**In Partnership with Canadian Classic Rock**
Exciting things like that have been happening throughout Helix’s thirty-five year career. And what a career it’s been! The band, formed in 1974 in Kitchener, Ontario, has sold over 2,000,000 albums, had four gold and 2 platinum albums, has had a Number One record in the country of Sweden, has toured 19 countries, 3 continents, and played with over 150 of the greatest rock and roll recording acts in the world. A list of acts the band has played with over the years sounds like a who’s-who of rock & roll: Motorhead, KISS, Motley Crue, Accept, Girlschool, Heart, Whitesnake, The Scorpions,Megadeath, Mercyful Fate,Quiot Riot,Meatloaf, Ronnie James Dio, and over 100 more! As well, the band has released many videos over the years, mostly while they were either signed to, or licensed to E.M.I./Capitol. They have also had success with many songs on TV shows and movies.
Today Helix continues to play in excess of fifty shows a year.
“Smash Hits Unplugged” was the brain child of Sean Kelly, who opined that he thought it was well past time the band put out an acoustic version of their hits. This would be the follow-up to Vagabond Bones. The CD was licensed in Canada by E.M.I. In the U.S. and Europe Perris Records was the distributor.
This decade so far has seen as uptick in the band’s popularity once again. The line-up of Daryl Gray, Greg “Fritz” Hinz, Brian Vollmer, Chris Julke, and Kaleb Duck is the most solid one since the classic 80’s line-up. By 2016 the band had jumped up to only playing casinos and festivals with a summer full of dates that took them from coast to coast in Canada and saw them play with everyone from Vince Neil to The Cult. In June, 2016 they released the single/video for the song (Gene Simmons Says) Rock Is Dead. They are presently working on new material, revamping the old web site, and booking shows for 2017 in both Canada, the U.S. and Europe.
Hold on to your hats and stay tuned! We ain’t dead yet…