Blending their instruments and vocals with Americana, Blues, Cajun, & Roots Rock, The Voodoo Hawks have become a spellbinding force that cannot be denied. When asked to describe their brand of music they simply call it "Roadhouse Rock & Roll"
Formed in 1998, they averaged over three hundred shows per year and became a mainstay at major motorcycle rallies and A-list music festivals. Their new found popularity placed them on stages playing along with such legends as Blackbery Smoke, Tab Benoit, 38 Special, Leon Russell, Jeff Healey, Dick Dale, Johnny Winter, Marshall Tucker, The Outlaws and many many more. They've built their fan base the old fashion way, on the road & one fan at a time.
Singer songwriter Rikki Dee Hall started his artistic journey immersed in the influences of Gospel, Country, Blues, and Rockabilly in his hometown of Walhalla, SC. At the tender age of five, he played piano at his local church and by his eighth birthday, he received his first guitar as a birthday present. As an adult, he has shared the stage with many of the top bands of the time including The Allman Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad, Savoy Brown, Humble Pie, and Z Z Top to name but a few. After moving to Colorado by way of the US Army, Rikki Dee met guitarist Steve Petrohoy in 1994.
Guitarist Steve Petrohoy began playing in 1969, attributing his influences to Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Dickie Betts, Gary Moore, Vince Gill, and Brad Paisley. Originally from Bethlehem, PA, Steve joined the band in 2013 and brings a soulful touch to their trademark sound.
Every bassist's role is to hold the bottom down, and no one does it better than San Diego native, Chris DeMott. He became a Voodoo Hawk in 2003. With influences ranging from McCartney to Claypool, he brings a hard-edged vibe to the band's blues rock sound. He devotes his talent to the overall sound of the band's recordings as he is also an excellent recording engineer.
Rounding out the band’s line-up is drummer Rosendo Rodriguez. He proudly claims his influences as Don Brewer, John Bonham & Michael Shrieve. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Rosendo has developed his own unique style that adds much to the heart and soul of the Voodoo Hawks. His abilities as a rock solid drummer make a perfect match for Chris’s bass prowess and together they form a powerhouse rhythm section.
Since the band’s formation, they have opened the show for such artists as Blackberry Smoke, Tab Benoit, James Cotton, Dick Dale, Bernard Allison, Leon Russell, Omar & The Howlers, The Derek Trucks Band, Savoy Brown, Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers. The band has performed at such festivals as the Pikes Peak Blues Fest, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Tejon Street Bike Fest and The Colorado Rock & Blues Festival. Together these fine musicians from an incredible musical unit that has been road-tested to a fine-tuned machine.