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MARK KENDALL / guitars
MICHAEL LARDIE / guitars, keyboards

Changes? Yeah, they’ve had ‘em. Fallen off the path? Guilty. Slowed down? No way. Never. Don’t ever count these guys out of the game. For the first time in its 36-year history, Grammy nominated hard rock band legends, Great White takes on its third frontman. The band is ready for what lies ahead in 2018, with a respectful nod to the past forging its tried-and-true mantra: these songs are bigger than any one member.

“Mitch Malloy is the lead singer of Great White. He’s an incredible singer, artist, songwriter and engineer,” lead guitarist, Mark Kendall said. “We’re beyond excited to stretch our musical muscles with a fresh, new take on Great White’s catalog of hits.”

That arsenal of songs include the Grammy nominated Best Hard Rock Performance hit, “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” Great White has sold over 10 million albums worldwide, has six Top 100 Billboard hits, nine Top 200 Billboard albums, two platinum albums, and clocked the top of MTV four times.

To experience their hits live in concert—“Rock Me,” “Mista Bone,” “Save Your Love,” “House of Broken Love,” and “Lady Red Light”—is to ride an emotional wave of sultry connections, arousing lyrics, and an all-out marathon of hard-hitting orchestrations.

California-based Great White continues to tour worldwide and in the last four years logged nearly 400 dates in several states and countries. The band celebrated numerous milestones that included several sold-out performances, a return to the Zurich, Switzerland’s Rock Im Tal Festival, the 10th anniversary of M3 Rock Festival and a handful of intimate, acoustic performances.

They returned to the classic rock radio charts with “Complicated” off of 2012’s Elation. The band’s 12th studio album, Elation, garnered high marks from numerous rock journalists behind the pesky “Something For You,” the cheeky “Shotgun Willie’s,” and the emotional, Top 10 classic rock radio entry, “Hard To Say Goodbye.”

In June 2017, Great White reunited with its original producer, Michael Wagener on the thrilling Full Circle. The nine-track album spawned the balls-to-the wall single “Big Time.” And for the first time in its career, Great White gave a peak behind the curtain to its fans with the accompanying DVD “The Making of Full Circle.”

Great White is Mark Kendall (guitar), Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards), Audie Desbrow (drums), Scott Snyder (bass), and Mitch Malloy (vocals). Since 1982, the Great White sound has captivated audiences worldwide with crushing blues-based guitar riffs and swagger that invokes an emotional high for anyone that listens. The band’s core writing team of Lardie and Kendall forged numerous hits over the years, and when Desbrow joined in ’85, the grooves hooked an amazing stride.

For nearly a decade, Snyder has merged his unforgiving rhythm to Desbrow’s relentless percussion. New to Great White but well known and respected in rock music, Malloy charted his first solo single, “Anything At All” in 1992. His subsequent hits “ “Nobody Wins In This War” and “Our Love Will Never Die” also made Billboard’s Top 100.

In 1996 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Van Halen, asked Malloy to take the reigns as its singer. Although Malloy didn’t take the gig, he further established his reputation as a universally- respected frontman. He’s thrilled to be a part of Great White. He’s not trying to be a “clone” of previous singers Jack Rusell and Terry Ilous.

“I have to represent this music honorably,” Malloy said. “I respect what has come before me, and have to remind fans of where they were when they first heard these songs. I also have to be myself at the same time. When I first heard my own voice with Great White’s music, I knew something special was going on.”

Lardie, praised Malloy for his musical chops and reputation.

“We had an immediate rapport with Mitch,” Lardie said. “I’m positive the fans will embrace Mitch and continue to support Great White. This music is bigger than any one person.”

“We’re ready to rock with Mitch,” Desbrow added. “2018 and beyond still has a lot in store for Great White. Don’t ever count us down and out. It feels like we’re just getting started.”

Great White is focused on its newest journey with Malloy. They plan on returning to the studio and will update fans as soon as they can.


     Born into a musically gifted family, GREAT WHITE founder, Mark Kendall grew up in Huntington Beach, California. His father played jazz trumpet; his mother sang her heart out to jazz tunes before adoring audiences. His grandfather, too, was a virtuoso on the piano. Citing Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and The Doors as early influences, Kendall’s passion and natural abilities got him hooked on guitar.

     When not in the recording studio or on stage with GREAT WHITE, Kendall has been invited to perform in the Vegas Rocks Magazine All-Star Jam alongside contemporaries George Lynch, Vince Neil, Zakk Wylde, and more. Kendall is a solid supporter of MusiCares, whereas his relentless efforts to help those seeking a sober life have been expressed in feature stories on Fox News and numerous national radio programs. Kendall is a baseball enthusiast (go Dodgers) and boasts skill in both billiards and poker, all of which he showcased on the popular Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

     Soon to be released will be their documentary along with a live performance from The Hard Rock in Las Vegas.

     Mark has been married for 20 years to his beautiful wife Bridget and has 4 children, Jonathan, Taylor, Shane and Ashley and one grandson, Noah Jagger.  





     Michael is no stranger to music having played with Great White for twenty-one years, with several platinum selling studio albums to his credit.

     He is quick witted, has a memory that won’t quit, and is always gracious to his fans. He has never grown tired of the life of a musician, having kept busy playing with CC Deville’s Samantha 7 before joining the ranks of Night Ranger, following Great White’s demise. He thoroughly enjoys the camaraderie of Night Ranger, having known Jack Blades for twenty-three years. He really fits right in.

