WILKIE JAY AND THE HEAT
Friday, February 21 | 8PM
Wilkie Jay and the Heat was brought together by the rock & roll cosmos aligning at the right time to bring founding members Wilkie Jay (lead vocals/rhythm) and Tony T. (vocals/lead guitar) together in the early part of 2015. The two hit it off immediately finding that the harmonies were instantly in sync and the smooth shred style licks along with the acoustic rhythm blended nicely together.
After several performances and opening for national touring act Stoney Larue and other similar national touring artists the direction was aimed more towards rock and roll but needed to find the right players.
Through trials and tribulations of finding the right people and the right sound the Heat was complete after finding current members Chris Cupp (drums) and Tyler Horton (bass) in the late summer of 2016 after watching them perform with a band and also at local jam sessions. With the solid rhythm section completed, the change to rock and roll with the right selection of songs began. We decided that instead of what do we enjoy playing, we wanted to play what you the reader and listener wants to hear along with us enjoying the music also!
Now that the Heat is rolling you’ll be able to catch performances at your local venues and casinos. You will be tapping your toes, dancing, and singing along to your favorite rock and roll tunes from Van Halen, the Who, Queen, Gin Blossoms, Eddie Money, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty, Green Day, Escape Club, Kenny Loggins, the Wallflowers, Bush, Mountain, the Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, CCR, Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, Dire Straits, and many many more.
Rock and Roll!