Jim Ezzell – Manager, Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Synthesizer, Sound
Jim has been singing since he could talk, and even sang at his own wedding! The 80’s were a major factor in shaping his musical expertise, with bands like Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bob Seger, and even James Taylor being major influences. Growing up in the south also led to an appreciation of Southern Rock, with Lynyrd Skynyrd and Blackfoot, but country music brought out his fascination with harmonies – bands like Diamond Rio, Little Texas, and even Alabama. This brought out a real appreciation for bands like Boston, Kansas, and the Doobie Brothers!
He has worked with several bands over the years in one capacity or another, and is passionate about music. This love has been passed down to his daughter Hailey, our female vocalist and keyboardist.
Hailey Ezzell – Vocals, Keyboards, Bass, Guitar, Drums
Our youngest member, Hailey believes that the best music was made from the 1960’s to about 1997, and the new stuff just isn’t as good, except maybe Halestorm and Evanescence. Not only does she have a huge vocal range and the ability to scream on key, she also plays 5 instruments and wants to learn more. She even manages a mean Christine from Phantom of the Opera, when the mood strikes her.
Her influences range from Steely Dan to the Barenaked Ladies, and include acts like Pat Benetar, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Guns ‘N Roses and more. With her father, they harmonize on anything they can, and are constantly trying new things.
Robert Tackos – Drums
Robert is our master drummer and a 15-year veteran of the stage. While others may step in from time to time, it’s Robert who keeps us in time.
Growing up in the 80’s provided Rob with an endless list of drummers to learn from. He spent many a night at the Hollywood Sportatorium admiring the skills of masters like Alex Van Halen, Peter Criss, Rick Allen, and Carmine Appice. While hair bands had their impact on this hard-driving drummer, Rob has since developed into an expert of all genres.
John Garnecki – Bass, Backup Vocals
Last but certainly not least, John is our bass guitarist.
John is a connoisseur of classic rock, citing music from the 60’s through the 80’s as being his favorite. When it comes to bass, his inspirations are Jack Bruce of Cream, John Paul Jones, noted local bassist Andrew Musselman, and metal giant Lemmy Kilmister.
While he may have started late in life, he is no novice. In fact, John is a well versed performer who has played over 100 shows and plays whenever he gets the chance.