Jack Russell was born in Montebello,
California on December 5, 1960. He grew up with influences such
as Robert Plant and Steven Tyler and became a vocalist for many bands in
high school and later on. He met Mark Kendall in a concert and began plans
to form a band called Dante Fox. Band manager Alan Niven and
Kendall decided to change the name of the band to Great White because
“that was Mark Kendall’s nickname. He had very white hair
and a very light complexion. They called him the Great
Russell was with Great White from 1981 until 1996, then took three
years off to record and release his first solo album, entitled Shelter Me,
but rejoined in 1999 until the band broke up in 2001. He toured
solo under his own name briefly, then changed the band name to “Jack
Russell’s Great White” and toured from 2002 to 2005, while also
releasing his second solo album For You in 2002.
In 2006, he began touring with the official Great White band when
they reformed with their classic lineup, but left the band in 2009 due to a
fall in his bathroom where he cracked two vertebrae and herniated a
disc. He had multiple back surgeries and was using a plethora
of pain medication. Having fallen into alcoholism, the sudden
death of his good friend Jani Lane of Warrant, propelled him to get help
and become sober.
Fully recovered, he started touring again as Jack Russell’s Great
White in December 2011 to avoid confusion with the still-touring official
Great White band which had continued onward since 2009 with a different
singer following Russell’s departure.
In 2012, Russell guest-starred on VH1 Classics “That Metal
Show”, where he revealed his side of the Great White story, and how he
was feeling well and ready for more.
In 2017, Jack Russell’s Great White released their first album titled
He Saw It Comin’. In August 2021, Jack Russell’s Great White
released a sequel to Great White’s 1998 tribute album to Led Zeppelin
titled Great Zeppelin II: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin. On July 13,
2021, a cover of “Whole Lotta Love” was released.
In December of 2022, Jack launched his
JackRussellsGreatWhiteMerch.com and Road Starz of Rock internet podcast.
Robby Lochner is a singer song writer,
producer, mix engineer, studio owner, Tour Manager, Manager and
award-winning guitarist who has been working with Jack Russell’s Great
White for over 11 years now. Robby has worked with many artists
including Rob Halford, Eddie Money, Spencer Davis, Appice Bros (Carmine
& Vinnie), Herman Rarebell (Scorpions), Bobby Kimball, (TOTO), Robin
McAuley, Barry Sparks and more….
Tony Cardenas-Montana joined Great White in 1987
and toured extensively with the band through ’92. As a full
member of the band, he recorded with them on the gold and multi-platinum
selling and Grammy nominated “…Twice Shy”, and the RIAA Gold “Hooked”
album, and has Billboard charting writing credits on two singles (fan
favorites “Mista Bone” and “Call it Rock ‘n’ Roll”).
In 1992, he took a hiatus from performing to pursue other interests
in the Internet and eCommerce world. In 2002, he co-founded
www.diskfaktory.com, which would become an INC 500 Fastest Growing Company
in 2005. Around this time, he also released his first solo
album, “Tombstone Shuffle”, to Japan, Europe and the US which has
been subsequently re-released by Cleopatra Records.
In 2008 Tony conceived, launched, and produced “Monster
Circus” – a precedent setting stage show at the Las Vegas Hilton, set
in the theater made famous by Elvis. The elaborate stage show
featured a host of rock star friends: Dee Snider (Twisted
Sister), Fred Coury (Cinderella), Bruce Kulick (Kiss), John Corabi (Motley
Crue) and Rudy Sarzo (Whitesnake, Ozzy, Quiet Riot), with dancers and
In 2010, he got the call to join Slash’s touring band filling in for
a band regular for the Asia/Australia/New Zealand leg of Slash’s
tour. The end of that tour culminated in LIVE in studio
recording at East/West Studios of “Slash – the iTunes Sessions”
covering original Slash, Velvet Revolver, and Guns ‘n Roses classics.
In 2019, Tony released, “Sugarbowl”, as Shadow & The
Thrill through Deko Entertainment distributed through Universal Music
Group. “Sugarbowl” has been featured multiple times in
Classic Rock Magazine and his blues cover of the Gnarls Barkley
“Crazy” has been glowingly reviewed by Guitar World where his
playing is described as “six-string heroics” and
“slow-burning blues guitar jams.”
He is a long-time touring member of Jack Russell’s Great White,
covering guitar, keyboards, and harmonica duties. His last
collaboration with Jack and the band yielded the two debut singles –
“Hard Habit” and “Sign of the Times” and an acoustic
re-make of the “Once Bitten” album.
Currently, Tony fills his schedule with recording and live dates for
Jack Russell’s Great White, Shadow & The Thrill, and his Journey
tribute band – JourneyUSA.
Dan McNay recalls, “Music became a passion at an early
age.” He went to his first concert in 1974, at the age of
6, with his mom to see Three Dog Night at the Concord
Pavilion. He remembers looking at the stage and at all the people
and realizing the powerful effects of music. “From that
point forward, music became a great significance to me and my life.”
Dan McNay was born on June 14th, 1968, in Oakland, California, as the
eldest son. He became a bass player by the age of 14, and never
looked back. By the time he was 17 years old, he was in a
touring cover band.
He wasn’t old enough to get into the places they played, so he would wait
outside in-between sets. “I was lucky enough to play with
an experience drummer early on.” HIs name was Charlie
McGimsy, with Stone Ground and Tommy Tutone, and he was instrumental in
teaching Dan how to “lock in with the drums and groove.”
In 2002, Dan was presented with a “Sammy” Award (Sacramento Music
Award) as the area’s best bass player.
Dan McNay has Recorded, Performed, Toured or published with such artists as
Frank Simes (Don Henley), Earl Slick (David Bowie), Terri Nunn (Berlin,
Camp Freddy), Michael Lee Firkins, Frank Hannon Band, Tesla, and Montrose.
Dan has also co-produced albums with David Holman (No Doubt, Adema, Bush),
and Davey Johnstone (Elton John, Davey Johnstone Band, Call Me Crazy), and
Joe Johnston (Cake, Deftones, Slow Lorries).
Dan McNay is best known as the touring bass player for Ronnie Montrose, and
now, Jack Russell’s Great White.
Ken Mary, critically acclaimed, award-winning Producer/Mixer/Musician,
has been involved in over 35 albums with sales totaling over 5 million
Ken’s talents have enhanced an eclectic and wide ranging group of
international artists which includes Esterlyn, Alice Cooper, Daniel Winans,
Silverline, LaRue, Megadeth, Northern Light Orchestra, Mink Rebellion,
House of Lords, The Beach Boys, Trik Turner, Everybodyduck, Re:Zound,
Ricardo, Raven James, The Phunk
Junkeez, Ember, Chris and Conrad, Ever Stays Red,
Flotsam & Jetsam, Soul Shock Remedy and many more.