Matt Hoffer

Born in Denver, raised in upstate New York, and living his teenage years in the Chicago suburb of St. Charles, Illinois, 29-year-old Matt started playing guitar at age 13, becoming an expert in speed metal and one of the best guitarists in town. He was also, as noted before, quite good at ice hockey, which led him to play for the University of Illinois Fighting Illini Hockey Club for two years. Ever the enterprising fellow, while hitting his slap shots, he played gigs and graduated with a degree in Finance.

Songs in the show:
1. "Yellow" (Coldplay)
Bottom Three Performance: "Planet Earth" (Duran Duran) - Eliminated 07/06/06

Matt Hoffer    
    Chris Pierson  

Chris Pierson

Chris Pierson is a solo artist who, like the best of them, turns life's misfortunes into emotionally riveting music. And life can throw a lot of material your way. Chris would know. After dealing with his father's terminal illness, a friend suggested he "write it out"-advice that's done Chris and his listeners heaps of good. After "writing it out," Chris' songs so impressed friends that he found himself booked on an open mike, and from then on life would never be the same.
He pinched his pennies and bought an 8-track recorder, putting together his first CD that, by 2003, saw him weather miles of touring as the energetic and successful artist he always was.
He then moved to Atlanta where he re-invented himself as a darker more mature performer. And though Chris probes deep, he entertains your socks, pants, whatever else you'd like to be removed, off. We thank Chris' friend for telling him to not only write it, but to outstandingly sing it out.

Songs in the show:
1. "Roxanne" (The Police)
Bottom Three Performance: "L.A. Woman" (The Doors)
2. "Take Me Out" (Franz Ferdinand)
Bottom Three Performance: "If You Could Only See" (Tonic) - Eliminated 07/12/06

    Jenny Galt  

Jenny Galt

Jenny Galt is a Canadian singer/songwriter best known as one of the finalists on the television show Rockstar: Supernova.
Born in 1976 in Montreal, and educated in Ottawa (with music studies at Carleton University), Galt has been based in Vancouver for the past decade, where her group Cherrybomb (later called Yellow Light) played to favourable reviews [1], with tours of both Canada and Australia. The group released four albums - most recently Speed of Light in 2005. She also has two songs on the Canadian TV series, Falcon Beach. She began a solo career in 2006, with her pop rock work being well-received
Jenny is currently working on an album or EP release in 2008. Jenny has Renamed Hersef as Army of Jennys. She has Left the rockstar side of her behind for a more Sexy, electro-moody pop sound. Jenny's debut album Polygraph will be released sometime in 2008.

Songs in the show:
1. "How You Remind Me" (Nickelback) Rocker played guitar
2. "Tainted Love" (Soft Cell)
3. "Drive" (Incubus) Rocker played guitar
Bottom Three Performance: "Vasoline" (Stone Temple Pilots) - Eliminated 07/19/06

    Phil Ritchie  

Phil Ritchie

Born in 1978 in the small town of Shadyside, Maryland, Phil was constantly on the move as a child, finally landing in Ocean City, Maryland. It was there that the impeccable student and jazz band member found life in rock and roll after he was asked to audition for the band Lennex. He nailed the audition, subsequently fronting the group with such success that they've toured the country racking up impressive stage time with national acts like Cake, Fuel, Bon Jovi and The Goo Goo Dolls.
An enigmatic, powerful performer, Phil finds musical inspiration in the likes of (and among many others) Tom Petty, Tool, Soundgarden, and Jeff Buckley. And with that inspiration, he inspires us as well.

