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The Bellwethers

The Bellwethers Since hitting the Phoenix music scene in 2010, The Bellwethers consistently perform edgy, high-energy, blues-fueled rock that light up stages across the Southwest. Gigging everywhere from dive bars to marquee venues, the band boasts a collective dynamic of talented musicians originating from the East and West coasts.

An assemblage of music veterans, the band features Fran Scianna, Dan Scianna & Kim Dangerous of The Sciannas, Bill Stimson of Jonestown, and drum lord, Corey Plueard. Combining a broad brush of music styles combined with thought-provoking lyrics, the band cranks out soulful beats resulting in an artistic signature that is making them one of the Southwest’s must-see acts. With influences ranging from Pink Floyd to Bob Dylan to the Rolling Stones, the Bellwethers weave their way through multiple genres, belting out powerful performances underneath the bright desert lights.

Anyone who has seen the band perform is well aware of their incendiary live shows. Think blues, psychedelic, punk and classic 70’s-era rock tossed into a blender and turned on high. The band continues to expand its horizons, gaining new fans at each performance and generating enthusiastic reviews. The band’s original music has been featured on radio & internet stations around the globe. A community-minded group, they regularly play benefits for various charity organizations, with a commitment to supporting Cancer and childhood disease causes.

http://www.thebellwethersmusic.com/?fbclid=IwAR12l8OBucbjv9f5_RVgkABTNnbcZwmt2B2jFDEmf0ZTI46iVyi8A6dvWVs

 

OvO – Tommy Rocks & Joe Berger

OvO Band Jerome, AZ
 It’s rare when guitar heroes come through Arizona, nevermind Jerome, so be sure not to miss the electric rock band OvO (The Owl Band) as they record a live album at the Spirit Room on Saturday, June 29th. Come get wild and participate in the recording as the band belts out hard-driving rock anthems at the Spirit Room that night from 9 to midnight.
 The band is made of professional musicians who live in different parts of the country but reunite for this special show. Most of the band went to high school together at Agua Fria High School in Avondale AZ ( “The Agua Fria ‘Owls’ “), a school which also produced other amazing musicians.
Burning down the house will be guitar phenom Joe Berger of New York City on lead guitar, Tommy ‘Rocks’ Anderson of Jerome on lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, Kyle Scarborough from Houston (TX) on keys, Pablo Richards (FL) on bass, and John F. Kennedy (AZ) on drums.
 OvO formed ten years ago in Phoenix, and they perform in Arizona twice a year following the NAMM music convention shows, first in Phoenix on Super Bowl weekend, and then again in the Verde Valley area in late June. The band has been joined onstage in the past by Grammy award-winning producer and guitarist Larry Mitchell. Guitarist Joe Berger has many sponsorships and has his own signature model guitar, “The Wildman,” created by JJ Guitars in England. Joe Berger is a well-known musician in New York City, is a “world class guitar player” and just finished playing in Tokyo, Japan, Germany, and Norway.
 For more than four decades, Joe has mixed sound or shared the stage with artists including John Entwistle (WHO), Jack Bruce (CREAM), Leslie West (MOUNTAIN), Vangelis, Jon Anderson (YES), Billy Cobham, Jon Hammond, Lee Oskar (WAR), Brian Johnson & Cliff Williams (AC/DC), Cheap Trick and thousands more.
OvO performs the obscure hits of some of the world’s biggest bands, covering songs by The Who, Santana, Warren Zevon, Frank Zappa, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix, and The Beatles.
As a special treat, the Owls will be playing a couple of Dr. John songs in memory of the famous musician who just passed away. There will also be rockin’ guitar songs by Sugarloaf, Jeff Beck, Thin Lizzy, and Joe Cocker songs in the Spirit Room Show.
 “Doctor” Kyle Scarborough has been playing keyboards in the Houston area for the past 25 years, prescribing his blend of blues, country, and rock & roll all over Texas every chance he gets. He currently plays with Different Beast, providing entertainment in festivals and music venues throughout the Houston area.
Paul “Pablo” Richards is a bassist, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist who has been a professional musician since coming of age in his Phoenix Valley stomping grounds. He performed with Tommy Anderson in the Beatles band “Ringo McLennonSon”; he now lives and appears in venues on the beaches of Florida with some of the top names on the Florida coast.
 Drummer John F. Kennedy (“JFK”), like the other members of the band, has also been a working musician since childhood. For the last twenty years, he has played drums in several variety bands in the White Mountains of Arizona, including Rim Rockers, Backbeat and Siringo. He has known Joe, Kyle and Pablo since high school.
Singer Tommy Anderson, aka “Tommy Rocks,” (www.TommyRocks.net) is a well-known entertainer in Arizona, both as a solo acoustic rock performer, as well as with his side projects the Jerome Ukulele Orchestra, B3, The Beatless, the Tommy Rocks Trio and OvO. Tommy is best known as a singer, guitarist, bassist and ukulele player who performs heavily in the area, and is known for his Beatles show on the final Friday of each month at Vino Di Sedona. On top of performing nearly 150 nights last year, Tommy owns a recording studio and also a music store in Jerome called “Tommy Rocks”.

