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As one of the longest running hard rock/heavy metal bands in the Rochester area, Wilkes Booth can trace its origins back to 1994, when founding member and guitarist Dave Wilkes Booth returned after a 7 year stint playing the prestigious sunset strip in Hollywood, California.

Within a year Dave had assembled a high energy band consisting of vocalist Bobby "Rocker" Fredericks, bassist Jason Carter, and drummer Mike "Oxbig" Fittos. This lineup played live extensively and subsequently recorded their debut cd Blows U Away in 1996, which has since sold internationally as well as received airplay throughout the world on terrestrial and Internet radio.

Wilkes Booth have been unrelenting in their passion for a classic hard rock sound. They have ignored trends in favor of playing firey covers from such artists as Aerosmith, Black Sabbath and Metallica to Motley Crue, Poison and Van Halen to name a few. The Wilkes Booth original material is written and played in the same passionate vein as well.

The second cd release from Wilkes Booth entitled
One Night Stand came out in the spring of 2003. Carter was replaced by Kevin Rappenecker on bass, and the same extensive live playing ensued with this album, creating an enormous fan base and furthering the development of this website and numerous related links and connections. As with the first album, One Night Stand has seen its share of international sales and exposure.

Wilkes Booth is truly one of the last over-the-top dirty rock and roll bands from back in the day. Respect the Rock was released Summer 2013, and was the first of all three releases to premiere on Youtube, so the world has been reacting favorably on this latest masterpiece, and the band is currently back in the studio, recording their follow up fourth CD. Keep looged on for further details and show information.


For a complete history of the Wilkes Booth Band visit the Discography Page...
To purchase any of the Wilkes Booth CDs visit the Merchandising Page...
To write to the band: Wilkes Booth P.O. Box 442 Fishers, N.Y. 14453