Songs in the show:
1. "Cult of Personality" (Living Colour)
Bottom Three Performance: "Stars" (Switchfoot)
2. "If You Could Only See" (Tonic)
3. "White Rabbit" (Jefferson Airplane) (Jason Newsted on bass)
4. "One Headlight" (The Wallflowers)
Bottom Three Performance: "Smoking Umbrellas" (Failure) - Eliminated 07/26/06


Dana Andrew

Dana Andrews was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia. This 22-year old was influenced by artists like Amy Lee, Sass Jordan, and Sheryl Crow. At present, she is part of a band called Everything After which is based on Columbia, South Carolina. Aside from singing, she also plays the guitar, flute and piano.
Writing lyrics by the age of 13, Dana Andrews also turned poetry to song and by her early teens was soliciting musicians to compose her lyrics and melodies.
For now, the hard working singer is balancing a waitressing job while fronting a band based out of Columbia, South Carolina, as well as performing weekend gigs with a cover band. Ever ambitious and musically open, Dana's work ethic and talent will take her far, with both an infectious smile and a rocking, raised fist in the air. Yes-this is how we like our Southern girls.

Songs in the show:
1. "I'm the Only One" (Melissa Etheridge)
2. "Born to Be Wild" (Steppenwolf)
3. "It's My Life" (Bon Jovi)
Bottom Three Performance: "High Road Easy" (Sass Jordan)
4. "About a Girl" (Nirvana) Rocker played guitar
5. "Baba O'Riley" (The Who)
Bottom Three Performance: "The House of the Rising Sun" (The Animals) - Eliminated 08/02/06

    Josh Logan  

Josh Logan

Josh Logan (born March 29, 1980) of Manchester, New Hampshire, is the front man and vocalist for his three-person band whose self-titled first album is "Josh Logan and Nobody's Business."[1] In 2006, he was a contestant on the CBS program Rock Star: Supernova.
The now named "Josh Logan Band" features Josh Logan on vocals and rhythm guitar, Nate Comp on lead guitar, Matt Reignkin on bass, and Ryan Barrett on drums. While the band completes their 2007 release, "Gone Tomorrow, Here Today" they continue to perform throughout the New England Area and beyond, where they have shared the stage with such national artists as Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul of Damageplan, Tantric, Shinedown, Lacuna Coil, blues legend James Montgomery, Toby Lightman, De Sol, Josh Gracin and many more.

Songs in the show:
1. "She Talks to Angels" (The Black Crowes)
2. "With Arms Wide Open" (Creed)
3. "Come as You Are" (Nirvana) Rocker played guitar
Bottom Three Performance: "Heart-Shaped Box" (Nirvana)
4. "No Rain" (Blind Melon)
5. "Santeria" (Sublime)
6. "Interstate Love Song" (Stone Temple Pilots) (Tommy Lee on drums) Rocker played guitar
Bottom Three Performance: "Shooting Star" (Bad Company) - Eliminated 08/09/06 along with Jill Gioia

    Jill Gioia  

Jill Gioia

Jill Gioia is a gritty, soulful rock singer/songwriter/actor from New York. Jill Gioia's lyrical bite and musical style blends current pop edginess with genuine rock. Gioia sang the national anthem for a New York Knicks game recently at Madison Square Garden.
Gioia's song, "Don't Make Me Wait" has been sub-published by Chrysalis and just went gold in Spain.
She was the winner of the Steve Madden Rock N' Sole Band Search Contest. Gioia has opened for Third Eye Blind and has been on David Letterman.
Gioia is married and lives with her husband as they tour the country playing music together. They currently reside in Franklin Square, New York. Jill Gioia's birthday is May 6, 1973.

Songs in the show:
1. "Piece of My Heart" (Janis Joplin)
2. "Violet" (Hole)
Bottom Three Performance: "Bring Me to Life" (Evanescence)
3. "All Right Now" (Free)
4. "Brown Sugar" (The Rolling Stones) (Gilby Clarke on guitar)
5. "Don't You (Forget about Me)" (Simple Minds)
Bottom Three Performance: "Alone" (Heart)
6. "Mother Mother" (Tracy Bonham)
Bottom Three Performance: "Respect" (Aretha Franklin) - Eliminated 08/09/06, along with Josh Logan


