Rainbow, Toto and Ted Nugent Band in Memphis for one show only? Well, not exactly, just the voices that made those groups famous.
Don’t miss the Valentine’s All-Star Jamwith three superstars of classic rock. Joe Lynn Turner of Rainbow and Deep Purple, Derek St Holmes of the Ted Nugent Band and Bobby Kimball of Toto, all on one stage. Saturday Feb 11th at Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison, tickets are just $25 in advance and $30 at the door. $75 VIP seating is also available. Also appearing will be Amy Jamison, Will Tucker Band and 714.
Joe Lynn Turner’s career has spanned nearly 30 years and includes over 60 album credits. He is one of Rock and Roll’s most distinctive vocalists.
In the mid seventies he was a member of Fandango, their music was a blend of R&B, pop, country, jazz and melodic rock. Turner was the group’s guitarist and sang on all four of their albums. Fandango toured with The Allman Brothers, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Beach Boys and Billy Joel among others.
When Fandango split JLT was invited by Richie Blackmore to audition for Rainbow. Blackmore and Roger Glover had formed Rainbow after leaving Deep Purple. Joe Lynn Turner sang lead on Rainbow’s singles “I Surrender”, “Can’t Happen Here”, “Jealous Lover”, “Death Alley Driver”, “Street of Dreams” and “Can’t Let You Go”.
In 1984, Blackmore reunited with Deep Purple and Turner worked on his first solo album. He toured with Pat Benatar and appeared in the movie Blue Deville.
In 1989 Richie Blackmore once again asked JLT to audition, this time for Deep Purple. He was their lead singer on the Slaves and Masters album.
Turner has recorded and performed with the Voices of Classic Rock (VCR), Rock and Pop Masters (RPM) and New York’s Hit Squad. These groups feature some of rock and pop’s elite: Mike Reno (Loverboy), Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Larry Hoppen (Orleans), Spencer Davis, Bobby Kimball (TOTO), and many others. They have played in South America, Japan, France, Asia, Hawaii, Central America, Mexico and in many major cities in the states.
Derek St. Holmes is known for his work as the rhythm guitarist and vocalist on Ted Nugent’s early solo albums. St. Holmes is from a small town not far from Detroit, Riverview, MI. In the early 70’s He was fronting a local Michigan rock band called Scott, who opened up several shows for Ted Nugent. When Nugent’s singer at the time left, St. Holmes and Nugent decided to unite, they played with other popular bands of the time, including Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Seger, Van Halen and Black Sabbath among others.
In 1975, at the tender age of 22 years old, St. Holmes found himself traveling the world and playing to sold out audiences in U.S. and Europe. Most people don’t realize St. Holmes is actually the voice heard on many of Nugent’s songs such as the classics “Stranglehold” , “Hey Baby” “Cat Scratch Fever” and “Stormtroopin.” On December 27, 2008 Derek was a special guest at a Get The Led Out concert at Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore, MD. He played guitar for “Rock and Roll”, then sang and played “Stranglehold”, by Ted Nugent. St. Holmes is actually the voice heard in the track recording. He also performed “Stranglehold” with Get the Led Out at the Nokia in New York City on March 7, 2009 and again in Baltimore on May 15th, 2010. Derek joined Headliner in Excelsior, MN for the first time on October 30, 2010 and was a smash success singing Nugent classics “Stranglehold” , “Hey Baby” “Cat Scratch Fever”, “Stormtroopin” as well as some creative covers such as “Roadhouse Blues” by the Doors, “Rock n Roll” by Led Zepplin and more.
Derek St. Holmes once again teamed up with the “Motor City Madman” and just completed a summer tour with him. Visit his website for more information at wwww.derekstholmes.net
Bobby Kimball played in fifteen bands before landing in The Levee Band. When he was touring with them he received an offer to LA and join S.S. Fools, a group made up of the same musicians that were in Three Dog Night.
It was while with S.S. Fools that he met Jeffery Porcaro who, at the time was Steely Dan’s drummer and David Paich, who had just co-written the Grammy winning “Silk Degrees” LP with Boz Scaggs.
A few months after leaving S.S. Fools, Bobby was asked Jeff and David, the two founding members of Toto to become their lead singer. He didn’t hesitate, he felt like Toto would be the perfect to showcase for his both.
The first Toto album, Toto contained the top five hit “Hold the Line”. They were nominated for the Best New Band Grammy.
Bobby was with Toto for the first four albums which contained the biggest hits of the group’s career. Hydra, their second album is remembered for “99”. Their biggest album by far was Toto IV winning six of its nine Grammy award nominations. It contained the hits “Rosanna”, “Africa” and “I Won’t Hold You Back”.
Bobby just released a duets CD with Jimi Jamison from Survivor called Kimball Jamison.