2002, members of the national touring bands STROKE 9 and VERTICAL
HORIZON decided to form a new group, founded on their shared love
of quality music, quality entertainment, and quality cocktails.
The chemistry was both simultaneously inspiring and frightening
as they played hits from both bands, as well as favorite songs
from all ages.
a thousand years of combined musical knowledge, they created a
rock and roll Frankenstein, and would hopefully use their newly
found power for good, and not destruction. But the tally from
this first performance for this new "supergroup", hastily
titled BOYS GONE WILD, tells a frightening story: 14 swollen
livers, 8 cases of temporary hearing loss, 2 pregnancies, and
one severe limp.
spread like a fire gone wild. It was actually several words put
together into a sentence, and that sentence was, "There's
a new band in town, and if you're not doing anything, you should
check them out, 'cause they're pretty awesome."
Boys Gone Wild is not just a band, it is a movement. Made up of
members of GRAMMY-NOMINATED VERTICAL HORIZON, TOP-5 RECORDING
ARTISTS STROKE 9, various friends both musical and not, and some
guys off the street, Boys Gone Wild is reinventing the fundamental
concept of what it is to be a live band. They strip away the pretension,
the posing and posturing, and bring music down to its rockingest
played numerous concerts around the world in their respective
other bands, the members of Boys Gone Wild know what they would
like from a show. You want to hear songs you know, hear songs
you forgot you knew, dance a little, have some drinks, have some
laughs, maybe hook-up, sing along, and have a good time, all the
time. In a typical night, Boys Gone Wild will explore music's
history, moving from Prince to the Bee Gees, Kenny Rogers to Def
Lepperd, touching on every genre of music from the last half century.
Plus you get a plenty of Stroke 9 and Vertical Horizon performed
by the original members!
Gone Wild can be called a cover band, but it is so much more.
It is better to liken it to the rock equivalent of the piano bar,
or a traveling circus, or an escaped group of mental patients
who can play instruments.
Boys Gone Wild has successfully rocked crowds at The Red Devil
Lounge, Park Bar, Last Day Saloon and numerous other clubs in
San Francisco, the Sweetwater in Mill Valley, Blakes in Berkeley,
venues in Davis, Chico, Fresno, as well as corporate engagements
for Nike, Corona, KITS Live 105 Radio. They've played weddings,
parties and sporting events.