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Ronnie Hock

Ronnie Hock

Ronnie Hock


Ronnie Hock spent his formative years (1968 – 1975) playing in Rock & Roll/Blues bands, part of the Ann Arbor, Michigan counter-culture music scene that included such ground-breaking bands as the MC5 and Iggy Pop & the Stooges, along with Bob Seger, Mitch Ryder, and Ted Nugent. His professional career has taken him to Europe on several occasions, doing club tours in Scandinavia, residing in Oslo, Norway for a time, and residing, writing, and recording at a studio retreat in Southern Italy. Read more on Last.fm
Ronnie Hock spent his formative years (1968 – 1975) playing in Rock & Roll/Blues bands, part of the Ann Arbor, Michigan counter-culture music scene that included such ground-breaking bands as the MC5 and Iggy Pop & the Stooges, along with Bob Seger, Mitch Ryder, and Ted Nugent. His professional career has taken him to Europe on several occasions, doing club tours in Scandinavia, residing in Oslo, Norway for a time, and residing, writing, and recording at a studio retreat in Southern Italy. On returning to the U.S., he moved to LA on two occasions to shop my music and moonlighted as a lighting tech. He worked for Theater Vision, Inc. (TVI) in North Hollywood doing location film, movie premiers, and trade shows. In 1981 he made the move to Philadelphia, working under the direction of violinist Jamii Szmadzinski, doing gigs and session work at the acclaimed Half-Track Sudios. Throughout the 1980’s he continued to write, record, and work behind the scene.

He was a guitar tech working for John Mellencamp, a.k.a. Johnny Cougar and the Zone. He also worked as a crew member for Fantasee Lighting Inc. doing support for national touring acts, under the direction of world-class lighting designer and director, Stefan Graf. Throughout the 90's he worked in a very popular local band, “The Bashers”, a.k.a." the Beach Bashers".

They primarily played summer festivals, opening for national touring acts, performing for crowds in excess of 20,00, including the Muskegon Summer Celebration and the Traverse City Cherry Festival. He continues to be involved in the technical field (gotta make a living). He works for CAE Inc., located in Hamburg, Michigan. CAE is a leading innovator in illumination art. CAE designs and manufactures lighting control boards and related lighting control products for the performing arts.

CAE evolved from Grand Funk Railroad's touring crew under the leadership of eccentric genius, world class innovator, designer, and good buddy Jim Fackert. He is also involved in writing and recording multimedia demos with Ivan Kral (Patti Smith and Iggy Pop) for the Detroit NBC affiliate WDIV. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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