License to Carry
MEET THE BAND..... FRANKIE GUNN Electric lead guitar, Vocals ... Since he began playing at the age of 9, Frank's performing style has been shaped by some of rocks greatest. He began his professional career in 1972 at Sarasota's 5' O'Clock Club, when the Sarasota music scene was afire with weekly appearances by THE ALLMAN BROTHERS, BLUES IMAGE, B.B. KING, CANNED HEAT and other notable music greats who greatly influenced his playing. The greatest experience of my life was performing onstage at a birthday party jam with: BRIAN JOHNSON (AC/DC) 'DUCK' DUNN (BLUES BROTHERS, ERIC CLAPTON BAND) and BILL LEVERTY (FIRE HOUSE). Frankie was featured in Billboard Magazine in 1981 and was the winner of the South Florida Rock Writers Showcase in Miami. As a studio musician in Miami, Frankie recorded with members of MIAMI SOUND MACHINE, FIREFALL, ROBERT PALMERS BAND and had his own production/recording deal in 1981. Frankie was the frontman/guitarist for the 'TELEPHONE KINGS' who's members included BRUCE WAIBEL, CHAZ TRIPPEY and JOHN STREET of the GREGG ALLMAN BAND. They headlined at St. Petersburg Pier for over 50,000 people on New Year's Eve. Frankies take: 'AT THIS POINT IN LIFE, I'M ONLY IN IT FOR THE MUSIC!'. CONTACT FRANK AT: AHAB59@COMCAST.NET MICHAEL 'ROLEX' FINLEY Drums, backup Vocals ... Studied privately with - ED GREENE ( L.A. studio session drummer), JOE PORCARO ( L.A. movie and television session drummer), and DAVID GARIBALDI (currently the drummer for THE TOWER OF POWER). Michael has had the privilege to perform with some of the top names in the music industry: These include STEPHEN STILLS (the 1991 Governors Inaugural Ball for Lawton Chiles in Jacksonville, FL), The 'MOTOWN 25' Anniversary Television Special, BOB WELCH (Singer, guitarist formerly with FLEETWOOD MAC), RICHARD ELLIOT (chart topping smooth jazz saxophonist). and DWIGHT YOAKAM (Grammy-winning country singer and songwriter). CONTACT MICHAEL AT: VWELLDONE@AOL.COM WILLIAM 'UNCLE BILL' HILL Six string electric bass, Vocals ... While serving 22 years in the Air Force, Bill had the opportunity to work with great talent from all over the country. Working with Air Force band musicians, he was able to hone his skills in various styles. His professional experience includes: Opening acts for 'LITTLE FEAT', 'NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE', and 'TOWER OF POWER'. He performed for the 'CHARLIE DANIELS TALENT ROUNDUP' on TNN, and shared the stage with VICTOR WOOTEN performing in Nashville for EMG. Bill also traveled to Japan on tour with the 'PLATTERS' CONTACT BILL AT: W6STRINGER@AOL.COM ED 'SCRATCH' COLEMAN Acoustic guitar, Vocals ... While performing as an acoustic singles act in the panhandle of Florida, Ed formed the trio 'STANDARD VICES'. Performing mainly in the Jacksonville area, the popular group recorded several songs. Other groups include: COLEMAN NASH DUO and the ACOUSTI'CATS. Ed's take: 'AT THIS POINT IN LIFE, I'M ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY!' CONTACT ED AT: AHAB59@COMCAST.NET.