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Limited discrography:

CHAMPION DEMO, Fantasy Studios, 1986

ACID TONGUE, Trident Studios, 1997

'Panama - a tribute to Van Halen', 2004 Versailles Records

'Just Like Paradise - a tribute to David Lee Roth', 2005 Versailles Records


HOT FOR TEACHER(1999-Present) - HFT Album, 2007

HEATHEN - Evolution of Chaos, 2009 Mascot Records

TERRY LAUDERDALE BAND - Straight through the Heart, 2009

Picking up the guitar at a very early age, Terry Lauderdale was heavily influenced by such guitar greats as Dave Meniketti, Jimmy Page, Neal Schon, Michael Shenker, Uli Roth, Randy Rhoads, Pat Travers, George Lynch and of course Edward Van Halen.

Soon after discovering that he could play just about any song he set his sights on, Terry went on to form his first rock band and was performing at his High School during lunch breaks. During his High School years, Terry studied classical guitar where he became a tutor in his School's guitar program. He then went on to perform in classical guitar competitions throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

By the age of 18, Terry caught the attention of hard rockers Sabotage who recruited the young guitarist for the lead guitar position and was soon burning up the stages at local venues such as The Old Waldorf, The Keystone Clubs (San Francisco, Berkeley and Palo Alto) and On Broadway (San Francisco).
Terry Lauderdale - Champion 1985
Sabotage also opened for such national acts as the Joe Perry Project, Johnny Winter, Roger Fisher (ex-Heart) and face melting rockers - Yesterday & Today. Sabotage made regular appearances at the now infamous punk mecca Mabuhay Gardens and rocked the stage at The Old Waldorf's "Metal Mondays".

Terry then moved on to join forces with Carl Socco (Heathen/Murder), Bob Clic (The Lewd/Murder) and Dane Petersen (BloodBath) to form the thrash metal band Die Sieger. Die Sieger started out in the rough and tumble world of the early 80's Bay Area Thrash Metal scene opening for metal heavyweights Slayer, Megadeth and metal pioneers Blue Cheer. Die Sieger jammed in the now legendary Metallica "Kill 'em All" show at Mabuhay Gardens in 1984. In rehearsals prior to that show, Terry had the privilege of meeting the late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton(R.I.P.). Die Sieger also had the honor of performing with movie mock stars Spinal Tap at Bill Graham's Wolfgang's nightclub when the infamous movie premiered in 1984. Die Sieger also shared the bill with Bay Area thrash kings Exodus and Suicidal Tendencies at the "Eastern Front" Metal Festival at Aquatic Park in Berkeley.
Later that year, Terry joined the hard rock outfit Champion, which received major label attention in the mid-eighties and has recorded numerous demo tapes at Fantasy Studios (Berkeley, CA) and The Record Plant (Sausalito, CA).

During the late 80's and into the early 90's, Terry performed with a variety of solo artists and can be heard on numerous demo recordings, including a band with the current Sammy Hagar bassist, Mona Gnader.

In 1996, Terry formed Acid Tongue and recorded a CD featuring a remake of the classic Sugar Loaf song "Green Eyed Lady", which received national radio airplay.
In 1999, Terry formed HOT FOR TEACHER. Soon after playing live, HOT FOR TEACHER quickly caught the attention of local club goers, gaining a following of loyal Van Halen fanatics and has been recognized by NorCalVH (Northern California Van Halen Internet group) and Brad Starks (Van Halen's Webmaster).

In May of 2003, HOT FOR TEACHER was invited to perform for Michael Anthony's bass guitar dedication at San Francisco's Hard Rock Cafe where Michael Anthony proclaimed..."Give it up for HOT FOR TEACHER, man these guys f**in' rock!".. During that evening, The Mighty Van Halen bassist joined the band on stage. The already raucous crowd shifted into overdrive as Michael and the boys ripped through an energized set featuring "Women In Love", "Unchained", "Dance The Night Away", "Panama", "Mean Street", "Outta Love Again", and "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love".

To date, HOT FOR TEACHER has performed for thousands of rabid Van Halen fanatics and at countless venues throughout Northern/Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Oregon and Colorado. In between his hectic HOT FOR TEACHER schedule, Terry also performs with classic rock cover band ROCKSKOOL and continues to rock with ULTIMATE VAN HALEN, OZZY ALIVE & STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT!

Terry exclaims, "Playing with HOT FOR TEACHER has been a blast and we look forward to rockin' out well into the future!"

The masterful fretwork of guitarist Terry Lauderdale continues to awe and inspire audiences wherever he performs. Besides his reputation as a professional musician, he is also known as a dynamic performer, who gives nothing less than 110% at every performance. He has also received countless praise from his peers, professional relationships and dedicated fans.Terry has also performed for the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron - The Blue Angels, 8 years in a row for San Francisco Fleet week!

