Band Bios

Based out of Houston, TX, the band can readily travel to your grand opening, rock show, fund raiser or even back yard picnic!

"Eddie Van Halen" - George Mangos

In addition to managing VHT and playing lead guitar, George Mangos manages a Project Management IT/Business consulting firm that works with companies such as BP, Chevron and ATT.  He attended Harvard Executive Business School and has a BA in Liberal Arts and MBA in International Business. He has three kids and a wife who is a Scientist. George's musical endeavors span over 3 decades and has played guitar in numerous bands in Houston and Dallas over that time. He also volunteers as business mentor in the Houston music scene.  His stage guitars are hand built by George himself.

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"David Lee Roth" - Alby Vara

Alby Vara has been rocking the music scene for the last 20 years. He began his journey as the front man and piano player for the award winning, high flying, comedy rock band Buster Whilaby & The Gimp. Alby is known in the tribute scene for his high octane renditions of David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar with VHT, and also as Bono for the U2 tribute Blood Red Sky. Alby has also spent part of the last 20 years entertaining audiences as an award winning filmmaker and composer. His movies have screened at festivals all over the world.  Alby is current working on a solo album of original material, and editing his latest film. He has high hopes both will be completed soon .

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"Alex Van Halen" - Rick Gonzalez

VHT's drummer Rick Gonzalez has been computer programmer for over 20 years. He's also been married 21 years and has 2 children. Musically, he's been playing since the age of 10. Rick has played in many bands throughout his life from original projects when he was younger to cover bands and tributes later in life. As well as being VHT's "Alex Van Halen", he also plays drums and manages a local Soundgarden tribute.

"Michael Anthony" - Jason Ward

VHT bassist Jason Ward (he prefers “Thunder God”) has been all over the Houston music scene for roughly two decades, playing in various cover bands of all shapes and styles, as well has recording his own material.  Jason brings the bass chops AND the vocal chops for delivering those VH harmonies.  When not handling bass duties, Jason has spent his time working in IT, taking care of audio needs for a pro wrestling company, achieving a culinary degree, and working with children. He is married with a child.

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