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WHISKEY BLU

Country USA

Style Hard Rock

Whiskey Blu, Phoenix’s award winning All Female Hard Rock act launched in the early 90’s. While managed by Rock-On Productions Bob Donavon, these hard-working girls blazed onto the club circuit throughout the southwest and rocked radio waves far beyond. In their first year, the band performed almost 200 shows and landed prestigious local music awards including Backstage Pass’ “Best Band in Arizona”, New Times’ Reader’s Choice Awards “Best Rock Band” and Fastlane Magazine’s “Fastest Rising Band”. Packing houses wherever they played, they quickly became a club owner favorite, as they were able to bring in crowds six days a week!

Along with their popular originals, the girls won over skeptical crowds with their dead-on covers of such artists as JUDAS PRIEST, JOAN JETT, AEROSMITH, KISS, MOTLEY CRUE, THE CULT, LED ZEPPELIN, FASTER PUSSYCAT, KISS and their show-stopping, fan favorite METALLICA’S “ENTER SANDMAN”!! With fan clubs in 28 states and 9 countries before the worldwide web – Whiskey Blu was well on their way to international recognition!

Whiskey Blu, under new management, moved to Hollywood to play with other up and comers at the time, but just as the band’s career was exploding, a combination of a bad publicist and a dishonest record label broke the band’s morale. The heartbroken girls decided to take a break from the music scene and go their separate ways for a while and remained on hiatus, working on their own projects: some musical, some just experiencing family life.cIn 2007, ex-manager Bob Donavon decided to create a Whiskey Blu tribute page on MySpace. Event Planner Heather “Leather”, during a periodic search for long lost friend and drummer for Whiskey Blu, Barb “Thee Animal” came across the Whiskey Blu fan page. Soon, whiskey Blu was encouraged to perform at a benefit concert showcasing Arizona’s best rock acts of the late 80’s early 90’s.

Not only did they agree to reunite, they helped their own animal charities benefit, promoted the show, and worked tirelessly practicing to play together after having not played for over a decade. Nancy had not played guitar at all in several years, and Barb had to completely recreate and purchase her drum kit from memory, having not played drums at all since the band’s break in the mid-90’s. The girls exploded onstage on Saturday June 7 2008 to a packed house at the Venue of Scottsdale and amidst cheering fans, rocked as if they had never parted. Fans claimed the girls sounded better than they ever had!

– Whiskey Blu Demo [1991]

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