Slingtown is comprised of seasoned musicians who started as a garage band under the name Wishbox that quickly elevated to an all original rock act that opened for such bands as Montrose, Cheap Trick, Jefferson Starship, Pat Travers, and many more. We were then asked to tour as the Pat Travers Band and did so for two years. After the tour, we decided to change genres to Southern Rock under the name Slingtown, and began opening for a multitude of national acts such as Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Lonestar, Blackhawk, Martina McBride, Rascal Flats, The Outlaws, and too many more to list. At this point, we got picked up to tour as the backup band for Glen Hughes (Deep Purple), Jimmy Jaimeson (Survivor), Alex Ligertwood (Santana), Eric Burden (The Animals), and more. After this tour the band decided to become a Tribute band called Tennessee River, an Alabama Tribute band. The band split and we became Slingtown again, a Southern Rock cover band. We've been playing shows all over the United States and Canada until we lost our Lead Singer to an illness. Shout out to Russ Birtola, our Previous Lead Singer you see in the video, We wouldn't be where we are without him. We are currently auditioning Lead Singers.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Apr 05 2017
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- 54 years
Eagles, Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Outlaws, Luke Bryan, Stray Cats, Johnny Cash, Alabama, Blake Shelton, Three Dog Night, Boston, The Doobie Brothers, Journey....and way too many more to list. Our strength is Vocals, so any band with 4-5 part harmonies...
Members Of Band
P/A: Yamaha LS-9 32 Channel Digital Board w/JBL PRX718XL Subs & PRX715 Mid Range speakers. All Sennheiser in-ear monitor systems & cordless Microphones.
Guitars: Currently, the band has over 50+ Guitars of every model and brand, including some very old collectible guitars.
Drums: 1982 Yamaha Recording Series 9 ply Mahogany 10 piece with all Zildjian K Cymbals. Gibraltar Rack System and a Roland TD-20 Electronic Drum Kit.
Bass: Gallien-Krueger Ampification. Musicman/Fender Guitars
Keyboards: Yamaha CP300 Stage Piano, Yamaha Motif XF7, Korg M1, Horner D6 Clavinet
Young Lovers Track number: 2 Year: 2001 Album: Wishbox Genre: Southern Rock
This song was basically written by the band, and got local air play and an interested label...alas, we merely touched the sky...
Laughin in the Rain
Laughin in the Rain Track number: 1 Year: 2001 Album: Wishbox Genre: Southern Rock
This is from our Original Album Wishbox,,,love the rain sound effects
Still in Love
Still in Love Track number: 3 Year: 2001 Album: Wishbox Genre: Southern Rock
Mark Jones, our previous Guitar Player started this one, and the rest of us rounded it off...this is about a couple deep into a long relationship...
Lowdown Track number: 4 Year: 2005 Album: Single Genre: R&B
This one is from a recording session after the LP, where Lee and Sal wanted to take center stage, as well as a little outside the box recording...We had a great Tabla Player from Afghanistan come in and record the intro...
I'll Be Back Someday
I'll Be Back Someday Track number: 5 Year: 2001 Album: Wishbox
Another track from our LP. Mike Rose, one of our other guitarists had the basic idea on this one about how a guy leaves a girl, but still trying to leave that door open, Men, jeesh!
Somedaze Track number: 6 Year: 2005 Album: Wishbox
Another cut from our LP. This one was about just not having that magic on some days...
Never Been Any Reason
Never Been Any Reason Track number: 7 Year: 2005 Album: Single
This is a cover of a great tune by Head East
Vicious Games Track number: 8 Year: 2005 Album: Wishbox
This is a cut about the Old West mixed with a love triangle...
Lazy Days Track number: 9 Year: 2005 Album: Wishbox
We need more of these...
Don't Cry Track number: 10 Year: 2001 Album: Wishbox
Cut from the original LP, We wanted to get vocal,,,enough said.