Band & Perfomer Biography
Girls & Boys are a band based out of Santa Rosa, California who are on the rise. Led by the soulful vocals of front-woman Brianna Lee (vocals, guitar), the band's dynamics back up her every move with power, grace and an undeniable chemistry, making for a captivating live show. Girls & Boys unique sound covers ground from indie and rock to delicate, bluesy ballads brought to life by it's players: Nick Simmons (guitar), Josh Barrett (bass), and Ross Barbieri (guitar, vocals). Their heart pounding live performances have led the group to play some of the top venues in California including Great American Music Hall, Mountain Winery in Saratoga, Vina Robles Amphitheater, The Mint Los Angeles, Mystic Theatre, Bottle Rock Festival in Napa, and The Sweetwater Music Hall - to name a few - and to receive the Bay Area Bohemian's Best Indie Band in 2012.
Lungs and Limbs are an up-and-coming indie synth pop band from the San Francisco Bay Area. Their debut EP LIFELIKE was well-received by critics in San Francisco, Boston, LA and beyond. Written and recorded in an old horse stable and produced by the band's guitarist Nick Tudor, LIFELIKE "resonates with a sci-fi mystique that's both radio-ready and atmospheric—though not necessarily our own atmosphere" (Northbay Bohemian). Lungs and Limbs are: Chris Casey (bass), Matt Power(drums), Karina Rousseau (vocals, synth), Nick Tudor (guitar).
With each and every twisting sonic turn, Van Goat manufactures a robust, suppertime sound that stands alone in the modern musical age. Combining elements of swing, surf, and funk together with high-energy danceable rock, Van Goat delivers a truly unique sound in the studio and on the stage.
Bobby Vega is that good. “Put-the-bass-away-work-at-the-gas-station” good. He’s so good that his “Bass Player TV” segment was voted “Favorite” in the Bass Player Magazine Reader’s Poll in 2008 and again in 2009. His wide array of technique, his ‘human cartoon’ personality, and his deeply funky playing make him one of the most respected bass players amongst other bassists in the world.
He’s worked with funk pioneers Sly Stone, Cold Blood, and of course Tower of Power, but he’s also worked with Paul Butterfield, Lee Oskar, Jefferson Airplane and Starship, Etta James, Joan Baez, Santana and many others encompassing many different genres of music. As he’s said; “It’s not a ‘style’; it’s a ‘groove’. And this ain’t a ‘Hobby’, it’s my whole life.” Bobbys first big gig was at age 15 with Bo Diddley and at 16 with Lee Oscar!
Band Members: Sherrie Phillips, David Vincent, Denise Martin, Steven Winter, Miles Schon
Genre: The playlist of your youth - classic rock
Hometown: Bay Area, California
Mood Ring is the hottest new Rock & Roll supergroup featuring some of the Bay Area’s finest musicians. Sherrie Phillips (vox), Dave Vincent (vox), Denise Martin (drums), Steven Winter (bass), and Miles Schon (guitar) have decades of experience recording major label albums and touring both domestic and internationally. Together they band to play their favorite tunes that just happen to be crowd favorites.