The WHITEWALLS are a band that personifies the word “enigma”. The mystery is rooted in it’s origin because it’s really just four friends that like to get together and jam and enjoy each other’s company as if they were family. They book local shows in Rockland County, NY as a means of bringing together friends and family to enjoy a night out together. Where it starts to get a bit mysterious is the obvious musicianship that eminates from these small stages in relatively small venues. People in the audience… particulary those that don’t know the band and just happen to be there, are left speechless and in awe, because they tend to question their eyes and ears as the professionalism pours from the stage. What are these guys doing in a place like this? Once the band takes a break and mingles with the crowd, it’s always the same reviews. People are left stunned and speechless at what they have just experienced.
Rockland County legend, Jimmy Hosty, made a name for himself back in the 80’s as the lead-singing, energetic front man of the northeast rock band, Split Sydney. So much so, that when SKID ROW was being formed and JON BON JOVI and JOE LYNN TURNER were trying to help launch that band, it was Jimmy that was called by Jon and Joe. Jimmy turned it down to stay near his young children and beautiful wife, but… these kinds of stories have continued for decades. From the likes of VITO BRATTA of WHITE LION or ALICE IN CHAINS… Jimmy has always been on the minds of rock bands in need of a singing front man. Several iconic, world famous rock bands got their start opening for Jimmy.
Add in guitarist Nunzio Signore and Kevin Humphris, both currently performing together with “FOUR STICKS – The Music of Led Zeppelin”, this band has global performing and recording experience with some of the biggest names in music.
Longtime friend and drummer extraordinaire, Tibor Bodnar, lays down a groove and lights up the room with his infectious smile and personality. Tibor Bodnar is a drummer with 33 years of professional experience. As Budweiser sponsors, his band Lifespeed spent 21 years playing up to 200 shows a year, entertaining the premier venues of the east coast.
His band Sect. 8 had received much attention for their album “88 cm Kanonne” as well as their many EP’s. Tibor studied with jazz legend, Joe Morello, as well as, master teacher, Sonny Igoe. And it shows.
Suffice to say, even though these guys are getting together casually to make music for fun, there is no shortage of talent here and this casual, family-style atmosphere has become a phenomanon all it’s own. A WHITEWALLS show is a unique experience that has been a very well kept secret until now. Raydar Entertainment can now share the secret and THE WHITEWALLS can bring their show on the road to a venue near you.