Joe Von T and a new cast of Vampires will be terrorizing your neighborhood soon!
If Scarlet was a liquid, it would drip from two small punctures in a soft white neck.
If Scarlet was a 16th century hearse, it would have four blazing black horses. If
Scarlet was a sound, it would be a screaming guitar. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give
you Mr. Richie Scarlet, the Emperor of Rock.
Richie Scarlet, in the eyes of fellow musicians and fans alike, is a genuine rock
star. His playing comes straight from the heart with such an overwhelming vitality
that he leaves crowds exhausted after he performs. Richie has played guitar with
Ace Frehley and Peter Criss from KISS and Sebastian Bach, as well as playing bass
with Mountain for ten years. His solo career boasts five albums.
In the low register, darkness has found a mentor whose gravely growl rumbles up
from electrifying depths. His melodies soar through the moonlit sky and lull you
into a mesmerizing dream before shoving you off a cliff with bone crushing force.
And looking down with a sinister scowl and a crooked smile, you’ll have earned applause
from the mentor himself, Mr. Dennis Dunaway, bassist extraordinaire.
Dennis Dunaway was the founding member, songwriter and legendary bassist for the
original Alice Cooper Group. From 1964 through 1975, he was a creative force in conceptualizing
theatrical presentation in rock. Along with Michael Bruce, Neal Smith, Glen Buxton
and Alice, they pioneered arena staging that has influenced every major rock band
in their wake. Dennis collaborated on, and wrote many of the Cooper classic hits
including “I’m Eighteen,” “Under My Wheels” and “School’s Out,” which became the
biggest selling single in the history of Warner Brothers.
Who can hear that clashing thunder as it disrupts the night like a torrid love affair?
And who can feel that primal pounding as it resonates through dirt and hard rock
down to the most ancient of burial grounds? No matter how eerie and unfamiliar it
seems we hear it. We feel it. The messenger summons feelings from deep within us.
I give you the master of the drums, the incomparable Mr. Russ Wilson.
Russ Wilson began playing when he was quite young, using his grandmother’s knitting
needles as drumsticks and the family sofa as drums. Although various musical genres
are evident in his versatile style, heavy rock dominates. His cerebral approach is
a vital factor in the 5th Avenue Vampires musical arrangements. Russ joined Dennis
as a rhythm section on the critically acclaimed, Bones From The Yard by the Dennis
A snarl and a sneer and a growl and some fear. It’s all in a game called deception.
But is it his trick or is it your treat? Are you sure it’s an illusion, or is it
all that you’ve ever hoped for? To flirt with the edge and come out unscathed but
forever you’ll remain changed. He carries the wind on the wing in the silence of
the orchards in the forlorn city park. Is he a figure of fantasy or of wide-awake
dreams? Weaving trances with words and dances with screams. He, my world in waiting,
is the Vampire King, Mr. Joe Von T.
Joe Von T was born to deliver chilling performances. His favorite words are scream
and dream, which flow from his breath like mischievous little demons. He’s delighted
to scare the living daylights out of anyone, and his gnarly house cat helps him by
arching its back and hissing on cue. But the Von T family doesn’t seem to notice
since their home is a museum of oddities, which includes mummies, bloody hand prints,
a Grim Reaper, a mind-boggling collection of rusty saws and a real live Black Bear
that Richie Scarlet accidentally bumped into with his car. Joe Von T says, “A show
should have the noise and fright of a carnival fun-house.” Although he takes it to
a far greater extent than any normal person would.