Nobody knew what to expect back in 2013 when veteran rockers Joey Gilbert and Jim Kiefer decided to combine their efforts to form a super-group that would specialize in the high energy arena rock that was their foundation. They had both already spent years touring and playing alongside some of rock’s biggest names but this was something they could call their own. Over the next year the pieces began to fall into place starting with monster keyboard player Billy Day, vocalist/frontman Cliff Randi and soon after local guitar hero Pete Siracuse.
From it’s inception, the band’s goal was to strive for larger festival gigs, theater shows and open for national touring headliners. Sticking to this formula, the band grow a huge following in a short time – and attendance numbers at local shows exploded because the band couldn’t be seen regularly in the bars and local hot spots. Their reputation grew as a powerhouse rock group, playing the songs with surgical precision, album accuracy and performing a show that is reminiscent of the original artist in their heyday.
Since those formative years, Maiden Cane has gone on to open for legendary artists such as Molly Hatchet, Head East, Pat Travers, Eddie Money, Jack Russell’s Great White, 38 Special, Lita Ford, Quiet Riot, Warrant, Queensryche, Firehouse, Night Ranger and many others. They have never failed to impress the headliner and please the audience, earning high praise from several of their rock-n-roll heroes.
As part of the evolution of Maiden Cane, in 2016 they released their first original song and video, Dead Man’s Shoes. The video received over 2,500 views in under 48 hours while the track found it’s way across the globe. Dead Man’s Shoes topped several indie music charts, spending 15 weeks at number 1. This resulted in a strong fan base in other countries such as Canada and New Zealand. Their second single release, Fallen Angel, achieved similar results with the video receiving over 10,000 views in a week.
The rock continues to roll for this band of brothers as they march boldly into their 6th year, with several large shows already booked, extended representation from world wide promoters and agents, a rapidly growing fan-base and new original material in the works. Maiden Cane is more than a cover/tribute band – they are the real thing!