86 Bullets is a rock band that brings powerful sound as well as incredible enthusiasm and energy to every performance. These boys were born to rock! Only three months after forming 86 Bullets debuted at 2016 M3 Rock Festival in 2016 sharing the stage with legendary hard rock bands Tesla, Queensryche, Night Ranger and Motley Crue’s very own Vince Neil. Due to the huge buzz their amazing performance at M3 generated, 86 Bullets exposure on radio stations is steadily increasing and the band would love to take you along for the ride!
86 Bullets has a heavy sound with a pop sensibility and a set list that gets everyone to stand up and take notice. Not only does this band rock a crowd, they rule, conquer and take no prisoners. On April 30, 2017 the Baltimore-based rockers released their dynamic new album Agents of Absolution featuring the single “A Beautiful Lie.” The track quickly became a favorite of numerous hard rock radio outlets.
The members of this band are all long time veterans of the Mid-Atlantic music scene and are some of the area’s finest musicians, each with their own following of fans and musicians alike. Steve, Chris, Eric and Jerry oppose the abuse and exploitation of animals, children, and anyone else that cannot speak or defend for themselves and it is their passion for animal rights that led to the naming of the band.
Question: How many bullets does it take to kill an elephant?
Tyke was an African elephant who performed with Circus International of Honolulu, Hawaii. During a performance on August 20, 1994 she killed her trainer, Allen Campbell, and injured her groomer, Dallas Beckwith. Tyke bolted from the arena and ran through the streets of the Kakaako central business district for more than thirty minutes. Police fired 86 shots at the animal, who eventually collapsed from the wounds and died. Tyke became symbolic of circus tragedies and a symbol for animal rights. Allen Campbell’s autopsy revealed that he had cocaine and alcohol in his system at the time of his death. Officials at the Denver Zoo confirmed that there were complaints of animal abuse filed against Campbell during the late 1980s, when he operated an elephant and camel ride concession in the city. The Tyke incident inspired legislation on local levels in Hawaii and abroad.
Lead Vocals Steve “Gravy” Graybeal
Lead Guitar / Vocals Chris “Shredder” Elliott
Bass Guitar / Vocals Eric Dee
Drums Jerry “Jyro” Oxendine
86 Bullets – Begin Your Life Again
86 Bullets – Where I Belong
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