Jeremiah & The Red Eyes

Please join us for Jeremiah & the Red Eyes –

  Flagstaff, AZ based, Emmy nominated Native American singer/songwriter Jeremiah Sammartano who fronts the bluesy/Americana group, Jeremiah and the Red Eyes, has covered many miles over the past several years – taking the various roads spreading the “Delta Blues and Twangy Grooves” from Los Angeles outward to Flagstaff, Denver, Austin, St. Louis, Nashville (where he relocated for a spell in 2008-2009), Chicago, Cincinnati – and recently overseas to London and Brighton, UK.
  In the past Jeremiah has shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Southern Culture On The Skids,Tommy Womack, David Olney, Mike Stinson, SHURMAN and has performed on the radio shows: WDVX Blue Plate Special out of Knoxville, TN., The Live@Lunch show on KRFC out of Fort Collins, CO., and Chris Morris’ Watusi Rodeo show out of Los Angeles. In Spring 2011 Jeremiah received an Emmy nomination for writing music for the documentary Prison Through Tomorrow’s Eyes.

Jeremiah & the red eyes

Spicy Loops – Flamenco Guitar

 

Spirit Room is excited to present Nathan Hinojaso AKA Spicy Loops! A Flamenco guitar player from Austin, TX. Catch Nathan at Spirit Room Thursday July 4th 8-11PM

Justin Howl

 

 

Justin Howl

 

Catch Justin Howl at Spirit Room as he sweeps the country on tour. Justin’s style includeds Blues & Americana tunes played on guitar, accompanying by a stomp box & sometimes harmonica. With a blend of original songs & covers, Justin likes to show his influences with some Muddy Waters, R. L. Burnside, and Fred McDowell in the mix.

https://justinhowl.com/music

Slant Six Cowboys

 

Slant Six Cowboys

Don Whitcher And Peter James were signed to 95 North Records and charted in the top 10 of the Americana and Roots Country Charts in 2004 playing original Americana Alt. Country Grit Folk Swamp Blues music with there Band “The Slant 6 Cowboys”. After a Hiatus of living in other States and playing with many other Bands, They have reunited and reformed in The Arizona Desert. With Lots of great old tunes and so many new tunes and styles added to there Multi Instrumentalist reservoir.

https://www.facebook.com/Slant6Cowboys/

Black Lemon

 

Black Lemon

Founded by Northern Arizona’s Got Talent winners, Roberto and Destiny Diaz, Black Lemon is a fresh and ever-evolving band. With a fluid identity, they bring to the stage a great variety, and vast mixture of genres; whether it be their novel and contemporary original songs, or their unique and clever take on cover songs, listeners are sure to enjoy the chemistry they produce.
Since joining the band, drummer/percussionist Ramon Diaz has thunderously added a dimension that fills and tightens their sound immensely and, being family, has seamlessly transitioned the band to a full-scale, inspiring sound.
Karly Gilbert, the most recent member of the band, has the mind of a drummer; which transitions uniquely and gracefully into her bass playing. Holding down the bottom end of the band’s sound, and bringing a whole new spectrum of songwriting, she has seamlessly joined the family and is an irreplaceable asset to Black Lemon.