     Of half Scottish and half Russian (Georgia) decent, Michael John Lardie was born on September 8, 1958 in Anchorage, Alaska and raised in Sacramento, California. The oldest of six boys, he grew up listening to bands like the Beatles and Led Zeppelin, and took an early interest in playing music.

     A man of many talents, he plays a wide range of instruments including piano, synthesizer, guitar, banjo, flute, harmonica, mandolin, bass, sitar, percussion, and has also showcased his vocal talents. He has been involved with many different bands as an arranger, a producer and an engineer.

     An avid sports fan, he favors the Minnesota Vikings and the Twins. He also enjoys movies and surfing the web.


     Chicago’s Scott Snyder joined Great White in 2008. The go-to guy and gifted bassist has been a natural fit to the brotherhood. Snyder’s instincts and versatility have elicited amazing chemistry on all Great White releases since Rising (2009, Frontiers).

     Snyder said he’s gained so much as a member of Great White.

     “Being able to play as much as we do, I'm able to hone my vocal and playing ability with finesse, as well as working with the band to be the tightest unit live, people notice a tight band, even a non musician notices,” Synder said.

     When not touring or recording with Great White, Snyder owns Rock Me Tattoo & Piercing Company. His artwork and attention to detail is just another extension to his approachable (most of the time very funny!) and creative presence – many of which lifelong Great White fans have eagerly embraced.

     “I'm completely honored to be so excepted by the fans, after being called former bass players for the first couple years, they now know me by name, know my background, and always have something great to say about me being in the band,” Snyder said.  “It's very humbling to me to be so love by so many around the world. I'll never take it for granted.”


     Mitch Malloy has made music his priority since he had to choose between being a star player

on his high school basketball team in Dickinson, North Dakota, or pursuing music. Much to the

dismay of his father, the coach and the team, Mitch chose music…and he’s never looked back.

“Hands down, there wasn’t really a choice to make. I loved playing basketball, but when I had

to choose one or the other, there was no contest,” says Malloy.

Mitch did try to find middle ground with his dad by attending the Cornish College of the Arts in

Seattle. But he was so immersed in creating his own music that he left school, got a job to

make enough money to buy a VW bus and move to New York City…well, almost. Mitch made

it as far a Princeton University, where he “roomed” with his high school best friend while

pursuing music in nearby New York City, until the school figured out he wasn’t a paying


     It wasn’t long until Mitch’s presence on the New York and Jersey music scene caught the

attention of record labels and he was offered several record deals. He signed with RCA/BMG

Worldwide and began recording his firs t album, MITCH MALLOY, which spawned three Top

20 hit songs, th e first being Anything At All. His third singl e, Our Love Will Never Die, led to an

appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

     But as grunge began taking over the coveted spots on radio playlists, Mitch became

disillusioned by the traditional record business. So, ahead of the current trend, Mitch moved to

Nashville in the mid-90s and focused on songwriting and releasing independent records. He

has been a staff writer for Warner Chappell and Chrysalis Music. One of Mitch’s songs,

co-written with Victoria Shaw, won the International Songwriting Competition.

During this early days in Nashville, he received a call to audition for Van Halen and the next

thing he knew, he had a first-class ticket to Los Angeles to hang and record with the band. But

after spending time and recording with the band he declined their offer to join Van Halen as

their new singer. “When the band appeared on the MTV Music Awards with Dave [David Lee

Roth], the fans expected his return…I expected his return. I felt as cool as the opportunity

was, it just wasn’t the right time,” said Malloy.

     Mitch has kept busy writing and producing projects for clients in his studio, Malloy Master

Tracks serving a variety of clients from hit acts and labels like Taylor Swift, Boys Like Girls,

Kenny Loggins, Craig Morgan and Sony Music NY to singer/songwriters Victoria Shaw, Gary

Burr and Billy Falcon and voice over work for Outdoor Channel, Field & Stream and various

other brands.

     Mitch has continued to release albums and secure coveted slots on major rock festivals while

also writing for and producing new acts. Being involved in the day-to-day development of

these artists reignited Mitch’s passion for being in the thick of the artist world. In early 2016 he

set aside time to write and record his 7th album, MAKING NOISE.

“I got to the point where I had all of these ideas swirling around in my head and realized these

songs were meant for me. So, after spending a few years working solely with clients, I found

great inspiration in just working through this record on my own. Writing all the songs, playing

all the instruments, mixing and mastering,” says Malloy. “Ironically, the first single is called ‘My

Therapy,’” he says with a smile.

     Along with a European tour in 2016, Mitch was excited to join the impressive list of clients at

Bigg Time Entertainment which has led to slots on the M3 Festival, Monsters of Rock Cruises

and more.

     Mitch is excited to dedicate more time doing what he loves most –performing. But in his spare

time, he remains an avid basketball fan and manages to get his fix by holding season tickets to

the Vanderbilt Commodores games.



     Audie Desbrow, a native of Southern CA, was born in Los Angeles and raised in Rosemead.

     Audie began playing the drums at the age of two and at the age of 13 started his first band called Hog Bottom. At the age of 20 Audie started a band called Riff Raff which played many local clubs and parties. At the age of 29 Audie auditioned and landed the job as drummer for Great White. He claims Ringo Starr and John Bonham as his musical influences.  Audie is married and has one son and three granddaughters.