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Bad Boy Eddy headlines hard rock fest at Theatre DeVille

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Bad Boy Eddy (courtesy photo)

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From page B1 | June 20, 2014 |

VACAVILLE — Bad Boy Eddy, the headliners of a three-band hard rock show June 27 at the Theatre DeVille, features lead singer Eddy Vega and guitarist Dave Saker, both former members of popular 1980s Bay Area band Ace Diamond.

Ace Diamond broke up, but the songwriting team reunited 15 years later and decided to get together again and jam.

“It was like we never missed a beat. One thing led to another and it all came together,” Saker said. “This time we are a little wiser and not doing all the bad things that go along with being in a rock band.”

Bad Boy Eddy also features guitarist Eddie Nixon, bassist Tim Sanders and drummer Larry Bernal. The band plays 1980s style hard rock/glam metal and, with the exception of the occasional Judas Priest or Y&T tune, they play all originals.

A remastered deluxe enhanced version of their 2012 CD “Over the Top” featuring the hit “Super Sonic Freak” and new song ‘The Chosen Ones” is due to be released July 12 at Vinnie’s Bar in Concord.

While Bad Boy Eddy has fine-tuned its musical chops over the years, the band also pays attention to presentation.

“We still dress up, but the difference is now we don’t put our hair up,” Saker said. “People pay money to see us and they want a show. You can’t just go up there dressed like a farm boy. We starve ourselves all week to get into those leather pants.”

Saker learned to play guitar at a young age, but started out with music that was not necessarily his cup of tea.

“When I was in the first grade my mom gave me an acoustic guitar that was as tall as me, dude,” Saker said. “She would send me down the street to take guitar lessons and this guy would show me ‘Red River Valley’ and ‘Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree.’ ”

Then one day as Saker was walking home for lunch, he passed the school auditorium and saw a mob of girls screaming.

“My best friend Damon was on stage playing ‘Louie, Louie,’ ‘Wipeout’ and ‘Gloria’ in the talent show. I didn’t even know he played guitar,” Saker said. “This whole feeling went right through my body and I knew that’s what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.”

Saker then eyed a Montgomery Ward electric guitar with an amp and proceeded to mow neighborhood lawns every weekend until he was able to purchase it. Then he secretly paid his guitar instructor to teach him how to rock – against his mother’s wishes.

At age 18, Saker moved to Marin County and met several famous musicians and bands, such as Huey Lewis and the News and Carlos Santana and his favorite guitarist, Neal Schon of Journey.

Among other well-known artists, Bad Boy Eddy has shared the stage with Pat Travers and, in different shows, former Scorpions guitarists Michael Schenker and Uli Jon Roth.

The show at Theatre DeVille came about partly through the buzz Bad Boy Eddy’s high-energy shows have created, but also because journeyman guitarist Saker’s day job is as a journeyman electrician.

“I know all the people who wired the DeVille. It is a state-of-the-art facility. The only thing was, they have 650 seats and so to fill them we have a three band bill,” Saker said.

Roses N’ Guns, the Guns N’ Roses tribute band that plays immediately before Bad Boy Eddy, features Saker on rhythm guitar and aforementioned Bad Boy Eddy bassist Tim Sanders. Both will do double rocking duty that night.

“So when Roses N’ Guns finishes, we just leave our stuff on stage, dry off, go change, take a deep breath, slam a bunch of water and soda and boom!” Saker said.

Opening the show is Crüella, an all-female Mötley Crüe tribute band. According to Saker, getting them to agree to open was easy.

“I went up to them and said, ‘Check this out: Crüella at the DeVille.’ It was marketing genius,” Saker said.

Reach Fairfield writer Tony Wade at toekneeweighed@gmail.com.

Bad Boy Eddy with Rose N’ Guns and Crüella

  • 8 p.m. June 27
  • Theatre DeVille, 308 Main St., Vacaville
  • www.devillevacaville.com or www.reverbnation.com/badboyeddy
Tony Wade

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Tony Wade is the slightly older yet infinitely more handsome brother of long-time DR columnist Kelvin Wade
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  • Andrea GravinoJune 20, 2014 - 8:39 am

    This show will be awesome! Can't wait to see and hear Bad Boy Eddy at this venue! Hurry and get your tickets! Come on out and ROCK!

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