What an incredible first year for WillToRock!
The site kicked off in February 2017 and has grown and grown; fueled by an amazing group of contributors as well as an incredible following of music lovers that support what we do.
(First WillToRock Review: Udo Dirkschneider – Whisky a Go Go – 1/28/17)
I want to thank the following people for all of their contributions, directly or indirectly as well as all their support through our first year:
The WTR Team: Marie Gregorio-Oviedo, Sheri Hastings, Tara Lakatos, Diane Lynn, Bryan Poor, Teresa Schachtel, Lisa Svelnys
(Diane Lynn’s First Review & Pictures for WTR: Korn – 3/6/17)
Thank you to our Contributors: Jerry Averill (UJN 100 pics), Dawn Belotti (Karais James CD Release Party), Roy Braatz Jr (Reviews & Photography), Eric Frokjer, (Alter Bridge), Gabriela De Los Angeles (Videography), Erin Horlacher (Graphic Design expertise), Lezli Dee Hough (Sound Barrier recap), Patrick Oviedo Jr (Timothy B. Schmit Review), Kimberly Peters (For being at the ready and recommending Dan), AJ Phink (Help with contacts, recommendations and support), Dan Sandy (Reviews & Photography), Joe Schaeffer (Reviews and Photography and Diane), Ann Sunde (Videography).
(Sheri Hasting’s First Review for WTR – Dilana – 3/11/17)
Thank you to all the Promoters, PR Contacts and Media Managers for allowing us to include your artists and events on the site.
(Marie Gregorio-Oviedo’s first “Scene & Heard” post – Vinny Appice – R&R Fantasy Camp – 9/17/17)
Thank you Ken Morton and Jack Lue (Highwire Daze) for your support and assistance.
To the WAY too many to mention photogs out there who have helped me and my team with questions and suggestions… Always Learning… Always Growing…
(Tara Lakatos’ most recent review – Seether – 11/29/17)
Special Thanks to Steve and Kim Ferlazzo at SoundCheck Live, Erik Himel at The Sunset Jam and Lisa Woodard and Adam Mandel at Ultimate Jam Night for always being accommodating and recognizing our site as an important contributor to the local music scene.
(Bryan Poor’s most recent review – 2 Cellos – 9/17/17)
Here are just some of the bands/artists/events we covered in 2017: Accept, Alter Bridge, SoundCheck Live, Seether, L.A. Guns, The Aviators, the Joy Forimidable, Korn, The Yawpers, UFO, Saxon, Jared James Nichols, Dilana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Junkyard, Circus of Power, Doyle, Sound Barrier, Udo Dirskchneider, Cher, Y&T, Tiffany, Ozzfest/Knotfest, Timothy B. Schmit, Scorpions, Megadeth, Kiss, Evanescence, Richie Kotzen, Breaking Benjamin, Quiet Riot, 3rd Annual Ride For Ronnie, Steve Vai, Bryan Adams, Living Colour, Ann Wilson, Roadcase Royale, Yngwie Malmsteen, The Picturebooks, New Kids On The Block, Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men, Otep, Mr. Big, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Don Felder, In This Moment, Motionless In White, Vimic, Last In Line, Garth Brooks, Lynch Mob, Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, Richard Marx, Enuff Z’Nuff, The Dead Daisies, Nickelback, Doro, Santana, 2 Cellos, Foreigner, Cheap Trick, Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Collective Soul, Rik Emmett, Stone Sour, Steel Panther, Theory Of a Deadman, Loudwire Music Awards, Ultimate Jam Night, Michael Graves, Dennis DeYoung, Arch Enemy, Trivium, While She Sleeps, Warrrant, Jack Russell’s Great White, Riverdogs
Thank you for the interviews: Tiffany, Patrick Kennison (Lita Ford, Heaven Below), Margarita Monet (Edge Of Paradise).
(Spotlight Interview with Tiffany – 3/30/17)
We look forward to what 2018 has to offer and commit to bringing you a lot more of the bands and musicians that you love!
Cheers and HAPPY NEW YEAR!