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Helix

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For over 30 years Brian Vollmer of HELIX has been rocking you and loving it! With 5 gold and 2 platinum albums under their belt, we saw HELIX release there 13th studio album this past year, “The Power of Rock and Roll” on EMI in Canada, Sanctuary in Europe and Perris Records in the USA! Brian Vollmer’s HELIX stands out as a Canadian rock act that has achieved international success and recognition. HELIX’s music is rooted in classic rock and could easily be compared to AC/DC or Aerosmith (you get the idea.) Check it out!….These guys toured Europe with Motörhead in the eighties and were there with Quiet Riot and Whitesnake in LA for the whole heavy metal explosion that brought bands like Judas Priest and the Scorpions into the mainstream! And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. When MTV was first launched, Helix was there with their video of “Heavy Metal Love” which went to heavy rotation! Helix was also there for the inaugural year of MUCH MUSIC in Canada and was the first band to give them commemorative gold and platinum albums. Helix has had some of the most successful rock videos of our time (“Rock You” for example.) This is something that sets HELIX apart stylistically from many other successful Canadian bands who originated from that same era. HELIX was a metal band and they had an American record deal on Capital! WOW! In 2007 Brian Vollmer was visited by MTV CRIBS for an introspective look at the legendary singer’s home of “Planet Helix”. Also in 2007 Brian Vollmer let his fans into his personal life once again with his autobiography “Gimme An R” that spans his childhood to his thrust into the world of rock and roll legends. HELIX’s “Heavy Metal Love” was featured in the Trailer Park Boys Movie and Brian and HELIX performed at the movie premiere as well! Brian also has done a cameo on the Trailer Park Boy’s extras! Brian Vollmer has played every small run down bar to the largest concert stadiums in the world! He has shared the stage with the biggest acts in the world. He has graced the covers of all the biggest Rock and Roll rags in the world. He has been TV Royalty on MTV and Much Music, making some of the most memorable rock videos of our generation. He has been to the mountain and has lived to tell the tale through all the highs and lows. Brian is also an accomplished vocal student(33 yrs.) as well and instructor of Bel Canto (the same singing technique used by Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennet)… (not too many people know that!) Brian and the band continue doing what they do best and that’s performing live and making kick ass records! HELIX are reaching out to its loyal fans and winning over the next generation of head bangers. They have performed with over 200 national recording acts world wide and most recently with Alice Cooper, Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Cheap Trick, Dio, April Wine, Swollen Members, and The Trailer Park Boys.

Mario Circelli

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