 

 

Black Lemon

 

Black Lemon

Founded by Northern Arizona’s Got Talent winners, Roberto and Destiny Diaz, Black Lemon is a fresh and ever-evolving band. With a fluid identity, they bring to the stage a great variety, and vast mixture of genres; whether it be their novel and contemporary original songs, or their unique and clever take on cover songs, listeners are sure to enjoy the chemistry they produce.
Since joining the band, drummer/percussionist Ramon Diaz has thunderously added a dimension that fills and tightens their sound immensely and, being family, has seamlessly transitioned the band to a full-scale, inspiring sound.
Karly Gilbert, the most recent member of the band, has the mind of a drummer; which transitions uniquely and gracefully into her bass playing. Holding down the bottom end of the band’s sound, and bringing a whole new spectrum of songwriting, she has seamlessly joined the family and is an irreplaceable asset to Black Lemon.

 

 

The Hardways

The hardways

 

Biography
The Hardways: Album #4 “Whittle It Away” came out in 2016. You can purchase it by going to our website.
We are currently working on Album #5!!!! So stay tuned!

Gingher Leyendecker: Lead Vocals/Guitar
Riding in on her trusty dirt devil comes lead vocalist/songwriter, banjo picking/rhythm guitar player Gingher Leyendecker. Gingher was born in Phoenix but grew up in the desert border town of Las Cruces, New Mexico. She helped found The Hardways in 2004. Gingher is heavily influenced by the early Americana sounds but enjoys a wide-range of music. (all except that pop country sound). While music is a huge part of her life, she is also a college art professor, and an advanced paraglider pilot and president of the Arizona Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association. It is through a rich multitude of experiences, mixed with a colorful upbringing and the ability to never let the truth get in the way of a good story, that has allowed her to write so many of The Hardways songs. In truth, you could say Gingher is a modern day whopping-yarn spinner by tunes.

“We have the greatest lineup we’ve ever had at this point,” Gingher says. “The songs and creativity are flowing stronger than ever. We not only have our fourth album coming out next month, we have the material for a fifth on the way this year. You can’t be in a band for this many years unless you have a passion for the people you work with and the project itself. I definitely love The Hardways, the guys, and our music!”

Daniel Bain: Guitar

From out of the red clay, across the Oklahoma fields and sing-along of a “surrey with the fringe on top” comes a guitar slinger out of Tulsa. Raised by a woman on the run, guitarist, Daniel Bain of The Hardways, spent his misspent youth in bars and desert tumbleweed breezes. Moving to the heat of Arizona around the age of 11, his educational classrooms garnered the ABC’s and 123’s in abandoned buses and private schools. An upbringing that created the only guitarist brash enough to join The Hardways in 2010 (Daniel was formerly in the band Dirty Dan and the Distributors 2007-2010) and his life hence has been the exact chord needed.

Nate Hawbaker: Drums

Nate has been playing drums for nearly 25 years now. His motto is, “I just want to bang on the drums all day!” fits him to a beat! The drummer of a band could really be said to be the bus driver on stage, as each count keeps the sound collectively driven. Nate has been with The Hardways for 4 years. According to Nate, “Collectively each band mate contributes to the writing of tunes for The Hardways, and at times, I guess you can say I am the band member who is the bullfight on acid.” When Nate isn’t busy having fun with his band mates, and fans of The Hardways, he can be found training school district’s bus mechanics and working with them on new products, as well he runs failure analysis on new schools buses. Born and raised in Phoenix, Az. When he has time, outside of buses and band playing, you can find him swimming in shark infested chum water.

Christopher Lee Lykins: Bass

Chris Lykins came into this world during his dad’s Air Force days while he was stationed at Davis Monthan in Tucson AZ. Attending the University of Arizona for his undergraduate degree he then went on to Yale University for medical school. In between those 2 degrees Chris was the lead guitarist in a thrash band called, Atrophy. Touring heavily in Europe during that time, Chris took his medical school admission test in Paris. While he was in medical school he kind of got “burned out” on guitar and began taking Jazz bass lessons, he fell in love with the instrument. Besides music, you can find Chris involved with his other passions: skiing, SCUBA and books. To sum up Chris’s take on life, you would find him quoting this movie line from Tyler Durden in Fight Club, “sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken.” We are so glad Chris decided music and medicine were a better fit, he just wouldn’t be able to pluck the chords right if he thought he really was a chicken.

