- Ottawa, ON
- Tribute Band
- Travels up to 1500 miles
Hair Force One - The Future of '80's Hair Metal...
Come and join Kraven, Richard, Rod, Hugh, Iamza and Kousin Sergei for a rip roaring trip back to a day that hosted a whole lot less responsibility. All of the biggest and best hits from the '80s hair metal catalog as well as some original material in true '80s style!
It will be a night that (at some point) you will look to your friends (who will be all blurry and having an AWESOME time) to ask them: "is this really for real, because I'm a sweet, total mess"!!!
Yes kids, it's a night that is a proven and memorable experience!
(Disclaimer: Advil and sitters not provided)
When trying to plan the perfect 40th birthday party for my spouse, I looked at many different options, including Asian Kareoke, an outdoors party around our tiki bar (with several space heaters) in January. I also play in several bands, with many professional musicians, (including some with music all over Canadian radio) which would have definitely been up for playing at the party.
Then one night, we happened to catch an HF1 at a local venue and we both appreciated the high level of musicianship from every member of the band, the stage antics, the way they assumed their role (80's rock god persona), the song selection and the flawless reproduction of these songs. She never expected this kind of party, which made it extra special last weekend when they hit the stage.
Most of my very talented bandmates were at the party. Everyone of them was extremely impressed with Hair Force One. From authentic keyboard intros, pounding drum beats, flashy drum fills, screaming harmony guitar solos, perfect harmonies and the crazy vocal range of Cousin Sergei, the music was solid. Then came the banter in between songs and the cheesy segue to lead into another hit. The delivery was perfect to reflect the 80's era. We could not have asked for more... but we did! The boys had actually adapted their script to tailor it for the event. The managed to include as many comments about the birthday girls and the event as they could, without taking away from the show, but actually adding to the show.
However, the thing that impressed me the most was their professionalism. I had been dealing with Mike over email for the last 3 months in order to get all the details worked out. Communication was great and we developed a pretty good relationship. I still expected the rest of the band to be the "typical rock band", you know, a bit standoff-ish, egos, etc. Was I ever WRONG! They showed up at the venue for set up, on time. They all knew my name. They were all helping out with set up (I provided sound/lighting production), all while joking and making everyone in the room feel right at home. On break, they walked around the room and talked to anyone in the room. At the end of the night, they struck their gear and help me to strike the p.a. system and lights and load in my trailer. What would've taken me 2hrs by myself was done in about 20 minutes. The only "ego" or "attitude" you will see from these guys will be while their on stage, as part of their act.
I was looking to throw a great birthday party for my spouse. I ended with an amazing night for her, myself and 70 of our closest friends. And I made 8 new friends in HF1 (6 members and 2 soundmen). ALL CLASS!
Do yourself a favor. Go catch their show. And if you really want to impress your crowd, book them for your event. People will be talking about it for a long time.
Great guys to work with very professional highly recommended to fans of the 80's glam metal or hard rock or the 80's music you will be in for treat...
This act is a ROCK solid option for any private or corporate function organizer looking for a crazy fun, crowd-pleaser of a show backed by a top-notch professional team. Incredibly talented, entertaining and customer-focused, you cannot miss with Hair Force One!
Hair Force One has got to be the best Hair Band I have ever seen! They are performers, sound and look like they are right out of the 80's and very engaging with the audience as well! They can play all the Classics and have great original material as well! Very professional and a "class act".
I would recommend them to anyone that has live music and wants to target that 40 something crowd (the ones that most likely have some $ to spend).
Hair Force One is truly the real deal, you won't be disappointed!
We recently held a show with Hair Force One playing at our club. They were fantastic! Great singer with really good stage presence along with a really tight band. They played all the hits. That's what patrons like. They want to hear their favourite songs and want them to sound like the originals. Hair Force One delivered! This band is a must for anyone looking to entertain and to be entertained. For 80's and 90's Glam Rock and Hair Metal at it's best, Hair Force One is your first class ticket down memory lane.
What to Expect
Expect ALL of the following - but not limited to:
All of the biggest and best hits from the 80's hair metal (and sometimes pop) era, performed exactly as the album cut was recorded - EXACTLY!
