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Big Adventure: Ventura County Classic Pop Band

Pop Band from Ventura, CA - Will travel up to 10 miles
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$300 - $3000 per event
We perform a wide range of songs from the 60s-today with an emphasis on songs you forgot you remembered. We tend to do a lot of B-sides, with a great smattering of hits. Specializing in high-quality, clear and VOLUME-CONTROLLED pop music we regularly perform at Ventura and Los Angeles County restaurants and clubs, corporate engagements, casinos, private functions, weddings (always a hit!) and the like. And We will perform ANYWHERE in the US for the right gig - inquire with us about special rates!

Ask for a link to our website, which has downloadable graphics and photos for advertising and promotion purposes, as well as our lengthy songlist.

Jerry Breiner (guitar, vocals) is a Midwest native, though he has called California home since 1980 and has been a mainstay of the local Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara club and concert scenes since. Performing professionally since the age of 8, Jerry is a multi-instrumentalist on guitar, piano, organ, marimba/vibes, mandolin, banjo, dobro and percussion instruments, and he has performed and recorded as both a singer-songwriter and multi-tasking session musician and producer in St Louis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boulder, Nashville and Orlando, FL. Jerry was signed as a staff writer to Sony-Tree Publishing in Nashville for a number of years before moving to California, and he has played with or opened for acts as diverse as Al Stewart, Karla Bonoff, Mama's Pride, Heartsfield, Emmylou Harris, Billie and the Beaters, John Batdorf (Batdorf and Rodney) and many others. Jerry received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Theory/Composition from Webster University and was also valedictorian in his graduating class from the prestigious Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts, a professional trade university specializing in live and studio engineering. He prefers walks on the sand and the color green - and getting caught in the rain.

Chris Longo (bass, vocals) became involved in music at the age of 9, playing instruments ranging from trumpet to tuba. It was The Beatles, however, that ignited the desire to learn how to play guitar. Chris had the unique opportunity to see The Beatles perform at Dodger Stadium and he was hooked. While in school Chris was awarded 2 music scholarships, one of which was to study big band jazz with the Stan Kenton Orchestra at the University of Redlands. He switched to bass and started playing professionally while attending San Jose State University as a music major, playing many of the local clubs , then touring the country for a couple of years before ending up in Hollywood, CA. In 1976 he received a call to audition as the bass player for Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods, renowned for their 1974 #1 hit record “Billy Don't Be A Hero” and their follow-up hit “Who Do You Think You Are”. He was selected from among 100 other bass players competing for the position. Chris toured the U.S. performing in concerts and TV shows such as Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve with Bachman Turner Overdrive before deciding to return to L.A. to start his own band with some Heywoods alumni. His childhood home of Ventura County lured him back in 1983 where he joined a well known local band. During this time Chris also took the plunge into computers and audio recording, producing and recording artists' projects, soundtracks, and jingles.

Bob Nichols (drums and percussion) is a native of Southern California. Playing drums professionally since the late 70's, Bob has had extensive experience in a diverse range of music styles from rock, pop and country to r & b and jazz and has been a regular in the local club/concert music scene for many years. Bob is a seasoned session player having worked in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles and Nashville. Bob studied with legendary drummer David Garibaldi (Tower of Power) during the 80's, and has performed/recorded with Jim Messina (Loggins and Messina), Chris Hillman (The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Desert Rose Band, Manassas), Randy California and John Locke (Spirit, Nazareth), Peter Lewis (Moby Grape) and many other artists and notable session musicians such as David Hungate (Toto) Buddy Emmons, and Johnny Gimble. Bob refused to give us a photo, so we have this goofy one of Charlie Sheen beating an inanimate object.
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2013
Sep
25
Cafe Fiore
Ventura, CA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2013
Sep
18
Cafe Fiore
Ventura, CA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2013
Sep
11
Cafe Fiore
Ventura, CA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2013
Sep
4
Cafe Fiore
Ventura, CA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2013
Aug
28
Cafe Fiore
Ventura, CA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2013
Aug
21
Cafe Fiore
Ventura, CA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Groovin
Young Rascals
Only You Know and I Know
Dave Mason
Peaceful Easy Feeling
Eagles
Aint Nobody
Chaka Khan
Hang On Sloopy
The McCoys
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
James Brown
Ain't That A Shame
Cheap Trick
Harvest Moon
Neil Young
Physical
Olivia Newton-John
Aint Too Proud
Temptations
Pop Band
Rock Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Big Adventure: Ventura County Classic Pop Band will also travel to Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Port Hueneme Cbc Base, Camarillo, Santa Paula, Oak View, Point Mugu Nawc, Ojai, Somis, Newbury Park, Moorpark, Fillmore, Carpinteria, Piru, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Simi Valley, Summerland, Oak Park, Santa Barbara, Agoura Hills, Malibu, Brandeis, West Hills, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Woodland Hills, Chatsworth, Newhall, Castaic.
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