Singing for Supper: A Benefit Dance & Concert for Mendocino Coastal Food Banks
Arena Theater and Uknowatt Studios present Singing for Supper, a benefit concert and dance for the Mendocino Coastal Food Banks featuring Twelv30 on Saturday March 14, 2009. The show starts at 8:00 PM when Fort Bragg-based Twelv30 brings their folk-rock sound to Arena Theater. Twelve30 is Jamie Gilliam, guitars and vocals; Jamie Webber, bass; Phil Dunn, drums and vocals, and John Hansen, guitars and vocals.
Hear the band at www.twelv30.com
About the band:
Band member Jamie Gilliam started playing his father's guitar at age 4, so following in Dad's footsteps was only natural. My heroes have always been guitar players, Gilliam says. "First and always my dad, then Les Paul, Merle Travis and Clarence White. These were the guys my Pop turned me on to."
At seven years old summer vacation for Jamie was a road trip to Nashville and The Grand Ole Opry, and a show of his role models. "The advent of Rock and Roll had a huge impact on me," says Jamie. "It drove me in a new direction and gave me my own music. If you listen close enough, you can hear the Nashville and British influences. Today my list of guitar heroes is so long its boring, but one guy is always at the top."
Over the last two decades Jamie has played in a few notable projects in and around the western U.S. but he says of TWELV30: "I've found a great bunch of guys here, we can go in any direction that suits us from a raw edged rock tune to an intensely personal country ballad. I feel really lucky to be a part of this project. After all, how many people get to write the soundtrack to their life?"
Jamie Webber plays bass in the band. He was born in Des Arc, Arkansas, and describes himself as "omnivore, chef and bass player." Jamie started playing music as a trumpet player. When he moved to the Chicago area, he began playing bass in various blues bands. Since then, he says he's "been everywhere and done everything with everyone." Most of all hes "just happy to be in the band."
Hailing from Napa Valley California, Philip Dunn, drums and vocals, began kicking beats in the late 80's for different bands in and around the San Francisco bay area. Primarily leaning towards the heavier influences of rock, Philip first cut his teeth as a vocalist and front man. "I love to sing. It's such a rush to see fans singing along with their arms raised high. You really feel the connection and its the best."
Now, seated behind the drums and delivering lead and backing vocals Philip has come to a place where both musical passions can be fulfilled. Singing and drumming our own originals is what it's all about. I really can't ask for more. Well, maybe a little more -- riches, world domination, complete acceptance, more of everything -- you know, the little stuff. See ya soon!!!"
John Hansen, guitars and vocals, hails from the Santa Barbara area. John has played with many local popular surf bands honing his guitar skills and sense of balance on his surf board. New wave music and larger waves in the Pacific brought him to the Mendocino coast. Like many of our hidden coves, he was a hidden treasure in the north coast music scene playing in studios and coffee shops until he became a member of Twelv30, lending melody and incredible talent with both guitar and vocals.
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