WillToRock.com‘s Will Greenberg shares pictures and news from Soundcheck Live #85 which featured a wealth of artists performing, among which was Handle Records recording artist Dave Keckhut. Will shares:

SoundCheck Live Take 85 went back to basics…Gone were the Synth Sounds of April and the Epic Jams of May… The June Edition featured 3 Acts of straight up Rock n Roll.

Kicking off the evening in the Local Spotlight slot were TROPE, “a female-fronted, dark-alt rock band” who entertained the Lucky Strike crowd with some progressive, hypnotic “Art Rock”.  The evening’s set acted as a send off for the band before they hit the road with Kings X on their upcoming European tour. The show was hosted by Izzy Presley of the Monsters of Rock Radio Show and podcast.

The performing house band for the night included:

Drums: Randy Cooke – Smashmouth. Ian Gillan, Dave Stewart
Bass: Julia Lage – Kicking Harold, Phoenix Rising, Richie Kotzen
Guitar: Sam Bam Koltun – Budderside, GabrieLa, Faster Pussycat
Vocals: Carl Restivo – Tom Morello, Satellite Party, SSSC
Keys/MD: Steve Ferlazzo – Avril Lavigne, RSO, Nuno Bettencourt

Performing mid show at Soundcheck Live #85 was a group of fellow artists fronted by Dave Keckhut. They began with a performance of Van Halen‘s “Mean Street.” The line-up was Dave Keckhut on vocals, Jay Gore on guitar, Dave Felice on bass and Randy Cooke on drums. House band keyboardist and show producer Steve Ferlazzo then joined the band on stage for a rendition of Rainbow‘s “Long Live Rock And Roll.

Performers for the 3 hour event included:


Patrick Kennison – (Lita Ford, Heaven Below)
Chad Stewart – (Faster Pussycat)
Marty O’Brien – (Lita Ford, Static X, Tommy Lee)
Leah Martin-Brown – (Evol Walks)
Darren Housholder – (Love/Hate,Shrapnel Recording Artist)
Jay Gore – (Michael McDonald, Eddie Money, Glenn Hughes)
Barry Pointer – (Hillbilly Herald, Fuel, The Anatomy, Methods of Mayhem)
Whitney Tai – Solo Artist
Ian Ross – John 5 and the Creatures, Katy Rose
Dennis Gruenling – Nick Moss Band, Blues & the Beat
Logan Nix – John 5 and the Creatures, Katy Rose
Tim Janssens – Composer
Mick Scott – (Villains in Vogue)
August Zadra – (Dennis DeYoung)
Brandon Baumann – (Diamond Lane)
David Filice – (Bono and the Edge, DMC, Richie Kotzen)
Roni Lee – Venus & the Razorblades
Mike Mangan – Glen Hughes
Lynn Sorensen – Bad Co, Paul Rogers
Steve Dawson – (CJ Ramone, Jesse Malin, Bridget Everet)
Paul Higgins – Roni Lee
Scott Koziol – (Linkin Park)
Gabe Maska – (Royal Distortion, Venrez)
Stephen Mills – (Alley Cats LV, Jack Russel’s Great White)
Brittany Bowman – (Melissa Bottlieb)
Huck Johns – (Former Hideout/Capitol Records Artist,Black Robot)
Michael Odabashian – (Kicking Herald, Zander Bleck)
Sammy Burke – (John McCloy Band, Idol X)
David Keckhut – (Made-N-America)
Yohai Portal -(In The End -The premier Linkin Park Experience,The Genders, Secret Black)
Poliana Magalhães – (Dilana)
John Philbrick – Guitarist
Jeff Dewbray – (Knee High Fox, Mad Temple, Boombox Hereos)
Lisa Margaroli – (Lou Gramm, Linda Perry, Jeff Beck)
Annette Marie Frank – (Mvps, LA ALLSTARS)