The Dive Bar Stalkers
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The Dive Bar Stalkers

Oldsmar, Florida, United States | INDIE

Oldsmar, Florida, United States | INDIE
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"October 9th, 2010 For Immediate Release"

Tampa Florida - The Dive Bar Stalkers signed to international recording / management / publishing contracts with Seattle based WorldSound. After two months of negotiation legendary local rock band The Dive Bar Stalkers have inked a multi-faceted “360” deal with WorldSound. .. .. WorldSound is now gearing up for the international release of The Dive Bar Stalkers critically acclaimed debut CD “Rock The House”. “The Dive Bar Stalkers are the essence of everything that is great about true Rock & Roll – hard driving songs with catchy melodies, superb musicians & singers and a flat out fantastic live show” – said Warren Wyatt, President of WorldSound. “I have known and respected lead singer / guitarist Jeff Vitolo for years and use to work with him in a previous band Intice, also from the Tampa Bay area, so getting back together with Jeff and The Dive Bar Stalkers was a natural fit.” .. .. WorldSound will release “Rock The House” first through an exclusive iTunes deal worldwide followed by the physical release through the USA, Canada & Japan in early 2011. A North American tour is already being planned to support these releases. .. .. Group leader Jeff Vitolo added - “The Dive Bar Stalkers has been a labor of Rock & Roll love for the group and hooking up with my old friend Warren Wyatt & WorldSound gives us the machine to get to the next level both in the USA and International markets, we can’t wait to get out there and rock the world.” - WorldSound Records


Goodfellas/Tampa Fl. 12-1-06

Last night at "Goodfellas" was the Debut Show of "The Dive Bar Stalkers".

The Band had two opening Groups, "Lance Allan" and "Butch Ryan". Each group brought a different sound and style with them. Both the opening groups played very well. "Lance Allan" reminded me of watching an early style of "Bon Jovi" very powerful vocals and great Guitar Work. The Drummer and Bass player were playing very tight and seemed to be in perfect sync. This group did a great job and I hope to see these guys again.

"Butch Ryan" took the stage next. Playing some really solid tunes and a lot of which were Originals. "Butch Ryan" seemed to have a unique style. Very energetic and with some flair "Butch Ryan" seemed to appeal to many people. "Butch Ryan" did a great job of playing some very good "Music".

"The Dive Bar Stalkers" had the place packed with tons and tons of friends. Each of the band members with the exception of one have been playing for many years. "Jeff Vitolo, and Mike Allen" both former members of "Intice" once again put together their formula of showman ship as they have done many times before. Pounding the Drums was none other than "Mike Luciano" who once played for a band called "Tyger Tyger" a band that "Jeff Vitolo" also played with many years ago. Not missing a Beat "Mike Luciano" made sure that people heard his "Thunderous" playing and keeping perfect rhythm.

Singing back up and Harmonines were none other then "Jeff Vitolo's and "Mike Allen's Girlfriends. These Ladies in addition to being Beautiful Ladies were singing perfect Harmonies which filled a vital part of the Groups Vocals.

On Guitar playing great Leads, and Rhythm, was "Bob Addington". "Bob" kept the rhythm together while playing dual leads with "Jeff Vitolo". Then picking up the "Acoustic Guitar, Bob" started to play some very warm and up lifting melody in a ballad written by "Mike Allen". Needless to say "Bob Addington" also played with great showmanship.

On the Bass "Mike Allen" did a great job playing some very solid groves as well singing great backing Vocals "Mike Allen" was in classic form. "Mike Allen" also showed the crowd some moves by spinning his "Fender P Bass" around his neck. Getting attention of the Audience is something that seems to come easy for "Mike Allen".

Next up on Keyboards was "Anthony Landi" making his Debut appearance. "Anthony" playing some great melodies filling in all the spaces in each tune with perfection, was like watching a seasoned "Keyboardist" who has played out for years. One would have never suspected that he had never played in a band before. While being new to playing in the band it's certain that "Anthony" is well on his way to becoming a highly recognized "Musician".

The Front Man "Jeff Vitolo" made sure the audience was paying attention. With his new found style "Jeff" belting out some strong and crisp Vocals! While "Jeff" has done some singing for a while his new style reminds one a bit of "Rob Zombie" meets "Brian Setzer", yes Rock meets Rockabilly meets Alternative. This truly unique style was a huge hit with the audience. "Jeff" was also cranking some incredible Chords, Slides and definitive strong Guitar Leads.

It seems through the years that "Jeff Vitolo" has gone back to the roots of "Rock and Roll" both in Singing style and Guitar playing. "Jeff" has found that this is where many "Rock and Roll" Musicians need to rediscover what the Roots are all about.

"The Dive Bar Stalkers" were a huge success for their first debut show at "Goodfellas". For a band being formed in less then 4 ½ months they truly have come a long ways. The standing room audience filled with many friends of over 20 years for these guys and plenty of new people watching were treated to some great "Music" and a lot of "Fun"!

In short be sure to watch out for "The Dive Bar Stalkers" and get ready to hear "Rockabilly" like you have never heard before. Surely a treat for all who gets the opportunity to attend more up coming shows!

