Straight Six announce current XYZ and ex-BulletBoys member Tony Marcus as new lead guitarist
Big news in the Straight Six camp as current XYZ and former BulletBoys lead guitarist Tony Marcus has joined the group replacing Eric Schaudies.
Straight Six‘s press release indicates in part (with slight edits):
“High energy rock band, Straight Six is proud to announce that Tony Marcus is now its lead guitar player. Tony, a celebrated guitar player and artist based in Denver, takes the reigns as the lead guitar player in Straight Six.
“Tony is an incredible guitar player and artist,” lead singer, Jay Quintana said. “We’re beyond excited to take on this new journey with a fresh take on the Straight Six songs. Eric Schaudies has decided to step away and focus on his continuing recovery from previous health-related issues. We wish him nothing but the best and will support him in his future endeavors. We thank him for his run and contribution to Straight Six.”
Tony, who is known for his time with XYZ and the BulletBoys originally hails from North Brunswick New Jersey, graduated from The Musicians Institute in 1985 and moved to Hollywood to make his mark in the music industry!
Tony has been in this situation before. In 1991, XYZ asked Tony to take the reigns as its lead guitar player. Upon taking the gig, he further established his reputation as a universally- respected lead guitar player and is still with XYZ to this day. He is thrilled to be a part of Straight Six though he’s not trying to be a “clone” of previous guitar player Eric Schaudies.
“I have to represent the music as it is on the CD” Tony said. “I respect what has come before me, and have to play these songs as faithfully as possible. I also have to be myself at the same time.”
Bassist, Glen Drieth, praised Tony for his musical chops and reputation. “We had an immediate rapport with Tony,” Drieth said. “I’m positive the fans will embrace Tony like we have and continue to support Straight Six to the fullest.”
“We’re ready to rock with Tony,” drummer Joey Shapiro added. “2020 and beyond has a lot in store for Straight Six”. Straight Six is focused on its newest journey with Tony Marcus. They plan on returning to the studio and will update fans as soon as they can. Straight Six is Glen Drieth (bass), Joey Shapiro (drums, percussion), Tony Marcus (guitar) and Jay Quintana (vocals).
Please welcome Tony Marcus to the Straight Six family!
Catch Straight Six in a town near you! More dates are being added and all dates subject to change. Visit StraightSixRocks.com for additional details.”
Straight Six’s Upcoming Tour Dates:
Feb 21st — Peak 31 — Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
May 22nd — Rocklahoma — Pryor, Oklahoma, USA
June 13th — The Venue — Denver, Colorado, USA
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