Live Review- Ethan Brosh Brings Conspiracy Tour To Cleveland

If you like Steve Vai, then you are going to love Ethan Brosh !

Ethan Brosh Band
Ethan Brosh Band

Cleveland , Ohio – The Beachland Ballroom played host to a night of legends and legends in the making last night .Ethan Brosh, in direct support  for Ross The Boss ( Manowar) brought his “Conspiracy ” tour to Cleveland and with it proved that true musicianship , talent and hard work pays off in the long run . This is the third time I have seen the Ethan Brosh band and the maturity in the songwriting and the stage performance by all the members proved that this is a well oiled machine.

Ethan Brosh Band , the view from Dan Whitelocks drum throne
Ethan Brosh Band , the view from Dan Whitelocks drum throne

” Conspiracy ” is the third studio album for Ethan and features ” Steel Panther ” member Satchel as a guest on the song ” Tomb of the Gods ” which by chance was the opening song of the night.

Ethan Brosh Band -Giorgio Mongelli on bass guitar
Ethan Brosh Band -Giorgio Mongelli on bass guitar

It was followed up by ” Collision Course ” and ” Road To Victory ” .Ethan is sometimes listed as an East coast shredder , however I think that title is blanketing over the melodic songwriting ability of a mature musician.A very old saying is music is sometimes less is more and Ethan demonstrates the perfect balance.” Space Invaders” and ” Clean Slate ” followed to the cheers of a receptive audience. The songs ” Hitman ” and ” In a Sentimental Mood ” ended the night.  Ethan’s band are  extremely talented in their own right , as they became friends at Berkeley School of Music .

The immensely talented  Nathan Montalvo sharing guitar duties.On the low end Italian native Giorgio Mongelli on bass guitar.Multi-instrument Dan Whitelock on drums and vocals and Ethan Brosh on lead guitar.

To see if Ethan is coming to a city near you or to listen to his work please check out his official  website at   http://www.ethanbrosh.com

Ethan Brosh Band
Ethan Brosh Band
Ethan Brosh Band -Nathan Montalvo on guitar
Ethan Brosh Band -Nathan Montalvo on guitar

Loud N’ Lima Brings Music Icons to The Fans

 Bret Michaels at Loud N " Lima 2017
Bret Michaels at Loud N ” Lima 2017

Lima, Ohio -The unique location of Allen County Fairgrounds played host to a veritable who’s who of musical icons over the weekend to the delight and surprise of many of fans .The list of artists was to numerous to repeat but we did our best to catch the feel and vibe of this wonderful event.The inaugural Loud N’ Lima proved to be a success with the fans so much in that organizers Jake Bame and Eric Schaaf vowed to bring it back next year. I have to be honest was it perfect? , no it was not , no event  is and it will have growing pains ,this was after all their first festival and no one can depend on the weather in Ohio so muddy it was .

 

Dee Snyder Live On Stage
Dee Snyder Live On Stage

I got to the show late just in time to catch Dee Snyder , formerly of Twisted Sister who’s dedication to the American way of life for ” Were Not Gonna Take It ” was awe inspiring.

Steel Panther Live On Stage
Steel Panther Live On Stage

Steel Panther continued to prove why they are a draw and just a lot of fun to be around , except live the kids at home it an adult only show !

3 Doors Down Live On Stage
3 Doors Down Live On Stage

The only 90’s artist on the line up 3 Doors Down , who played some great songs and thanked just about everyone on the planet !

Steelheart Live on Stage
Steelheart Live on Stage

 

The rain came Saturday and so did the mud but the music  continued , with the  Bullet Boys opening the festival .The highlight of Saturday for me was the amazing Steelheart who I have never seen before and I was able to see them perform the songs from the movie ” Rock Star ” one of my favorite albums .The whole band was amazing but to be honest I am biased because Lizzy Borden’s bassist  Marten Anderson was handling bass duties that day and the band sounded super tight .

Kevlar Live on Stage
Kevlar Live on Stage

I slipped over to the side stage and watched the very talented band “Kevlar ” tear it up . This band should have been on the main stage , they are that talented.

Lita Ford Live On Stage
Lita Ford Live On Stage

I really got a kick out of seeing Lita Ford perform as I am huge “Runaways” fan. I was fortunate  enough to be at a private party in California  a few years ago where I saw her and Ronnie Montrose play together .She is a  true class act .

Bret Michaels Live On Stage
Bret Michaels Live On Stage

The big headliner Saturday night was none other then Bret Michaels a fan favorite and all around nice guy.This man goes out of his was to use his celebrity to help people and we salute him.

Love N Revenge live on stage
Love N Revenge live on stage

Sunday came and the day dried up and the rain held off .The Metal Gods were at work. The first band on the bill that morning was Love N” Revenge , great pipes on that singer and a sold band , hope to see them again.

Troy live on stage , what a great smile !
Troy live on stage , what a great smile !

Next up was Troy ,I was not  familiar  with this band but they proved a welcome addition to this mornings set.

Vince Neil live on stage
Vince Neil live on stage

To close out the festivities the organizers brought out the big guns .Mr Vince Neal of Motley Crue , who played a lot of his former bands songs to the delight of many in the crowd .His  backup band was most of Slaughter and that put a huge smile  on my face as Dana Strum is one of the best bassists in music today.

So was it a successful festival? To  paraphrase  Obi Wan Kenobi ” it all depends on our point of view” So from the point of view of a fan, yes it was , great music , good food and a safe  environment  and a place to camp all made this a rewarding experience .I really hope to be back next year and see what they can do with the gloves off , time to  rock ladies and gentleman .