VHF is the band featuring guitar virtuoso Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake, Night Ranger, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Cher, Rock of Ages Broadway) on guitar, the fretless monster, Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder, Kenny Wayne Shepherd) on bass, and 4 x published author, master of the groove, Todd “Vinny” Vinciguerra on drums.
The band recently signed to Golden Robot Records, and they are set to re-release their 2014 album Very High Frequency digitally and via CD on June 25th. Unparalleled musicianship and mind-blowing composition greets you with VHF!
VHF’s music is created from the bottom up – that is, the drums are the creative force behind the band.
The final piece contains parts by each musician uniquely composed, completely independent of each other, and done with complete artistic freedom by each musician.
The sound of the band varies from piece to piece, but it is a combination of ethereal trippy sounds and driving rhythms, enticing the listener to create a picture or movie to play out in their mind.
“All musicians involved get to stretch their musical muscle and simultaneously showcase their abilities. ‘Shattered Insomnia’ opens the album and has an infectious energy; each instrument clearly is audible. ‘Whispers of the Soul’ is built around a Middle Eastern melody, which is prominent throughout the song. The guitar, drums and bass lay down a constant groove to keep your head bobbing. ‘Suspended Animation’ is like a Led Zeppelin composition, with a Steve Vai-ish trippy thing going on, mixed in with classical guitar runs. ‘Conception to Death’ (For 8 guitars) is another mind-bender. Very High Frequency is a trip of sonic explorations.” – John Kindred, Hard Rock Haven.net