Press contact
CGZ Media/PR & Entertainment
cowgirlzenphoto@gmail.com

 

The Hardways

The hardways

 

Biography
The Hardways: Album #4 “Whittle It Away” came out in 2016. You can purchase it by going to our website.
We are currently working on Album #5!!!! So stay tuned!

Gingher Leyendecker: Lead Vocals/Guitar

Riding in on her trusty dirt devil comes lead vocalist/songwriter, banjo picking/rhythm guitar player Gingher Leyendecker. Gingher was born in Phoenix but grew up in the desert border town of Las Cruces, New Mexico. She helped found The Hardways in 2004. Gingher is heavily influenced by the early Americana sounds but enjoys a wide-range of music. (all except that pop country sound). While music is a huge part of her life, she is also a college art professor, and an advanced paraglider pilot and president of the Arizona Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association. It is through a rich multitude of experiences, mixed with a colorful upbringing and the ability to never let the truth get in the way of a good story, that has allowed her to write so many of The Hardways songs. In truth, you could say Gingher is a modern day whopping-yarn spinner by tunes.

“We have the greatest lineup we’ve ever had at this point,” Gingher says. “The songs and creativity are flowing stronger than ever. We not only have our fourth album coming out next month, we have the material for a fifth on the way this year. You can’t be in a band for this many years unless you have a passion for the people you work with and the project itself. I definitely love The Hardways, the guys, and our music!”

Daniel Bain: Guitar

From out of the red clay, across the Oklahoma fields and sing-along of a “surrey with the fringe on top” comes a guitar slinger out of Tulsa. Raised by a woman on the run, guitarist, Daniel Bain of The Hardways, spent his misspent youth in bars and desert tumbleweed breezes. Moving to the heat of Arizona around the age of 11, his educational classrooms garnered the ABC’s and 123’s in abandoned buses and private schools. An upbringing that created the only guitarist brash enough to join The Hardways in 2010 (Daniel was formerly in the band Dirty Dan and the Distributors 2007-2010) and his life hence has been the exact chord needed.

Nate Hawbaker: Drums

Nate has been playing drums for nearly 25 years now. His motto is, “I just want to bang on the drums all day!” fits him to a beat! The drummer of a band could really be said to be the bus driver on stage, as each count keeps the sound collectively driven. Nate has been with The Hardways for 4 years. According to Nate, “Collectively each band mate contributes to the writing of tunes for The Hardways, and at times, I guess you can say I am the band member who is the bullfight on acid.” When Nate isn’t busy having fun with his band mates, and fans of The Hardways, he can be found training school district’s bus mechanics and working with them on new products, as well he runs failure analysis on new schools buses. Born and raised in Phoenix, Az. When he has time, outside of buses and band playing, you can find him swimming in shark infested chum water.

Christopher Lee Lykins: Bass

Chris Lykins came into this world during his dad’s Air Force days while he was stationed at Davis Monthan in Tucson AZ. Attending the University of Arizona for his undergraduate degree he then went on to Yale University for medical school. In between those 2 degrees Chris was the lead guitarist in a thrash band called, Atrophy. Touring heavily in Europe during that time, Chris took his medical school admission test in Paris. While he was in medical school he kind of got “burned out” on guitar and began taking Jazz bass lessons, he fell in love with the instrument. Besides music, you can find Chris involved with his other passions: skiing, SCUBA and books. To sum up Chris’s take on life, you would find him quoting this movie line from Tyler Durden in Fight Club, “sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken.” We are so glad Chris decided music and medicine were a better fit, he just wouldn’t be able to pluck the chords right if he thought he really was a chicken.

Press contact
CGZ Media/PR & Entertainment
cowgirlzenphoto@gmail.com