American Trad Rock
RED HALO BIO Red Halo is one of the hardest working touring bands in the state. Covering classic rock and roll, as well as their original songs. The dual guitars, and pounding bass and drums during live shows is eclipsed only by the fantastic light show. The seasoned veterans of this band, careers of some spanning over thirty years is shown in their awesome stage presence. Red Halo has released a full length album titled Here We Come and has a YouTube video for their hit single Fly Me Courageous. They are currently preparing for a second video shoot for the second single off the album for their second hit of Coal Mines and Whiskey to be released in 2014. Red Halo has ranked #1 22 weeks straight on the internet radio station Ourtown Radio and on Reverbnation. Red Halo can be seen touring local clubs in central PA and NY. Watch for the big purple tour bus!! Name: Al Dobson Instrument: Bass Guitar and Vocals Influences: Paul McCartney, Gene Simmons, Geddy Lee Al is accomplished musician whose career spans 35 years. Al has been playing in nightclubs since he was 14 years old. In the 1980’s he recorded on albums with artists Tommy Hoover and Company, Cameron, and Tygan. His music has been featured and played on mainstream radio stations throughout PA, NY, and NJ. In addition has played with many area musicians and recently has been a member of TKO, and the Al Dobson Band. His love of preforming is evident by his high energy onstage actions. He is quoted in saying “The stage is where I come alive.” Al is happily married to his biggest fan, his wife of 10 years Lori Ann. Name: Lee Lentes Instrument: Guitar and Vocals Influences: Many guitarists far and wide Lee has been playing guitar from the age of 8. By age 13 it was galvanized into him and he knew that is what he wanted to do. He has been writing songs since the age of 15. Lee has been playing in local clubs since then and has become a well-known local guitarist and composer. Lee’s career has allowed him to play both nationally and internationally. He is best known for the national recording artists Stranded. He has played in many popular local bands as well most recently The Valley Boys. Lee has also recorded and released solo albums throughout his career of three decades. He currently is single and a devoted father to his children. Lee is the driving force behind Red Halo. Name: Eric Metz Instrument: Guitar Influences: Many types; rock, metal, country, and blues Ed grew up in the 80’s. He began his career playing guitar at the age 14. His interest in the arena rock sound was his calling to play music. Ed has played in various local bands and has recorded original songs with local artists. His latest venture being a member of 13th Coil. His style of playing is a perfect fit with Red Halo and, the duel guitar leads he provides is part of the unique sound that the band provides. Ed is living life to the fullest and leaving all options open. Name: Troy Hunt (Floss) Instrument: Drums, and Percussion Influences: Buddy Rich, Neil Peart Floss began his musical career at age 9. He comes from a musical family and originally played guitar in small bands. His first attraction to the drums was after seeing Buddy Rich. He was hooked. His older brother Eddie bought him his first set of drums at the age of 13. Floss then began playing in polka bands such as The Skyjets, Polka Joy, and the Polski Swing Masters. The pinnacle at that time was playing for Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones in Chicago. After playing the Polka’s and Jazz he started into Rock and Roll. Playing in numerous bands doing 80’s, 90’s, and older classics. He loves what he does and to play all styles is his life’s ambition. His enjoyment of seeing people move to his beat satisfies his soul and, makes him strive to be the best that he can be. HERE WE COME!