Meet the Band
Electric bass, beverage guru.
Ian hails from up-upstate New York, growing up on skates and a passion for deep-groove rock and funk, with noted influences The Tragically Hip, Moe., Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blues Traveler & Galactic, to name a few.
Gear: Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 4H & 5H basses, Hartke amps & cabs, Boss tuner, Whirlwind DIs, D'Addario strings, Levi's straps, Bamboo pedalboard, Etymonic ear plugs.
Drums, cymbals, other things.
Mark grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs, with a steady diet of Yes, Genesis, Bowie, Dixie Dregs, Santana & Springsteen.
Gear: Yamaha drums, DW pedals, and stands, Zildjian cymbals, Evans drumheads, Vic Firth sticks, mallets & brushes, PureSound strainers, Shure mics & in-ear monitoring.
Guitar, vocals, effects.
Brett was raised in Augusta Ga, home of James Brown. Being close to Athens during REM’s early years was a huge source of songwriting inspiration. Other influences include, Steely Dan, Beatles, Captain Beefheart, Hall and Oates & Beastie Boys.
Gear: Gibson SG guitar, Fender amplification, Electro-Harmonix & Akai effects, Ernie Ball strings. Sensodyne toothpaste.