BAD COMPANY FORMER LEAD SINGER BRIAN HOWE
Brian Howe is one of rock’s legendary voices! He is the former lead singer form the band Bad Company. Once he joined, he launched the band back into the scene with sold out shows and venues all across the world. His latest CD titled, Circus Bar, was recently released, so expect to hear some new tunes! Make sure you check him out when he rolls through town!
Watch his promo video here:
Maiden Cane were a little surprised when the video for their first original song received nearly 2000 YouTube views in under 24 hours; but this powerhouse group of veteran rockers have been creating a huge buzz in the Southwest Florida music scene since they first took the stage opening for Warrant in August of 2014.
Maiden Cane was formed in 2013 as a fusion of two of Southwest Florida’s most prestigious bands. Bass player Jim Kiefer joined forces with Shoestring Rocket guitarist Joey Gilbert to form the foundation. Keyboardist Billy Day was quickly added to increase the band’s versatility and vocalist Cliff Randi was locked in mid 2014. Local rock hero guitarist Pete Siracuse and Blues Hall of Fame drummer Michael Peck were added in 2016 to take the band to the next level. Fueled by an interest in high energy, arena rock like Boston, Journey, Styx and Bon Jovi, they set out to cover the big monster rock hits.
“Here we had the talent and range to cover some of rocks greatest music with great accuracy,” says Randi, “and a give a performance reminiscent of the original band in its heyday.”
The past experiences of these 6 powerhouse musicians includes playing alongside some of rock’s greatest heroes (REO Speedwagon, Eddie Money, Molly Hatchet, Joan Jett, Dream Theater, etc.) “While there are many cover bands out there paying tribute, the guys in Maiden Cane have lived it!” says Entertainment Coordinator and Agent Loren Berry. “They went forth on that principle, accepting only larger festival and event gigs with bigger audiences, where the setting is right for their high energy performance.”
Excited as the band was with their success playing covers, the creative urges soon kicked in and Maiden Cane began crafting original music. They recorded their first 2 original songs in mid-2015, expanding them into the realm of original artists. With a sound reminiscent of 80’s hair metal, distribution websites and local radio stations quickly took notice and put both songs in regular rotation locally and internationally over internet radio. Both songs have spent several weeks as the number 1 requested indie rock song on several internet radio charts. “I can’t get over these guys! Their original music takes me back to the music I love while putting a creative, new spin on it. They have made me a huge fan and I can’t wait to hear what they come up with next,” said concert promoter Jay Goldberg of Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment.
“What it comes down to for us is that we are a band of brothers,” says Kiefer. “We love going out there in front of the big crowds and rocking out, and now we’ve seen that we can put together some amazing original music as well. We are excited to keep writing and go wherever that takes us!” With spots booked through 2016 opening for major acts, Maiden Cane is primed and ready to light up the stage with a decade’s tribute to arena style rock with some awesome originals peppered in. “Playing the classics is awesome,” says Gilbert, “But there is no better feeling than seeing a crowd rocking out to your own song. This way we can do both. That’s what Maiden Cane is all about!”