Band Bios

 

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Pamela Ferguson – Vocals
Pamela grew up listening to music.  She grew up in the era of TV music shows such as American Bandstand, Soul Train, The Huggy Boy Show,  James Brown show, Sonny & Cher show, Donnie & Marie show. She comes not from a family musicians, but from a family music lovers. Every week her allowance was spent at Rainbow Records in Cypress Park. When she started singing karaoke, she found her voice. The Krewzerz was her first cover band. During that time she sat in with bands periodically such as Blues and Fries, Los Cuates, Spaghetti Wrestler.  Later she subbed for Music Box and when the group dissolved and went in different direction. She was left holding the mic at the edge of the stage.  After being force fed Frank Zappa and King Crimson, it appeared that singing Stevie Wonder wasn’t all that bad. This took her back to her roots singing old school. Pamela has been with BASH since its inception. They are a great bunch of ….,  well let’s just say they are a great bunch of pals.
Instruments include: (empty), LP shaker, (muted), Rhythm Tech crescent  tambourine, LP cowbell (only on Funky Music) 

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Warren Runyan – Vocals, Harp, Antics
Warren has been singing since age 5.
Instruments:  harmonica, percussion, rhythm guitar.
Played all over Southern California since the early 90’s.  First real gig was at Footsies in Pasadena at age 16.  Later played Sunset strip including Roxie, Troubadour and several city festivals.
Cover bands include The Rodies, Movidas, Back in the Day, Flashback 5, Spaghetti Wrestler.
Original bands include Stone River, Brothers Sky, One Vision, The Gift.
Musical influences:  Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, Rage Against The Machine. System Of A Down, Queens Of The Stone Age, Go! Go! 7188, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Beatles, Stones, Doors, My Chemical Romance, just to name a few.

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Tim Williams – Drums, B/U Vocals
Tim, a snappy dresser, grew up in Tahoe- Reno area playing clubs, casinos etc. Moved to So Cal to study music and technical audio recording at CSULA and Citrus Collegeand has been featured on several studio recordings. Credits include; drum performance, audio production, engineering, songwriting and performed tracks on two American FilmFestival films.

Tim is the pulse for Bash which leads the rhythm section into its train derailing groove. He’s not only the bumper, he teaches Johnny how to   program keyboards, has the roll of band psychologist, and wardrobe specialist, frequently looses a shoe. Manages Urban Audio, an event production facility that coordinates concert production. Tim uses Calato Regal Tip sticks and brushes exclusively, and also endorses Carvin products, and has been featured in several music and sound trade rags. Tim has studied with drum great Gary Ponder (Gary Wright, Maureen McCormick) and vocal coach Leroy Osbourne (Sade).  He also writes a regular monthly column for FOH Magazine. Influences are: Beatles, Zappa, Yes, Genesis, Dregs, Little Feat, Carpenters, Tull, Crimson, Chick Corea, TOP.

Tim has toured Alaska and most of the mid west states, Mexico, Europe, Eastern Europe, The Balkans, Russia, and the Middle East; Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait. (with Crash Dance, The Nackers, and H.D. Loudertrain)

Tim’s day gig (Urban Audio) has worked on projects with artists including; Steven Spielberg, Seth McFarlane, Quincy Jones, George Duke, AWB,  The B-52S,  Alanis Morrisette, Joan Jett, Queen Latifa, Philip Bailey, Montgomery Gentry, Daughtry, Robert DeLong, Jason De Rulo, Los Lobos, Oingo Boingo, Taylor Swift, Jonas Bros. & many others.

Equipment: Yamaha Maple Custom: 22” kick, 14” floor tom, 10” tom
Ludwig Black Beauty & Pearl “Steve Ferrone” 14” x 6.5” snares.
Sabian HHX: 20”, 18”, 17” 10”, 14” hats

 “If I find one pickle on my plate… Someone’s gonna get hurt!”


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Tracy Dragoo – Bass
Grew up in Monrovia when R&B, Funk and Disco were on TOP!
Started playing upright bass in 4th grade. Switched over to electric bass as a senior at Monrovia High School. The 4 years at MHS he also played Tuba. Marched numerous parades and halftime shows. As a bass player at MHS, he was part of the Jazz band and won a few awards including Most insorational Bass player at the Visalia Jazz festival in 1975 and the Louis   Armstrong Jazz award as a senior in 1976.

Band/ Performance Experience
Played in a Top 40 Band named 210 West (1978-1986, 1989-1990). Other groups and artist’s in the included, Raja Zahr, De Castro & Bannister, Feather River, Greg De Castro and the Many Nations Band, Crash Dance, The Gonzales Bros, Back & 4th. Currently plays with The BASH (Top 40), Band of Brothers (Classic Rock) and  Boxie Brown (Jazz Trio). Recorded with Carlos Vega (Caldera, James Taylor, Lee Ritinour), The Water Sisters (The Waters and currently background singers for Neil Diamond), Tim Williams (Crash Dance, The BASH), Rick Slosser (Nicolette Larsen), Doug Mathews (Caleb Qwaye), Guiermo Yslas (Marisella), Ray Yslas (Rippingtons, Marcus Miller, Peter White), Ricky Lawson (Michael Jackson), Severan Browne (Self) Danny Campbell (Fish, Boundry Birds)

