The Thursday before we left for Viva Las Vegas we went to another pre-party at Viva Cantina. The promoter, Karen Mamont (Reverend Martini) had booked a lot of the overseas artists who were playing VLV, plus one legend, Ray Campi! All of this, plus it was free!
The first act up was the Hi-Tones from Russia. They were booked to play VLV so we were really excited to see them. They were backed by Bebo Garcia on slap bass. They were really good and got the crowd warmed up.
Up next was Ray Campi. We love Ray Campi and try and see him whenever we can. He was backed by Rip Masters, who is also great to see. They are true legends!
Ray Campi and I
The Hi-Boys came all the way from Australia. They are on LA's WILD records and they fit in really well with that label. We were glad to get a sneak peak of this artist before VLV. We also got to meet Crystal and the Running Wild who was also booked to play VLV. It was a great rick off party!