Hellbound Hayride were voted to be one of Music Connection Magazine's 1999 top 100 unsigned bands. Their music fuses adrenaline rushing punk and twangin' country with the rhythm of blues, creating a musical experience unlike any other band. Their live performances are all-out, full throttle, get up and move shows. Their past gigs have included local OC venues such as; The Coach House, Galaxy Theater, Linda's Doll Hut and most notably The House of Blues on Sunset Blvd. and The Palomino. Hellbound has played venues as far north as San Francisco's famous Slim's, and as south as San Diego's Casbah. By far Hellbound's greatest thrill has been headlining 1999's Hootenany festival Blue Cafe stage, also featuring Mike Ness and The Reverend Horton Heat, which they have participated in '94 and '98. Their first album "Sinner" has sold out at record and specialty stores throughout Orange County proving that they have successfully furthered their fan base.
Hellbound Hayride have shared bill with the likes of; X, Social Distortion, The Cramps, The Reverend Horton Heat, Brian Setzer, The Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Save Ferris, The Offspring, Merle Haggard and John Fogherty.
Eddie Wilson - lead singer/songwriter
Formed Hellbound in 1993
Eddie has always been musically driven.
1980 45 Grave (playing the bass)
1982-92 Formed The Long Horns
1993 Formed Hellbound Hayride
Influences: Lead Belly, Hank Williams, Marty Robbins,
Johnny Cash, Billie Holiday, Otis Redding & Al Green
Mike Castellano - bassist
8 years with Hellbound
20 years playing the bass
11 years as a tattoo artist, owns shop in Sunset Beach "Sharky's"
1987-89 Rhythm Lords with Del Peterson
Played lots of open mic gigs
Experimented heavily during the past years with punk and various alternative music
Influences: Black Sabbath, Neil Young, Frank Zappa, Sex Pistols & John Prine
Luis Ramos - guitar
6 years with Hellbound
15 years as a guitarist
Influences: Brian Setzer, Danny Gatton & Mike Ness
Carlos Jorge Neito - drums
3 years with Hellbound
15 years playing the drums
1986-87 Skeleton Jones
1991-95 The Rave-Ons
1991 The Allmighty Johnnies
Influences: 40's & 50's DooWop, Los Relampagos del Norte, Johnny Cash & The Rolling Stones
Eric "EV" Von Herzen - harp
1 year with Hellbound
30 years playing the harp
1985-89 Played with various blues bands such as The Walter Trout Band
1985 Social Distortion - toured with the band on the west coast playing harp, musical credits on their "Social Distortion" and "Heaven to Hell" albums
1988-89 Cadillac Tramps - toured with the band promoting their first album on the west coast.
1991-98 Toured the US, Canada and Europe with The Rhythm Lords during the height of their success
Various session work with local OC bands, and miscellaneous commercial "jingle" work
Influences: Little Walter, George "Harmonica" Smith, "Sonny Boy" Williams, Lester Butler