JACK RUSSELL DEBUTS NEW GREAT WHITE BAND
Show Date: January 14, 2012
Location: Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A.
Venue: Delzano’s By The Sea
Reviewer: Ed from ‘Bang Your Head With Mike & Ed’
Band Websites: www.facebook.com/pages/Jack-Russell/220126104719070
On Saturday, January 14th, 2012, Great White made their triumphant return to the city where it all started — Redondo Beach, California. This rebirth of Great White features Jack Russell on vocals, and even after the turbulent past few years, he’s back, sober, and never sounded better.
Despite the current legal threats from both Great White camps, Jack Russell along with guitarists Robby Lochner and Evan Haymond, bassist Dario Seixas and drummer Derrick Pontier, introduced his new band with “Can’t Shake It” from 1990’s ‘Hooked’. New Great White guitar player Robby Lochner is a welcome addition to the band, as evidenced on their rendition of Pink Floyd‘s classic “Wish You Were Here” as well as all the songs the band played from Great White and Russell‘s solo album “For You”.
Great White even did a great version of Ringo Starr‘s “It Don’t Come Easy”, but this night wasn’t only about the ‘band getting back together’. This was about a man and his family triumphantly emerging from the murky waters and showing immense resilience against almost fatal health issues as well as nasty personal attacks from his former band mates. And judging from Jack Russell‘s performance, he’s ready to give the hard rock world a giant kick in the ass once again.
Also on the bill was DC4, featuring members of Armored Saint, Dio and Odin. They tore through songs from all three of their releases, and if you haven’t picked up their latest disc ‘Electric Ministry’, please do yourself a favor. “God Complex” and “Candy Caine” were great live tunes and their cover of The Who‘s “Teenage Wasteland” was awesome.
The night was a complete ass kickin’, hard rockin’ party at ‘Delzano’s By The Sea’ in Redondo Beach thanks to Darryl at Rock N Roll Gangstar Apparel. When Jack Russell‘s Great White comes to your town, I’d make sure to check them out.
Russell started the band… he wrote the songs… and performs them as we remember them. And as he stated onstage, “Hi I’m Jack Russell and this IS Great White”… no truer words have ever been spoken.