Edward Winterhalder

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Edward Winterhalder
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Edward Winterhalder at a book signing in Lansing, Michigan
Born1955 (age 66–67)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationMusician
Author
Television Producer
Screenwriter

Edward Winterhalder (born 1955) is an American author who has written more than twenty-five books about motorcycle clubs and outlaw biker culture published in the English, French, German and Spanish languages;[1] a television producer who has created programs about motorcycle clubs and the outlaw biker lifestyle for networks and broadcasters worldwide; [2] a singer, songwriter, musician and record producer; [1] and screenwriter. [1]

Early life[edit]

Winterhalder was born in New England, grew up in southern Connecticut, and moved to Oklahoma in 1975 after serving in the US Army. In Oklahoma he joined the Rogues Motorcycle Club and was a close associate of the Bandidos outlaw motorcycle club from 1979 to 1997, and a high-ranking member of the Bandidos from 1997 to 2003.[1]

Music[edit]

Under the pseudonym of Warren Winters, Winterhalder formed the Warren Winters Band in the 1980s after fronting the Connecticut Dust Band during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Playing guitar and singing lead vocals, he utilized a group of studio musicians and his childhood friend Kurt Newman (drums) to record the As I Was debut album in 1984 on the Shovster Records label. In 1988, the Crossbar Hotel album was recorded at Grace Recording Studios in Connecticut with Warren Winters (guitar & lead vocals), Andy Rutman (guitar), Kurt Newman (drums), Lou Sabetta (keyboards) and Mario Figueroa (bass). On both albums, the song writing credits noted that all songs were written by Edward Winterhalder.[1]

In 1995, a Best Of Warren Winters CD was mastered and produced by Chris Westerman of Blackwater Sound in New Hampshire. Along with hit songs from the As I Was and Crossbar Hotel albums, the CD featured a few songs from his Connecticut Dust Band days and some unreleased tracks from studio sessions.[1] While the music of the Warren Winters Band was once described as being somewhere between rock n roll and progressive country, a 2011 article in France compared the Warren Winters Band sound to Acey Stone, Circuit Rider and Justen O'Brien.[3]

In February 2019, Kentucky-based Sophomore Lounge Records announced that a 30th anniversary limited edition vinyl LP record reissue of the Warren Winters Band Crossbar Hotel album would be released on April 5, 2019.[4] Then And Now by the Warren Winters Band was released in March 2020; the record included previously unreleased songs written by Edward Winterhalder that were recorded between 1974 and 2020.[5]

Bandidos[edit]

In May 1997 Winterhalder established the Oklahoma chapter of the Bandidos[6][7] and was the high-ranking member of the Bandidos responsible for the assimilation of a Canadian outlaw motorcycle club known as the Rock Machine into the Bandidos during the Quebec Biker War,[1] which became the first Canadian chapters of the Bandidos motorcycle club. Winterhalder left the Bandidos in September 2003 to spend time with his family, pursue business interests and better manage his construction company.[1]

Career[edit]

Since 2005, Winterhalder has authored or co-authored books, and produced television shows about the Harley-Davidson biker culture. He is the creator/executive producer of Steel Horse Cowboys: Leather, Chrome & Thunder, Real American Bikers: War Dogs MC,[8] Biker Chicz[9] and Living on the Edge: Riding with the Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club in Pennsylvania,[10] and is the subject of a feature-length documentary movie that was being filmed in 2015 and 2016 in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Dubai.[11][12][13][14]

Winterhalder is a consultant to the entertainment industry for television shows and feature films that focus on the biker lifestyle,[15] has appeared in TV shows on National Geographic aka Nat Geo (US, Australia, UK & New Zealand), History Television (Canada), the History Channel (US & Australia), Global TV (Canada), Prime TV (New Zealand), and the AB Groupe (France, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and southwest Germany), and has been interviewed on Fox News Channel,[16] the O'Reilly Factor hosted by Bill O'Reilly,[17] ABC Nightline,[18] MSNBC's NewsNation with Tamron Hall,[19] Inside Edition,[20] and CBC.

