Dizzy Reed & Alex Grossi
with Michael Sean of Bellevue Suite
Thursday, March 1 at 8:30 p.m., Friday, March 2 at 9:30 p.m. & Saturday, March 3 at 9:30 p.m.
Dizzy Reed is best known for his tenure as the keyboardist, pianist and percussionist for the rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he has played, toured and recorded since 1990.
Dizzy continues to record and play live with the current Guns N' Roses line-up, and has now been a member of Guns N' Roses longer than any other member besides Axl Rose. Since he joined the band in 1990, five years after its formation in 1985, he cannot be described as an original member. However, apart from Rose, he remains the only remaining link to the Use Your Illusion era and Guns N' Roses' heyday in the early 1990s.
As a member of Guns N' Roses, Reed has become well known for his keyboard, piano and backing vocal work during live performances, music videos, and on such songs as "Dust N' Bones", "Live and Let Die", "Bad Obsession" "November Rain", "Garden of Eden", "Don't Damn Me", "Bad Apples", "Civil War", "14 Years", "Yesterdays", "Knockin' On Heaven's Door", "Get in the Ring", "Pretty Tied Up" and "Locomotive", as well his contributions to some of the band's new tracks.
When he is not touring or recording with Guns N' Roses, Reed frequently tours with his hard-rock cover band Hookers N' Blow (alongside Alex Grossi). For his work with Hookers N' Blow, Reed was named Outstanding Keyboardist of the Year at the 2007 Rock City Awards ("Rockies"). Hookers N' Blow was also named Best Cover Band.
Alex Grossi has been called one of the hardest working and most sought after rock guitarists in the country.
Alex got his professional start in 1999 with the Boston-based band Angry Salad (performing over 1000 shows), recording music for film (The Smokers), TV (WB’s DC) and making multiple TV appearances.
In 2001, Alex headed to Hollywood where he was chosen to be the lead guitarist and musical director for Aimee Allen. The band toured and recorded for the better part of 2002, then in early 2003, Alex joined up with Hollywood rockers Beautiful Creatures, writing and recording BC’s second record, Deuce.
Shortly after, Quiet Riot front man Kevin DuBrow contacted Alex to join the “Bad Boys of Metal Tour” along with Jani Lane of Warrant and former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler.
And later that year the band Ignite also recruited Alex for an extensive tour of the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America and Australia. Alex contributed guitar to Ignite’s critically-acclaimed release “Our Darkest Days.”
In 2004, Kevin DuBrow came to Alex once more, hand picking him to fill the guitar slot in Quiet Riot. For the next three years Alex toured extensively with the band, playing some of the premier rock festivals of the genre, as well as writing songs that would appear on the band’s last studio release with DuBrow, 2006′s Rehab.
Alex spent 2008 and 2009 touring and recording with with GN’R alumni Steven Adler and Dizzy Reed for their respective solo projects and also participated in the 2009 PRS 20-city road show for Paul Reed Smith guitars, featuring Paul himself, along with Nick Cantanese of Black Label Society, Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge and Howard Leese of Heart among many others.
Most recently, Alex has once again joined up with the newly reformed Quiet Riot. In addition to performing to thousands of fans, Alex has been writing and recording with his new project “Hotel Diablo” as well as “Hollywood Scars,” featuring American Idol finalist and current Quiet Riot vocalist James Durbin.
Quiet Riot’s new album Road Rage came out this last August, and the band continues to tour the world. Says Alex, “I feel that this is only the beginning. I know the best is yet to come and I am truly thankful to be able to do this for a living.”