The Hootz

The Hootz, previously referred to as The Hootn’Anges, are a Punk-Country Rock Band from Western New York. With husband & wife duo, Luke & Ange Marino, on vocals & guitar & bass guitar, there is something so pure about their humorous tongue & cheek lyrics & harmonious music.  They have a number of classically trained musicians who connect during their shows, some of which include: the banjo, guitar, fiddle and mandolin.  Their high energy performance creates an original & enthusiastic sound.  They began to refer to themselves as The Hootz, after they signed with their booking agent, Gary Kirves at Artist Events Nashville.  This name, THE HOOTZ, clearly reflects their redneck, hoe-down, knee-slapping, good-time, & hootenanny style music.  While they classify their music as being of the Alt Country Rock genre; their punk-rock, party band, parody-style humor, & back country roots help separate them from the traditional classic country music.  The Hootz live performances have been accredited as “more fun than a barrel full of hillbillies” & “Country with a Twist & SHOCK!!!”

This energetic young band released their first CD on iTunes called; “Big Deal in a Small Town”, which has been a huge success worldwide. Their song, “Gettin’ Out”, & “The Rednecks Are Comin’” have gained a lot of attention on the National Radio breaking into the top 100.  They performed “Gettin’ Out” live on the morning channel 9/Syracuse’s Bridge Street News. (See links below for interview, music video, article & live performance.) Their music can be heard on “Nashville Broadcast Radio Network” NBRN.FM, Radio Madison out of Nashville, TN & Syndicated Radio.  They continue to write & perform all their original songs, & look forward to a new album release this coming spring of 2017.  For a pre-release order of their newest album, “Country’s Red-headed Step-Child” email:

The Hootz accompanied National Acts such as Craig Campbell, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Josh Thompson, Parmalee, Chris Higbee, Eric Paslay, & Kellie Pickler.  This summer The Hootz had the opportunity to support Ray Scott, Easton Corbin, & Dustin Lynch, & Rock’n Roll legend, Bret Michaels, at the World Chicken Festival in London, KY in September.  This energetic band also headlined a number of festivals throughout the US.  Recently, The Hootz widened their national tour as far as Indiana, Ohio, Nashville, North Carolina, Florida & all over New York, & continue to add to their roster.  2017 is already shaping to be a great tour year for this band, as they will be living in Nashville, TN.  Already, The Hootz are booked as far as Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, New York, Wisconsin and Kentucky.

This past year, The Hootz performed three separate showcases at such prestigious venues known as 3rd & Lindsley, Belcourt Taps, & The Blackbird Academy Sound Stage & Studio in Nashville, TN.  The Hootz are currently represented by music attorney, Orville Almon, who is accredited for representing Jason Aldean, Sherrie Austin, Trace Adkins, & many other prominent recording artists, producers and songwriters.  Last year, Luke & Ange travelled to Nashville to record two new original songs, which are creating a lot of buzz in the world of Country Music.  They recently shot three music video for their songs, “Show Me the Money,” “Chlorofom,” & “Drink About It” with No Apology Productions, which can be viewed at or on The Hootz Vimeo, Vevo, Vydia, or Youtube pages.