He has been a featured author on Bravo TV's "The Word"[21] in the same episode as JK Rowling, has appeared in the Outlaw Bikers[22] television series in Canada, and been quoted in magazines and newspapers such as GQ,[23] Vice Media,[24] USA Today,[25][26] Seattle Weekly,[27] the Austin Chronicle,[28] the Sunshine Coast Daily in Australia, and The Guardian in England UK.

Winterhalder was a keynote speaker at the 2019 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai; his session was moderated by Sameer Al Jaberi, a native of the United Arab Emirates.[29] In 2015, he was interviewed by Pat Campbell for the Pat Campbell radio show on 1170 KFAQ in Tulsa, Oklahoma.[30]

Books and DVDs[edit]

  • Winterhalder, Edward (2022), Searching For My Identity (Volume 1): The Chronological Evolution Of A Troubled Adolescent To Outlaw Biker, Blockhead City, ISBN 979-8-9858817-0-7
  • Winterhalder, Edward (2022), Searching For My Identity (Volume 2): The Chronological Evolution Of An Outlaw Biker On The Road To Redemption, Blockhead City, ISBN 979-8-9858817-1-4
  • Winterhalder, Edward (2022), Recherche De Mon Identité (Volume 1): L'évolution Chronologique D'un Adolescent Troublé Au Motard Hors-la-loi, Blockhead City, ISBN 979-8-4325327-5-6
  • Winterhalder, Edward (2022), Recherche De Mon Identité (Volume 2): L'évolution Chronologique D'un Motard Hors-la-loi Sur La Route De La Rédemption, Blockhead City, ISBN 979-8-4344327-6-4
  • Winterhalder, Edward (2022), Auf Der Suche Nach Meiner Identität (Band 1): Die Chronologische Entwicklung Eines Schwierigen Jugendlichen Zum Outlaw Biker, Blockhead City, ISBN 979-8-4369578-5-2
  • Winterhalder, Edward (2022), Auf Der Suche Nach Meiner Identität (Band 2): Die Chronologische Entwicklung Eines Outlaw Biker Auf Dem Weg Zur Vergebung, Blockhead City, ISBN 979-8-4389003-4-4
  • Winterhalder, Edward (2022), Buscando Mi Identidad (Volumen 1): La Evolución Cronológica De Un Adolescente Con Problemas A Un Motociclista Fuera De La Ley, Blockhead City, ISBN 979-8-4413435-4-1
  • Winterhalder, Edward (2022), Buscando Mi Identidad (Volumen 2): La Evolución Cronológica De Un Motociclista Fuera De La Ley En El Camino Hacia La Redención, Blockhead City, ISBN 979-8-4450765-6-8
  • Winterhalder, Edward; Larson, James Richard (2022), Tous Les Chemins Mènent À Sturgis: Une Histoire De Motard (Livre 1 De La Serie), Blockhead City, ISBN 979-8-4283657-5-7
  • Winterhalder, Edward; De Clercq, Wil (2021), L'Assimilation: Rock Machine Devient Bandidos - Bikers United Contre Les Hells Angels, Blockhead City, ISBN 979-8-4599724-6-7
  • Winterhalder, Edward; De Clercq, Wil (2021), Die Ubernahme: Von Der Rock Machine Zu Den Bandidos: Der Bikerkrieg In Kanada, Blockhead City, ISBN 979-8-4536485-0-4
  • Winterhalder, Edward; De Clercq, Wil (2021), La Asimilacion: Rock Machine Volverse Bandidos - Motociclistas Unidos Contra Los Hells Angels, Blockhead City, ISBN 979-8-4608132-5-4
  • Winterhalder, Edward; De Clercq, Wil (2021), Biker Chicz: The Attraction Of Women To Motorcycles And Outlaw Bikers, Blockhead City, ISBN 978-1-0879115-2-6
  • Winterhalder, Edward; De Clercq, Wil (2021), Motarde Femmes: L'Attirance Des Femmes Pour Les Motos Et Les Motards Hors-La-Loi, Blockhead City, ISBN 979-8-4708591-1-2
  • Winterhalder, Edward; De Clercq, Wil (2021), Biker Frauen: Die Anziehungskraft Von Frauen Auf Motorräder Und Outlaw-Bikers, Blockhead City, ISBN 979-8-4720932-3-1
