Band to rock stage with Alice Cooper
Group supporting legend
They work for the Student Loan Company – and school’s definitely out for this pair of musicians who are supporting rock legend Alice Cooper.
Jason Minto and Graeme Craig are part of the quartet Neon Hurricane, who formed in 2015. And they will be warming up the Birmingham Arena for Alice Cooper – whose biggest hit is School’s Out – after a nothing-tolose email enquiry to the promoters.
Vocalist Hamilton, Jason, from said: “I was amazed when we were invited to play as part of the Fire Stone tour, warming the crowd up in the arena before Alice Cooper hits the stage.
“We can’t wait for the gig at the Arena in Birmingham. It’s the biggest we’ve played and it could lead to a slot at the Download Festival.
“Alice Cooper is a rock legend and it will be a privilege to get the crowd ready for his performance.”
The band have been making a name for themselves playing gigs around Glasgow and festivals, and have received hundreds of hours of airplay on US and UK radio.
They will now travel to Birmingham to play before Alice Cooper takes to the stage at his gig on Tuesday, November 14,
Lead guitarist Graeme Craig, from Shettleston, formed the band with Jason after they met at the Student Loans Company in Glasgow.
They were later joined by drummer James Minto, from Hamilton, and bassist Chris Glynn, from Paisley.
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Graeme explained how the opportunity came about: “I emailed the promoter purely on spec to see if they would consider promoting or hosting unsigned bands.
“In May we got a response asking if we fancied playing as part of the Fire Stone tour and warming up the crowd in the arena before Alice Cooper hits the stage. We couldn’t believe our luck.
“I was meant to be flying to Florida on Sunday on holiday but I cancelled it for this – it’s just too big to miss.” Jason added: “When Graeme emailed the promoter to see if they would consider promoting or hosting unsigned band, I didn’t think for a minute we would get a response.”
The boys describe their music as classic rock and say they are influenced by Queen and Aerosmith.
You can catch Neon Hurricane’s next Glasgow gig at The Box in Glasgow on Saturday, December 16.
Go to their Facebook page at www.facebook. com/neonhurricaneuk for
Neon Hurricane Vocalist Jason Minto (from Hamilton) and lead guitarist Graeme Craig met while working at the Student Loans Company
Rock legendalice Cooper on stage. Inset Neon Hurricane’s logo