Lisa started singing at a very young age. Throughout her school years she sang for numerous talent shows and musicals. After graduating high school she joined her first band, Catch Five a local wedding band. Lisa later performed with a top 40-dance band Accent, and then became lead singer for the classic rock band Majestic. Lisa has also performed lead vocals for various studio projects. She has performed the National Anthem multiple times for the Cleveland Indians at Jacobs Field as well as the Cleveland Cavaliers. Since 2006, Lisa has found her home with Victory Highway.
Having grown up listening to all genre's of music, Lisa especially enjoys singing rock and country and credits Linda Ronstadt, Ann Wilson, Pat Benatar, Trisha Yearwood and Martina McBride as her musical influences.
During the 70’s Cy played in a band called Sweetleaf that broke and held the attendance record at the Agora in Cleveland as well as Toledo. They were the opening act for such groups as Bob Seger, Peter Frampton, Gary Wright, Rare Earth, the Raspberries and the Glass Harp. They opened for Uriah Heap at the Toledo Sports Arena in front of 12,000 people. They also opened for Sha Na Na at Blossom Music Center. In the 80’s Cy was a member of the All Sports Band and appeared on American Bandstand and Solid Gold. Cy joined the Michael Stanley Band in 1996 when Jonah Koslen left and moved to the West Coast.
In addition to Victory Highway, Cy has been featured in other local groups such as the Dynasoars and My Old School. He has also played with City Heat, the Armstrong Bearcat Band and Sky’s the Limit.
Bruce has been associated with Cy for many years and the opportunity to once again be in a great band finds him rejuvenated in his music. Having shared the stage with the likes of Sha Na Na, Uriah Heap, Peter Frampton, Glass Harp, Rare Earth to name a few. Bruce brings a professional approach to what he is doing with Victory Highway. Having a keen sense for harmonies and orchestration opens more avenues for the material being played. Adding a strong vocal to the band is also a big plus!
Along with Cy & Bruce, Solarz was a former member of Sweet Leaf & H.C. Hooker. They were the opening act for artists such as Rush, Peter Frampton, Bob Seger, Uriah Heep, Gary Wright & Sha Na Na, playing in venues like Blossom Music Center & the Toledo Sports Arena. Solarz was also lead singer & writer of Sweet Leaf’s single released through Belkin Brothers Productions. Currently performing with several area bands, Solarz balances his live performances with his work as a session vocalist and musician. He is currently in the studio working on his original material.
Justin began admiring music and especially the sound of drums at a very young age, and began playing the insturment at age 10. In the early days, he taught himself how to play by taking every opportunity to watch and listen to many of his favorite bands and a variety of other drummers whenever possible. Justin began playing in an all original band (Leviathan) at age 13 and played his first gig at age 16. In college, Justin met up with 3 other musicians at The Ohio University and formed an original hard rock band called Sativa. Sativa rercorded 3 full-length CD's and opened for national acts such as Poison, Dokken, Cinderella, Slaughter, and Anthrax. The band took their project to Orlando for further opportunities until finally ending their long run in 2004-2005. Upon moving back to Ohio, Justin has had the pleasure and opportunity of either taking lessons or attending master classes from many of his drumming influences and heroes (Dave Weckl, Steve Smith, Horacio Hernandez, Jo Jo Mayer, Todd Sucherman, Keith Carlock, Chris Coleman, Jason Bittner, Cleveland's Billy Coakley, and others) and continues to challenge himself at the instrument. Justin auditioned for Victory Hwy in 2007 and got the gig and continues to drive the rhythm for this very talented group of musicians.
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Tommy grew up playing drums in the clubs and studios of Cleveland, Ohio before moving to Los Angeles, California in 1984 to pursue his passion for studio work and touring. During his 27 years in L.A. Tommy has had the pleasure of working with KISS, Doro Pesch, Silent Rage, Warrant, Lita Ford, Neil Giraldo, Billy Steinberg, Gene Simmons, Paul Sabu, Tony Kishman, Only Child, Claudia Scott, Erik Norlander, Gary McGrath, Lana Lane, Vicky Peterson, Rocket Scientists, Jennifer Rush and Tim Scott to name a few. In addition to writing, recording and touring Tommy is featured in numerous videos, television shows and films.
Cancer struck in 2001 and again in 2003. Tommy Amato Rock Relief was born - annual benefit concert in Cleveland paying it forward to local musicians with cancer.
Back in Cleveland 2011 and working with recording artists Robin Stone, Anne E. DeChant, Bob Gatewood, Billy Morris (Warrant), Frank Amato (Beau Coup) and many others Tommy searched for the right outlet for his newfound lust for life and love of the backbeat.
Victory Highway reunites Tommy with Cy, Bruce and Mike from their time together as H.C.Hooker (circa 1978). Lisa compliments this mix of seasoned veterans with stunning vocals. The band changes gears from modern pop, classic rock, Motown, disco, R&B to modern country in ten seconds flat.
Over four decades of performing has taught Tommy the love of life and the love of the art.