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Friday, January 13, 2012

WINCHESTER REBELS To Host/Headline Benefit For SB Boys/Girls Club@SOhO, Feb. 16

Santa Barbara Rockers

Host/Headline@Benefit For Boys/Girls Club Of Santa Barbara
At SOhO Restaurant & Music Club - Thursday, February 16
"If you're a fan of '90's rock music and wish that the new bands could be as good, you NEED this sounds like a blast from the past, but also feels fresh and up-to-date somehow...I absolutely love this album!" AMAZON.COM

(SANTA BARBARA) - SB Native Sons Winchester Rebels have arrived on the local rock scene with the goal of putting it on the rock 'n' roll map - and then, moving onto the national stage where they rightly belong. As Kid Rock says, "it ain't bragging if you can back it up" - and this talented rock group, as heard on their new album Three Sheets To The Wind as well as the band's high-energy live show, can do just that.
Winchester Rebels host and headline a Benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State Street, Santa Barbara, Thursday, February 16. 8 p.m. Limited quantity $6 Pre-sale tickets available now until Feb. 8th. General Admission (available Feb. 9th till sold out); $12 at the Door. Buy tickets here: Also performing: Orange County band A Broken Opera and Seven Year War.
"We wanted to be part of something cool and help support what the Boys and Girls Club are doing for the youth in our city," explains WR lead singer/front person, Nick Hunt, who like the other band members, grew up in Santa Barbara. "They're not only teaching kids how to grow up and become good people - they're also helping our community become a better place now and in the future," Hunt concludes.
Regarding the group's just-released Three Sheets To The Wind, raves, "The melodies are awesome...this is obviously a talented bunch of musicians. My faves include "Dining With Devils," "Desolate," "Flying," and "Down"...but all the tracks are fantastic. I absolutely love this album!"
Expect to hear a lot more from this quickly-rising band in the days ahead.
Winchester Rebels - Background

WINCHESTER REBELS were formed in August of 2009 in the unlikely musical hotbed of Santa Barbara, California. Nick Hunt (front-man/singer from well-regarded local band The Awakend) had the idea of assembling a group whose sound would echo some of the great hard rock bands from the '90s, while encompassing an original sound all their own. While at a studio in Isla Vista, Hunt came upon Nick Fitzgerald - like himself a member of a popular local band (in this instance, Battleship Grey), who was also looking to expand his musical horizons. A phone call by Fitzgerald to Santa Ynez Valley childhood friend James Longoria (guitar; formerly of the group Giant Squid Show) and Barry Carter (drummer; ex-Fifty Cents Short) completed this new and exciting ensemble.They chose to name the band Winchester Rebels after a similarly-named canyon road in Goleta that shoots straight up into the beautiful California foothills.
FAST-FORWARD a year into the project, WR has played some great shows in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. One being most epic was playing for The Red Bull Grand Prix on Catalina Island. In the midst of assembling an ever-growing following, original
member John Livergood reluctantly exited the 'band due to family commitments. A true friend to the end, Livergood quickly replaced himself in the Winchester Rebels with Jesse Burrill, (ex-Woodpeckers From Mars). As a result, the band barely missed a beat, with the aforementioned lineup intact to the present day.
On their debut album "Three Sheets To The Wind," Winchester Rebel's sound has been favorably compared with influential '90's-era bands Alice In Chains, Danzig, Stone Temple Pilots and others. The guitars are heavy and the drums are hard-hitting, the vocals on WR tunes such as "Private Angel," "Down," "Loaded Gun" and "Flying" inspire and carry the melodic sound of a band that demands to be heard.
Winchester Rebels are a band on the rise whose time to shine is rapidly approaching. It's not a matter of if for these guys - but when.

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