After the guitar virtuoso’s success with a top 5 Billboard hit in 1993 with his cover of “Hocus Pocus”, Hoey transformed the world of Christmas music by applying his fiery guitar techniques to what would be the first Ho Ho Hoey album in 1995. 2017 marks the 22nd anniversary of Gary Hoey’s very popular Ho Ho Hoey Christmas music and tour. 22 years ago, Gary recorded his first Ho Ho Hoey album on an eight track digital recorder in his bedroom after his mom said, “you need to record a nice Christmas album.” and he replied, “no mom, I need to record a rockin’ Christmas album.” Little did he know he would be the first to adapt instrumental rock guitar to Christmas Classics, creating a tradition at rock radio stations and homes around the world. After selling hundreds of thousands of copies, what Gary is most proud of, is all the fundraisers, food drives, clothing drives, Toys for Tots, helping the Wounded Warriors and American veterans that’s what makes the last 20 years so special.

The Ho Ho Hoey Complete Collection includes 37 Hoey-ized holiday songs into a two-disc set. Some of Hoey’s holiday highlights include two songs featured in Hallmark’s musical greeting cards, “Jingle Bells” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.” “Deck The Halls” was featured in the movie, “Deck The Halls” starring Danny Devito.

Each year Gary likes to thank his fans for all their incredible support.  This year marks his 9th Annual Ho Ho Hoey Guitar Give-Away of an autographed Squier Stratocaster by Fender on Christmas Day. Visit www.garyhoey.com for more details.