Gary Hoey

Played 2016, 2017, 2018 & Playing 2019

About Gary Hoey

World renowned, rock guitarist, Gary Hoey prepares to record his follow-up album to “Deja Blues,” which will be on The Mascot Label Group. “I’m very excited to be on a guitar-driven label that has some of the greats that I admire like Warren Hanes, Robert Cray, Steve Lukather, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Johnson, and many more. I’m working on some surprise guests to play on the album with me because that’s what the blues is all about.”

Hoey’s first break came in 1987 when Ozzy Osbourne liked Hoey’s tape enough to fly him to LA for an audition. The gig went to Zakk Wylde, but Ozzy recommended Hoey move to LA and felt he would get noticed.  “I remember Ozzy mumbling in his British accent, but I did not understand a word. Sharon said, “You did not get the gig, but move to LA.” So I did. Thanks Ozzy.”

In 1992 Hoey released “Heavy Bones” on Reprise Records (Warner Bros.), a rock vocal album with Frankie Banali from Quiet Riot on drums. In 1993 Hoey recorded his first solo album for Reprise/Warner, the successful “Animal Instinct” album. His cover of “Hocus Pocus” rocketed into the Billboard’s Top 5 Rock Tracks. With a collection of 19 albums it’s no wonder Gary Hoey is listed as one of the top 100 guitarists of all time.

In 1994 Hoey scored the successful “Endless Summer II” soundtrack for New Line Cinema. Other clients have included Walt Disney, ESPN, scoring the music to “California Screaming” (Disney Roller Coaster), as well as songs placed in movies “Office Space,” “Deck the Halls” (Danny Devito), and Beethoven III.

In 2012, Hoey produced and co-wrote, The Queen Of Metal, Lita Ford’s latest release, “Living Like a Runaway,” for SPV/Steamhammer Records to rave reviews. “It was a thrill to work with Lita… She is a true rocker and a pioneer for woman in rock. And lastly, she’s a kick ass guitar player.”

To this day the guitar aficionado continues to tour extensively, endorsing Fender guitars and amps, Monster cable, GHS Strings, and Rocktron to name a few. As Music Director for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, he’s worked with legends like Joe Perry, Roger Daltrey, Yes, blues icon Johnny Winter, Robben Ford, Leslie West, and KISS drummer, Peter Criss. Hoey has toured and traded licks with the likes of Jeff Beck, Brian May of Queen, Ted Nugent, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Peter Frampton and Dick Dale.



What Passengers Think

Once again NAHA pulled off an absolutely awesome cruise!!! I got to hear great music in a friendly atmosphere with other music lovers like myself. Definitely the best music cruise in my book. Keep rockin NAHA!

Marina, RLC 6 Marina, RLC 6

We signed up for our first RLC Cruise (VI) 15 months in advance and counted down the days the entire time. I worried myself that it couldn’t possibly meet my own mountain-high expectations after that long wait. It absolutely did. Every band that we saw played at an amazing level (and some of them are over 70!). And they cared. These groups love playing this gig. It shows.

The ship and its crew were wonderful. Food was good. We had great weather. And to top it off, the people are amazing! Such a beautiful, hip, relaxed and respectful gathering of rock fanatics. This is truly my tribe and my vibe.

Can’t make RLC VII unfortunately but we’re just waiting for the announcement for RLC VIII later this year. This cruise is rock’s best kept secret.

Peter, New RLC Patron of Rock Peter, New RLC Patron of Rock