Hellbound Hayride were voted to be one of Music Connection Magazine's 1999 top 100 unsigned bands. Their music fuses adrenaline rushing punk and twangin' country with the rhythm of blues, creating a musical experience unlike any other band. Their live performances are all-out, full throttle, get up and move shows. Their past gigs have included local OC venues such as; The Coach House, Galaxy Theater, Linda's Doll Hut and most notably The House of Blues on Sunset Blvd. And The Palomino. Hellbound has played venues as far north as San Francisco's famous Slim's, and as south as San Diego's Casbah. By far Hellbound's greatest thrill has been headlining 1999's Hootenany festival Blue Cafe stage, also featuring Mike Ness and The Reverend Horton Heat, which they have participated in '94 and '98. Their first album 'Sinner' has sold out at record and specialty stores throughout Orange County proving that they have successfully furthered their fan base. Hellbound Hayride have shared bill with the likes of; X, Social Distortion, The Cramps, The Reverend Horton Heat, Brian Setzer, The Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Save Ferris, The Offspring, Merle Haggard and John Fogherty. Eddie Wilson - lead singer/songwriter Formed Hellbound in 1993 Eddie has always been musically driven. 1980 45 Grave (playing the bass) 1982-92 Formed The Long Horns 1993 Formed Hellbound Hayride Influences: Lead Belly, Hank Williams, Marty Robbins, Johnny Cash, Billie Holiday, Otis Redding & Al Green Mike Castellano - bassist 8 years with Hellbound 20 years playing the bass 11 years as a tattoo artist, owns shop in Sunset Beach 'Sharky's' 1987-89 Rhythm Lords with Del Peterson Played lots of open mic gigs Experimented heavily during the past years with punk and various alternative music Influences: Black Sabbath, Neil Young, Frank Zappa, Sex Pistols & John Prine Luis Ramos - guitar 6 years with Hellbound 15 years as a guitarist Influences: Brian Setzer, Danny Gatton & Mike Ness Carlos Jorge Neito - drums 3 years with Hellbound 15 years playing the drums 1986-87 Skeleton Jones 1991-95 The Rave-Ons 1991 The Allmighty Johnnies Influences: 40's & 50's DooWop, Los Relampagos del Norte, Johnny Cash & The Rolling Stones Eric 'EV' Von Herzen - harp 1 year with Hellbound 30 years playing the harp 1985-89 Played with various blues bands such as The Walter Trout Band 1985 Social Distortion - toured with the band on the west coast playing harp, musical credits on their 'Social Distortion' and 'Heaven to Hell' albums 1988-89 Cadillac Tramps - toured with the band promoting their first album on the west coast. 1991-98 Toured the US, Canada and Europe with The Rhythm Lords during the height of their success Various session work with local OC bands, and miscellaneous commercial 'jingle' work Influences: Little Walter, George 'Harmonica' Smith, 'Sonny Boy' Williams, Lester Butler.