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Nov 11

Gary Hoey Cruise ’08

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Gary Hoey Cruise

We just got back from a 7 day cruise around the Caribbean with guitar master Gary Hoey. My Dad had picked up a flyer for the cruise at one of his last concerts, and being the big fan that he is thought it would be a great vacation for everyone in the family.

Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect, I hadn’t listened to Hoey in maybe 6 or 7 years, he’d kinda fallen off my radar. But, I have to say that after spending a week with him, his family, the rest of the band and seeing two private concerts, I have a whole new respect for guy and his music. Not only can he make a guitar sing, but he’s just a genuinely down to earth nice guy.

For those who are unfamiliar, Hoey is best known for his instrumental surf rock, he did the soundtrack for “Endless Summer II” and not to mention a whole series of Christmas covers, which are pretty fun to listen too.

The cruise wasn’t all Hoey by far, that was just one small aspect of it… We stopped off in Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Belize and Costa Maya. It was also Lauren and My five year anniversary, and the first time both our parents got to meet… Below are a few shots from the concerts, more photos from the rest of the trip will be posted over the next few days.

Gary Hoey Cruise

Gary Hoey Cruise


Gary Hoey Cruise

Gary Hoey Cruise

Towards the end of the shows Hoey’s kids, Allison and Ian got up on stage to join their dad. Ian rocked just as hard as his dad, that kid is going to grow up to be quite the little ripper…


Phillip Crabtree with Gary Hoey

My Dad with Gary


Bryan Crabtree with Gary Hoey

And of course Me with Mr. Hoey…