Recording experience Albums.
Raza Zahr – Lebanon & Disco Ballady

(Baby on Disco Ballady was #1 song at many disco techs in Las Vegas and in Lebanon)
Greg De Castro – 6000 Miles from Rock & Roll

Micheal Grey –Originals
Dolores Gomez – Christmas Album
Decastro & Bannister – Jealous Eyes
210 West – Audio & Video
Mike Moore – Personal Songs from the Heart

Equipment
Fender American Standard 5 String Jazz Bass

Galien-Krueger RB 1001
Galien-Krueger 2-10 & 4-10 Cabinets

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Micky Saunders – Keyboards, Vocals
Micky Saunders has always had a passion for music. As a young child she was collecting records and doing musical puppet shows ( having puppets lip sync to her favorite songs). As a teenager she learned to play drums, keyboard and guitar. She picked up voice lessons after a few years of music classes in college.

Micky spent years writing songs, recording and performing in many bands.   She was the keyboard player in the Beatbirds and many other Beatles styled bands in the 90’s.  She continued into the new millennium performing in many more bands doing 60’s. 70’s and 80’s music.  Micky is still growing, expanding and always learning something new.

She currently plays in many different bands including The Day Trippers, The Walrus, The Bash and Modern Rewind.
With this love of music, there’s no doubt Micky will be rocking into the future.

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Gratz Arias  – Guitars, Vocals
Gratz Arias is a guitarist and vocalist for a number of bands. He brings to the band experience and creativity. He’s a master at producing texture tones and artistry. Gratz Arias grew up in the San Gabriel Valley and has been playing guitar since the age of thirteen. He has played in many bands including; Lava and The Hot Rocks, Angel of the Odd and Quadrant. Several tours with AKA Productions & Crashdance in Europe, Eastern Europe, Balkans, Russia, Middle East: Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait. A few Alaskan tours as well.

Gratz is a free lance guitar player & instructor and spends his free time playing in several Top 40 bands in LA, Orange Co. Solvang and Santa Barbara.

Currently touring with Mick Adams (tribute to the Stones) & The Shagwells, a (tribute to 60’s music). Also tours with Hot August Nights (Neil Diamond tribute). Gratz has recorded with Tim Gaines, from Stryper, for the Irene Kelly Project and recorded a solo CD in 2009 titled Shapes and Sounds  produced by Tracy G, formerly of Dio.

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Guillermo Yslas – Percussionist
Guillermo has been performing throughout the US, Mexico and South American with a variety of groups and playing all styles of music…Smooth Jazz, R&B, Funk, Motown and more. His experience includes performances at local and high profile venues, television music performances, full showcase productions, pop and jazz concerts, and studio recordings for numerous artists.
A Mexican-American native to California, Guillermo comes from a very musical family. He is one of four brothers; Gilbert, Jerry and Ramon, who are in the music business. Guillermo has many credits to his name, his passion for life and music has been demonstrated through his performances with the likes of David Pack (Ambrosia) Peter White (Smooth Jazz artist, Basia) Pete Escovedo, Ronnie Laws, Niles (Smooth Jazz artist), John Angotti (Worship Music recording artist) and Bobby Figueroa (Beach Boys drummer, vocalist). Guillermo is presently on tour with, Mexican-American Recording and Performing Super Star, MARISELA, in the US, Mexico and South America. He has also performed at The Warner Brothers International Producers Gala performed with Gregg De Castro, Westwind Productions, and opened for Chaka Khan. House of Blues, Los Angeles performed with Chuck Rio & the Champs and opened for Tito Puente. Los Angeles Latin Festival and Santa Barbara Latin Festival performed with Latin American Recording artist: Alvaro Torres. Huntington Beach Summer Jazz Festival performed with Jazz Recording artist: Mike Gealer. Los Angeles Lakers 2003 Playoff Series (Game Four) Half-Time Show (on behalf of Westwind Productions), ABC Sports Lakers Pre-Game Show (Game Four), (on behalf of Westwind Productions), KTLA Channel Five Morning Show Annual Catalina Island Luau Promotion (on behalf of Westwind Productions), The Key Club, Hollywood Ca. opened for Cecilio and Kapono. Spaghettini Grill & Jazz Club in Seal Beach with sax player Bob Grieves and Nightbreeze. The Baked Potato, Pasadena, CA CD Release Party (performed with ENSCENAS). He was co-founder of the group and co-produced their debut CD, “With Hands with Soul,” under Greek Island Records. In 1997, DMX Music voted “With Hands with Soul,” most requested CD.
He also had the pleasure of working as Production Assistant, Artist Relations, and Performer on the Temecula Smooth Jazz Festival

Guillermo’s perspective of percussion in mainstream music reveals its necessity.
“Percussion adds the spice and kick to music that all people crave.”

Bob Duran – “Board op Soundman”

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Additional Musicians

Guitars
Chang Su, Vocals
Steve Lavoie, Vocals

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Keyboards
Christian Boyd

Linda Lee, Vocals
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