Complete List Of Great White Band Members

Great White Band Members

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Great White was formed in Los Angeles in 1977. The band peaked with several albums during the mid-to-late 1980s, including the platinum-selling records Once Bitten (1987) and …Twice Shy (1989), and those albums’ singles “Rock Me” and “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” received considerable airplay through radio and MTV. They charted two Top 40 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” and “The Angel Song.”

Great White continued to release new material into the 1990s and estimated they had sold around eight million records worldwide by 2008. The band is named after both the shark with the same name and Mark Kendall’s former stage nickname. Over the years, the band has seen numerous lineup changes and splits, leading to the formation of two distinct groups: Great White and Jack Russell’s Great White.

Mark Kendall

Mark Kendall is a founding member of Great White and has been the lead guitarist since the band’s formation in 1977. He also played rhythm guitar from 1977 to 1986. Kendall has been with the band during its major periods of success, including the albums Once Bitten (1987) and …Twice Shy (1989). He left briefly but has been with Great White consistently since 2006. Kendall’s guitar work is a defining element of the band’s sound. Outside of Great White, he has worked on solo projects and collaborated with other artists in the rock genre.

Audie Desbrow

Audie Desbrow joined Great White as the drummer in 1985 and has been with the band during multiple periods, including from 1985 to 2000 and again since 2006. His powerful drumming style has been a core component of the band’s music, featured on albums like Once Bitten and …Twice Shy. Desbrow has worked with other bands and musicians in the rock genre outside of Great White.

Michael Lardie

Michael Lardie joined Great White as a keyboardist, rhythm guitarist, and backing vocalist in 1987, having previously contributed as a session musician on the album Shot in the Dark (1986). He has been an essential member since, except for a brief break from 2001 to 2006. Lardie’s multi-instrumental talents and production skills have been vital to Great White’s recordings and live performances. Outside of the band, Lardie has worked as a producer and engineer for other artists, including Dokken and Night Ranger.

Scott Snyder

Scott Snyder has been the bassist for Great White since 2008. He has played on the album Rising (2009) and continues to be an integral part of the band’s live performances and recordings. Snyder’s bass playing adds a driving rhythm to Great White’s music. Outside of Great White, Snyder has worked with various artists and bands.

Brett Carlisle

Brett Carlisle became the lead vocalist for Great White in 2022. He brings a fresh energy to the band’s performances, continuing their legacy of hard rock and blues-inspired music. Carlisle’s contributions are focused on live performances and future recordings with Great White.

Jack Russell

Jack Russell was a founding member and lead vocalist of Great White from 1977 to 2001 and again from 2002 to 2010. Russell’s distinctive voice helped propel the band to fame, particularly with hits like “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” and “Save Your Love.” He played a significant role in the band’s songwriting and stage presence. After leaving Great White, Russell formed Jack Russell’s Great White, continuing to perform and release new music.

Tony Montana

Tony Montana joined Great White as a bassist in 1987 and played with the band until 1992. He contributed to the albums Once Bitten, …Twice Shy, and Hooked. Montana’s bass playing and backing vocals added depth to the band’s sound during their peak years. He returned to Great White occasionally between 2013 and 2016 and now plays rhythm guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals for Jack Russell’s Great White.

Robby Lochner

Robby Lochner has been the lead guitarist for Jack Russell’s Great White since 2011. His guitar work has brought a dynamic element to the band’s music, continuing the legacy of Great White’s classic sound. Outside of Jack Russell’s Great White, Lochner has worked with artists like Rob Halford and Eddie Money.

Dan McNay

Dan McNay has been the bassist for Jack Russell’s Great White since 2016. His bass playing adds a solid foundation to the band’s sound during live performances and recordings. McNay has worked with various artists and bands outside of Jack Russell’s Great White.

Ken Mary

Ken Mary joined Jack Russell’s Great White as the drummer in 2022. He brings his extensive experience in rock and metal to the band, enhancing their live performances with powerful drumming. Mary has also played with bands such as Alice Cooper, House of Lords, and Impellitteri.

Lorne Black

Lorne Black was the bassist for Great White from 1982 to 1987. He played on the band’s early albums, including Great White (1984), Shot in the Dark (1986), and Once Bitten. Black’s bass work helped establish the band’s hard rock sound. After leaving Great White, Black continued his music career with various projects until his death in 2013.

Sean McNabb

Sean McNabb joined Great White as a bassist in 2008 and played with the band until 2010. He appeared on the album Rising (2009). McNabb’s bass playing added a solid foundation to the band’s sound during his tenure. After leaving Great White, McNabb continued his music career, playing with bands like Dokken and Lynch Mob. He is also an actor, appearing in various television shows and films.

Terry Ilous

Terry Ilous was the lead vocalist for Great White from 2010 to 2018. He sang on the albums Elation (2012) and Full Circle (2017). Ilous brought new energy to the band’s performances and recordings. Before joining Great White, Ilous was the lead singer of the band XYZ. After leaving Great White, he continued his music career as a solo artist and with other projects.

Mitch Malloy

Mitch Malloy was the lead vocalist for Great White from 2018 to 2022. He contributed to the band’s live performances and brought his own style to their classic hits. Malloy is also known for his solo career, with several albums to his name, and for being considered as a replacement for David Lee Roth in Van Halen before joining Great White.

Ty Longley

Ty Longley was a guitarist for Great White from 2000 until his tragic death in 2003 during The Station nightclub fire. He played on the album Back to the Rhythm (2007). Longley’s guitar work brought a fresh sound to the band’s music during his tenure. Before joining Great White, Longley played with bands like Samantha 7 and The Bullet Boys.

Gary Holland

Gary Holland was the drummer for Great White from 1982 to 1984. He played on the band’s early albums, including Great White (1984). Holland’s drumming helped shape the band’s hard rock sound. After leaving Great White, Holland continued his music career with various projects, including working with Dokken and Britny Fox.

Teddy Cook

Teddy Cook was a bassist for Great White from 1992 to 1996. He played on the albums Psycho City (1992) and Let It Rock (1996). Cook’s bass work added depth to the band’s sound during his tenure. After leaving Great White, Cook continued his music career with various projects and collaborations.

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Dante Fox

Dante Fox was the original name of Great White, and several musicians were part of this early lineup, including vocalist Jack Russell and guitarist Mark Kendall. This early formation helped shape the band’s initial sound and direction before they became known as Great White.

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