Zayra Alvarez

Zayra Enid Alvarez Dones (born December 11, 1978) is a Puerto Rican born singer & musician, presently based in Texas.
She was born to Luis Alvarez Cruz and Ana Dones Torres and grew up in the coastal town of Arroyo. Along with her older sister Liza, she took part in talent shows and school plays. At age 14, she started playing in different bands on a quest for self-discovery.In 1998 she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez.
Zayra also stars in the independent film "Lycanthrope". The movie features one of her original songs, "This Is Love", which can be found on the re-release of her album "Ruleta". Since leaving Rockstar: Supernova, Zayra has been working on new material and has formed a band, COBRALUSH. The band is currently working on an EP

Songs in the show:
1. "Bring Me to Life" (Evanescence)
2. "You Really Got Me" (The Kinks)
Bottom Three Performance: You Really Got Me (The Kinks)
3. "Everybody Hurts" (R.E.M.)
4. "Call Me" (Blondie)
Bottom Three Performance: "Not an Addict" (K's Choice)
5. "867-5309/Jenny" (Tommy Tutone)
6. "All The Young Dudes" (Mott the Hoople/David Bowie) accompanied by Magni on guitar
7. "Lluvia de Mar" (Zayra Alvarez) Rocker played original song and guitar
Bottom Three Performance: "Razorblade" (Blue October) - Eliminated 08/16/06

    Patrice Pike  

Patrice Pike

Patrice Pike is an American musician and singer. She is of Native American and African American descent.
Over the years Patrice Pike has performed on stage with many artists including Dave Matthews, Sarah McLachlan, Natalie Merchant, Blues Traveler, the Allman Brothers and the Indigo Girls as well as opening sets for Ray Charles, Cake, Soul Asylum, Cheap Trick, The Neville Brothers and more. The disbanding of Sister Seven and the release of her first full length solo studio album Fencing Under Fire as well as the recent live unplugged CD Live at the Brushwood Lounge has established Patrice Pike as an independent artist. Patrice recorded Fencing Under Fire with former band mate and co-owner of her label Zainwayne Records along with Jim Watts and Ethan Allan and released the album in 2002. Her single “Ms. Ramona” was in the top ten most added on AAA stations for several weeks being the only totally independent album with no major label or major indie ties on the charts alongside Sonny Landreth, Dar Williams, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and David Grey.[
Pikee’s most recent success points to her songwriting skill, as she along with co-writers Wayne Sutton, Darrell Phillips, and Sean Phillips have been awarded Grand Prize Overall and First Prize Rock for their song “My Three Wishes” in the USA Songwriting Competition. In the same competition “Nobody Knows” took Top 10 in Pop. Her sense for lyrics and melody now winning international recognition, having competed with 32,500 entries from all over the world. Most recently Patrice’s song “Unraveling” garnered an honorable mention in the 2005 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, presented by Performing Songwriter magazine.

Songs in the show:
1. "Somebody to Love" (Jefferson Airplane)
2. "Heart-Shaped Box" (Nirvana) Rocker played guitar
3. "Helter Skelter" (The Beatles)
4. "Remedy" (The Black Crowes)
Bottom Three Performance: "My Iron Lung" (Radiohead)
5. "Higher Ground" (Stevie Wonder/Red Hot Chili Peppers) (Tommy Lee on drums)
Bottom Three Performance: "Eternal Life" (Jeff Buckley)
6. "Instant Karma!" (John Lennon) Rocker played guitar
7. "Message in a Bottle" (The Police)
Bottom Three Performance: "Celebrity Skin" (Hole)
8. "Beautiful Thing" (Patrice Pike) Rocker played original song and guitar
Bottom Three Performance: "Middle of the Road" (The Pretenders) - Eliminated 08/23/06

