Event Details

Benefit show for Patrick Francis of Tora Tora!

Minglewood Hall Presents

Benefit show for Patrick Francis of Tora Tora!

EVERY MOTHERS NIGHTMARE, Roxy Blue, TheShotgunBillys, Zach Myers Band, FEVERTREE, Surrender The Fall, Jeff and Leslie Caughron

Sun, August 21, 2016

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Minglewood Hall

Memphis, TN

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

-      As many of you know, our friend Patrick Francis of Tora Tora has been diagnosed with cancer. He's been off work for several weeks. Looks like he will be off for a few more. So we are throwing a show to help him get back on his feet and feel the love! There will be silent auctions, Raffels and lots of amazing music! Many surprise guests! So come and enjoy the show, donate, and spread the word! Lets make this a huge success!

2:00-2:20 Lance McDaniel, Jeff and Leslie Caughron
2:30-2:50 Surrender the Fall
2:50-3:05 speakers
3:10-3:30 Amy Jamison
3:35-4:15 Fevertree
4:20-4:50 Zach Myers
5:00-5:45 The ShotgunBilly's
6:00-6:45 Roxy Blue
7:00-7:45 Every Mothers Nightmare
7:45-8:15 Auction winners announced
8:15-9:30 Tora Tora
Hosted by Catrina Guttery w/ ROCK 103 Memphis Made


Tora Tora
Tora Tora
TORA TORA is a blues-based hard rock band formed in Memphis, TN in the late 1980s. Band members include Keith Douglas, Patrick Francis, John Patterson and Anthony Corder. TORA has two major releases Surprise Attack/Wild America through A&M Records that promoted five singles and videos (Walkin’ Shoes, Guilty, Phantom Rider, Amnesia and Faith Healer). The band has six independent releases, The Warehouse Sessions, Bombs Away, Miss B. Haven, Before and After, Revolution Day, and most recently a live performance concert Live from Minglewood, in Memphis #ROCKOUTCANCER. Live appearances have been at festivals Rocklahoma, Farm Rock, Rock & Skull and Monster of Rock Cruise. TORA is known for Zeppelin-influenced vocals and classic rock inspired, high energy musicianship.
Every Mother’s Nightmare (updated bio)
Forming in the early 90s, Every Mother’s Nightmare is no stranger to the music scene. After quickly arriving on the Memphis rock scene, word spread about their energy-packed live performances gaining them the attention of Clive Davis (Arista Records). After signing with Arista, EMN became staples on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball with their music videos for “Walls Came Down”, “Love Can Make You Blind”, and “House of Pain”. In mid-2015 EMN released a highly anticipated EP titled Grind recorded with Justin Rimer at CrossTrax Studio in Memphis,TN. Grind includes the first single "Loco Crazy" which features a guest appearance by Zach Myers of Shinedown on guitar with a companion video. The EP also features Wayne Swinny of Saliva on guitar in the opening track titled "Snake".Every Mother’s Nightmare is currently touring the U.S. having recently played M3 Rock Festival (Columbia, MD) and Rock Fest (Cadott, WI).
Roxy Blue
Roxy Blue
Guitarist Sid Fletcher and bassist Josh Weil they met while studying at the Guitar Institute of Technology; The two were then aware of the singer Todd Poole, and decided to form a band with the addition of drummer Scotty T. The Roxy Blue born in Memphis in 1990 by building a reputation around the area of Memphis. They were then discovered by frontman Warrant Jani Lane after the manager of Mötley Crüe Doug Thaler became interested in the band and brought him to a record contract with Geffen Records . Published in 1992 the debut Want Some? He saw in the role of singers different characters known as the lead singer of Survivor Jimi Jamison , Tommy Funderburk of the King of Hearts and Jani Lane of Warrant. The album also included the reinterpretation of The Who's " Squeeze Box " and was produced by the renowned Mike Clink , producer of Guns N 'Roses . The band participated in the same year to a tour in North America with Babylon AD and Wildside . The new musical movements led by the grunge prevented groups like the Roxy Blue to scale your success, and disbanded shortly after. It was one of many hair metal band of the last period were forgotten.