  • Winterhalder, Edward; De Clercq, Wil (2021), Mujeres Motociclistas: La Atracción De Las Mujeres Por Las Motocicletas Y Los Motociclistas Fuera De La Ley, Blockhead City, ISBN 979-8-4727772-8-5
  • Winterhalder, Edward; De Clercq, Wil (2021), Biker Chicz D'amérique Du Nord, Blockhead City, ISBN 979-8-4758127-3-0
  • Winterhalder, Edward; De Clercq, Wil (2021), Biker Chicz Von Nordamerika, Blockhead City, ISBN 979-8-4771416-6-1
  • Winterhalder, Edward; De Clercq, Wil (2021), Biker Chicz De América Del Norte, Blockhead City, ISBN 979-8-4798269-7-9
  • Winterhalder, Edward; Parke, Iain (2021), The Ultimate Biker Anthology: An Introduction To Books About Motorcycle Clubs & Outlaw Bikers, Blockhead City, ISBN 979-8-4531602-4-2
  • Winterhalder, Edward; Parke, Iain (2021), L'ultime Anthologie Biker: Une Introduction Aux Livres Sur Les Clubs De Motards Et Les Motards Hors-La-Loi, Blockhead City, ISBN 979-8-4579276-4-3
  • Winterhalder, Edward; Parke, Iain (2021), Die Ultimativ Biker Anthologie: Eine Einführung in Bücher über Motorradclubs & Outlaw Bikers, Blockhead City, ISBN 979-8-4566904-0-1
  • Winterhalder, Edward; Parke, Iain (2021), El Ultimo Antologia Biker: Introduccion A Los Libros Sobre Clubes De Motociclistas Y Motociclistas Fuera De La Ley, Blockhead City, ISBN 979-8-4586415-7-9
  • Winterhalder, Edward; Teatum, Marc (2015), The Blue And Silver Shark: A Biker's Story, Blockhead City, ISBN 978-0-9899997-4-8
  • Winterhalder, Edward; Parke, Iain (2013), The Ultimate Biker Anthology, Blockhead City, ISBN 978-0-9899997-0-0
  • Winterhalder, Edward; Teatum, Marc (2012), The Moon Upstairs: A Biker's Story, Blockhead City, ISBN 978-0-9771747-8-2
  • Winterhalder, Edward; Teatum, Marc (2011), One Light Coming: A Biker's Story, Blockhead City, ISBN 978-09771747-5-1
  • Winterhalder, Edward; De Clercq, Wil (2010), Biker Chicz of North America, Blockhead City, ISBN 978-0-9771747-3-7
  • Winterhalder, Edward; Pruner, John (2011), Biker Chicz TV Series
  • Winterhalder, Edward; Biggar, Gary; Boyko, Ryan (2009), Outlaw Bikers TV Series
  • Winterhalder, Edward; Larson, James Richard (2010), The Mirror: A Biker's Story, Blockhead City, ISBN 978-0-9771747-2-0
  • Winterhalder, Edward; De Clercq, Wil (2010), Die Ubernahme: Von Der Rock Machine Zu Den Bandidos: Der Bikerkrieg In Kanada, Statt Verlag, ISBN 978-3-9375420-3-4
  • Winterhalder, Edward; De Clercq, Wil (2009), L'Assimilation: Rock Machine & Bandidos Contre Hells Angels, Octave Editions, ISBN 978-2-9237171-1-1
  • Winterhalder, Edward; McCarroll, Russell; Palumbo, Robert (2009), Marked TV Series
  • Winterhalder, Edward; Veno, Arthur (2009), Biker Chicks: The Magnetic Attraction of Women to Bad Boys and Motorbikes, Allen & Unwin, ISBN 978-1-7417569-5-1
  • Winterhalder, Edward; Larson, James Richard (2009), All Roads Lead to Sturgis: A Biker's Story, Blockhead City, ISBN 978-0-9771747-1-3
  • Winterhalder, Edward; Tyson, Elizabeth; Wagner, Ian (2008), Gangland TV Series
  • Winterhalder, Edward; De Clercq, Wil (2008), The Assimilation: Rock Machine Become Bandidos - Bikers United Against the Hells Angels, ECW Press, ISBN 978-1-5502282-4-3
  • Winterhalder, Edward; Terreson, Bruce (2007), Living On The Edge TV Series
  • Winterhalder, Edward (2006), Out in Bad Standings: Inside the Bandidos Motorcycle Club - the Making of a Worldwide Dynasty, Blockhead City, ISBN 978-0-9771747-0-6

