Tommy Brunett

TOMMY BRUNETT

Where did you grow up?

Webster, NY

When did you start playing guitar?

13, I saw KISS on TV and instantly wanted to be Ace.

What was the first song you learned to play?

Taps (all open strings - the middle three).

What's your favorite TV show of all time?

Banana Splits and Breaking Bad

What are some of your musical influences?

Keith Richards, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits and Todd Snider.

What are some of your life influences?

My Dad, Charles Bukowski, and the Dali Lama.

Favorite song of all time?

Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks (I know- weird but I wore the 45 right out when I was little - it just does something to me).
Favorite book?Cash by Johnny Cash and Charles Bukowski - A Night On Earth Poems. Oh... and of course anything my wife writes!

Favorite food?

Seafood but sometimes a cold beer and NYC pizza slice will do it!

Favorite drink?

Genny Light, Iron Smoke Bourbon (of course) Martini at times and Tequila! Oh... and red wine… lots of red wine. Am I a booze hound?

Favorite cartoon when you were growing up?

Fat Albert (don’t judge).

Favorite concert of all time?

Tom Waits Mule Variations tour in Chicago.

Gear list studio and live?

Fender Tele with a hot stack in the bridge position through a Fender Blues Junior 1-12 and John Ramsey’s custom amp he built for me. On the floor I have a Boss TU - 12 Tuner pedal  and a Boss Super Overdrive pedal. Pretty simple compared to the old days.

BRIAN EBERTS

Where did you grow up?

Rochester, NY

When did you start playing guitar?

Guitar at age 11, bass at 18

What was the first song you learned to play?

Paranoid, Black Sabbath

What's your favorite TV show of all time?

Dukes of Hazzard

What are some of your musical influences?

Alice Cooper, Kiss, Cheap Trick, T. Rex, Beatles, Stones, Wildhearts, GNR, old Aerosmith, Enuff Z'Nuff, AC/DC Marvelous 3, Sweet, Zeppelin

Favorite song of all time?

Anything off Cheap Trick's debut or Kiss Alive

Favorite food?

Mark's Pizza

Favorite drink?

Genny Light Beer, Mountain Dew

Favorite cartoon when you were growing up?

Scooby Doo.

Favorite concert of all time?

Kiss Reunion Tour '96

Gear list studio and live?

70s Fender Precision and Jazz Basses. Ampeg svt amps.

Brian Eberts

ERIK WELSH

Where did you grow up?

Oswego, NY

When did you start playing drums?

12 years old

What was the first song you learned to play?

Hold the line, By Toto

What's your favorite TV show of all time?

Starski and Hutch

What are some of your musical influences?

My Uncle James, John Bonham, Joe Franco from the Goodrats, Kings X and Jellyfish.

What are some of your life influences?

My Dad – above all. Teachers and friends.

Favorite song of all time?

Elanor Rigby, or Imagine

Favorite food?

Cookies, of course.

Favorite drink?

Jack Daniels

Favorite cartoon when you were growing up?

Bugs Bunny or Popeye

Favorite concert of all time?

Kings-X in Buffalo early 1990's

Gear list studio and live?

Drums / Tama, DW pedals, Sabian cymbals, hooker headers!!

Erik Welsh

GREG HASSETT

Where did you grow up?

Right here in Rochester, NY

When did you start playing guitar?

Age 13

What was the first song you learned to play?

I wrote a little ditty using a garage-sale acoustic, to prove I could play. I showed my parents and they let me get an electric.

What's your favorite TV show of all time?

Battlestar Gallactica 2004-2009

What are some of your musical influences?

Elvis Costello, Elvis Presley, The Clash, David Bowie, The Ramones, Joe Jackson, Squeeze, Led Zeppelin, Joe Walsh, The Pretenders, The Beatles… The Blues Brothers movie. Broadway musical "Hair."

What are some of your life influences?

My mom, who gave me a great deal of self-esteem. Anyone I can learn from. Anyone who helps me to move in a positive direction. I watch people and I try to incorporate the most thoughtful philosophies into my life.

Favorite song of all time?

Rondo Alla Turca (The Turkish March) So much fun to watch it being played.

Favorite food?

Any shellfish

Favorite drink?

Aargh – The Captain

Favorite cartoon when you were growing up?

Bugs bunny / Loony tunes – Especially with Yosemite Sam

Favorite concert of all time?

Ramones, Scorgies 1985 – got to meet them

Gear list studio and live?

Telecasters, Les Pauls, Marshall and Fender amps.

Greg Hassett