Comedic antix from all of the crew...
Crowd participation and interaction events: The group hosts live karaoke, their very own "WTF Game Show", complete with contestant prizes, birthday shenanigans, and "Mamawanna Dance Offs" - to name a few...
And aside from the band, you can expect a 100% PRO Crew onsite for load in, trike/check, during performance and finally load out. You won't even know we were there!
Once Upon an 80’s Time… Oh yeah, we’re flash-backing’ waaay back. Hair Metal bands rule the airwaves with booming drums, screaming guitars and shrieking vocals. Their clad was zebra spandex, hot leather and towering Icy Mist Hair Spray. Eye liner was their war paint. Their weapons; booze, cocaine, and guitar riffs so hot they'd cut through your soul. Sex, drugs, and rock and roll was more than just a motto - It was a guarantee!
And our boys – then called Hair Nation - were deep in the thick of it all, partying non-stop! If there was a war on drugs, these guys were chronic draft dodgers. Good times, all the time.
But a decade of decadence and over indulgence comes with a price tag and unfortunately sometimes a toe tag...
Right when they thought they were headed for the big time, Hair Nation’s bass player Skin E Bonze headed for the big sleep. After a week of failed auditions they all agreed they'd never find a worthy replacement for not only their bass player but for the best damn song-writer the boys had ever seen...
Band morale was at an all-time low as they faced both musical and financial ruin. For the first time after what seemed to be a pretty good run, the boys were talking about packing it in. Hair Nation went into a downward spiral that ended with them living in a rustic cabin in the Canadian wilderness for a soul-searching weekend that ended up lasting twenty years.
They may still have been shacked up in isolation if it wasn't for fate finally catching up to them when Swedish bassist Iamza Fauker knocked on their door holding their Hit Parader ad from 20 years earlier. When the band realized he was serious, they concluded that it must be their destiny to put the metal train back on the tracks - Big time!
And that's exactly what they did. They banded together stronger than ever. As crazy luck would have it, they connected with retired producer Justun Tyme who - upon hearing the band - jumped at the chance to get on a train, take the wheel and provide the seasoned navigation required. After a successful Crowd Funding Campaign which raised the band 13K, Hair Nation went into the studio with a four killer track set for a new EP. All New. All Metal. All Fk’in Right!
The passion and confidence was back but fate is a vengeful beast. When lead singer Sy Kotik won the lottery he did what any wrinkled liver rocker would do - he relocated to Hawaii. In his wake he left an incomplete EP and a heart-broken band.
When it rains it pours... Hair Nation were served a cease and desist notice claiming in the twenty years they were busy eating Canadian bacon and shot gunning real beers – or was it shot gunning real bears? - someone out there took the name Hair Nation! WTF?!?!?
So with no singer and no band name the boys hit rock bottom... The bad news about hitting rock bottom is you're at rock bottom. The good news is you're at rock bottom. It can’t get any worse...
However it happened, someone in the band had a moment of clarity and suggested Iamza contact his cousin Robbeo in Sweden who was an excellent singer and above all, ready to rock. In fact Robeeo had been rocking so hard for so long he had already developed a killer online presence and this was good, because the band needed to tap into this considering they had nothing. Things were finally looking up, way up...
With the EP ready to roll out, the boys just needed a name to slap across the front. They wanted something that could demonstrate the sheer power and awesomeness that was gonna blast you in the face. Like a brand new jet engine hitting the high notes, that's what these guys had coming down the pipe. Clear for take-off. Flight is alive and into the climb. Full ahead, mach speed!
It was HAIR FORCE ONE.
Additional Booking Notes
HF1 - Technical Rider
This technical package should serve as basic template for regional sound companies, venues and technical staff. While the requirements are a basic template, it is important that the minimum production guidelines are followed to ensure the best possible performance.
Hair Force One travels with their own FOH Eng and Monitor Eng.
