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Reed Fromer - Lead vocals, Keyboards


Reed Fromer (lead vocals, keyboards) is one of the strongest male singers in Northern California, whose vocal style and range inspires comparisons with Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, James Ingram, James Taylor, and Smokey Robinson. He is also an award-winning songwriter (with material covered by Gregg Allman, among others), a popular chorus instructor, a composer of music scores for PBS documentaries, a gospel choir accompanist, and the regional bandleader for young "Nashville Star" veteran Kristen McNamara. He has been a guest vocalist with the Persuasions and Bobby McFerrin, and a keyboardist for former Monkee Peter Tork.

Bobby Young - Lead Guitar

Bobby Young (lead guitar) performed for fourteen years with Zakiya Hooker (and played on the final album of her father, John Lee Hooker). He also toured with the Natural Four, recorded extensively with Richard "Dimples" Fields, and has led several powerful blues/rock bands in the East Bay.

Tony Langford - Drums

Tony Langford (drums) grew up in Detroit, and honed his skillful and tasteful chops backing some of Motown's biggest stars - Martha Reeves, The Spinners, The Enchantment, Eddie Kendricks - while still in his teens. More recently, he has played for such local acts as Rosie Gaines and Curtis Ohlson.

Artie Wafer - Bass

Artie Wafer (bass, vocals) is one of the Bay Area's most powerful and exciting bassists, driving the band's sound in a manner similar to Verdeen White of Earth, Wind, & Fire. He has recorded with Sylvester and with Robert Winter & Fall, toured extensively with Johnny "Guitar" Watson, and has backed Barry White in concert.

- Although the band's week-to-week repertoire does not generally include standards, we are always willing to prepare specially-requested favorites for a given event. In fact, specific requests of any style (within reason) can be incorporated into the playlist for special occasions (first dances at weddings, etc.), given sufficient advance notice and, if a song is unfamiliar, a practice recording (loaner CD or dubbed tape).
- Addition of a female vocalist for a particular event would, naturally, expand the band's playlist to incorporate her own repertoire.