Brian Curry - Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, and Vocals
Brian is an accomplished guitar and bass player and guitar and bass teacher who has played both instruments in bands in the New Hampshire Sea Coast, the Manchester area, in Maine and in Massachusett's North Shore.
Garry Dominguez - Drums
Garry is a resident of Kittery, Maine and has lived in Maine since 1979. He has been drumming for as long as he can remember. According to his mother, she realized she had to enroll him in drum lessons at the age of 7 after he was seen chasing the drum line of the local high school band down the football field with his toy snare drum. Those lessons laid the foundation for a lifetime of "drum love" and performance. While still very active in his family business- The York Harbor Inn, Garry's off-time passion is music and the art of set drumming and percussion. He has been the drummer/percussionist in a number of bands over the years, many with local singer and songwriter, Gregory Dame. With Greg, Garry gained valuable experience on the road and in the recording studio. He enjoys playing many types of music but tends to concentrate on classic rock, the blues and pop. Garry's favorite drummers include Barry Alexander (Johnny Lang Band), Carter Beaufort (Dave Matthews Band), Mark Schulman (Pink), Vinnie Colaiuta (Jeff Beck Band), as well as the great LA studio drummers, Steve Gadd, Russ Kunkle, Mick Fleetwood and of course, the greatest drummer of all time, Buddy Rich.
Favorite Quote - "He who dies with the most snare drums wins!"
Contact Garry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monty J. Curtis learned guitar at age eight after a skiing accident that left him immobile for a stretch of time. “The guitar I learned on was an acoustic guitar, albeit a painfully bad one I purchased with S&H Green Stamps. My first electric, borrowed from my uncle, was a Harmony that I played through a 1960s Gretsch 6151 amplifier. It was the dynamics of the electric guitar that got my attention and inspired me." Curtis’s maternal grandfather, a fiddle and accordion player, his mom, a piano player, and his uncle, a guitar player is probably from whom Curtis derived his innate musical talent. “Music was a constant. My family, with instruments in tow, regularly attended hootenannies at the home of a local woodworker and at that of an Episcopal Priest that collected harps on which he played country music, blue grass and everything in between. We also had plenty of hoots are our house too.”
In Junior High School Curtis and some neighborhood friends went on to form Ace, a garage band, and later UFO, “until we found out there was a major English act that went by that name.” "When we were recording a demo in Methuen, MA, a band named President had just finished its session. We finished our session and after that, Governor was the name the band of five of us went by for a number of years.” Complete with light shows, a fire-breathing bass player and homemade pyrotechnics that was the cause of many scary moments, Governor played high schools, outdoor shows and fundraisers for a number of years. One outdoor gig was temporarily shut down by police due to what literally was a moose on the loose.
Curtis was later the guitarist in Rock Haven, a three-piece pseudo-prog rock band. Serendipitously, Curtis and Rod Welles, good friends for at least two decades, reconnected and Curtis was later invited to play guitar and keyboards in The Four Fathers of Rock, now Freight Train. Before that Curtis played in an acoustic duo. “To put it lightly I am very happy to be performing again—particularly with such a great group of guys--that also happen to be tremendous musicians. Playing music and performing is a love I will never again abandon.” Curtis’s influences include David Gilmour, Jimmy Page, Billy Gibbons, Peter Green and, all kidding aside, Rod Welles.
Curtis's Gear - McGuire Guitars www.mcguireguitars.com, Gibson, Fender, Randall "RM" Amplifiers and others and effects pedals by jmichaelpedals www.facebook.com/j.michael.pedals,Tech 21, Skreddy, Durham Electronics, MXR, Visual Audio, Keeley, Xotic, Strymon, and Zvex, Curt Mangan Strings www.curtmangan.com, Zhangbucker Pickups www.zhangbucker.com. Guitar Straps by LM Guitar Straps www.lmproducts.com, Italia Guitar Straps www.italiastaps.com.
Curtis's favorite quote - "Playing music doesn't make you a great musician, not being able to stop does."
Peter Black- Lead Vocals, Bass Guitar, Guitar
Originally from NJ, Peter has spent most of his musical career on the east coast, from Boston to Bar Harbor. Peter has been the backbone and highlight of many Seacoast bands over the years, including the funk band Tongue and Groove, the Black Cats, and the R& B band The Nightlifes. He continues to entertain audiences throughout the Seacoast Area with his solo acoustic show featuring R& B, Pop and Rock favorites.In live performance Peter pulls you in with his amazing voice, redolent of red wine, blackberries and honey. Lyrically he is poetic, vocally he is captivating. His connection to his audience is tangible and unique.