Showing posts with label Tino Gross. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tino Gross. Show all posts

11.18.2015

DETROIT COBRAS HEADLINE FESTIVUS 2015 DEC 19


For 30 years, South Oakland Shelter (SOS) has been ending homelessness for individuals and families in crisis. With an emphasis on homeless prevention, sustainable housing solutions, and career development, SOS implements strategies and programs that provide realistic options for homeless and at-risk people seeking stabilization and self-sufficiency.

http://www.festivustix.com/

Join The Howling Diablos for a Festivus Benefit Concert for South Oakland Shelter Saturday, December 19th indoors at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. Enjoy great music, food & drink, and Festivus fun & games...

* Music: The Detroit Cobras, Howling Diablos and Royal Blackbirds!

* Food & Drink: $4 Detroit beer and cocktails, food trucks and indoors concessions

* Fun & Games: Feats of Strength Competition, Festivus Pole Unveiling, Celebrity Airing of Grievances, and more

* Holiday Market: Festivus T-Shirts, Festivus Poles and Festivus-In-A-Box

The concert is a benefit South Oakland Shelter to support their work with the homeless.
MORE INFORMATION ON EVENT HERE

10.21.2015

HOWLING DIABLOS WITH THE REEFERMEN DEVIL'S NIGHT!


Boo’s Productions Presents!

Howling Diablos Devil’s Night Concert
wsg/The ReeferMen

Hosted by Marc Pasman

Terrifyingly Funky Night of Detroit Rock N Roll!
Costumes Welcome/Prizes/FUN!

FRIDAY NIGHT OCT. 30th
9PM

Mr. B’s
215 S Main St (Downtown)
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 399-0017

6.28.2015

DETROIT LEGEND:TERRY "THUNDER" HUGHLEY HAS DIED


We are so sorry to hear of Detroit's great Drummer Terry Thunder Hughley's passing from a terrible Asthma attack...Thnnder was a wonderful man and musician extraordinaire....RIP TTH.... our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Deborah Hughley, family, friends and legions of fans....Retro Kimmer

Terry "Thunder" Hughley had been a professional drummer since receiving a Drum set on his 16th birthday. He has had the pleasure of working with some of the best names in the music business.

Names like; David Ruffin, 5 Special, Enchantment,The Dramatics, The Platters, L. J. Reynolds of
The Dramatics (Key To The World Tour), New Birth,Little Carl Carlton, Don Was, Mitch Ryder, Black Merda, Bobby Franklin's Insanity, The Drifters, The Coasters,Kim Weston, Ali Ollie Woodson of the Temptations,and even Pro Boxer Larry Holmes just to name a few.

Currently played with The Sun Messengers, playing for The Detroit Pistons & backing such artists as Sir Mack Rice,The Original Falcons Reunion with Eddie Floyd at the Chicago Blues Festival, Earl King, James Thunderbird" Davis, Johnnie Adams, Martha Reeves and many more.

The Sun Messengers also had the pleasure of opening up for Jay Leno for 2 nights at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

For the past 4 years Terry had been the Host drummer for“The Don Was Super Sessions” at the Concert of Colors.

Terry is also was an aspiring Blues singer performing overseas at The Prestigious Lucerne Blues Festival in Switzerland, The Utrecht Blues Festival in The Netherlands &The Lionel Hampton Club in Paris, France.

Terry’s voice also can be heard on TV & Radio commercials for Toyota Trucks, James Martin Chevrolet-Buick, Mr. Allen's Shoes, & Betty Crocker Cakes.

How do you say goodbye to one your best friends?...You don't. You say 'I'll see you later buddy'. That is what I'm saying to my beloved Terry Thunder Hughley. I'm gonna miss our talks, your shoulder to cry on, the wonderful hugs we shared and of course your simply amazing talent on the drums. You are gone in the flesh my friend but alive in many hearts every day including mine so....I'll see you later buddy. I love you so much. Debra, I hold you close in my heart. Tosha Owens

So devastating to hear of the passing of Terry Thunder Hughley! No better man has ever played drums or sang from the heart in the City of Detroit, the place he loved most. Terry's passing coming right on the heels of Garfield and has to teach us to love these great musicians! I found this video of 'Having A Christmas Party' which features both Terry Thunder and Garfield, along with Thornetta, RJ, Johnny Evans, Paul Carey, and more. RIP Terry Thunder you will always be loved...Tino Gross





12.03.2014

FUNKY D RECORDS TO PRODUCE DETROIT'S LONGNECK STRANGLER!