Be sure that you keep a look out shortly for a new CD to come out sometime hopefully around February. To keep tabs be sure to bookmark their Official Website

Bill Preece…

- Bill Preece

""Rock The House" CD Review"

Rock The House
© 2008 Nite Train Digital
studio album
10 tracks - TT 37:00

If ever anybody wondered what happened to Jeff Vitolo, of Mojo Gurus-, Roxx Gang- & Tyger Tyger-fame, look no further; the man has been located. He is healthy & well and still rockin’ and rollin’, although on an altogether different level than with his previous bands.
Mr. Vitolo is taking life the good way, gathered a couple of Tampa Bay-based friends & chicks around him and started a rootsy rockband. With rootsy I mean a whole lotta blues, some rockabilly, truckloads of slide guitars, but overall lots of good times & fun.
The record imediately starts firing on all sixes with title song ‘Rock The House’ & doesn’t give up until the middle 3 songs ‘Hit It On The Highway’, ‘You’re My Old Friend’ & ‘Sweet Missy Blue’ where the tempo drops drastically, just enough to catch our breath for the frivolous ending threesome of the album with ‘Come On Everybody’ in a leading role.
In short, ‘Rock The House’ is a nice feel good party album from a band that most likely truly shines in a live environment. (KVK) - The Rock Report/Belgium

"Ready For Another Round wins song of the year on ROCK SOLID PRESSURE RADIO!"

Best Of 2007

SONG OF THE YEAR 2007: THE DIVE BAR STALKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ready For Another Round

Congratulations go out to Florida's own 'Dive Bar Stalkers' for taking the honor of 'Song Of The Year'. This band is currently one of the hottest properties on the Florida scene. Their unique blend of Rockabilly, Psychobilly, and sheer heart attack rock is causing quite a sensation. Their performance at the 'RSP Showcase Pre-Party' even gained the band label interest. Their party anthem 'Ready For Another Round' was the most requested song of the year on 'Rock Solid Pressure'..We applaud the addition to the hallowed halls

'Rock Solid Pressure'!
ROCK SOLID PRESSURE airs Monday/Wednesday night on these stations:

RADIO METAL STORM 87.9 FM (CT) Monday 9:00pm (est)

WRBC 91.5 FM (Maine) Monday/Wednesday night

KWTF THE EDGE (TX) Monday 9:00pm (est)


DARK CLOUD RADIO (FL) Monday 9:00pm (est)

NOMAD RADIO NETWORK (Canada) Monday 9:00pm (est)

ROCK NATION RADIO (Australia)) Monday 9:00pm (est)

WDYN 100.1 FM (NY) Monday 9:00pm (est)

DWR RADIO (MA) Monday 9:00pm (est)

WFLM (FL) Monday 9:00pm (est)

...and now on I Tunes! - Rock Solid Pressure Radio


THE DIVE BAR STALKERS Press Release 2/19/07

THE DIVE BAR STALKERS debut CD entitled "Rock The House" is almost finished,and man is everybody excited! Recorded at Pro Star Studios in St. Petersburg,Fl.- Produced by Jeff Vitolo and Engineered by Jody Gray. The recording started July 21,2006 and is hope to be finished by mid March,2007.The Song titles are "Rock The House", "You Got What It Takes To Make Me Go", "Ready For Another Round", "Hit It On The Highway", "Sweet Missy Blue", "Gatha 'Round", "Keep Pushin'On", "Come On And Let's Do It Again", "Your My Old Friend", and "Come On Everybody". Alot of surprises on the CD including a special guest appearance by Saxophone great "Ronnie Dee" as well as the newest member of the band 'Lindsey Mercer" on Harmonica and Back-up Vocals. Disturbution for the album is uncertain at this time but,it will definetly be available on the bands website. - DBS Management


"Full Speed...No Brakes!" 2011
"Rock The House" 2008



Some of the best musicians from the Tampa Bay area form this "Supergroup" Put together by Singer/Guitarist-Jeff Vitolo in July/2006. After playing Lead Guitar in a couple of National Bands (MOJO GURUS & ROXX GANG)and also having his 9th record in 2005 (MOJO GURUS "Shakin' In The Barn") distributed worldwide through EMPIREMUSICWERKS/ UNIVERSAL RECORDS with Grammy Adward winning producer Jack Douglas (AEROSMITH,JOHN LENNON,CHEAP TRICK,NEW YORK DOLLS,ect.) Jeff was ready to step up to the mic and put together another great band. Guitarist-Bob Addington,Bassist-Mike Allen,Drummer-Mike Luciano, and Keyboard Player,Anthony Landi,(later replaced by "B3" Dean Germain) were all hand picked for their love of music,as well as their obvious abilities with their instruments. Later completing the line up with Harmonica madman Lindsey Mercer, Saxophone great Ronnie Dee and Pin-up model back-up vocalists Jana Vitolo & Jessica Colon. Right away you can tell that it's their "Twangin' and Bangin" approach that makes their chemistry together so special. Definitly a one of a kind. THE DIVE BAR STALKERS won "SONG OF THE YEAR 2007" on the syndicated radio program "ROCK SOLID PRESSURE" with their first single "Ready For Another Round" before their first album was even released. After the self release of their first album "Rock The House"(Jan.'08)THE DIVE BAR STALKERS debuted at 17 on The Euro Americana Radio Charts May/2008,with over 100 radio stations worldwide adding them to their rotation. Oct./2008 THE DIVE BAR STALKERS won "Best Band" at The 2008 Nightmoves Magazine Adult Entertainment Awards Show. THE DIVE BAR STALKERS also won "Favorite Original Act Of The Year 2009" for The Tampa Bay Music Network. Great accomplishments for an unsigned band. Nov./2011 THE DIVE BAR STALKERS released their second album "Full Speed...No Brakes!". With big vocals,great hooks,and catchy rhythms,as well as very exciting live performances, (With already a bunch "National Act" opening slots under their belts including such diverse bands like...Mountain, Blues Traveler, Travis Tritt, Jonny Lang, Martina McBride, Lonestar, The Chop Tops, The Red Elvises & The Rocketz). THE DIVE BAR STALKERS are set as the next recording artists to take on the world in a very big way, with a bright and fresh approach to some great classic stylings.