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Extreme CreamDerek St. Holmes, best known for his role as Ted Nugent’s vocalist & rhythm guitarist, has been added to the Sky Academy & Extreme Cream Mega-Event in conjunction with Dean Guitars & DDrum.  Derek will be backed by members of Alcatrazz and perform Stranglehold & other Ted Nugent, MSG & Whiford St. Holmes hits from his career with these bands.

The response to these shows has been extremely positive and we have worked hard to put together a all star line up that is sure to impress. We have received several generous donations to help with our efforts and decided that we will use this influx of funding in several ways to benefit the overall good of this event.

That’s why we are excited to offer a limited number of reduced priced tickets which are now available for the Sunday Jan 26th show at Ramona Mainstage – see their web site for details.

These tickets are available on a first come basis and once sold out are gone. The expenses involved in producing shows like this are immense and It is a positive experience for everyone that we are able to do something like this and make shows more affordable. It is always a fine line to keep ticket prices in check in this economy.

Four Days…

Two Cities…

One Epic event!!

Featured will be live concerts every night preceded earlier in the day by artists/instructors teaching in small groups.  Also available are special fan VIP packages including one on one meet & greets.

Below are some of the key performers:

*Gary Hoey (solo artist, Heavy Bones)

*Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions, Electric Sun, Extreme Cream, solo artist)

*James Kottak (Scorpions, Kingdom Come, Warrant, Montrose, McAuley Schenker Group)

*Vinnie Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, Derringer & Kill Devil Hill)

*Michael Angelo Batio (Nitro, Holland, C4, solo artist)

*Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent, MSG, Whitford St. Holmes, Vanilla Fudge)

*Elliot Dean Rubinson (MSG, Uli Jon Roth, Cactus, CEO/owner of Dean Guitars)

*Craig Goldy (Dio, Giuffria, Rough Cut, Budgie)

*Kofi Baker (Extreme Cream, Ohm, Abstract Logic, solo artist)

*Roy Z (Halford, Bruce Dickenson, Warrior, Tribe of Gypsies)

*Howie Simon (Jeff Scott Soto, Alcatrazz)

*Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth, Ring of Fire, Royal Hunt, solo artist)

*Rob Pagliari (Extreme Cream, Ohm)

Very Special guest…

*Don Dokken (Dokken, Scorpions, solo artist)

Additional artists to be named soon.

The Friday & Saturday events will be held at Malone’s (604 Dyer Rd., Santa Ana, CA 92705 ph 714-979-6000).  Friday will revolve around the theme of the worlds first Super Group & greatest Jam Band… CREAM!  Each artist will have a full set deriving songs from this classic era of music. Kofi Baker’s Extreme Cream MkIII with Roy Z & Mark Boals will open the night. Headlining the night will be Extreme Cream MkII with Uli Jon Roth & Kofi (as an added note of historical importance, MkI is Mike Keneally & MkIV is Gary Hoey). In between the jamming bookends of Uli & Roy will be full sets from Michael Angelo Batio playing his entire Hands Without Shadows – A Tribute to Rock Guitar and CGP – Craig Goldy Project with Elliott Dean Rubinson, Vinnie Appice and Mark Boals!  Added to the show will be Derek St. Holmes playing his Ted Nugent, MSG & Whitford St. Holmes hits with members of Alcatrazz supporting him. Don Dokken & Uriah Duffy are scheduled to guest.

Saturday at Malone’s will feature James Kottak of the Scorpions teaming up with Uli Jon Roth as they play early era Scorpions with a few surprises thrown in! Performing during Uli’s set is CGP-The Craig Goldy Project & Don Dokken is scheduled to guest.

Sunday January 26th at Ramona Main Stage (626 Main St., Ramona CA 92065 ph# 760-789-7008) features Headliners Gary Hoey playing Extreme Cream MkIV with MkII guitarist Uli Jon Roth. Also on the bill is Michael Angelo Batio performing an extended Hands Without Shadows – A Tribute to Rock Guitar, CGP – The Craig Goldy Project w/ Vinnie Appice & Derek St. Holmes playing his Ted Nugent, MSG & Whitford St. Holmes hits with members of Alcatrazz supporting him.

Monday’s Ramona show features an all day Sky Academy Seminar with Uli Jon Roth & guest instructor Craig Goldy (Certified by the State of CA) teaching song writing. Guitar luthier Jim Palmer from Guitar ER and 111 Guitars will be giving a presentation on the importance of having a properly maintained guitar and how it is an essential link for inspiration & top-level performance.  Jim will be offering complimentary guitar set ups & consultation valued at $100.  The evening features James Kottak of the Scorpions joining original Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth for a full set of early Scorpions classics.

Separate tickets for live concert performances, Sky Academy instruction, VIP meet & greet sessions for Friday, Saturday & Sunday afternoons are now available for each of the four events through the venues web site & or visit for more details.

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