There’s no simple way to label Longneck Stranglers’ sound. Their grungy, sometimes psychedelic, guitar riffs paired with hard-hitting drums and that good ‘ole southern harmonica yield a rockabilly-roots rock that would be just as at home at a honky tonk as it would in a grimy hole-in-the-wall in downtown Detroit.



Their hodge-podge style is no happy accident but is very likely the product of the boys’ hometown of Hazel Park, Michigan - aptly dubbed “Hazeltucky” because of the several residents, transplants from Kentucky, that brought with them their love for southern music. Pair that with the influence of neighboring Detroit Rock City and you’ve got Longneck Strangler.

As lead singer, Ricky Lentz, explains, “We’re at a crossroads where fans of both rock and country can meet.” Although they frequent the festival scene, at their core Longneck Strangler is the great American bar band.


Their name is, in fact, a euphemism for drinking a beer. A name that became so associated with grabbin’ a cold one that the boys have their own limited edition brew for fans to “strangle.” Give one listen to their upcoming full-length album, Home (release date 12/12/2014), to see how far the boys have come since their first EP, My First Rodeo, in 2007.

Guitarist Rick Browarski, the predominant songwriter of the band, writes his best stuff when pulling from real life, and there’s no doubt this album is shaded by mature themes like family and real love, while keeping just enough of those rambunctious beer-bar tunes the band was founded on.


Lentz’s deep, pure baritone vocals, ooze from the speakers, creamy as velvet, with moments of contradictory gruffness that are only more alluring, like a recently-shaved beard on an otherwise smooth face. The rest of the band, including drummer Jeremy Kanouse and bassist Kevin Davis, form the backbone of the music, delivering gospel-tinged blues, Opry-licious Americana, beer-soaked ballads and everything in between.

“We’re a country band that plays rock and we’re a rock band that plays country,” Browarski said. We’ve always been neither and both.” Longneck Strangler sit comfortably at their crossroads, a genre-spanning group, that can relate to fans on both sides of the tracks. When struggling to define their sound, just call them American music.

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2.25.2014

★NEW VIDEO★ HOWLING DIABLOS: PLAY HOUSE BLUES


Howling Diablos bring a 'Detroit Meets Mississippi' Groove to 'Play House Blues'- Inspired by John Lee Hooker and Dedicated to RL Burnside- Produced by Tino Gross for Funky D Records 2013. Tino-vocals/guitar, John Evans-Harp, Erik Gustafson-guitar, Mo Hollis-bass, Johnny 'Bee' Badanjek-drums, Sam DiCaro & Carley Hartwell-back vocals...and featuring 'Hurricane' Carter-spoken word... Live footage@ Fillmore/Detroit by Bette Chapelle---Available On ITunes:

2.03.2014

SNEAK PEAK! HOWLING DIABLOS: GOOD GOOD VIBES!!!


Here's an advance peek at the new Diablos single off 'Return Of The Funk Hand' LP It's called 'Good Good Vibes' ...and it's a love letter to groovy rock n roll Detroit kids everywhere!!!!

Tino and the Diablos hard at work....working them good good vibes......


1.23.2014

JAPANESE NEWS TEAM INTERVIEWS TINO GROSS OF FUNKY D RECORDS

 
 Tino Gross with the Japanese News team

Tino Gross owner producer of Funky D Records is the most tireless team leader of Detroit Rock n Roll.  His faith and energy to promote and nurture all that is great about the music of Detroit, led a Japanese news team to find him and feature his recording artists in a news story. We translated the page for you to get an idea of what their focus was...Nothing Stops Detroit.... Go Tino Go!

1.02.2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TINO GROSS THE FUNKY D!

TINO GROSS

Tino Gross promotes everyone else...rarely if ever.. talks about himself.. He works tirelessly promoting new bands, the city, his friends and puts in countless hours in the studio..Here is a little tip of the hat to a great man and a Detroit gem...


Here's a treat video clip: ' Green Bottle' -Howling Diablos 
Headline Sold-Out Show at Fillmore (State Theatre) 
You'll recognize many of our Detroit Pals in this one!!!


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