JUNE 24TH

THURSDAY

KIP

WINGER

4:30 PM

"Kip Winger is one of the best writers of the past three decades. The quality never dips. From his
own solo stuff through to the Winger hits" - Classic Rock Magazine
C F Kip Winger, the multi-platinum recording artist, may be known best for his success with
Winger and his early days as a bass player with Alice Cooper. However the range and scope of
his musical journey can be more fully experienced in his solo albums, This Conversation seems
like a Dream, Songs from the Ocean Floor ,From the Moon to the Sun and his most recent
composition Ghosts, for string orchestra. piano and harp.
In 1995, after his hugely successful run with Winger, Kip built a studio in the hills of Santa Fe, New
Mexico and started writing and producing music without limits. "It was incredibly freeing to connect
to music without any preconceived ideas about what it needed to be or what niche it needed to
fill." It is in Kip's solo work that he has been able to exercise the breadth of his talents as a
composer. London's Classic Rock Magazine called him "one of the most gifted composers and
arrangers in the rock genre" and praised his "compulsion to experiment."
Over the years Kip has continued to pursue his interest in composition. He patterned his course of
study after the intensive one-on-one relationships favored by many composers He sought out
such masters as Edgar Grana, who holds a Masters from Juilliard, and currently teaches
composition at the School of Visual Arts in New York City; University of New Mexico Professor of
Theory and Composition, Richard Hermann; and Professor Michael Kurek from the Blair School of
Music at Vanderbilt University. Professor Kurek has praised him for his "great ear and innate
musical sensitivity" resulting in "beautifully crafted phrases and nuance."
Aside from his powerful solo acoustic shows and touring with Winger, Kip was the lead singer for
the Alan parsons live project. He has performed or recorded with the likes of Alice Cooper, Mark
Farner, Roger Daltrey, and Neal Schon, and Bob Dylan.
One of the most misunderstood Hard Rock bands to emerge from the 1980’s returned in 2014
with their highly anticipated sixth studio album 'Better Days Comin'. Comprised of original
members Kip Winger on vocals/bass, Reb Beach on guitar, Rod Morgenstein on drums, plus
long-term guitarist John Roth, Winger followed up on the success of previous album 'Karma' and
showcased an album that features some of their best work to date.
Winger formed in 1987 and soared to immediate success with their 1988 self-titled release. The
album spawned the hit singles ‘Seventeen’ and ‘Headed For A Heartbreak’ and achieved platinum
sales status. Winger also stayed on the Billboard Top 200 chart for over 60 weeks where it
peaked at #21. Their next album, ‘In The Heart Of The Young’, also achieved platinum status and
contained the singles ‘Can’t Get Enuff’ and ‘Miles Away’. The change in musical climate of the
mid-90’s led the band to go on hiatus in 1994. In 2001, the band reunited and have not looked
back since. Winger has made a name for themselves with relentless touring, while winning back
fans and critics alike because of their exceptional musicianship, Kip Winger’s powerful vocals and
the band’s incredible songwriting.