Hotel 44 believes in the phrase, â€śMusic is what we are!!â€ť Having formed in early 2001, Hotel 44 has worked hard to create a unique blend of â€śmelodic, retro hard rockâ€ť with a commercial twist!! Hotel 44 varies their tunes from hard-hitting â€śin your faceâ€ť songs with vocals of raw energy â€“ to soothing and subtle/calming songs that make you think!! Hotel 44 is therefore a band that strongly believes that each song created should be different in their own right, so the crowd and band members are involved in all phases of what makes a great Hotel 44 song. Locating the Hotel â€¦
Hotel 44 retains a Brisbane base but has worked extensively with bands including Melodyssey, Forte, The Tenants and Retrospect throughout South-East Queensland, just to show to audience members that Hotel 44, arenâ€™t just a local â€śgarageâ€ť band. Continuous supports and headlining shows, has resulted in Hotel 44 executing a polished and energy packed performance each time the band hits the stage.
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With powerful drumming, catchy bass lines, powerful/crunch guitars riffs, and a vocal sound that seems to surround the music and the audience with a feeling of power; is what brings this â€śmodern alternative hard rockâ€ť band into a position of prowess and grace. Morgan, Az, Damo and Scotty draw their influences from various corners of the musical spectrum ranging from Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, The Screaming Jets, Virgil Donati, Mike Portnoy, Zakk Wylde, Queens on the Stone Age, Tool, and many more. From this, you can see how Hotel 44 can create such powerful and catchy tunesâ€¦ So in 2004 Hotel 44 has a new line-up, a debut EP (7th CYCLE), and is now set to bring the ROCK back into the Brisbane and beyond LIVE scenes. If you have witnessed Hotel 44 before â€¦ beware â€“ as you will now not know what to expect from a band that continually evolves â€¦
Rhythm & Lead Guitars/Backing Vocals - Az
Vocals - Morgan
Drums/Percussion - Scotty
Bass - Damo