American Rock Celebration is a hard rock band featuring Dennis Dunaway on bass, Jimmy Kunes on vocals, John “Ratso” Gerardi on guitar, and Russ Wilson on drums. They just released their first single, "Try Me," off of their upcoming EP. Download your copy on CDBaby.com.
About American Rock Celebration
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Dennis Dunaway was a founding member and bassist of the legendary Alice Cooper group who conceptualized and pioneered theatrical rock shows that have influenced arena productions ever since. Dennis co-wrote several of the Alice Cooper group’s nine top-100 hits including “I'm Eighteen,” “Under My Wheels” and “School’s Out.” His distinctive writing and cascading bass is a driving force in THE AMERICAN ROCK CELEBRATION.
The vocal style of Jimmy Kunes resonates with American blues and packs the soulful punch that is demanded in hard, electrified rock. Jimmy has toured internationally with Savoy Brown and Cactus and has two solo albums to his credit: Slow Moving Vehicle by Jimmy Kunes & Love Train and Gate Of All Saints by Jimmy Kunes Band.
Jimmy’s guitar playing compliments his voice seamlessly. And when he steps onto the stage with THE AMERICAN ROCK CELEBRATION, his charismatic energy stirs performances to the highest peaks.
Guitar-master, John “Ratso” Gerardi, is yet another stellar performer, songwriter, and recording artist. Ratso has recorded with Diana Ross and shared the stage trading blistering licks with guitar legends Rick Derringer, Joe Bonnamassa and Eric Johnson. He even got an offer to play guitar for Ozzy Osborne but chose to follow his own career, which lead to the popular Ratso’s Full Blown Blues Band and THE AMERICAN ROCK CELEBRATION. Always true to blues rooted rock, Ratso’s delivery is smooth, yet his guitar playing can get as gritty and down and dirty as it gets.
Russ Wilson hammers his drums with physical conviction and cerebral style. If a song calls for simplicity, he'll make you feel like a bird sailing on the wind. If a song calls for sophistication, you'll feel like you're sipping champagne at the Waldorf. And if a song calls for unabashed primal pounding, don't let the mild-mannered gent fool you. You'll get the fiery power of a well-oiled runaway locomotive.
Russ has a burning passion for everything musical. And because of that, he delivers all that’s great about music directly to the heart of the listener. He brings it home in the great spirit of THE AMERICAN ROCK CELEBRATION.