The CD release gig went very well.
Frank Marino, Marc Storace and Les Dudek all sent video messages of congratulations and support that were presented on screen before the show.
The line up for the first part of the show was:
Billy Stokes - Guitar
Jim Pavett - Drums
Richard Katz - Keys
Crystal Stark - Backing vocals (American Idol winner)
Bret Kaizer (MadameX) - Lead Vocals
Robby Lochner (Great White) - Guitar
Rudy Sarzo - Bass
Later on Pat Travers came out and played the 2 songs he guested on the album then Carmine Appice came out and The last part of the show was a mix of covers from the various catalogs of their respective careers.
Pat Travers - Snortin' Whiskey, Makes No Difference, Boom Boom Out Go The Lights and Statesboro Blues.
Carmine Appice - Do You Think I'm Sexy (Carmine sang this one, they did it as a very sleazy rocked up number that had everybody laughing and dancing), Drum Solo, You Keep Me Hangin' On.
Rudy Sarzo - Come On Feel The Noise, Crazy Train, Mental Health
There was a crowd of a few hundred there and all in all the gig went very well. Everyone onstage seemed to have enjoyed themselves.
As for what comes next, only time will tell.
Of course I would encourage everyone to pick up a copy of Billy's CD "Muscle & Blood", it will be available soon. It is very good and Barry Sparks laid down some great basslines on every track. Facebook link