Redline 7000 was formed in the early ’90’s. The band’s name was inspired by the 1965 cult film, Red Line 7000, that features hard driving, high performance, classic car auto racing. Founding members, Jack Harrington and John Kraman, wanted to bring rock ‘n roll entertainment to music lovers who would appreciate unique high performance renditions of rock classics. The members of Redline 7000 proudly state: “We ain’t no wedding band.” They have performed at rock venues around the country and with headliners such as Leon Russell, Linda Ronstadt, The Red Elvises, Blood Sweat and Tear, and Joan Jett.
The band plays classic rock hits from the 60’s through the 90’s. Redline 7000 was recognized in an Air and Space Museum magazine article, “How to Do The Oshkosh Airshow,” for performing unique interpretations of 1960’s rock standards such as Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze.” In 2006, 2007, and 2008, at the Albuquerque 4th of July celebration, Redline 7000 performed hits such as the surf instrumental “Pipeline,” the Kingsmen’s rock anthem “Louie Louie,” the Clash’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” the Troggs’ “Wild Thing,” Tom Petty’s “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” the Animals’ “We Gotta Get Out of This Place,” and their own version of “Gloria” before crowds estimated to be in excess of 100,000 people.