Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Yayo, 16-year-old guitarist, begins tour Friday


It is not uncommon for an artist to spend years yearning to meet and play music alongside their idols regardless of the level of success that they achieve. This is not the case with Austin, TX guitar sensation Yayo Sanchez.

At just 14, Sanchez was playing guitar at the Rock N’ Roll Fantasy Camp alongside long time Kiss guitar player Bruce Kulick who would eventually play on Yayo’s first EP The Demos that was released in 2008.

Now 16 years old, he has also jammed with idols Slash and Paul Stanley while citing other influences from Metallica to Thin Lizzy to Motely Crue. With influences like these it should come as no surprise that Sanchez has crafted a sound that catches listeners’ ears immediately with his guitar playing and keeps them interested by embodying the rock n’ roll spirit.

Despite so many achievements at such a young age Sanchez has missed out on one major part of rock n’ roll until now – the road. Sanchez’s band that simply goes by his first name YAYO and also features Aaron Altounian (guitar/bass) and Peyton Burns (drums) is set to embark on its first ever tour kicking off on May 1 in San Antonio, TX.

The tour has been dubbed the Wreckless Tour 2009 and will feature YAYO as well as Brake Vegas on all dates. The tour will take YAYO through the western United States and through such touring staples as Seattle, San Francisco, and, of course, a home town show in Austin.

With regards to the Wreckless Tour 2009

Yayo says, “What I’m looking forward to most about my first time on the road is getting to meet fans and gain new fans.”

Yayo views this tour as only the beginning of what he hopes will be a long and successful career.

“It would be great to play music for a living,” he says, “we don’t have to be millionaires, but if we can live comfortably that’d be a killer achievement.”

Wreckless Tour 2009 (all dates with Brake Vegas)

Friday, May 1 – Dixie’s – San Antonio, TX
Saturday, May 2 – Steel Penny – San Angelo, TX
Sunday, May 3 – Headhunters – Austin, TX
Wednesday, May 6 – ABC Sportscenter – Ada, Oklahoma
Friday, May 8 – Titty Festivity – Boulder, CO
Sunday, May 10 – The Dawg Pound – Salt Lake City, UT
Monday, May 11 – Ryan’s Saloon – Reno, NV
Thursday, May 14 – Gusto’s – Boise, ID
Friday, May 15 – The Bit Saloon – Seattle, WA
Saturday, May 16 – Tracey’s Place – Everett, WA
Monday, May 18 – Red Room – Portland, OR
Wednesday, May 20 – Rockit Room – San Francisco, CA
Thursday, May 21 – Whiskey A Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
Saturday, May 23 – The Gypsy Lounge – Lake Forest, CA
Monday, May 25 – The Radio Room – San Diego, CA
Thursday, May 28 – 4 Aces Bar – Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, May 30 – Blooze Room – Phoenix, AZ

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Anonymous said...

I love this band!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mickie said...

There you go, readers, what more do you need? Now, get out and see Yayo!