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6035 (sixty thirty-five) is a rock classics tribute band that takes pride in playing songs that sound just like the originals — a tight mix of music from Led Zeppelin to Billy Joel and Journey to the Foo Fighters. Their shows feature songs everyone knows the words to — from groovy hippies to alternative hipsters.

The unbridled rock action is created by dual guitarists Dave Turnupseed and Vinny Luciani, who aren’t afraid of a little old school guitar distortion. Anthony Lopez lays a deep rhythmic bass line, joined by Rick Hilyard on drums–who flawlessly provides the weight needed to keep it all rolling. Add the astonishing versatility of Fritz Genato’s voice, which ranges from a mellow croon to the raw power of a hardcore headbanger, and the energy is irresistible– everyone has to dance!

6035, which takes its name from the official elevation of Colorado Springs, has been voted one of the Pikes Peak region’s top bands in the:

  • Colorado Springs Independent’s Best Of music awards
  • The Gazette’s Expert Pick for Best Performances
  • The Gazette’s Best Cover Band

Thousands of southern Colorado music fans have sung along with the band when it has been the featured performer at the:

  • 2009, ‘10, ’11, ’12, ’13, ’14, ’15, ’16, ’17, ‘18 Territory Days Festival
  • 2010, ’12, ‘13 SpringSpree Colorado Springs city celebration
  • 2010, ‘14 Pikes Peak ArtsFest
  • 2011, ‘12 First & Main Concert series
  • 2011, ’13 Double Eagle Hotel Casino New Year’s Eve Party (Cripple Creek, CO)
  • 2012 Music at the Junction Classic Rock Festival (La Junta, CO)
  • 2012 El Paso County Fair 
  • 2012, ’13, ’14, ’15, ’16,’17 Salute to American Veterans Rally (Cripple Creek, CO)
  • 2013 Wolf Ranch Concert Series 
  • 2013, ’14, ’15, ’16, ‘17 Tejon Street Bike Fest
  • 2013 Pasta in the Park TESSA fundraiser 
  • 2014 Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals Plus (CO State Fairgrounds)
  • 2014 Downtown Colorado Springs’ Farmer’s Market
  • 2015 Cinco de Mayo Fiesta (Inspiration Field, La Junta, CO)
  • 2015 Pi-Ute Park Summer Festival (Fountain, CO)
  • 2015, ‘18 Double Eagle Hotel & Casino 4th of July Blast (Cripple Creek, CO)
  • 2015, ‘16 Gold Hill Mesa Concert series
  • 2015 Terror Under the Big Top Halloween Bash (Inspiration Field, La Junta, CO)
  • 2016 Peterson Air Force Base Family Day
  • 2017 Canon City Blossom Festival (Canon City, CO)
  • 2017 Cherry Creek Arts Festival (Denver, CO)
  • 2018 Winter RockFest at Stargazers Theatre (attendance 400+)

 

Fritz Genato
Other bands: Bluesberry Jam, Common Ground
Influences: Robert Plant; Paul Rodgers; Roger Daltrey; Crosby, Stills, & Nash; James Taylor

 

Rick Hilyard
Other bands: Jag Panzer, Common Ground
Influences: Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Godsmack

 

Dave “Seed” Turnupseed
Other bands: RumbleFish, Sucker Punch, Cole & the Crosseyed Cats, Pray for Mojo, Breach, Toxic Waltz
Influences: AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Barney Fife, Brad Paisley, Hank Williams, Sr.

Anthony Lopez
Other bands: Phat Daddy and the Phat Horn Doctors, Dimension, Anabuse
Influences: Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Jaco Pastorius, Victor Wooten

 


Vinny Luciani
Other bands: 20+ years with Some People’s Kids; Influences: Joe Satriani, Al Dimeola, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Eric Johnson, and many styles from gypsy jazz to metal.