    Ryan Star  

Ryan Star

Ryan Star, also known as (born January 7, 1978) is a singer-songwriter and musician. He was also a reality television contestant on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova.
Star was born Ryan Stahr Kulchinsky in Huntington, Long Island, New York and grew up in Dix Hills. He was just 14 years old when he formed his first band called Stage. In addition to Ryan, the band consisted of members Petr Anselmo, Greg Meyer and Justin Parker. They released a handful of EPs, and in 2003 a self-titled album on Maverick Records. While still in high school, the band played CBGB's and the Mercury Lounge. When the band parted ways Justin Parker began the project known as Cortez the Killer and Star became the solo artist R.Star.
Ryan opened for David Cook's The Declaration Tour - 2009.
Ryan Star is releasing an EP on June 16, 2009 which is currently available for pre-order on iTunes.

Songs in the show:
1. "Iris" (Goo Goo Dolls) Rocker played guitar
2. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (The Rolling Stones)
3. "Fortunate Son" (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
4. "I Alone" (Live)
5. "Losing My Religion" (R.E.M.) Rocker played piano - Encore Performance
6. "Paint It, Black" (The Rolling Stones)
Bottom Three Performance: "Enjoy the Silence" (Depeche Mode)
7. "In the Air Tonight" (Phil Collins) - Encore Performance
8. "Back of Your Car" (Ryan Star) Rocker played original song and guitar
9. "Clocks" (Coldplay) Rocker played piano
Bottom Three Performance: "Baba O'Riley" (The Who) - Eliminated 08/30/06
11."Back of Your Car" (Ryan Star) Rocker played original song
Fan Selected Verizon Wireless Encore Performance

    Storm Large  

Storm Large

Storm Large (born Susan Storm Large, June 25, 1969) is a singer best known as a contestant on the CBS reality television show Rock Star: Supernova.
Soon after leaving the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1989, Large moved to San Francisco to pursue music instead of acting. She formed the bands FlowerSF, Storm and her Dirty Mouth, and Storm, Inc. Storm, Inc. featured Shaunna Hall of 4 Non Blondes and P-Funk fame as a rhythm guitarist. Shaunna was featured on The Calm Years LP and toured with the band for a few months after the album's release. Storm sometimes performed as the duo Storm and Michael or Storm and Friends. In 2002, she left San Francisco to attend the Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon, where she was convinced by friends to sing again.

Songs in the show:
1. "Pinball Wizard" (The Who)
2. "Surrender" (Cheap Trick)
3. "Just What I Needed" (The Cars)
4. "Anything, Anything (I'll Give You)" (Dramarama) - Encore Performance
5. "Changes" (David Bowie)
6. "We Are the Champions" (Queen)
7. "I Will Survive" (Gloria Gaynor) 8. "Cryin'" (Aerosmith)
9. "Bring Me to Life" (Evanescence) Toby Rand on backing vocals
Bottom Three Performance: "Helter Skelter" (The Beatles)
10. "Suffragette City" (David Bowie) (Dave Navarro on guitar)
" Ladylike" (Storm Large) Rocker played original song
Bottom Three Performance: "Wish You Were Here" (Pink Floyd) - Eliminated 09/06/06

    Magni Ásgeirsson  

Magni ÁAsgeirsson

Guðmundur Magni Ásgeirsson (born December 1, 1978 in Egilsstaðir, Iceland), is a singer, songwriter, and musician. He is also currently the frontman for the Icelandic pop band Á Móti Sól. Outside of Iceland, he is most famous for being a contestant on the CBS reality show Rock Star: Supernova.
Magni has a solo album in English that was released on CD in Iceland on August 3, 2007 and as a digital download via the major digital music services, such as iTunes, in North America, Europe, Japan and elsewhere on October 9, 2007. It is his first solo and full-length English-language album. The self-titled album, Magni, was recorded in Iceland and Denmark. The album has reached number one on the Icelandic album chart.