Oct. 15 2011 NAS Lemoore CA with the US NAVY BLUE ANGELS!
Terry has performed live for the Blue Angels 8 years in a row! Click below for 2017 coverage!

Terry's frenzied fretwork on the Acid Tongue song "Falling Out Of Love" won the January 2004 Guitarhoo.com mp3 Showdown Competition!

HOT FOR TEACHER has been featured in FHM Magazine, The Contra Costa Times, The San Jose Mercury News and can be heard regularly on San Francisco's 107.7 "The Bone" radio station.

Terry continues on with The Terry Lauderdale Band, ROCKSKOOL, ULTIMATE VAN HALEN, OZZY ALIVE & STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT!

"I must say, I ve seen all the great guitar players of our time, and I was impressed with your fret melting leads, great chops Terry, the whole show was cool." Robert Stahl, Premier Guitar Magazine

Terry Lauderdale CD Compilation - "Straight Through The Heart"

CD now available on-line!

CD Review:

"This gifted guitar player succeeds in parading his knowledge with catchy riffs and above all, shredding, at some moments screaming guitar strings that lift every song to a real masterpiece. Although most of the songs are instrumental, we must conclude that Terry Lauderdale is also aware that variety is essential in this genre. A lot of instrumental albums can't grip someone's attention for the whole length, but this one provide evidence to the contrary. Some tracks are heavy appetizers; others are world known anthems like Europe's 'The Final Countdown'. Terry got it all in hands and fingers and that makes me really elated."

Patrick de Sloover on behalf of Metal To Infinity Webzine

Terry Lauderdale Band - solo shred guitar!

Former HEATHEN/HOT FOR TEACHER guitarist unleashed!
Terry's frenzied fretwork in the style of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Eddie Van Halen, brings forth passionate soloing and blistering fretwork which can only be described as... amazing!

Terry recently completed a successful UK/European 2005 tour with Bay Area thrash/metal legends - HEATHEN where the band played to packed clubs and festivals in England, Scotland, Germany, France, Belgium and Holland....

HEATHEN UK/Europe 2005 Tour dates:
6-27 Underworld LONDON ENGLAND
7-1 The Engine Room BRIGHTON ENGLAND
7-2 Jugendhaus/Rocktown BAD HERSFELD GERMANY
7-4 La Marquineria PARIS FRANCE
7-6 Backstage Club MUNCHEN GERMANY
7-7 Zeche Carl ESSEN GERMANY
7-10 Doornroosje NIJMEGEN HOLLAND
7-15 Ed & Rocco's GELEEN HOLLAND
7-16Thrash Till Death Festival WENDESSEN GERMANY

Terry has receceived artist endorsements from the following companies: Stan Hinesley pick ups, Mesa Boogie, Nady Wireless Systems, In Tune Guitar Picks, Aantone's Music and most recently Sfarzo Super Strings.

"I was blown away by this extraordinary Guitarist and decided to give him a call" Notes founder Greg Sfarzo.

"After sending Terry some S.F.T. Screamer Electric sets, he contacted me" says Greg.

"I'm hooked! I love the strings! They felt great, great tone and most of all...they didn't break! The reason I point that out is that I play very hard and pull up (all the way) on my Floyd Rose tremolo quite a bit and the Sfarzo's never gave in!! " says Terry

"Terry Lauderdale always gives 100% as he delivers a spectacular performance. His action packed, guitar playing, shredding style will blow your mind. He is an amazing guitarist that delivers amazing guitar lines with melodic tone and flavor. Insane speed and brilliant phrasing describe this all around great guitarist. If you look closely at his lightning speed picking style, you just might see smoke arise as he melts his pick away! Sfarzo String Company is very proud to have Terry as one of our Endorsing Artists."

Greg Sfarzo / CEO Sfarzo String Company - www.sfarzo.us

>>>>>>>What the pros are saying<<<<<<<

'Truly some awesome rock/metal guitar playing. Talent with that much passion in that style is a rare thing these days.' - Joy Basu, Jessica Simpson Band

'Terry combines tone, technique and feeling in his playing like few others can do. He is a true guitar virtuoso!' - Joey Alves, Founding member of Y&T

'It's about time we heard some cool original music from this monster guitarist!

Terry Lauderdale is the Bay Area's best kept secret and is on top of his game.'

Billy Steel - 107.7 The Bone "Metal Zone", San Francisco CA

Terry played in the band "L.Cid & The Party Boys" in Willits,CA in the early 90's with current Sammy Hagar bassist Mona! Visit her website - Pink Voodoo.