The Mighty 18 Wheeler

The Mighty 18 Wheeler

 Denver, Colorado, USA

Hard Rock Smashing Rock and Roll. Bringing back the 70's Arena Rock!!!



If there were some alchemy through which the searing metal of David Lee Roth-era Van Halen and the shrieking, gnashing sounds of The Cramps could be melded, you still wouldn't have an accurate representation of the crush of styles produced by The Mighty 18 Wheeler. Gene Vincent and Nazareth? The New York Dolls and Tammy Wynette? The Living End and Led Zeppelin? Bobby Bare and Iggy Pop?

The Mighty 18 Wheeler drive their thrashing rig' of rock and roll fast and hard. For years Bobby Smith (Guitars)--a veteran of L.A.'s metal and, later, swing scene--has carved out a metal-billy approach to Rock that wavered somewhere between Eddie Cochran and Motorhead. With Robert "Goose" Guzman--a thunderous force of nature and Godfather of the Denver Music Scene--on bass, Bob Rupp--the Denver rock legend--on drums, and singer Bret Bertholf--who drowned himself for a decade in country music--the band has finally morphed into one of the angriest, craziest, weirdest Rock bands ever to haunt a Denver club.

Expect anything at a Mighty 18 Wheeler show. The music is loud, the clothes are loud, and the primal energy never stops. Painkilling, soul-numbing, mind-bending, ear-splitting, uncompromising rock and roll: The Mighty 18 Wheeler.

Bands they have opened for: Brian Setzer Orchestra, Link Wray, The Living End, Jason Ringenberg of Jason and the Scorchers, Lee Rocker (Stray Cats), Wanda Jackson, Dave Alvin (Blasters), The Blasters, Royal Crown Revue, "X", BR-549, Train, The Paladins, Hells Belles, B-52's, and Nashville Pussy.

Venues: House of Blues LA, The Bluebird Theatre, The Fox Theatre, The Gothic, The Aggie, The Whiskey a Go Go, Skylark Lounge, Lion's Lair, Larimer Lounge,15 Street Tavern, 3 Kings, Benders, Troubadour, The Tractor (WA), Duffys, The Zoo Bar (NE) and many more.

TM18W is; Bobby Smith: Guitars/Vocals; "Goose" Guzman: Bass/Vocals; Bob Rupp: Drums; Bret Bertholf: Lead Vocals
Booking Contact; email 18 wheeler;

Painkilling, soul-numbing, mind-bending, ear-splitting, uncompromising rock and roll: The Mighty 18 Wheeler.


Self Titled "Eighteen Wheeler" , Live and 4 Shots in" and new for 2006 "Charmed Life" you can see our videos on or on

2009 The Mighty 18 Wheeler "Stimulus Package"

Set List

Rigirmortis Cat, Phantom 409, Rails To Hell, He's A Rebel, Montana Mary, Hot Rod Man, It's So Easy, (GnR Cover) That Girl's Too Much, Two Way Ride, Let's Bop. and sometimes Rock and Roll All Night (KISS) Actually we can play for 4 hours. We have enough songs in our set to do this. To Many songs to list.