HOT FOR TEACHER - The Van Halen Experience - Benefit for Liza 2.0 feat David Lauser from Sammy Hagar & The Wabos, plus Special Guests!

HOT FOR TEACHER - The Van Halen Experience - Benefit for Liza 2.0 feat David Lauser from Sammy Hagar & The Wabos, plus Special Guests!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$25.00 - $30.00

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This event is 21 and over

Join us for our second Benefit for Liza concert. Liza Cozad-Lauser is David Lauser's wife. David plays drums for Sammy Hagar's band The Wabos and he's trying to save his wife's life. In April, 2013 doctors diagnosed Liza with an inoperable, incurable, fatal brain tumor, but there was an experimental drug that had shown to be safe and effective on this type of tumor, but it wasn't approved by the FDA. We are happy to announce that following the efforts of our first concert, enough pressure was applied and the FDA has now approved the drug. Liza has just begun her treatment, this concert will help offset the costs associated with a disease of this nature. Come celebrate Liza with some of the best damn rock songs ever, expect special guests!

Formed in 1999 to showcase Van Halen’s David Lee Roth hits, HOT FOR TEACHER has been relentlessly performing throughout the western United States, thrilling concert-goers and dedicated fans. HFT brings to the stage everything fans of the world’s greatest party band crave; including the hits from the Van Hagar era. Fans can expect roaring lead vocals, Eddie Van Halen’s most stunning guitar solos, thundering bass, massive drums, vocal harmonies…and best of all, one hell of a good time!
HOT FOR TEACHER features four explosive performers that are not only among the most talented musicians on the West Coast, but are also dedicated scholars of the Van Halen musical legacy.
With an uncanny knack for channeling David Lee Roth, singer and bandleader Randy Monroe belts out Van Halen’s powerful vocal rants and irreverent sound bites with the same intensity as the original recordings. He conjures Roth’s none-too-serious and get-all-the-girls-dancing party vibe in a way the world hasn’t known since Roth left Van Halen in the mid ’80s. Singing for more than 25 years and skilled in three octaves, Randy Monroe is a baritone and tenor powerhouse with soul. In relativity with the band’s name, Monroe is also an award-winning Earth, Planetary & Environmental science teacher.
HFT veteran guitarist and founding member, Terry Lauderdale, handles the lead virtuosic guitar parts of Eddie Van Halen with impeccable timing, flash, and flare. He gets the most finicky Van Halen fans playing air guitar. Terry studied classically and became a master; who continues to make a lasting impact by tutoring and teaching privately. He has recorded and toured Europe with heavy metal band Heathen, and still performs several of his own original projects as well. Terry’s skill is truly redefining the ultimate Van Halen Experience with the addition of the biggest hits from the Sammy Hagar Van Halen era canon. Terry rocks them for HFT as a blend of era sounds for the “Best of Both Worlds Show” and for the Hagar alter-ego act, “Red Rocker Experience”, which includes the greatest hits of both Montrose and Hagar!
Four-string super hero and sonic champ Matthew “Brooks” Lundy not only brings the Michael Anthony thunder on bass, but he also amazingly nails Anthony’s near-inimitable ultra-high vocal harmonies, a crucial sonic element of every Van Halen song. Brooks has performed with the UC Jazz Ensemble, produced two albums with his original rock band, and has played with Train and Counting Crows – all while earning degrees in Psychology and Education. Working as a music teacher in Walnut Creek, Brooks provides private lessons and hosts a Metal Shop jam.
Drum genius and perfect meter-man Eddie Studebaker evokes Alex Van Halen’s skin-bashing with an authenticity and power you can only see to believe. His mind-boggling intro to the band’s theme song, “Hot For Teacher,” is alone worth the price of admission. A real percussionist professional, Eddie began working with Jefferson Starship vocalist and guitarist Marty Balin in 1983 and was later managed from 1985-87 by the late industry powerhouse Bill Graham while in the David Elan Band.
When HOT FOR TEACHER was invited to perform for Michael Anthony’s bass guitar dedication at San Francisco’s Hard Rock Cafe in 2003, the already frenzied crowd was pushed into sheer delirium when the mighty bassist stepped on stage with HOT FOR TEACHER and ripped through a white-hot set featuring “Unchained,” “Dance the Night Away,” “Panama,” and countless other Van Halen hits. The band even performed VH II’s “Women In Love” in which afterwards Anthony jovially exclaimed, “Man, I haven’t done that song in twenty years [1983]!”
No other Van Halen tribute performs the technically complex music of Van Halen better than HOT FOR TEACHER, perhaps that’s why HFT has also been joined onstage by other rock legends Pat Travers, Brad Gillis and Joel Hoekstra (Night Ranger), and Joey Alves (Y&T), and has shared the evening’s stage with many greats including Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Peter Frampton, Dennis DeYoung (Styx), Nazareth, Great White, Hollywood All-Stars Chas West (Bonham/Lynch Mob), Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot), Jimmi Bain (Dio), Blues Traveler, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Y&T, Night Ranger, Pat Travers, Tesla and countless others!
HOT FOR TEACHER was also featured in the book, “Everybody Wants Some, the Van Halen Saga” by Ian Christie, magazines such as FHM, news periodicals such as The Contra Costa Times, The San Francisco Chronicle and The San Jose Mercury News (and their related papers). In 2008, the band was voted Best Tribute Band by the East Bay Express. Also in 2008, HFT became the first tribute band ever invited to perform at the prestigious NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show and the band has been part of the annual event each year, except in 2013 when plans had changed; but invited back to rock in 2014. “Some people go to the party. We are the party!”
HOT FOR TEACHER also appears on local performance market television programming including Comcast’s CC Rocks and Reality Check and in a variety of television advertising commercials. HFT is also a regular on radio stations such as San Francisco’s 107.7 “The Bone”, San Jose’s 98.5 KFOX, and Los Angeles’ KLOS 95.5 (on the syndicated Mark and Brian Show), and in a multitude of other rock radio markets spanning America’s northern and southern borders from Nebraska to Hawaii.
Come out to “Dance the Night Away” and “Jump” with HOT FOR TEACHER, the Van Halen Experience!
Venue Information:
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941