The Band



Jim Whittle - Vocals

Jim Sletner - Lead Guitar

Favorite Song to Perform: Everybody Wants To Rule the World

Your Favorite Band(s): Currently Snarky Puppy, Tears For Fears, Steely Dan

Who are you currently listening too: Wayne Krantz and Mark Lettieri

Who is you favorite guitarist: So many to choose from and it changes over
time but I consistently come back to Jeff Beck for sheer creativity and a
unique vibe.

Who is your biggest musical influence: Jimi Hendrix, especially his blues
stuff. I haven't spent a lot of time copying his licks or songs but there's
a certain purity and organic vibe to his music that I think is always in the
background of what I play.

What is your dream gig: Any gig where I'm playing with friends and the crowd
is digging it.

What equipment do you use prefer: I've been using various modeling equipment
for years and I've settled on Fractal Audio Axe FX for the sheer flexibility
it gives me as well as it's world class effects. Still own several vintage tube
amps and they do what they are fantastic but my Stratocaster into my Axe FX
through my AccuGroove cabs gives me a wide range of stellar sounds.

Heath "Tate" Johnson - Bass

Favorite Song to Perform: Money - Pink Floyd

Your favorite band(s): Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, Rush

Who are you currently listening too: Aisles, Steven Wilson

Who is your favorite bass player: Geddy Lee without a doubt; who else can play
keyboards, bass and sing all at the same time?

Who is your biggest musical influence: Seeing my Dad play is what inspired me
to pick up the guitar. Seeing David Gilmour play is what inspired me to keep
going. No one puts more emotion into a guitar solo than David Gilmour.

What is your dream gig: I think it would be fun to be the opening
act for a famous touring band.

What equipment do you use / prefer: Ibanez bass guitar through a
Fractal Audio AX8 and a set of AccuGroove speaker cabs.

Don Ajamian - Drums

Favorite Song to Perform: Carry On Wayward Son

Your favorite band(s): Led Zeppelin, Rush, Kansas

Who are you currently listening too: Lately I've really enjoyed listening to my
old vinyl LP's. From Physical Graffiti to some of the 80's rap that I played in
my DJ years long, long ago.

Who is your favorite drummer: Too many to choose from. I think for me, I am in
awe of the highly skilled, technical drummers like Neil Peart, Mike Portnoy, Mike
Mancini, Gavin Harrison, and Marco Minnemann. Those guys have skills I will never
obtain. Like I always say: John Bonham got me into drumming... Jeff Porcaro got
me into construction.

Who is your biggest musical influence: John Bonham

What is your dream gig: To be honest, the idea of a "dream gig" has long left me.
I love making music and I love doing that with my friends. The "dream" for me is
to have a great show with tons of family and friends enjoying the music.

What equipment do you use / prefer: I play DW Drums and Zildjian cymbals.