Billy Morris and the Sunset Strip
“America’s Tribute to the Music that Made the Sunset Strip Famous” – 2018 Cleveland Hotlist best band! A tribute to the music of the Sunset Strip with an emphasis on 80s party music (Feat Poison, Warrant, Ratt, Motley Crue etc), but we play all other decades depending on the crowd. For an extra fee, we have a great female singer we can bring along who sings 70s, 80s, and 90s hits, and/or a DJ that spins the hottest dance tracks to keep the dance floor rocking all night!
Billy Morris hails from from the RocknRoll capitol of the world Cleveland,Ohio.
As the former lead guitar player for platinum recording artist’ Warrant, Billy has played every state in the USA as well as Japan, Korea, Mexico, Australia and many other countries across the world. Billy has also toured and played lead guitar for 80’s headbangers “Quiet Riot” and guitar legend Paul Gilbert of Mr. Big. In Warrant, summer tours with bands like Poison, Whitesnake, Ratt and many others taught Billy a high level of professionalism and excellence he brings to the stage today.
Rob Samay’s professionalism, rock solid playing and high energy stage show landed him the lead guitar position in Sunset Strip (Not to mention the killer hair). Rob brings it every night. Rob’s high vocal range is a perfect fit for Sunset Strip and allows them to perform the rock anthems of the 80’s and beyond. When Rob isn’t rocking out with Billy Morris / Sunset Strip he is building custom guitars. You can find his custom guitar website at www.guitarshaman.com
From Northeast Ohio, to Nashville, to everywhere in between and beyond, Paul Lewis has been performing and recording on a national level for many years. He’s been a staple in Steve Holy’s touring band (#1 hits including Good Morning Beautiful and Brand New Girlfriend), Matt Stillwell (top 40 hits including Shine), and backed up notable singer/songwriters such as Jim Lauderdale, Dean Dillion (George Strait’s songwriter), and Ira Dean (Trick Pony), amongst others. On the studio front, he’s worked in studios all across the country with producers like Mitch Easter (REM, Pavement), Don Dixon (REM, Indigo Girls), and Andy Ackland (engineer to the stars, such as The Eagles, Meatloaf, and KD Lang). As for his Northeast Ohio roots, Paul has toured and had record deals as a part of Jehova Waitresses (signed to Shimmy Disc), Superkreme (signed to Acme/Universal), Anne E Dechant’s band, and Third Wish, amongst many others. Now you can catch him performing with Billy Morris and Sunset Strip at a venue near you! Paul is endorsed by Bootleg Basses, and Nady Musical Instuments..
Not only a rock solid drummer with near perfect computer like timing, Ray Brown’s razor sharp ears make him the perfect co-lead singer in Sunset Strip. Ray also has a great sense of humor and stage presence that provides unforgetable entertainment with Sunset Strip.