Wilkes Booth is one of the longest running, last of the dirty rock bands that you will ever be able to find! Originating from Hollywood California’s sunset strip in January 1992, founding member Dave Wilkes Booth passionately delivers old school metal in his four original albums worth of material in addition to sing along hair metal classics of the era. Although the lineup has changed throughout the years the message is still the same, have a good time all of the time. This sex, drugs, and rock and roll juggernaut is a highly desirable act and because of the impressive credentials and longevity, their availability is nearly impossible to attain, deeming any appearances legendary! wilkesbooth
Just saw killer instinct for the first time. They opened up the winter fest tour in Rochester at the armory to maybe 200 people. They are spot on reproduction masters of 80s metal. They looked great, had great stage presence and gear, and they played the best selection of classic metal I have ever heard. Do not miss this great band!
What to Expect
Expect a well polished, polite and punctual rock band to completely entertain both visually and musically. The performers use state of the art gear respective to the genre and harbour the same enthusiasm displayed by the genres creators
Founded by musicians institute alumni in January 1992, Wilkes Booth has dazzled crowds and radio stations from coast to coast for over 25 years now. Original member Dave Wilkes Booth is truly a legend, performing alongside world renowned classic metal bands, he delivers his own original music from the genre, as well as his colleagues’ covers from ac/dc to Zebra, culminating to what equates as a star studded mind blowing rock performance second to none. Although the lineup has changed from time to time, the message remains the same, have a good time all the time! The band’s four original albums can be found on YouTube, as well as official and unofficial video, and have been getting listens and views throughout the world. The band currently resides in upstate New York, they have several homes and own it’s own three story building with a full service nightclub on the first floor. Recent appearances have been few and far inbetween as they are enjoying the fruits of their labor, but if the right venue or event present themselves, the band brings its legendary and spectacular production and delivers, leaving nothing to be desired. A genuine rock act still surviving from the hair metal days, their longevity solidifies their position in the annals of legendary superstardom of bands from back in the day. Having worked with the industries top promoters and producers such as Lonn Friend and Tyson Steele, Wilkes Booth has been on the tip of the tongue of rock music’s biggest names for some time now. Although superstardom has eluded them, their success in carving out their niche in the business has already been fulfilled. This unique booking opportunity allows the customer not only full satisfaction from getting a bonafide legendary sunset strip top performer, but a significant and relevant spectacle, complete with entourage, road crew, trucking, lights and sound, the closest possible thing to the real deal performers from the likes of Kiss, guns and roses, the Beatles, the doors or Metallica! The buck stops here friends.
Additional Booking Notes
The band has it's own PA and lighting but prefers to use in house provided gear where applicable. The band also has state of the art trucking and dedicated production personnel
Past Booked Events
|January 23, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Firehouse Saloon|
Available at wilkesbooth.com or check out our 4 cds on YouTube
Influences & Inspiration
Classic rock, metal, prog rock, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Uriah Heep, spinal tap
We provide everything necessary if applicable and we Buy our own food and beverage