Songs in the show:
1. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (The Rolling Stones)
2. "My Generation" (The Who)
3. "Plush" (Stone Temple Pilots) - Encore Performance
4. "Heroes" (David Bowie) Rocker played guitar
5. "Clocks" (Coldplay)
6. "The Dolphin's Cry" (Live) - Encore Performance - Rocker performed solo, playing guitar
(also played guitar on Zayra's "All the Young Dudes")
7. "Starman" (David Bowie)
Bottom Three Performance: "Creep" (Radiohead) 8. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Nirvana)
Bottom Three Performance: "Fire" (Jimi Hendrix)
9. "I Alone" (Live)
10. "Back in the U.S.S.R." (The Beatles)
" When the Time Comes" (Magni Asgeirsson) Rocker played original song
Special Performance of a Supernova song: "It's All Love"
11. "Hush" (Deep Purple) Rocker played guitar.
" When The Time Comes" (Magni Asgeirsson) Rocker played original song
(also played guitar on Toby's "Throw It Away")
Bottom Two Performance: "Fire" (Jimi Hendrix) - Eliminated 09/13/06
(also played guitar on Supernova's song)

    Toby Rand  

Toby Rand

Toby William Lloyd Rand (born December 21, 1977, in Melbourne) is an Australian singer best known for his appearance on Rock Star: Supernova. On September 13th 2006, he lost out to Canadian performer Lukas Rossi for the right to front the supergroup Rock Star Supernova (originally known as simply "Supernova"). He is the lead vocalist for Melbourne rock band, Juke Kartel.
His band has recently signed a record deal with an independent label in Australia. Toby Rand's friendly charismatic personality and rugged good looks has endeared to him to his fans especially his female fans both in Australia and America. Toby Rand and Juke Kartel toured America as a support act for Rockstar Supernova and opened for Nickelback and Seether during their recent Australia tours. Juke Kartel have also performed at several music festivals in Australia.

Songs in the show:
1. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (Bob Dylan)
2. "Somebody Told Me" (The Killers) - Encore Performance
3. "Runaway Train" (Soul Asylum)
4. "White Wedding" (Billy Idol)
5. "Pennyroyal Tea" (Nirvana)
6. "Burning Down the House" (Talking Heads)
7. "Solsbury Hill" (Peter Gabriel) (Gilby Clarke on guitar) Rocker played percussion 8. "Layla" (Derek and the Dominos)
Special Performance of a Supernova song: "Be Yourself (And Five Other Clichés)"
Bottom Three Performance: "Plush" (Stone Temple Pilots)
9. "Rebel Yell" (Billy Idol) - Encore Performance - also provided backing vocals for Storm's "Bring Me to Life"
10. "Mr. Brightside" (The Killers)
" Throw It Away" (Toby Rand) Rocker played original song - Encore Performance (dedicated to fellow Australian Steve Irwin)
11. "Karma Police" - (Radiohead)
" Throw It Away" (Toby Rand) Rocker played original song; Magni on guitar
Bottom Two Performance: "White Wedding" (Billy Idol)
Final Three Performance: "Somebody Told Me" (The Killers) - Eliminated 09/13/06

    Dilana Robichaux  

Dilana Robichaux

Dilana Robichaux is a singer, songwriter, and performer who lives in Los Angeles, California. She is best known as the runner-up contestant on the CBS reality television show Rock Star: Supernova.
Dilana Jansen van Vuuren was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on August 10, 1972. Her surname changed to Smith when she was about two years old, when her mother married her stepfather, and he adopted her. Dilana used singing as an escape from an unpleasant home scene, participating in school choir competitions and festivals, as well as church choir.
When the opportunity presented itself, Dilana dropped everything and started performing full time, from a traveling duo, to a mixture of bands in South Africa and The Netherlands. Moving to the Netherlands, she formed her own band, focusing more on original works and becoming one of the country’s highest paid live performers.
Recording her first album Wonderfool in 2000 led to four music videos, five singles and well over 200 gigs. She also sang the title tracks for two major motion pictures and performed in a festival in Belgium supporting Joe Cocker, K's Choice and Heather Nova to a crowd of more than 100,000 people. Dilana also performed at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, with other Dutch performers.