Todd Poole joined the Hollywood Underground project in 1997 and appeared in the homonymous album. Later he founded a project called Rail along with former bassist of Tora Tora Patrick Francis, and later became the drummer and co-founder of the alternative metal band Saliva . The Saliva were then hit by a lawsuit that revealed that Poole had participated in the composition of some pieces of saliva without being accredited. Poole then leave the band. Guitarist Sid "Boogie" Fletcher, now a dentist located in Duluth , Georgia .
Straight out of Arkansas, The ShotGunBillys are bringing a southern, down home, look you square in the eye, approach to today’s music .The SGB's offer a high energy show with a firm friendly handshake that keeps fans feeling welcome and coming back for more. With way more years experience than they are willing to admit to, the SGB's have played music from coast to coast and border to border. These years of running the road, playing show after show, has allowed the SGB's to work alongside some of rock and country's greatest artists. The ShotGunBillys rely on musicianship, years of sweating on stages, and true to life lessons, to produce uniquely honest music that is purposely un-refined, hard hitting, and above all, their own! So if you like “Southern Country Rock-n-Roll!” then come on, buckle up, and take a ride with The ShotGunBillys!
Zach Myers Band
Zach Myers Band
The Fairwell[edit]
The Fairwell is a rock band from Memphis, Tennessee. The band was founded by lead singer and guitarist Zach Myers, a Beale Street based, internationally touring blues artist from age 14. The other band members have changed over the years, with the notable exception of long-time and current guitarist and vocalist Chris Allen, who played and started a fanbase on Beale Street at an early age. Drummer Michael McManus is the most recent addition to the band, having joined in 2008. The group has opened for dozens of major recording artists including 3 Doors Down and Hinder, and has appeared in numerous magazine, radio, television appearances, as recently as March 24, 2008 on CBS televisions "Live at 9".[2]

Zach joined Shinedown as a touring rhythm guitarist in 2005, before becoming their temporary bassist after the departure of Brad Stewart in 2007. In early 2008, he assumed the role of permanent rhythm guitarist. On December 18, 2008 Nick Perri departed Shinedown, leaving Zach to assume the role of the band's rhythm and lead guitarist.[3]

On March 23, 2010, Zach Myers appeared on the cover of guitar edge magazine.

Zach Myers toured with Saliva in 2004 and 2005 filling in for Dave Novotny. In 2011 Zach appeared as guest guitarist at Nonpoint concert playing their hit Bullet with a Name with them. On April 15, 2011 Zach joined Brother Cane as lead guitarist for their reunion show at Dallas International Guitar Festival.
Uniquely Blended Southern Hard Rock

Four years in the making this veteran group of local rockers will be celebrating the release of their debut album Lessons Learned on January 12, 2019 at Minglewood Hall - 1884 Lounge. FEVERTREE consists of lead singer Tim Dills (DOTZ/Johnny Grey), drummer John Patterson (Tora Tora), guitarist Mike Bertoldo (Stiff Richard/Reckless Abandon), and bassist Kyle Reed (Sons of 21). Likened to a good whisky, a wide range of influences and tastes make up their modern southern rock sound.
Surrender The Fall
Surrender The Fall
Savage, Straight-Forward, Dirty, Sexy, Intense, Rock & Roll Wreckage!!! The Debut STF Record, "BURN IN THE SPOTLIGHT!!!" - 13 Tracks about the LOVE, the HATE, the PAIN & EVERYTHING in between! From songs such as "LOVE/HATE MASQUERADE" & "DEEPER INSIDE" to "SOME KIND OF PERFECT" & "40 & 12", get ready to be polarized by LOUD, SAVAGE, GUITAR-DRIVEN riffs-HIGH ENERGY drums & FIST PUMPING Anthems abo
ut Never Giving Up to the Dirty, Sexy Soundtracks of those Intoxicated Nights of Debauchery: So, Get Your MIDDLE FINGERS UP & CRANK THE AMPS TO 11!!!! SURRENDER THE FALL IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT THEM TO BE!!

"We weren't playing around with this record or this band! We wanted to be straight up, honest & in your face with our lives, the record & the rest of the world...and I think we've done just that.", says Cole, the frontman for the 5 piece rock & roll band that's based out of Memphis, TN.

With the same struggles that every band faces; from grinding city to city & paying "the dues" to member changes and style adjustments...The guys in STF continued to "push the outside of the envelope", says Cole (a memorable concept from the old film, "The Right Stuff") in order to create a sound, stage show performance & an overall reputation all their own.

After years of playing shows, DIY touring and being a self-motivated machine, STF joined efforts with Luis Bacardi & the RUMBUM team to push the band to the next level. Soon after showcasing in front of the label for the Official Lollapalooza Afterparty in Chicago, IL,(@ Hard Rock Hotel Chicago) plans were being made for the long awaited, full length STF debut.

STF headed to SONIC RANCH STUDIOS for 5 1/2 weeks to immortalize the album material that would later be titled "BURN IN THE SPOTLIGHT", meaning "get to the place you've always wanted to be in life (your personal spotlight) and fight to stay there!" They teamed up with John Galt Entertainment's Jeffery Pringle (producer) artist/producer Lennon Murphy (of the bands Lennon & Devils Gift) Scotty Smith (producer) & Frank Shooflar (producer) & began production on the record. "Between the strong lyric & vocal melodies and the solid overall work ethic that these guys have, the chemistry was just what we needed to make this record what it has become," says Lennon Murphy, Co-Producer.

This record encompasses everything that we have lived and learned throughout the years. We wanted to capture the intensity of the live show and give you guys "our spin" on life and what it's like to win, lose, love, hate, fuck, fight and feel. It's only our interpretation so feel free to love it or hate it!! For those of you that love it, WE LOVE YOU!!! And those that hate it...plug your ears...we aren't going anywhere for a while!

Venue Information:
Minglewood Hall
1555 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN, 38104