MEET ROBERT SARZO
Robert Sarzo, nicknamed The VuDu Man is a Cuban-American guitarist. His career has spanned 40 years. He has worked with an array of notable and iconic people in the entertainment industry. As a bit of trivia, he was hired by Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, as the original replacement for Randy Rhoads. Robert never went on tour with Ozzy because Jet Records’ Don Arden, also Sharon’s father, had hired a different guitarist, Bernie Torme, without telling anyone. Robert has worked with Interscope/Universal Record’s Jimmy Iovine and legendary metal producers, Bob Ezrin and Mike Clink. He also worked with Robert Stigwood of “Saturday Night Fever” and Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts” fame on numerous soundtracks such as “Times Square”, D.L. Byron the writer of Pat Benatar’s hit “Shadows of the Night”, Reggae artist Garland Jeffreys, and the late Sam Kinison on his “Leader of the Banned” album. Robert formed his band Hurricane in the early 80’s and went on to have hits such as “Over the Edge” and their #1 hit “I’m Onto You.” In the early 1980s, Robert was introduced to bassist Tony Cavazo by Los Angeles heavy metal band Quiet Riot’s lead vocalist Kevin DuBrow. Both Robert’s brother Rudy and Cavazo’s brother Carlos were in Quiet Riot at the time. He later joined with Cavazo, singer Kelly Hansen and drummer Jay Schellen to form the glam metal band Hurricane. He remained with Hurricane from 1985 until 1989. Although Hurricane released a reunion album (Liquifury) in 2001, Sarzo did not participate in this project. After many years in the studio, Sarzo worked to reform Hurricane in 2007. Not just a heavy metal/rock and roll guitarist with a classical background, Robert Sarzo has branched out to become a producer and movie music composer. His recent projects include the movies, “The Hiss”, written and produced by David Lynch’s daughter, Jennifer, and the 2009 wide-release “The Collector” written and produced by Marcus Dunstan writer of Saw 4, 5, & 6. As well as the “The Collector” sequel in 2011. Robert opened a recording studio in Sherman Oaks and is working with his brother, Rudy, on several upcoming projects. He is endorsed by Peavy guitars and Line 6. In July 2013, Sarzo released his first solo album, After The Storm, nearly 30 years after recording it. The album was released on 4818 Records. On January 25, 2013, it was announced that Sarzo had joined Geoff Tate’s Queensrÿche line up. This band already included his brother Rudy Sarzo, “Quiet Riot & Ozzy Ozbourne, Bassist.” This is the first time the Sarzo brothers have played together in a national act. They have been touring for most of 2014. Robert Sarzo is endorsed by these companies: Gibson Guitars, Ovation Guitars, Cleartone Strings and Star Picks, Acoustic Amplifiers , Line 6, Peterson Tuners, Rocktron Technology , and DV Mark.