Gary Hoey

Played 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019

About Gary Hoey

World renowned, rock guitarist, Gary Hoey prepares to record his follow-up album to “Deja Blues,” which will be on The Mascot Label Group. “I’m very excited to be on a guitar-driven label that has some of the greats that I admire like Warren Hanes, Robert Cray, Steve Lukather, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Johnson, and many more. I’m working on some surprise guests to play on the album with me because that’s what the blues is all about.”

Hoey’s first break came in 1987 when Ozzy Osbourne liked Hoey’s tape enough to fly him to LA for an audition. The gig went to Zakk Wylde, but Ozzy recommended Hoey move to LA and felt he would get noticed.  “I remember Ozzy mumbling in his British accent, but I did not understand a word. Sharon said, “You did not get the gig, but move to LA.” So I did. Thanks Ozzy.”

In 1992 Hoey released “Heavy Bones” on Reprise Records (Warner Bros.), a rock vocal album with Frankie Banali from Quiet Riot on drums. In 1993 Hoey recorded his first solo album for Reprise/Warner, the successful “Animal Instinct” album. His cover of “Hocus Pocus” rocketed into the Billboard’s Top 5 Rock Tracks. With a collection of 19 albums it’s no wonder Gary Hoey is listed as one of the top 100 guitarists of all time.

In 1994 Hoey scored the successful “Endless Summer II” soundtrack for New Line Cinema. Other clients have included Walt Disney, ESPN, scoring the music to “California Screaming” (Disney Roller Coaster), as well as songs placed in movies “Office Space,” “Deck the Halls” (Danny Devito), and Beethoven III.

In 2012, Hoey produced and co-wrote, The Queen Of Metal, Lita Ford’s latest release, “Living Like a Runaway,” for SPV/Steamhammer Records to rave reviews. “It was a thrill to work with Lita… She is a true rocker and a pioneer for woman in rock. And lastly, she’s a kick ass guitar player.”

To this day the guitar aficionado continues to tour extensively, endorsing Fender guitars and amps, Monster cable, GHS Strings, and Rocktron to name a few. As Music Director for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, he’s worked with legends like Joe Perry, Roger Daltrey, Yes, blues icon Johnny Winter, Robben Ford, Leslie West, and KISS drummer, Peter Criss. Hoey has toured and traded licks with the likes of Jeff Beck, Brian May of Queen, Ted Nugent, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Peter Frampton and Dick Dale.



What Passengers Think

This was my 5th RLC out of 6 and will be on the next one in 2019. It is the only way to do a cruise and one of the best ways to have an over the top rock ‘n roll experience. There are three venues with shows going on from 10 am to past 12 midnight – every day! Once you’re done for the night, the convenience of your cabin is just steps away. The RLC lineup speaks for itself. There is so much talent, legends and upcoming rockers, on the ship! The people, your fellow rockers, are all there for the same reason – rock ‘n roll! Don’t be surprised if you run into a few rock stars on the elevator or just hanging out watching a show.

L. Kelly, Best Rock'n Roll Experience L. Kelly, Best Rock'n Roll Experience

This was our first RLC, we REALLY wanted to do this one because of Uriah Heep and The Circle. The fact that Steppenwolf, Blue Oyster Cult, and Bad Company were on it also just sweetened the pot. It was our first time seeing Todd Rundgren, Gary Hoey, Quiet Riot, Artimus Pyle and Elvin Bishop, who were all great! We caught parts of some of the other bands and unfortunately some not at all. We didn’t leave the ship at all because there just too much GREAT music!
The artist we met were all very nice. Loved the Meet and Greets. And now we have new bands to follow.
My only complaints ( and they wouldn’t stop my husband and I from returning) were the saving of the chairs with towels, and the staff in the buffet room seemed ill equipped to handle the crowds, which were predictable. Also, I thought the buffet room should have had longer daytime hours, that would have helped with tables not available. But we weren’t there for the food or the destination. We were there for the non stop music. Gary Hoey and the All Star Jam was the best surprise, we didn’t move for 3 hours, didn’t want to miss a second of that great show. Gary was a terrific host.
We will be back! Oh and fun swag too!

Beckie Webster, Terrific Beckie Webster, Terrific