HEART BY HEART Spin-Off Band

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March 16, 2016

HEART By HEART: Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famers in Concert

Two Shows April 8 & 9 @ Firehouse Arts Center
Pleasanton, Calif.  Classic Rock lives on!  In 2013, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honored the talents and contribution of the original six members of HEART: Ann and Nancy Wilson, Howard Leese, Roger Fisher, Steve Fossen and Mike Derosier. HEART by HEART is Fossen and Derosier, plus Randy Hansen, Lizzy Daymont, and Somar Macek in the new incarnation of the iconic band.

Heart co-founding member and legendary bassist Steve Fossen and Heart’s original dynamo drummer Mike Derosier are proving they still have a lot of love left to give to the music world.

Driven to recreate the songs of HEART, while bringing the essence and purity of the group back to the stage, Fossen notes:  “We don’t consider ourselves a ‘tribute band’ but rather the second generation of HEART. With Mike and me at the helm, we can once again help bring out those musical nuances and ignite the energy within our own band that made HEART one of the most beloved rock groups of our time.”

Reserved seating tickets are $36 – $46.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.firehousearts.org, by calling 925-931-4848, and in person at the Box Office, 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton.  Box Office hours are Wednesday – Friday 12:00 noon-6:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am-4:00pm, and two hours prior to the performance.  Free lot parking is available at all times.

Until it launched last year, HEART by HEART had been incubating for quite a while, primarily as a result of the years of duo performing between Fossen and powerhouse lead vocalist Somar Macek, the renowned Northwest performer.

Steve Fossen: His work on the albums “Dreamboat Annie,” “Little Queen,” “Magazine,” “Dog & Butterfly,” “Bebe le Strange,” as well as several greatest hits and compilations, has been a staple of radio since their releases, selling tens of millions of copies.

Michael Derosier: Mike joined Heart during the recording of Heart’s first album, “Dreamboat Annie”, and is known for having one of the heaviest, most distinctive sounds and quickest feet behind the drums.

Randy Hansen: The guitarist (and actor) is known in Europe and America as the premier ‘Hendrix’ tribute artist. He is also known for his collaboration on the film music for “Apocalypse Now,” which won the Academy Award for Best Original Score.

Final missing link was found with Lizzy Daymont, who does guitar, keyboards, and vocals. “In fact, when I heard Somar and Lizzy harmonize for the first time I had to hide my face because I thought I was going to tear up,” says Fossen. “Even though they’re of course not sisters, they absolutely sing together as if they were.”

With hits like Barracuda, Crazy On You, Magic Man, and Never on the set lists to name just a few, the shows are just not to be missed.

The Firehouse Arts Center is dedicated to inspiring passion through the arts.  The center is comprised of the 227-seat Firehouse Theater, the 2000 square foot Harrington Gallery, classrooms and rehearsal space, the grand atrium lobby, and the famous interior glass bridge.  With world-class performing and visual arts, exciting interactive programs for all ages, and a state-of-the-art venue which opened in 2010, we combine the sophistication of the culturally rich Bay Area arts landscape with the hospitality and intimacy of our own home town.  The Firehouse Arts Center is located at 4444 Railroad Avenue in downtown Pleasanton.  Media:  Jane Onojafe, jonojafe@cityofpleasantonca.gov, or 925-931-4855

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