For Technical Information Contact : Marty Vaillant (FOH tech) Phone: (613) 795-3884 email@example.com
Front of House System: 32 Channel analog or digital console (If digital console please advance console with FOH tech)
Dual 31 band equalizer on mains
Minimum of 8 Ch compressors (DBX, Clark, Drawmer, Bss, Presonus)
Minimum of 8 Ch Gates (DBX, Clark, Drawmer, Bss, Presonus)
2- Reverb (TC M-one, Yamaha SPX)
2- Delay (D-two, Yamaha SPX, Rolland) FX return to be routed in strip inputs only, NOT aux return please
FOH position shall not be further then 75’ from the front of stage
HF1 travels with In ear monitor systems, all stage inputs will be directed to the in ear rack. We will supply the production company a multi-pair cable that has all the band inputs.
Professional 3 Way Front of House PA - EV, EAW, JBL, D&B, LAcoustics, Meyer, Outline - with minimum 110db spl @ front of house mix position.
Access to PA, processor, and settings if requested. Front fill speakers are required on bigger stages.
Stage Monitor System: HF1 Travels with their own in ear monitor Systems and digital console.
Staging: 12’ X 20’ minimum with Drum riser and keyboard riser Black Backdrop with 12’ minimum height Rigging to accommodate HF1’s 20’x16’ banner
Stage Lighting: Competent, sober lighting tech as HF1 does not travel with their own lighting tech. The lighting should consist of enough fixtures to provide an even 3 color wash on the back truss and FOH white wash.
Accommodations: 4 double rooms, Meals for 9, refreshments for 9 @ venue
*Note if any of these technical requirements cannot be met, please contact Sound tech to discuss alternatives.
Ch Instrument Mic Stand
1 KICK Beta 91/ Beta 52 Short
2 SNARE SM-57 Short
3 HH SM-81 Short
4 TOM 1 e-604
5 TOM 2 e-604
6 TOM 3 e-604
7 TOM 4 e-604
8 TOM 5 e-604
9 OH L SM-81 Tall
10 OH R SM-81 Tall
11 BASS Direct from Rack
12 GUITAR - DICK L Direct from Rack
13 GUITAR - DICK R Direct from Rack
14 GUITAR - KRAVEN L Direct from Rack
15 GUITAR - KRAVEN R Direct from Rack
16 KEYS 1-L Stereo DI
17 KEYS 1-R Stereo DI
18 KEYS 2-L Stereo DI
19 KEYS 2-R Stereo DI
20 VOC - DICK SR SM-58 Tall
21 VOC - MAIN Centre Sennheiser wireless, band provided
22 VOC - KRAVEN SL SM-58 Tall
23 VOC - IAMZA SL SM-58 Tall
24 VOC - HUGH Keys SM-58 Tall
25 VOC - ROD Drums Headset, (band provided)
26 BT - R GUITS L From in ear rack
27 BT - R GUITS R From in ear rack
28 BT - KEYS Ipad Stereo DI
29 BT - KEYS Ipad Stereo DI
30 BT - BUPS L From in ear rack
31 BT - BUPS R From in ear rack
Past Booked Events
|October 29, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||HAIR-LO-WEEN 2016 - The Aviation Museum, Ottawa, On|
|August 27, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Greenfield's Pub - Ottawa, On|
|May 14, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Port Theatre - Cornwall, On|
|May 07, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Greenfield's Pub - Ottawa, On|
|April 02, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Great Canadian Wareouse - CFB Petawawa, On|
|February 27, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Brass Monkey - Ottawa, On|
|February 06, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||John Street Pub - Arnprior, On|
|January 23, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Lone Star Ranch - Ottawa (Private Gig)|
Hair Force One are covering all of the BIGGEST and BEST hits from the following (but not limited to):
Duran Duran (It's Hair Metal when we play it!!!)
Guns N' Roses
Hair Force One - Once we get out time machine working then our hits will also be from the 80's. And, they'll totally be hits...bc, time!
Journey (It's Hair Metal when we play it!!!)
Michael Jackson (It's...bahh, you get the point!!!)
|Cousin Sergei||Lead Vocals|
|Dick Fitzwell||Lead Guitar|
|Kraven Mohrhead||Lead Guitar|
|Hugh Jorgan||Lead Keyboards|
|Rod Gozinya||Lead Drums|
|Iamza Faulker||Lead Bass|
Please see: "Booking Info - What to Expect" - HF1 Technical Rider for complete details