Colorado rock band Big Head Todd and The Monsters, along with Hazel Miller, the R&B vocalist who’s a frequent collaborator, will be inducted into Colorado Music Hall of Fame at the band’s annual Red Rocks Amphitheatre show on June 10, 2023.
A true Colorado-rooted band, Big Head Todd and The Monsters was formed in 1986 at the University of Colorado Boulder by three friends who had attended Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. The trio — Todd Park Mohr (vocals, guitar), Brian Nevin (drums) and Rob Squires (bass) – found its earliest audience by playing gigs in Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins, but quickly gained a following throughout Colorado and Western states once the act started touring.
“It is an honor to induct Colorado’s very own Big Head Todd and The Monsters along with Hazel Miller into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. Their contribution to the Colorado music scene has been tremendous. Colorado Music Hall of Fame looks forward to celebrating this great achievement with them and all their fans on June 10, 2023 at Red Rocks,” says Brent Fedrizzi, co-president of AEG Presents Rocky Mountains.
The band launched its own record label, Big Records, which released its first two albums, Another Mayberry and Midnight Radio. In 1993, Big Head Todd and The Monsters was signed by Giant Records and released Sister Sweetly, which was recorded at Prince’s Paisley Park Studios. It went platinum, selling over a million copies. To date, the band has released 13 albums. Keyboardist Jeremy Lawton joined the band as a permanent member in 2003.
From its earliest days, the rock band with its influences of blues, funk and soul has collaborated with singer Hazel Miller. She became a regular part of the Big Head Todd and The Monster’s lineup and has toured locally, nationally and internationally with the band. She’s well-known by fans as the soulful blues singer whose back-up vocals explode into the forefront in songs like “It’s Alright” and “Please Don’t Tell Her.” Beyond her collaborations with Big Head Todd and The Monsters, Hazel Miller has had a successful solo musical career since the 1980s and has been performing with her band, Hazel Miller & The Collective, for the past decade.
All regular tickets to the June 10, 2023 concert with Big Head Todd and The Monsters, with Hazel Miller, include the induction, with a presentation by Colorado Music Hall of Fame board member and AEG Presents Rocky Mountains co-president/COO Brent Fedrizzi, as well as The Hall of Fame’s founder, legendary concert promoter Chuck Morris, which will take place during the concert.
A limited ticketed Colorado Music Hall of Fame VIP Experience is also on sale, which includes premium seats to the concert; exclusive access to Big Head Todd and The Monsters’ sound check followed by a reception with the band in the Rock Room at the Red Rocks Visitors Center; dinner provided by Pasta Jay’s; hosted bar; and musical entertainment by the Hazel Miller Trio.
“Big Head Todd and the Monsters grew up both literally and musically in the great state of Colorado. We are honored to be part of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame and really look forward to helping other musicians in Colorado,“ says Todd Park Mohr.
Big Head Todd and The Monsters is donating $1 from every ticket sold to Colorado Music Hall of Fame, and all net proceeds from the VIP experience will benefit The Hall and its new mental wellness program for local musicians and music industry professionals. The Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization with a mission to celebrate, promote and support Colorado’s music community.
Concert tickets for Big Head Todd and The Monsters with opening act, Grace Potter, and for Colorado Music Hall of Fame’s VIP Experience are available for purchase by clicking HERE.
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