BULLETBOYS Join Forces With SONGVEST To Give Fans A Chance To Invest In Band's Music

April 27, 2024

BULLETBOYS have made a name for themselves with their loud guitars, boisterous vocals, and shredding solos. Now, the band is blazing a new trail as they join forces with SongVest, giving fans a chance to level up with an opportunity to invest in the music.

The band's current lineup features founding member, vocalist Marq Torien along with guitarist Ira Black (LIZZY BORDEN, METAL CHURCH, DOKKEN),bassist Brad Lang (Y&T) and drummer Fred Aching (POWERFLO). Teaming up with fan investment platform SongVest, the BULLETBOYS offer music lovers the ability to purchase fractional royalty shares in two new recordings. Melophiles who purchase various amounts of shares will unlock access to signed memorabilia, online experiences, and even a private acoustic performance.

"We wanted to offer our fans more than just another t-shirt and poster," explains Torien. "BULLETBOYS fans have been inspiring us for over 35 years, and 'Smooth Up' was the catalyst for all of that fandom. When we first engaged in a conversation with SongVest about our catalog, their CEO just said, 'Empower your fans with ownership. They've earned it.'"

In addition to a re-record of "Smooth Up", BULLETBOYS are also offering shares in their hard and heavy cover recording of Frida's 1982 hit "I Know There's Something Going On", a song that reached No. 1 in Belgium and Switzerland and peaked at No. 13 on the U.S. charts.

"I have been a longtime fan of ABBA and singer Frida and have always wanted to cover and put our twist on this song," shares Torien.

"Phil Collins produced the original song; I wanted to stay true to his drum sound and style. I feel like I achieved this in the production, and in the end, we also made it sound like a modern BULLETBOYS song," says Black.

Fans can currently reserve SongShares at this location. Reservations close on May 8 at 8 p.m. EDT, after which the SEC qualification process begins. Fans who reserve shares will have the first chance to purchase their SongShares, and if there are any shares left, they will go on sale to the general public.

"SongVest is excited to work with BULLETBOYS on these two songs," notes CEO Sean Peace. "Rock fans are some of the most diehard and activated, always looking for ways to connect with their favorite bands. SongVest allows the BULLETBOYS and their fans the ultimate ownership in the music they love."

SongVest is on a mission to democratize music investing. They are the first music marketplace to offer unprecedented access to purchase fractional shares of music royalties from your favorite artists. Learn more at www.songvest.com.

BULLETBOYS formed in 1988 at the very peak of the Los Angeles glam metal movement. As a collection of talented musicians, BULLETBOYS were able to quickly capture the attention of music fans around the world. Unlike other rockers of the day, the BULLETBOYS possessed more hard rock-blues fusion than pure hair metal. Thanks to comparisons to the likes of AEROSMITH and VAN HALEN, talent scouts came running and the band quickly received their first major label contract.

BULLETBOYS' self-titled debut was released in 1988 via Warner Bros. and peaked at number 34 on the Billboard 200. The album spawned two hit singles, a cover of the O'JAYS classic "For The Love Of Money" and "Smooth Up in Ya", both of which charted on the Mainstream Rock chart and saw regular airplay on MTV. BULLETBOYS went on to release two more albums, 1991's "Freakshow" and 1993's "Za-Za", before splitting up.

The new BULLETBOYS lineup made its live in January 2022 at RokIsland Fest in Key West, Florida.

In June 2022, BULLETBOYS released the official music video for its latest single, "Holy F*ck". The track, which was written by Black and Torien, produced and mixed by Black, and mastered by multi-Grammy Award-winning mastering engineer Howie Weinberg, was made available via Rock Avenue Records USA. The clip was co-produced and co-directed by Black and Arron Kinser from Studio Vista.

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