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"Opening for Winger"

If you haven't already heard, there is a new band from Asbury Park that
is creating a lot of buzz. Smokin' Aces recently released their debut EP
"Cease & Desist" while playing to a rockin' packed house at the Stone
Pony last month. Their new CD has also been featured on 95.9 The Rat and
105.5 WDHA. A throwback to pre-grunge era rock, where musicianship and
showmanship were paramount, Smokin' Aces commands any stage and
electrifies audiences in ways that are reminiscent of legendary bands.
Blending the old with the new while creating a show that is nothing
short of explosive, you'll know why their shows are now considered a
music lovers "MUST SEE". Go ahead and sample some of their new tunes
on the web at myspace.com/smokinacesmusic. Smokin' Aces is Jude
(vocals), Slater (bass), Jose Horrach (lead guitar), Eric Gritschke
(Drums) and Rob Russell (guitar). Catch Smokin' Aces live performance
next as they open for Winger at the Stone Pony on Friday February 22nd.
This is an all ages event, and doors open @ 7:30pm.

-- - Tri-City News


"Smokin' Hot Rock n' Roll"

Local rock band Smokin' Aces will be releasing their debut EP "Cease &
Desist" on the evening of January 18th. The band will be kicking things
off with a CD release show at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park (doors open
at 8:00PM/All ages welcome). The band is made up completely by local
musicians, Jude of Tinton Falls, Slater of Keyport, and from Toms River,
Eric Gritschke, Jose Horrach, and Rob Russel. Smokin' Aces is
reminiscent of early day Guns N' Roses with an in your face attitude and
classic rock-n-roll sound. Without support from a major label they've
already received airplay on 95.9 The Rat. Now making a name for
themselves the old fashioned way, through hard work, attitude and
incredible sound, this is a band that is truly exciting to watch.
Smokin' Aces recorded their EP at 17th Avenue Studios with two time Dove
Award winner, Plink Giglio, best known for his work with Glen Burtnik
and Styx (previews available on myspace.com/smokinacesmusic). Recently
nominated for Top Rock Band at the 2007 Asbury Music Awards, Smokin'
Aces continues to please. Other bands set to perform with Smokin' Aces
at their CD release show on the 18th are Your Beautiful Demise and The
Black Clouds. Be sure to stick around after Smokin' Aces plays for
Jimmie D's Midnite Vulture Dance Party. This promises to be one very
memorable evening. - Upstage Magazine


Discography

EP "U.M.D."

EP "Cease & Desist"

Featured on 95.9 The Rat Jersey Rocks and WDHA 105.5

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Rock and Roll is about independence, spirit and life lived to its fullest. You will find all of these things fueling the music of Smokin' Aces, a band devoted to making only the best rock songs. With a solid foundation and in-your-face vocals, Smokin' Aces combines an electrifying sound with sex appeal while rocking every stage and emerging as one of Jersey's most promising acts. The best PR for the band is the excited word of mouth that follows in the wake of any performance by the group.

Having already picked up a strong regional fan base, it shouldn't surprise anybody when the band ends up with a nationwide audience. With the accolades of fans and the respect of its peers, Smokin' Aces has proven itself a band with which to be reckoned, burning up every stage upon which its members set foot and electrifying every audience placed in front of it. They have recently returned from LA where they recorded at Matt Sorum's private studio and worked with producer Rocco Guarino (Velvet Revolver). Smokin' Aces looks to bring the spirit of rock back to the masses in a big way!

http://www.myspace.com/smokinacesmusic