Jeff Howell
First Time
2011


Current


Foghat
1988/90-91



The Outlaws
1993-96

Feinstein
2004



Savoy Brown
1986/1991

2016 brings a new musical venture for Jeff, teaming with founding members of the Central NY based band, LoveBone. 

A brief history of LoveBone...In 2002, guitarist, Roy Coston and lead vocalist, Chuck Heath initially conceived LoveBone.  It quickly developed a respectable following, winning over audiences and in 2004, clinched the WOUR 96.9 Battle of the Bands.  The name LoveBone did not just pop up.  It came from the Poison song, "I Hate Every Bone in Your Body but Mine".  For various reasons, the band dissolved after several years of playing out.

Jeff met Roy several years ago and developed an immediate friendship.  In 2009, they wrote a number of originals together, but shortly after,  Jeff was called upon to record, tour and promote Foghat's Blues CD, Last Train Home, and their project was shelved ...until now.   Roy introduced Jeff to Chuck, and held auditions for a drummer; completing the line up with Cortland based drummer, Robbie Vormwald

LoveBone previously released several originals, as well as some select covers that will be incorporated in the new version of the band's set list.  With the goal to eventually evolve into a full set of originals. 

The revival of LoveBone promises nothing but polished, hard edge, grinding Rock ~n~ Roll.
There's no substitution for authenticity and experience.                 

 

. Roy Coston, Chuck Heath, Robbie Vormwald & Jeff Howell  

 


 

 

 

Jeff began his career as a regional bass player throughout the 70’s.   He went on to tour the East Coast with the popular, Binghamton-based band, Acts, then excelled to the ranks of Savoy Brown and Foghat, with whom he traveled and performed all over the world.  He also recorded 3 CD ’s and toured as bass player for the southern rock legends, The Outlaws, during the 90's.  Occassionally, Jeff returns to Foghat, filling in for their long-time bassist.  In 2010 he recorded and toured to promote their blues CD, Last Train Home.   Most recently, in 2015 he returned to play a few shows in Southern CA with Foghat.  Jeff looks forward to his new endeavor with Lovebone.  For full bio click here.

Lead guitarist, Roy Coston is no stranger to the Central New York music scene.  He has shared the stage with many bands over the years, including Blue Oyster Cult, Saraya, Raven, Brighton Rock, Orleans, Ice Water Mansion, New York Flyers, Poison, David de Feis of Virgin Steele and Benny Mardones. 

Roy first appeared on the ARDENT demo,   and toured extensively with the group during the mid 80's. 

He provided backing vocals on four songs on Raven's 1986 album, "Nothing Exceeds Like Excess, traveling the east coast, serving as their guitar tech.  As the 80's came to an end, Roy joined DC Strut.  It was short lived, but received major label attention, magazine, fanzine and video interest.  He later formed Four Large Men and LoveBone. 

 

Chuck Heath's powerful vocals help define LoveBone's unique sound Chuck started his professional career as a bass player with NIGHTSHADE, but left to form his own band, Brewsed Bandit, later to be changed to Bandit.  The band recorded several orignal songs for the Ice Productions Label and showcased in NYC for several record companies.  BANDIT opened for several national recording artists, including; LA Guns, Warrior Soul, Enuff Z'nuff, Circus of Power, Tuff XYZ, War Babies, Sleaze Beeze and Benny Mardones.  Piranha Brothers Productions soon took interest in the band, but nothing ever materialized, due to the break up of the band.  Prior to connecting with Roy, to form LoveBone, Chuck had another band called Maddog, that toured for three years.

Filling out the lineup of LoveBone is hard hitting, solid, rock drummer, Robbie Vormwald.  Robbie hails from the quaint city of Cortland, NY.   As a teen, Rob watched his brother-in-law practice with his band.  It was there that Rob taught himself how to play on the kit that was left there.  After a year or so of self teaching, in 1984, Rob started a rock band for a talent show in high school.  He then placed 2nd in a Battle of the Bands and has been bitten by the Rock~n~Roll bug ever since.  Rob created several bands that have done well on a local level (Jayce Raven 86-89, won best song on WDIZ fm radio in Orlando, FL.  Smash Alley 90-91- headlined 1st annual Ithacafest.  Castle Black 91-93, Ruinatation 2003-06, and Knuckle Burn 2007-14).  He has shared the stage w/many national bands (The Rods, Tantric, Brand New Sin, Flaw, Mushroom Head...and the list goes on.  2013 Robbie was nominated for a Sammy for best rock drummer in Upstate NY.

 

 

 


 

 


Click logo for LoveBone video



Printable LoveBone Press Kit

Friday, December 2, 2016
The Gig
10:00 pm - 1:30 am
Turning Stone Casino
5218 Patrick Rd.
Verona, NY


 


 

 

 


The Song Catalog will be an ever changing rotation of songs aiming toward a complete original set list.
Thank you very much :)
 ARTIST
 TITLE

 

 

Alice Cooper ~ ~ ~
Bandit ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Black Sabbath
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Bob Seger ~ ~ ~ ~
The Cult ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Foghat ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Foghat ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Jackyl  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Jeff Howell ~ ~ ~ ~
Jeff Howell ~ ~ ~ ~
Kiss ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Kiss ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
LoveBone ~ ~ ~ ~
LoveBone ~ ~ ~ ~
LoveBone ~ ~ ~ ~
Love/Hate ~ ~ ~ ~
Lynch Mob ~ ~ ~ ~
Lynch Mob ~ ~ ~ ~
Montrose ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Montrose ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Motley Crew  ~ ~ ~
Nazareth ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Ozzie~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Ozzie~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Ratt ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Tora Tora ~ ~ ~ ~
Velvet Revolver~ ~


School's Out
Doin' Time
N.I.B.
Sunspot Baby
She Sells Sanctuary
Fool for the City
Wanna Make Love to You
Down on Me
Come Tomorrow
Nasty Things
Detroit City Rocks
Strutter
B.O.N.E.
Sweet Jezebel
Waiting for an Alibi
Black Out in the Red Room
Tie Your Mother Down
Wicked Sensation
Bad Motor Scooter
Rock the Nation
Helter Skelter
Hair of the Dog
Bark at the Moon
No More Tears
Round n Round
Walking Shoes
Slither



 

 

 

 

 

 

Song Catalog continually updated.


To hear samples of some of the originals we will be playing, click on the spinning notes.

B.O.N.E  

Come Tomorrow  

Nasty Things  

Sweet Jezebel  

Waiting for an Alibi  

 

 

 

In 2011, Jeff released a new cd of originals that he's written over the years. 

Check it out.

CDs available here

 


Jeff Howell
2011
LoveBone
Current


Foghat
1988/90-91-Current
The Outlaws
1993-96
Savoy Brown
1986/1991
Feinstein
2004

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