Rock n Roll!
Three thousand: the number of bands MACH22 beat out to win Guitar Center’s Onstage with Slash contest. One: epic moment being handpicked by legendary guitarist SLASH after opening for him at the House of Blues, Atlantic City. Bands were judged by SLASH on presentation, originality, creativity, lyrics, and entertainment value, hoping to be awarded a grand prize tour support package valued at more than $30,000. With solid reviews in each category, MACH22 secured the top prize.
While MACH22 has been hailed as “Zeppelin meets Kravitz,” it’s been said that this label is too narrow a vision. “Everything from Aerosmith and Guns N’ Roses,” says Metalholic Magazine, “vibes right alongside Bootsy Collins and Miles Davis, even the Stones. It’s not just in the sound, but in the attitude, presence, and authenticity.”
With tunes that charge across the emotional spectrum set against raw, powerful riffs, MACH22 captures that classic rock feel with a modern rock edge. The MACH22 sound is steeped in classic rock influences with ample amounts of bluesy rhythms, soulful delivery, and that intangible magic missing from so many of today’s cookie cutter cut-and-paste knock-offs.
Opening for SLASH was one epic moment among several in MACH22′s young career. Highlights include performing in front an audience of 75,000 at “Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival,” opening for Steel Panther, Tom Keifer’s hometown solo show, and sharing the stage with Cinderella’s Jeff LaBar. They are currently planning to tour North America to support their yet-untitled debut album.
MACH22 is proud to be part of Rocklahoma 2014! The lineup is SICK! Come see us and a ton of bands all in one weekend! See ya’ll there!