Arch Hooks Bio
In a nutshell...

     Arch was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. He started playing the piano at age 4. Arch is considered a prodigy or virtuoso! As the years passed Arch also taught himself to play four other instruments. It was at Fritz's, in Amarillo, where Arch made his professional debut on a 10 ft. grand piano signed by Liberace, at 19 years old. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas.

     Since then, Arch's performance reputation, and music leadership has taken him to many cities across the United States as well as New Zealand and the Netherlands. He has performed for well over 5 million people worldwide! Each performance, unique unto itself, taking his audience on a musical journey that only a handful of entertainers in the world are capable of accomplishing. Arch has an incredible ability to communicate with each individual in his audience.

     Arch Hooks has three (all original) CDs: Piano Talk - Back Seat Oracle - Chemistry all three CD's released to rave reviews in addition to the great responses with his audience and fans. Arch has just finished a Music Film! The Film started out as a CD Album with a working title of "Bat Man for a Day"! When Arch was finishing the Film, it was evident to him that he needed to change the final title to "Time For The Wingman!". (See "NEWS" Page for more information on "Time For The Wingman! …a Music Film") All are available on CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, and YouTube! (Additional Performance Video's are on Arch's "MUSIC/FILM" Page)

     Arch has written several songs over the years and is still adding to his growing arsenal of original material. His lyrics and music are from his heart and soul. With all of his original CD's, Video's and now a Music Film/Soundtrack, Arch performs all lead voices, instruments, songwriting, arrangements (one exception) and takes pride in rejecting the use of samplers and sequencers. That means one track at a time, Arch says he prefers to do it old school… play it!

Arch’s true intention is best said in Piano Talk’s preface:


“I don’t plan to change the world,
but I think I can show you a good time… enjoy!”



Just when you thought you knew
everything about Arch Hooks

Arch is continually asked about his sunglasses!
“Are you blind?”
“It’s midnight man, why the sunglasses?”
“Are you just trying to be cool are those like your logo?”
Well yes… They are his logo.

But the truth of the matter is Arch likes to play piano in the dark.
(By the way they're prescription)

Arch Hooks in “30 Words”!
Arch Hooks and his music attitudes
are something to behold,
Arch and his band are sometimes billed as
“Freaks of Nature”.
Truly unique, Arch Hooks is the true
Renaissance Entertainer!

and roll credits...

Backstage:
Allen Theatre, Lubbock, TX - Sound & Lighting - Spot Operator- Projectionist
Buddy Rich - Dan Peak of “America” - Dracula/Martin Landau
Night Mother/Mercedes Cambridge
Lubbock Civic Theatre - Sound & Lighting
Jay Leno - Billy Idol - Huey Lewis & The News - Iron Maiden
Eddy Rabbit - Ice Capades - T. G. Shepard
Electric Ear, Lubbock, TX - Sound & Lighting - Spot Operator - Road Crew
Reba Macintyre
Showco Creative Services, Dallas TX - Sound & Lighting - Spot Operator
Stevie Wonder - John Melencamp - Buster Poindexter - Industrial - Radio & Records Convention

Theatre & Stage:
     Jesus Christ Superstar as Judas Iscariot
     Sherlock Holmes as Dr. Watson
     Pirates of Penzance as The Sergeant
     Man of La Mancha as the Padre
     Gypsy as Cigar
     MacBett as MacDuff
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest as MacMurphy
Hansel & Gretel as The Witch
Monday After the Miracle as Dr. Ed
Of Mice And Men as Crooks
Runaways as Roby
Movie & Screen:
     Riverbend
     The Journey
     Crime Stoppers
Featured Extra
Ghoul Student
Various Parts - Commercials
Writer & Composer:
     Choices
     Falkner’s Bicycle
     Tooth of Crime
Written/Directed/Produced
Wrote Pre-Broadway Score
By Sam Shepard: Re-Wrote Score
Music:
     Salvation Army Industrial Film
     Television & Radio Spots
     Piano Talk CD
     Back Seat Oracle CD
Score
Jingles/ Music Overlays/Voice Overs
All Original Music
All Original Music

Arch has opened for
Charlie Musselwhite - The Young Dubliner’s - Dr. Hook

Entertainment Director/Performer:
     Howl At The Moon Saloon - Covington, KY - Cleveland, OH - Orlando, FL
     Jake Ivory’s - Boston & Bridgeport, MA
     Park At The Bar - Auckland, New Zealand
     Pete’s Piano Bar - Austin & Addison, TX
Entertainer:
Arch Hooks has been a professional entertainer for over 25 years, to follow are a few clubs in which he‘s performed. This isn’t the complete list, however, it gives you a good idea of his musical diversity.

Alley Cat’s & Gator’s Dallas, TX - Ivory Cat’s Austin, TX
Jellyroll’s Atlanta, GA/Tampa, FL
Radisson Resort South Padre Island, TX

in the Colorado area...
The Broadmoor Resort Colorado Springs, CO
Beaver Creek Chophouse Beaver Creek, CO
Red Lion & Chelsey Pub Vail, Co - Soiled Dove - Sing Sing Denver, CO
Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, CO - Meadow Muffins - SouthSide Johnny's
Ritz - The Keg Lounge - Walkabout Pub - On The Boulevard - Pine Gables
Oscar's on Tejon - Kelly O'Brian's - Badda Bing - All American Grill - Benny's
Cedar's Club - Wayfarer Pub - Thunder & Buttons - Boiler Room Tavern - Good Co.
Hide' N Seek - Tony's (1&2) - Jose` Muldoon's - e-CITY - Back East Bar & Grill
The Underground - Dewey's American Grill (1&2) - Silver Tongue Devil Saloon
Navajo Hogan Roadhouse - Porky's - 15C Club - Stargazer's Theatre - SoDo's
Studebaker's Bar & Grill - Thirsty Parrot - The Townhouse Lounge - Union Station
Overtime Sports Bar - Indigo Joe's - Maxi's - Hondo's - Frankie's (1&Too) - Griffin's

USA Contacts:
Cory Urbach - (512) 970-7383
Overseas Contacts:
New Zealand Marc Fisk 011-64 (9) 238-0789
Peter Logan 011-64 (9) 270-6760

 

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"Back Seat Oracle"

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