Los Angeles, Calif., Grammy-nominated classic rock band, Great White, continues to ride the wave of new and fresh material - with the recent release of Full Circle (Bluez Tone Records, June 2, 2017) - and now for the first time, the band is branching out into brewing and pleased to introduce its Once Bitten India Pale Ale (IPA).
Distributed by Redlands, Calif.'s Escape Craft Brewery, the Once Bitten IPA is refreshingly sharp. Crafted with the same integrity and patience found in the studio, Once Bitten's citrus-like base is brewed in the same vein as the guys in the band. Just as they celebrate their Californian roots, the awesome citrus bite is brewed like no other!
"It's impossible to capture the spirt and flavor, per se, of our fans," Great White drummer Audie Desbrow, said. "But, in working with Escape Brewery, we feel confident we have something really special. Our fans are always sharing with us how their songs are a part of their lives - now they can further celebrate that feeling and that energy. Cheers to our fans for being there with us all of these years."
The IPA can be purchased exclusively at Escape Craft Brewery beginning Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 721 Nevada Street, Suite 401, Redlands, Calif. Call 909-713-ESCP (3727) or visit EscapeCraftBrewery.com for more information. Must be 21+ to purchase.
Full Circle teams up the rock and roll band once again with its original producer, Michael Wagener. It’s an honorable nod to their first EP Out of the Night (Aegean Records, 1983) and debut self-titled full-length record (EMI,1984). Wagener, is of course the legendary producer behind the iconic Alice Cooper, Megadeth, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, and a slew of other rock gods. Full Circle’s chemistry is palpable – Wagener’s influence is immediately felt…but take note, this is not one-and-done swan song for a band that has churned out chromium-laced hard rock since the early ‘80s.
Recorded at Wagener’s Nashville-based WireWorld Studio, Great White spent the majority of 2017’s early months sequestered in Music City. Full Circle’s packaging includes a must-have companion DVD called “Making of Full Circle.” Rockslide Entertainment (produced by Todd Sadowski) captured the band developing the songs in the studio – a never-before-seen band access.
The first single, “Big Time” is a sharp, cutting track. Watch the video here.
About Great White
Great White is Mark Kendall (guitar), Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards), Audie Desbrow (drums), Scott Snyder (bass) and Terry Ilous (vocals). Since 1982, the Great White sound has captivated audiences worldwide with crushing blues-based guitar riffs and swagger that invokes an emotional high for anyone that listens. The band’s core writing team of Lardie and Kendall forged numerous hits over the years, and when Desbrow joined in ’85, the grooves hooked an amazing stride.
For nearly a decade, Snyder has merged his unforgiving rhythm to Desbrow’s relentless percussion. And, in 2011, Ilous’ feverish energy and far-stretching vocals melted perfectly into the Great White mold.
Best known for their Grammy nominated Best Hard Rock Performance hit, “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” Great White has sold over 10 million albums worldwide, has six Top 100 Billboard hits, nine Top 200 Billboard albums, two platinum albums, and clocked the top of MTV video four times.
To experience their hits live in concert—“Rock Me,” “Mista Bone,” “Save Your Love,” “House of Broken Love,” and “Lady Red Light”—is to ride an emotional wave of sultry connections, arousing lyrics, and an all-out marathon of hard-hitting orchestrations.
Catch Great White on tour now in any of the following cities (all dates subject to change):
Friday, June 9 | San Manuel Bingo Casino | Highland, Calif.
Saturday, June 17 | Little River Casino | Manistee, Mich. SOLD OUT
Thursday, June 22 | Proof Bar | Houston, Texas.
Saturday, June 24| Fantastic Fourth Festival | Big Spring, Texas.
Friday, June 30 | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk | Santa Cruz, Calif.
Friday, July 7 | Turning Stone Casino & Resort | Verona, N.Y.
Friday, July 14 |Roar On The Shore Bike Rally | Erie, Pa.
Saturday, July 15 | Penn's Peak | Jim Thorpe, Pa.
Thursday, July 20 | ABATE of Indiana "Boogie" Biker Rally | Springville,Ind.
Saturday, July 22 | Chene Park Amphitheater | Detroit, Mich.
Friday, July 28 | Hard Rock Hotel & Casino | Sioux City, Iowa.
Friday, August 11 | Wisconsin State Fair | West Allis, Wis.
Saturday, August 12 | Umatilla County Fair | Hermiston, Ore.
Friday, August 18 | Boji Bay Legacy Park | Milford, Iowa.
Friday, August 25 | Tropicana Las Vegas Casino & Resort | Las Vegas, Nev.
Saturday, September 2 | Septemberfest - Salute to Labor | Omaha, Neb.
Saturday, September 9 | GrandRocktember Music Fest at Grand Casino | Hinckley, Minn.
Sunday, October 22 | Rockingham Festival | Nottingham, England.
Saturday, November 4 | Weinerbash Music Festival at Magic City Casino | Miami, Fla.
Photo: Neil Zlozower