Bruce Bouillet born in Memphis Tennessee U.S.A. Moved to Los Angeles Ca. and joined forces with guitarist Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big), bassist Juan Alderete (The Mars Volta), drummer Scott Travis (Judas Priest), and vocalist Jeff Martin (Badlands) to form the progressive rock band "Racer X". Within 3 months they became a top draw on the west coast club scene sell ing out 1000 seat venues on a regular basis. This lineup was signed to Shrapnel records and recorded the first of three albums Racer X "Second Heat". Quickly gaining world wide exposure through featured articles in Guitar World, Guitar Player, Kerrang, Burn, and Young Guitar as well as ad campaign's with Ibanez Guitars.
After a two year nonstop blitz of the club scene and two live albums "Extreme vol .1, and Extreme vol .2" Racer X disbanded. Two years later he signed to the newly formed Hollywood Records with the band "The Scream" featuring members Juan Alderete, Walt Woodward, and John Corabi . Their first release "Let It Scream" produced by Eddie Kramer landed them on a year long tour of the U.S and England, as well as three videos on MTV. As their fan base was increasing and record sales were on the rise John Corabi left the band to join the newly revamped arena rock band Motley Crue, and was replaced by vocalist Billy Fogarty.
The Screams second studio album "Taking It To The Next Level " was produced by Mario Caldato Jr (Beatie Boys)., and Richard Wolf. Due to the rapidly changing music scene the album was never released and the band disbanded. The remaining members Bruce Bouillet, Juan Alderete, and Billy Fogarty, regrouped enlisting drummer Abe Laborel Jr. (Paul McCartney, Sting) to form the short lived band DC-10, recording their self produced album "co-burn".
Leaving DC-10 and live performing to build the first of his four recording studios, he began producing, mixing, and engineering full time. Within a few years he had worked on 40 plus albums as wel l as producing, engineering, and mixing on notable recordings BuckCherry- Gold U.S., WWE Vol .5 - Gold U.S., Paul Gilbert-Gold Japan, Racer X-Gold Japan, Motorhead. During that period he also returned playing gui tar and found the time to join, wri te, and record the studio side project "Big Sir" which featured members Juan Alderete, Lisa Pappanual (Pet), and Tim C. (Rage Against The Machine).
Temporarily closing down his studio's he returned to playing guitar full time forming the band "Epidemic" which featured members Tim Ganard drums, Jimmy McDaniels bass, and Boris Bouma vocals, and signed to Elektra Records. Their self ti tled debut produced by Rick Parasher landed them on the opening slot for the U.S. tour with Jerry Cantrel l (Alice In Chains), and Nickleback as wel l as multiple festivals along side the bands Clutch, Hatebreed, P.O.D., Rob Zombie, Seven Dust, 30 Seconds to Mars, ect.... Their first single "Walk Away" gained them a spot on the video game Madden 2003 soundtrack as well as sol id rotation on MTV2. After a two year run Epidemic disbanded.
After reopening his studio in Van Nuys Ca.. he produced recorded, and mixed along side his partner Bob Kulick (Alice Cooper, Meatloaf), the 2005 GRAMMY winning best rock performance "Whiplash" with the band Motorhead. Also a short stint in nashville gave him the opportunity to record and mix an album with Richard Leigh (writer of 7 no. 1 singles).
Relocating to North Hollywood Ca. he teamed up with the newly formed production crew "The Bottom Dwellerz" featuring Dante Orpilla, D Loc Walker, and his current production partner Dave Foreman. The same year they wrote and recorded thei r debut album "Cracks Of The Concrete" featuring guest appearances by George Cl inton, And Bizzy Bones.
In 2007 he reunited with his friend Paul Gilbert for a tour of Japan and a much coveted spot on the U.S / Canada G3 tour with Joe Satriani , and John Pettrucci . In between all the touring he wrote and recorded his first solo instrumental album "Unspoken", and created a music l icensing l ibrary which is currently featured on NASCAR, MLB, NFL, MTV, ect…..
Signing to King Records in Japan, he released his second solo instrumental album "Interventions". Which brought him back to Japan for guitar clinics in Tokyo, and shows in Los Angeles, New York. Also finding time to guest on various tracks including Greg Marra which featured Ray Luzier (Korn) on drums.
In 2013 he completed 12 tracks for his third solo album BRUCE BOUILLET "THE ORDER OF CONTROL" and signed to the prestigious Mascot Record Group. His heaviest and most progressive album to date, featuring Dave Foreman (Dj Quick Tupac) on Bass, Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper, Orianthi ) on Drums, releases January 2014.
|07.25-29.2016||PG GREATE ESCAPE
What a killer line up this year Paul Gilbert, Kiko Loureiro, Bumblefoot, Andy Timmons, Bruce Bouillet....... Looking forward to seeing you all there!