Hot Vegas Bio
Hot Vegas was an alternative rock band based out of Charlotte, North Carolina. It was formed in 2003 and played over 200 shows throughout the eastern United States over a five-year period. During that time they released 4 albums:
The Reverse Forward (2003)
Truth In Love (2004)
This One’s For Desire (2005)
The Reverse Forward was recorded by Charlotte musician/producer Christopher Kincaid (One Amazin’ Kid, Hopesfall), Truth In Love was self-produced by hot vegas and recorded in 2004 at Reflections Sound Studios in Charlotte, NC. Migration was produced by RIAA Certified Gold Producer Matt Goldman (Copeland, Underoath) of Glow in The Dark studios in Atlanta, GA. This One’s For Desire was produced by well-known Christian music producer Elijah Mosley (John Mark McMillan, Jonathan David Helser) in Lincolnton, NC at Threshing Floor Audio.
The music from their albums has been used on severally nationally televised shows such as: MTV’s The Real World, MTV’s Road Rules, MTV’s The Real World VS Road Rules, MTV’s Cheyenne, The Oxygen Channel’s Bad Girls Club, and more.
During their tenure hot vegas received over 2 million Myspace plays and moved over 6,000 albums. They were one of the most well known Charlotte, NC based rock bands at the time. They played with national acts such as Need To Breathe, Gym Class Heroes, Chris Daughtry, Relient K, and more. They were able to perform at many esteemed venues, festivals, and events such as The Exit In in Nashville, TN, The Norva in Nofolk, VA, The Orlando Music Festival in Orlando, FL, The Merle Watson Festival in Wilkesboro, NC, and KISS 95.1 FM’s annual “Kissmas Party”. Once they were also invited to play at the famous South By Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) in Austin, TX but were not able to play due to a scheduling conflict. The band’s touring schedule included dates as far north as Buffalo, NY, as far south as Fort Lauderdale, FL, as far east as Wilmington, NC, and as far west as Kansas City, MO. hot vegas played nearly every major city in the eastern United States including: New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Orlando, Nashville, and more.
In December of 2008, the band played its final show as “hot vegas” before taking an 18-month hiatus from music.
In 2009 hot vegas’ front man Andrew X began a solo career with the release of his debut solo project album: “Language Of Love”.
In 2010, hot vegas returned to the stage under the name “The Air Station” and released their debut album “The Human Condition”. It was produced in the summer of 2008 by RIAA Certified Gold producer James Paul Wisner (Dashboard Confessional, Underoath) in Saint Cloud, FL.
Andrew X – Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
Jared Bruce – Drums (2007- until end)
Rick Contes – Bass (2006)
Austin Eller – Drums (2003-2007)
Ben Gascho – Drums (2003)
Joshua Geddings – Bass (2003-2005)
Daniel Henderson – Bass (2007- on)
Chris Nolen – Lead Guitar (2003-2005)
Alex Stewart – Backup Vocals/Lead Guitar (2005 – until end)