Witchazel is BACK in 2019 - RE-ROCKEN the 80s!
A Canadian rock band that rolled out of Edmonton Alberta in 1985, led by Sherman Von Riesen (Friesen). They were one of the hardest working club acts from Ontario to Vancouver Island until their breakup in 1991. Over their 6 years, they had some of the best players and hardest rockers in the biz performing 6 days a week... week after week. They covered bands such as Queen, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and AC DC, the Cult, Judist Priest just to name a few.
From the beginning Witchazel wrote, recorded and performed their own material live. After releasing their 45’ record in 1987 with Bad is Better and Don’t Turn Your Love Away they gained even more momentum, breaking the west coast music scene. In 1989 they signed a professional management contract and started receiving record label interest. At that time they also moved their home base to Vancouver and completed multiple studio projects, their most successful being a project with producer Ray Harvey (guitarist with Kickaxe). When Tushfest asked them to reform for TushfestX Sept 8, 2018 in Edmonton, the hunt began for the ‘LOST HAZEL TAPES’. With the help of Razor Ray the remastering began and a greatest hits CD is now available at live shows and at www.witchazel1985.ca -50% of all profits from the CD are donated to the Canadian Cancer Association.
With the originals songs now out there at long last and new ones coming it’s a live show you can’t miss... get the limited edition copy today!
RE-ROCKEN the 80s
Witchazel’s new line up for 2020 is:
Sherman Von Riesen- Lead Vocals, Guitars.
Steve Crane- Guitars, Vocals.
Burke Ehmig- Guitars, Vocals.
Chris Murreydriver- Drums, Percussion, Vocals.
Tom Zillich- Bass, Vocals.