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.
Skip Moore's band mates joke that his birth was suspiciously near the time of the aliens' crash in his hometown of Roswell, NM. Joining The VooDoo Hawks in 2012, he brings his inimitable keyboard skills, harmony vocals and jazz influences to the group. A veteran of the US Army Band, he spent his formative years soaking up sounds of The Beatles, Hendrix, Gershwin, Steely Dan, Yes, Tower of Power, Chicago, and CSNY.
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.
Paul Moss rounds out the band's lineup with his rock solid abilities on drums, recently joining in 2015. From New Orleans, his unique style adds much to the band. Citing his influences as Alex Van Halen, John Bonham, and Ian Pace, he puts the final touch to the powerhouse rhythm section of The VooDoo Hawks.