Since its ERUPTION in the autumn of 1999, HOT FOR TEACHER has been electrifying audiences of all ages with their dynamic performances of Van Halen’s iconic hits. As the premier Northern/Bay Area California tribute band, they hold the distinction of being the first in the Bay to faithfully recreate the entire Van Halen discography on stage, solidifying their status as one of the premier classic rock tributes with an enduring legacy spanning a remarkable 25 years.

What sets HOT FOR TEACHER apart is not just their musical prowess but also their passion for the music and their dedicated fan base. Over the years, they have garnered a reputation for delivering high-energy performances that capture the essence and spirit of Van Halen, earning them a loyal following that spans generations.

Despite the passage of time, the band’s commitment to their craft and their fans has remained steadfast. They express profound gratitude to their friends, family, and the countless musicians and bands they’ve had the privilege of sharing stages and spotlights with over the years. This sense of appreciation fuels their continued dedication to delivering entertaining performances and creating lasting memories for their audience.

One of the hallmarks of HOT FOR TEACHER is the sense of camaraderie among its members, past and present. While some members have moved on to pursue other musical endeavors, many find themselves drawn back to the fold, drawn by the music, the camaraderie, and the sheer joy of performing the music of the mighty Van Halen for audiences that share their passion.

Lead singer Randy Monroe encapsulates the band’s ethos perfectly when he reflects…

“I am eternally thankful to still be able to sing like I do. Nothing makes me happier than seeing others happy and having a great time!”

Randy’s gratitude mirrors the shared feelings of the band, who see their ability to bring happiness to others through their music as the greatest reward.

As HOT FOR TEACHER celebrates their 25th anniversary, they stand as a testament to the enduring power of Van Halen’s music and the unbreakable bond between artists and fans. With each electrifying performance, they pay homage to a legendary band while forging their own legacy as one of the most beloved and enduring tribute acts in rock history. Here’s to another 25 years of rocking out with HOT FOR TEACHER!

HOT FOR TEACHER through the years:

Lead Vocals
Randy Monroe – 1999-current

Jeremy Von Epp – 2022-current
Tommy Merry – 2019-2022
Terry Lauderdale – 1999-2007 & 2013-2018
Jude Gold – 2005, 2008-2013, 2017
Drew Browne – 2005

Jesse Scott – 2006-2013, 2019, 2020-current
Brooks Lundy – 2014-2020
Aaron Leigh – 2005
Jimmi Ward – 2003-2004
Eric Haven – 2003
Mattie O’Keefe – 1999-2003

Billy Davies – 1999-2001, 2022-current
Randy Ross – 2020-2022
Larry Howe – 2001-2004, 2022
Ed Studebaker – 2005-2022
John Linn – 2019
Chris Kontos – 2005

Chris Smith – 2013
Phil Bennett – 2013, 2015, 2019
Danny Meblin – 2007
Scott Overly – 2005-2006
Aaron Pearson – 2003-2004

“People ask me how far I’ve come. And I tell them twelve feet… from the audience to the stage.”
—David Lee Roth

“To stay a great singer or guitar player, you’ve got to do it 24/7. That’s what I do.”
—Sammy Hagar