Maria Weir has been making music since growing up in a large musical family. She is known for her soulful bluesy singing style and solid, powerful bass chops. Maria began her performing career in an Escondido high school band, "The Royal Enterprise." She co-wrote the single the band released, "Come on Over" and "Boy It's All In Your Head" which was aired in the San Diego County area. After several moves (Oxnard, Poway & Bonsall) the band morphed into "The Weirz," a nine-piece family rock and jazz band. Robert Hilburn from the LA Times wrote that "The Weirz" was a cross between Chicago and Santana. The band released three albums, "Weirz", Weirz 2, and "Tonite." They had extensive airplay on the west coast of California, Oregon and Washington. The band toured throughout the Western United States and Canada. The band was signed to MCA Records and released "Imagination." Maria also backed up younger brother, Michael Damian, on his "Rock On" tour. He was signed to CBS Canada. The band toured throughout the United States and Canada.
Maria Weir has worked with numerous country, rock and blues band including Monty Byrom of Big House, Branscome Richmond, Tracy Barns Band, Tommy Hays and the Western Swingsters, Blue Mountain Tribe, Grace Angel Band, Living Free Band, Blue Diamond, Jimmy Phillips Band, Tehachapi Community Orchestra, Tehachapi Pops Orchestra and many other groups.
Maria produced other artists along with her sister, The Tommy Hays and the Western Swingsters, "60 Years of Western Swing," and Jimmy Phillips' gospel CD, "Pray Every Day, " Grace Angel Band, "Top of the Mountain" and other great projects.
Gary Luoma is an extremely talented guitarist, keyboard player and singer songwriter. He has been making music for over forty years. Gary grew up in the Los Angeles area listening to the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Neil Young and other great musicians. He started on guitar and drums and later learned keyboards. Mr Luoma has played in bands since the the 70's and co-wrote songs with Shari Verona, a very prolific songwriter.
Robert was born in Washington, DC in 1956. His interest in guitar started at age 12 and this was the beginning of a lifetime love for the instrument. Playing in high school rock and roll bands, he developed his chops listening to Alvin Lee, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Eric Clapton, and various other artists ranging in styles from country and blues to progressive rock. It was during this period when Robert began playing slide guitar, emulating Duane Allman, and other greats. While playing clubs in Baltimore, Maryland, he earned his degree in Music Education. Since moving to California in 1979 he plays country and blues with many well known artists. He also fronts his own blues band, Robert Heft Blues band.
Tanner Byrom is best known as the drummer for Big House which he and his brother, Monty Byrom formed in 1995. They had several country hits ("Cold Outside" and "You Ain't Lonely Yet"). He currently works with many great musicians besides his brother in the Central California area.
Maria Weir – Bass, Guitar, Ukulele and Vocals
Gary Luoma - Keyboards, Guitar, Bass and Vocals
Robert Heft - Lead Guitar and Vocals
Tanner Byrom - Drums
"Good Days are Coming" Tracy Barns
"Windmills and Trains" Tracy Barns
"Top of the Mountain" Grace Angel Band
"Jimmy Phillips Denim & Lace"
"60 Years of Western Swing" Tommy Hays & the Western Swingsters
"Pray Every Day" Jimmy Phillips
"Windmills & Trains" Tracy Barns video
"The Weirz - Jupiter Moon" Youtube
"The Weirz - Imagination" Youtube