Videos[edit]

Discography[edit]

As Producer[edit]

  • At Long Last - LP (1980) – Connecticut Dust Band [31]
  • As I Was - LP (1984) – Warren Winters Band [32]
  • Crossbar Hotel - LP (1988) – Warren Winters Band [4]
  • Best Of Warren Winters - CD (1995) – Warren Winters Band [1]
  • Then And Now - LP (2020) – Warren Winters Band [5]

As Songwriter[edit]

Year Song Artist Album Contribution
1980 "Too Bad" Connecticut Dust Band At Long Last Writer [31]
"It’ll Change" Connecticut Dust Band At Long Last Writer [31]
"Be My Lady" Connecticut Dust Band At Long Last Writer [31]
"I Own The Best" Connecticut Dust Band At Long Last Writer [31]
"A Ballad Of A Man" Connecticut Dust Band At Long Last Writer [31]
"By My Side" Connecticut Dust Band At Long Last Writer [31]
"Let Me Be Your Friend" Connecticut Dust Band At Long Last Writer [31]
"For I’m In Love" Connecticut Dust Band At Long Last Writer [31]
"Someday I Will" Connecticut Dust Band At Long Last Writer [31]
"Peacefulness" Connecticut Dust Band At Long Last Writer [31]
1984 "Long, Long Time Ago" Warren Winters Band As I Was Writer [32]
"When I Care" Warren Winters Band As I Was Writer [32]
"Together" Warren Winters Band As I Was Writer [32]
"Hate In My Eyes" Warren Winters Band As I Was Writer [32]
"Butt For Now" Warren Winters Band As I Was Writer [32]
"You And I Girl" Warren Winters Band As I Was Writer [32]
"When You Were Mine" Warren Winters Band As I Was Writer [32]
"Just To Say (I Love You)" Warren Winters Band As I Was Writer [32]
"All I Want" Warren Winters Band As I Was Writer [32]
"Going Back Home" Warren Winters Band As I Was Writer [32]
1988 "Crossbar Hotel" Warren Winters Band Crossbar Hotel Writer [4]
"Through The Years" Warren Winters Band Crossbar Hotel Writer [4]
"Oh, Can’t You See" Warren Winters Band Crossbar Hotel Writer [4]
"This Land Of Freedom" Warren Winters Band Crossbar Hotel Writer [4]
"Free" Warren Winters Band Crossbar Hotel Writer [4]
"We Know They Lied" Warren Winters Band Crossbar Hotel Writer [4]
"The Will To Fight" Warren Winters Band Crossbar Hotel Writer [4]
"You Live Forever" Warren Winters Band Crossbar Hotel Writer [4]
"So" Warren Winters Band Crossbar Hotel Writer [4]
"Just Like Before" Warren Winters Band Crossbar Hotel Writer [4]
“Prove My Love” Warren Winters Band Crossbar Hotel Writer [4]
2020 "Runaway" Warren Winters Band Then And Now Writer [5]
"A Never Ending Love" Warren Winters Band Then And Now Writer [5]
"Where Will I Be" Warren Winters Band Then And Now Writer [5]
"Love, Love, Love" Warren Winters Band Then And Now Writer [5]
"Every Day" Warren Winters Band Then And Now Writer [5]
"Ol Red Roy" Warren Winters Band Then And Now Writer [5]
"Can't You Understand" Warren Winters Band Then And Now Writer [5]
"Your Best Friend" Warren Winters Band Then And Now Writer [5]
"A Beautiful Soul" Warren Winters Band Then And Now Writer [5]
"The Name Of The Game" Warren Winters Band Then And Now Writer [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Edward Winterhalder (2022). Searching For My Identity (Volume 1): The Chronological Evolution Of A Troubled Adolescent To Outlaw Biker. Blockhead City. ISBN 979-8-9858817-0-7. Retrieved 2022-03-08.
