Death of Eight

Death of Eight

 Sarnia, Ontario, CAN

death of 8 features Brian Doherty on lead guitar and harmonies, Bil Eldridge on rhythm guitar and vocals, Tony Zangolli on drums, Phil Young on bass, and Frank Kirkey on mandolin. A dynamic team born of talent, experience, and a love of true Rock 'n Roll.


An exciting new Canadian band, hailing from Sarnia, Ontario. These 5 players will rock the house with original music that show their love of true musicianship and the foundations of Rock 'n Roll. With their musical inspirations being so diverse as Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Black Crowes, Eric Johnson, Lyle Lovett, and EmmyLou Harris, you can expect great Rock that is high energy, unique, and keeps you singing the songs long after they leave the stage. They introduced themselves Summer 2004 with impressive performances opening for Trooper and Kim Mitchell at ‘The Great Canadian Fly-In Music Festival’, and for the Tragically Hip at ‘Bayfest’. With their first single, titled 'Free', hitting radio, and their debut CD soon to be released, you can look forward to great things from death of 8.

Brian Doherty, from Big Wreck fame, has had such musical accomplishments as being a graduate of the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, played with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and guitar-icon Eric Johnson. He was written up in the Sept. 2001 volume of ‘Guitar Player’ magazine. He signed to Atlantic Records and Warner Music Canada, released two internationally distributed CD's, achieved Double Platinum status in record sales. Brian has worked with such industry notables as Michael Beinhorn (Soundgarden), Dave Jerden (Alice in Chains), and Jack Joseph Puig (Black Crowes). He has been featured in Guitar Player Magazine, made seven music videos for MuchMusic and MTV, and has toured North America extensively

Bil Eldridge was the former lead singer for 10 Seconds over Tokyo, as well as Laughing Sam's Breakdown, signed with Sony Music, worked with Frankie LaRocka (Bon Jovi, New York Dolls), Frank Aversa (Spin Doctors), managed by Punch Andrews (Kid Rock), played with Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix Experience), and has written for Mike Stevens (Juno Award winner) and Roger Stevenson (Unified Theory). Bil has also extensively toured North America and Europe.

Tony Zangolli has built a name and a reputation for himself in southwestern Ontario and the Detroit area playing with the 9 House Band for the last nine years, previously recorded with Little Wingz as well as 9 House.Opening for such artists as David Lee Roth, Nickelback, Big Wreck, ZZTop, Kim Mitchell, George Thoroughgood, and the Beach Boys.