Angel Vivaldi / Nita Strauss

Din Productions Presents

Angel Vivaldi / Nita Strauss

Jacky Vincent

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Scout Bar

Houston, TX

$20.00 - $24.00

This event is all ages

Angel Vivaldi
Hey guys, I'm Angel.

I was born on June 13, 1985 in New Jersey.

The timeline goes something like this...

2001: I pick up the guitar at age 15. My teachers: Nirvana, Metallica & Chevelle amongst many others.

2003: I start writing music as a solo instrumentalist after playing in local bands.

2008: Revelations is finally released after years of crashed hard-drives, no money and spending over a year of my life homeless. It does well enough to catch the attention of 40 Below Summer; we join forces with members of FLAW to create Black Market Hero.

2009: The Speed of Dark is released in October. I continue to perform tons of dates with both Black Market Hero and AV. After two years with BMH, I leave and begin to write my next solo record.

2011: Universal Language is released. This begins my working relationship with Will Putney/The Machine Shop who produced, mixed and mastered it. The album was very well received with much, to my surprise, critical acclaim.

I begin writing for Away With Words Parts 1 and 2.

2012: I'm approached to join Vext, a supergroup consisting of Tommy Vext (Divine Heresy, SNOT) and members of Mutiny Within (including my drummer Bill Fore). We write and record our debut release titled Impermanence. We shoot a video at New York's Beauty & Essex with a mighty fine lady. We started to play out often, many dates with AV on the same bill. We had an absolute blast, however, when it came time to sign deals your homeboy just wasnt ready.

2014: Away With Words Part 1 is crowd-funded, released and again produced by Will Putney and Randy Lebeouf at The Machine Shop. I document the experience in a 4 part video documentary. I come back with a humdigger of a video for the song ".. _ _ _" (Two). I embark on my first out of state tours. I shoot another video for ". _ _ _ _" (One).

I lose my best friend, Rich Forcellati to ALS in December of 2014. Losing him was such a wake up call; I realized that the only thing worst than living with regret was to die with it. So 5 months later....

2015: I quit my day job, put all of my trust in my fans and headline my first full US + Canada tour.
Nita Strauss
Nita Strauss
Los Angeles born guitarist Nita Strauss has become a force to be reckoned with in the music world, dazzling audiences across the US, UK, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa, and sharing the stage with a diverse range of artists including rock legend Alice Cooper, R&B star Jermaine Jackson, early MTV darlings Femme Fatale, video game supergroup Critical Hit and popular tribute band The Iron Maidens. Her skill, exuberant stage presence and love for all things about her instrument have earned her a stellar reputation and endorsements from many top companies.

Nita has been featured in many worldwide print magazines and on dozens of albums, trailers, and soundtracks, including Heroes Of The Storm (Blizzard) and Grammy-nominated Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Konami/ Platinum Games); and is the author of the Premier Guitar column “Drop Dead Shred”. Nita was also the official in-house guitarist for the LA KISS, the arena football team owned by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS. She is one of the most sought after clinicians in the industry and has done extensive clinic tours across multiple continents. Her consistent touring schedule has shown her to play in front of over a million audience members per year consistently for the past several years.

In 2017 Nita launched her original band, We Start Wars, and classic metal cover band The Starbreakers. She is also touring with Alice Cooper and working on instrumental solo material.
Jacky Vincent
Jacky Vincent
English Guitarist

January 23rd, 1989
Portsmouth, England
Venue Information:
Scout Bar
18307 Egret Bay Blvd
Houston, TX, 77058