Songs in the show:
1. "Lithium" (Nirvana) - Encore Performance
2. "Ring of Fire" (Johnny Cash)
3. "Zombie" (The Cranberries)
4. "Time after Time" (Cyndi Lauper)
5. "Can't Get Enough" (Bad Company)
6. "Won't Get Fooled Again" (The Who) (Gilby Clarke on guitar)
7. "Cat's in the Cradle" (Harry Chapin)
Special Performance of a Supernova song: "Leave the Lights On" 8. "Every Breath You Take" (The Police)
9. "Mother Mother" (Tracy Bonham) Rocker played guitar
Bottom Three Performance: "Psycho Killer" (Talking Heads)
10. "Behind Blue Eyes" (The Who)
" Supersoul" (Dilana Robichaux) Rocker played original song
Bottom Three Performance: "I Want You to Want Me" (Cheap Trick)
11. "Roxanne" (The Police)
" Supersoul" (Dilana Robichaux) Rocker played original song
Final Three Performance: "Zombie" (The Cranberries) - Eliminated 09/13/06


Lukas Rossi

Lukas Rossi (born December 21, 1976 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian rock musician and was the winner of the CBS Television reality series Rock Star: Supernova - a televised audition contest to become lead singer of Rock Star Supernova.
Rossi trained at the Royans School For the Musical Performing Arts with world renowned vocal coach Diana Yampolsky. During his early career, he wrote, produced, recorded, and played with his own band, Cleavage. The Toronto-based band, led by Rossi, won the 'Best Canadian Unsigned Band' award at the 2000 NXNE Music Festival in Toronto. On May 29, 2001 Cleavage released a 6-song debut CD, entitled Cleavage.
After acquiring a publishing deal with EMI Music Publishing Canada in 2004, Rossi worked and wrote with producer Dave Tyson in Los Angeles and later recorded demos with producer Gavin Brown (Billy Talent, Three Days Grace), leading to the formation of the band Rise Electric. Their songs "Lonely Ones", "Crave Me", & "Greatest Day" can be found on Limewire.
Rossi and two of his colleagues, Mike Fox and Gavin Brown, were winners in the 2006 People's Voice International Songwriting Competition for their song, "Drive". It gained third place honors in the Top 40/Pop category and landed Seventh Place in the overall competition.
Rossi has been working toward releasing an album, titled Mood Swings, and touring with his new band Stars Down. The band consisted of Rossi (vocals, guitar), German Briseño (bass, vocals), with occasional appearances by Lou Dawson (keyboards), and guitars and drums with various musicians. The album was originally scheduled to be released on February 14, 2009 but Rossi has stated it may never see the light of day due to his own disatisfaction with how it turned out. Rossi has a sample of songs from this band available at his website.

Songs in the show:
1. "Rebel Yell" (Billy Idol)
2. "Don't Panic" (Coldplay)
3. "Let's Spend the Night Together" (The Rolling Stones)
4. "Bitter Sweet Symphony" (The Verve) Rocker played guitar
5. "Celebrity Skin" (Hole)
6. "Creep" (Radiohead) - Encore Performance
7. "Hero" (Chad Kroeger & Josey Scott) Rocker played guitar
8. "All These Things That I've Done" (The Killers) 9. "Lithium" (Nirvana)
Special Performance of a Supernova song: "It's On"
10. "Livin' on a Prayer" (Bon Jovi) Rocker played guitar
" Headspin" (Lukas Rossi) Rocker played original song
Bottom Three Performance: "Headspin" (Lukas Rossi) Rocker played original song
11. "Fix You" (Coldplay)
" Headspin" (Lukas Rossi) Rocker played acoustic version of original song
Final Three Performance: "Bittersweet Symphony" (The Verve) - Winner
Winner's Encore Performance with Supernova: "Be Yourself (And Five Other Clichés)" and "It's All Love"