MA for 3 days of Music Collectors’ and Fans’ Experiences.
Vendors selling record, instruments, band gear, pedals, effects, drums, posters, CDs, books and pop culture collectibles.
Celebrity Guests signing autographs and offering selfie photo ops(both for a fee) including Cherie Currie (The Runaways, “Foxes”), Rex Smith (Broadway, Teen Idol, Movies, TV), June Millington (Fanny), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath), Jimi Bell (Autograph), Jesse Blaze Snider, Gary Hoey and more to be announced on our website and Facebook page.
Music performances during each day including Robin Lane, Barrence Whitfield, Sal Baglio, Jon Butcher, Justine & The Unclean, Andrea Gillis, Speedfossil, Kid Gulliver, Justine’s Black Threads, Barry Marshall, The Marshalls, Emily Grogan, Mick Lawless & Tom Yates, Studio Two Beatles Acoustic and many more to be announced.
Rex Smith performs his one man, multi media show “Confessions of A Teen Idol” Saturday and Sunday (for an added fee).
Daily Screenings of the new documentary FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK (for an added fee) to benefit June Millington’s non profit music school.
Chachi Loprete (Breakfast with the Beatles on WUMB) and Erik Taros (Beatles film historian) host Magical History Tour Saturday and Sunday featuring rare Beatles video, history and trivia.
A museum quality Pop Cultural Artifacts display from the David Bieber Archives.
Daily and weekend passes available while supply lasts. Concerts included in admission.
Friday April 8 vendors will be open from 4:00 until 8:00 pm, with special early buyers access at 3:00 pm … Karaoke with the Stars featuring Cowboy Mach Bell (Joe Perry Project) in the Grand Ballroom from 8:00 until 10:00 pm included in Friday and Weekend admission.
Saturday April 9 vendors and artists will be open from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm, with special early buyers access at 9:00 am. There will be a concert afterparty in the Grand Ballroom from 8:00 until 10:00 pm. Concert included in Saturday and Weekend admission.
Sunday April 10 vendors and artists will be open from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm, with special early buyers access at 9:00 am
Schedules of appearances and panels, along with a list of vendors, artists and guests, will be posted on www.CollectiblesExtravaganza.com or www.MusicCons.com
Currently Hotel rooms are on sale for only $99 + tax per night when you call the Hotel and ask specifically for the MusicCons Music Collectibles Extravaganza group. Tell the reservations person that you are with MusicCons Music Collectibles Extravaganza when you call 978-263-8701 to reserve your room. Each night of Hotel reserved using the code Music Collectibles Extravaganza when reserving directly with the Hotel will receive ONE Free Weekend General admission.
The show will be fun, safe and comfortable.
Guaranteed Not Boring and FREE PARKING
CollectiblesExtravaganza.com or www.MusicCons.com for more info