Modern American Rock band formed in Akron Ohio in 1988 and currently consisting of Larry Saltis, Heath Saltis and Kurt Reed. Colorvine previously existed under two projects in Europe and America with two distinctly different forms of Melodic Rock. The band was considered ahead of its time and distinctively different in both the Rock AOR market and Modern American Rock market.
Colorvine is a modern rock band from Akron, Ohio. After lead singer Larry Saltis’ departure from The New Monkees in 1988, Larry signed with Warner Bros Records and in 1990 formed the band Tower City with his brother Heath Saltis. Tower City was Interscope Records’ first rock act launched on the start-up label and later signed with Atco Records and Sony Records. Although label executive overhauls and shenanigans kept Tower City from releasing an album, they headed back to their hometown with all their songwriters’ rights, publishing and copyrights intact.
In 1995, Larry and Heath re-formulated their musical style into a modern rock band called Colorvine and released their first self-titled record. In 1996, interest in their Tower City recordings started pouring in from Germany and Sweden and the band signed a distribution deal with MTM Records resulting in the Tower City release A Little Bit of Fire which featured a collection of past recordings from their time at Interscope/Atco Records. This Tower City release became one of the highest rated AOR records to be released in the 90’s.
After leaving the music business in 2003 to pursue personal careers and raise their families, Larry and Heath were asked to write some songs for European artists. It wasn’t long before Colorvine reformed with Kurt Reed (Guitar/Vocals) and Dave Sterle (Bass/Vocals). The Saltis brothers’ songs became Colorvine’s latest release Wake Up, a true passion project collection of 10 modern rock tracks with soaring melodies and harmonies reminiscent of multiple genres.
Along with playing to sold out audiences in Northeast Ohio, the band was also invited to support Foreigner on their Cold As Ice Tour in 2019-2020.
Colorvine’s tagline is “Music For The People” and they are proud to carry the flag of modern rock-n-roll for future generations.
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