  2. ^ "Edward Winterhalder". IMDB. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  3. ^ "Review of the Crossbar Hotel Album". Some Where There Is Music. Retrieved 2013-03-04.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "30th Anniversary Reissue Of Crossbar Hotel". Sophomore Lounge Records. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Then And Now - Warren Winters Band". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-03-20.
  6. ^ "Born To Ride, But Made To Write". Tulsa World. Retrieved 2021-02-17.
  7. ^ "A Not-So-Easy Ride". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 2021-02-17.
  8. ^ "Movie, TV Crews In Town To Film Motorcycle Expert". ncnewsonline.com. Retrieved 2015-08-27.
  9. ^ "Biker Chicz TV Series Begins Filming at Laconia". motorcycleusa.com. Retrieved 2012-11-15.
  10. ^ "Living on the Edge: Riding with the Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club in Pennsylvania (2007)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2012-10-24.
  11. ^ "Shovelhead Road: Author Edward Winterhalder Shooting Outlaw Bikers Documentary". aimag.com. Retrieved 2016-11-05.
  12. ^ "Bikers For Books charity ride and local Harley dealer to be filmed for movie". lansingstatejournal.com. Retrieved 2015-08-29.
  13. ^ "Movie, TV crews in town to film motorcycle expert". ncnewsonline.com. Retrieved 2015-08-27.
  14. ^ "Local bikers featured in movie". wilx.com. Retrieved 2015-09-13.
  15. ^ "Edward Winterhalder". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2012-10-24.
  16. ^ "Former motorcycle club leader goes inside biker culture". foxnews.com. Retrieved 2015-05-23.
  17. ^ "Watch how oreilly interviews a former white biker gang leader about deadly shootout in texas". mediamatters.org. Retrieved 2015-05-23.
  18. ^ "Biker gang brawl in texas leaves 9 dead". abc.go.com. Retrieved 2015-05-23.
  19. ^ "Former bandido weighs in on biker waco brawl". msnbc.com. Retrieved 2015-05-23.
  20. ^ "Undercover cop who infiltrated biker gangs". insideedition.com. Retrieved 2015-05-23.
  21. ^ "Author Edward Winterhalder on Bravo TV in December 2007". Vimeo. Retrieved 2021-12-19.
  22. ^ "Outlaw Bikers". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2012-10-24.
  23. ^ "Bandidos gang leather patch style". GQ. Retrieved 2015-05-23.
  24. ^ "Why do people join biker gangs like the bandidos". Vice Media. Retrieved 2015-05-23.
  25. ^ "Texas motorcycle bangs bandidos". USA Today. Retrieved 2015-05-23.
  26. ^ "Bandidos motorcycle gang texas". USA Today. Retrieved 2015-05-24.
  27. ^ "Seattle Bad Boys". Seattle Weekly. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
  28. ^ "The Hells Angels Hit - News". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
  29. ^ "Winterhalder Appearance - Emirates Lit Fest 2019". Emirates Lit Fest website. Retrieved 2019-02-27.
  30. ^ "Interview with edward winterhalder". 1170kfaq.com. Retrieved 2015-05-23.[permanent dead link]
  31. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "At Long Last - Connecticut Dust Band". Discogs. Retrieved 2019-05-17.
  32. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "As I Was - Warren Winters Band". Discogs. Retrieved 2019-05-17.

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