The Bonfire story dates back to 1994 when they were started out as High Voltage: A Tribute to AC/DC and they sent electric shock waves through Rochester and the Upstate/Western New York Region. This ride lasted 18 hard rockin' years. But one of the undeniable laws of life is that all good things must come to an end, and that day had arrived for High Voltage in March of 2012. The run was extraordinary, we rode down many highways, played many shows, stopped at all the by-ways, and played a ton of rock-roll. We'll tell ya folks it was more fun than it looked! We made many friends and fans along the way that continue to support us. "And we thank you!"
An era had ended...and from those High Voltage sparking live wires came a fire, a BONFIRE, our new AC/DC tribute band. BONFIRE (formed in 2012) is led by former High Voltage members: Donnie B. Angus on lead guitar, Lee Starr on bass guitar. The band's original vocalist was Vincent "Bon" Michaels from 2012 - 2015 and he has chosen to retire from the music business. Currently on lead vocals is Dan Mayer, a prominent vocalist for many years in Rochester, NY.
Now in 2016 BONFIRE is ready to rock and has chosen to change it's format from playing only the "The Bon Scott Years". We have decided to expand and add into our vast set list many of the songs from the "Back in Black" album as well as some other well chosen Brian Johnson era tunes to balance the set list to be more in line with what the real AC/DC is playing currently.
BONFIRE continue's to recreate and focus on the great guitar rock, heavy blues sound and tones that was present on those first 5 classic AC/DC albums and beyond. AC/DC's timeless music is still prominent and very influential today to a countless number of popular rock artists. No other tribute band that can match the fire and intensity to recreate that "AC/DC" sound like BONFIRE.
BONFIRE offers an energetic full live stage show featuring Donnie B. Angus in his Angus school boy outfit playing his Gibson SG guitar through the classic Marshall Amps for that precise Angus sound. Lead vocalist Dan Mayer delivers both Bon Scott & Brian Johnson vocals with vigor, power and is a fantastic front man. Rounding out the BONFIRE line up are Kenny Romer/Michael Dell O'llio on rhythm guitar and Rick Sheldon on drums. Come on out and feel the heat at a BONFIRE show and most of all...keep ringin' those HELL'S BELLS and LET THERE BE ROCK!
See you soon at show near you rockin' the house with BONFIRE.