AUTOGRAPHED GUITARS AUCTIONED FOR HAITI RELIEF FUND
NEXT STOP: LONDON’S ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS IN MAY 2010
A standing-room-only crowd helped cheer on the latest graduates from ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP, held this past week in Los Angeles, with a star-studded show at the Key Club Sunday night (2/28). Rock luminaries like Bret Michaels (Poison), Ace Frehley (KISS), Michael Anthony (Van Halen, Chickenfoot) and Matt Sorum (Guns ‘n Roses, Velvet Revolver), plus 20 other rock stars helped mentor more than 75 Campers from the U.S., Canada and England, all of whom came to Los Angeles to live out their rock ‘n’ roll dreams. For the first time ever, the Camp was filmed for a TV series, produced by Mark Burnett Productions and set to air this summer on VH1 Classic.
At Sunday’s (2/28) grand finale at the Key Club on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip, a packed house partied with rock stars–and like rock stars–as each of the competing bands performed new music they wrote during the week as well as some rock classics. Hosted by ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP founder David Fishof, the evening also saw the auctioning of signed electric guitars for Haiti relief funds.
The next ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP will be held at the acclaimed Abbey Road studios in London, England over Memorial Day weekend (May 25-31) and will include Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Jack Bruce (Cream), Spike Edney (Queen), Mick Ralphs (Bad Company) and Joey Molland (Badfinger) as well as returning counselors Mark Hudson and Kip Winger.
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP does exactly what it says! Regardless of experience, campers are provided with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rehearse and record at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, with some of rock’s most iconic stars by their side. The week culminates in the opportunity to perform live on stage at the world’s most famous rock club, THE CAVERN in Liverpool, where the Beatles first made their name.
The camp is so much more than a ‘meet & greet’ opportunity, it truly provides a full-on rock experience–with 10+ hours of daily jamming with the rock star counselors, meals with celebrity musicians, a CD of the campers’ music recorded at Abbey Road Studios and a DVD of their live performance at The Cavern.
While no experience is necessary, to ensure that all campers get the most out of their week, Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp is introducing a “Masters Program” for more accomplished participants. By submitting tapes/videos ahead of the camp, they can be assured they will be grouped with other musicians of their caliber. The best recommendation comes from participants and counselors alike who return to camp after camp.
For more details on the camp, go to www.Rockcamp.com.