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“A gritty, bluesy, (rocker) with enough genuine swagger to draw comparisons to Mick Jagger.”
Rolling Stone Magazine
Best known as the singer-songwriter/ front man of the Philadelphia based blues- rock band Cinderella, Tom Keifer, is enjoying continued success and touring in support of his solo debut, The Way Life Goes.
Though he possesses all the fire and brimstone of Rock’s greatest front men, you would be hard pressed to find the versatility and dimension that Keifer brings to a stage.
Whether delivering heart wrenching ballads, such as Don’t Know What You Got ‘til It’s Gone, channeling the soul of the bluesmen of the past with his slide guitar and lap steel, or blowing sax on rockers like “Shelter Me”, Keifer is clearly one of the most unique singers and accomplished musicians in Rock and Roll. Combine that with his new band, Tony Higbee (Guitar/vocals), Billy Mercer (Bass/vocals), Kory Myers (Keyboards/Vocals), Jarred Pope, (Drums), Savannah Keifer (Vocals/percussion/Piano) and Kendra Chantelle (Vocals/percussion), and there is only one possible outcome- A high energy rock show combining all the classic hits of Cinderella with new favorites from The Way Life Goes that will only leave you wanting more.
Formed in 1984 in Blue Island, Illinois, Enuff Z'Nuff soon grew a live following and recorded their first demo songs, some of which would be officially released only much later in their career. The band's first single, "Fingers On It," received some recognition when it was featured in the 1986 cult movie Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.
By 1989, Enuff Z'Nuff had released their first major label offering, a self-titled debut album on Atco Records, with founding members Donnie Vie and Chip Z'Nuff being joined by guitarist Derek Frigo and drummer Vik "Vikki" Foxx.
For their follow-up album, 1991's Strength, the band tried to tone-down their glam image. It was released in 1991 to strong reviews, however, this follow-up album did not sell nearly as well as their first.
The band filed bankruptcy and left Atco Records, but soon after the band was picked up by Arista Records, releasing their 1993 album Animals With Human Intelligence.
This release, much like Strength, received some critical acclaim, but ultimately failed commercially. Before the album's release, drummer Vikki Foxx quit the band to join Vince Neil's solo band. He was replaced by former "War & Peace" member Ricky Parent.
After Enuff Z'Nuff was dropped from Arista, guitarist Derek Frigo parted ways with the band.
Lead singer and songwriter Donnie Vie stopped touring with the group in 2002 to embark upon a solo career.
Enuff Z'Nuff continued to tour in his absence as a 3-Piece with their lead guitarist Johnny Monaco also serving as the band's singer.
In 2004, former lead guitarist Derek Frigo died from an apparent drug overdose at the age of 37.
Another tragedy struck when the band's drummer Ricky Parent lost his long time battle with cancer in October 2007. Parent had been with the band for approximately 13 years.
The newly reformed Enuff Z'Nuff has performed at the Rocklahoma Music Festival in Pryor, Oklahoma in July 2008, on the same bill as Poison's Bret Michaels and Skid Row's Sebastian Bach. Since then, other tour dates have been announced.
Donnie Vie, Chip Z'Nuff, Randi Scott, Tory Stoffregan
1201 East Market Street
Akron, OH, 44305