And darkness was upon the land. All that was, was no more. The land lay wasted in ruins. No words were spoken. No songs were sung. Music was in a state of chaos. Its direction unknown. But one day, in the forest and through the trees, a voice came calling. Calling from above. Calling for “The Awakening”. The wind carried the voice throughout the land in hopes that it would be heard. When all had seem to fail, there stirred a movement in the ashes. And from the ashes arose a strong and powerful group of musicians called – “Worhol”. An army of chosen ones who would bring forth to the land a new and inspirational voice in music. Thou shall be Awakened!
Ashley Worhol – Vocalist/Pianist, (Composer)
Larry Worhol – Guitarist/Pianist, (Composer)
Craig Malinowski – Bassist/Visual Artist
Marty Naul- Drums
Worhol was fully formed in 2013 when the lead singer Ashley Worhol and her father Larry Worhol decided they wanted to follow their dream together as a team. Both having degrees in music, they knew that they had the knowledge it would take in writing their style of music. Larry being the guitarist as well as the orchestral composer, fit in perfectly with Ashley’s trained vocals. The father daughter team started writing music close to ten years ago and knew they wanted to form a group and write original music and perform worldwide. With a classical background from both parties, Worhol’s music can be best described as symphonic and theatrical. Since Ashley and Larry are kin to Andy Warhol they decided to keep the band name in the family. Once Worhol was set they reached out and found the rest of the members of the band; Craig Malinowski, bassist; Marty Naul, drummer. Over the 2013 year, Worhol produced their first music video to “The Darkness” and started writing compositions for their first album. Worhol has participated in several music festivals as well as played in many named venues inside and outside of the Houston area. Several articles have been recently published both in the United States as well as in Europe. Houston Press announced in 2013 Worhol’s music video “The Darkness” to be ranked #3 out of the Houston area. Worhol has been fortunate enough to have worked on their album with people such as John LeCompt from Evanescence, Stephen Bogle from The Hunger, as well as Mark Andes from Heart. In 2014, Worhol really started to prove their name in the industry by opening up for Nationals Acts such as, Saving Abel, Puddle of Mudd, Surrender The Fall and Almost Kings as well as guest appearing on radio stations and being broadcasted live on Great Day Houston with a musical performance. Worhol will continue to branch outside of the United States, they have already toured the United Kingdom. In 2015, Worhol was published in Magazines such as, “Billboard Magazine” under their Emerging Artist Section, “Revolver Magazine”, “Metal Onslaught Magazine”, “Fireworks Magazine” and “Katy Magazine”. Worhol continues to make a name for themselves in the music industry. Just recently in 2016, Worhol signed to Extreme Management Group based out of New York. Currently they are touring on their “The Awakening” CD.