CATEGORY THREE, doubling as the GARY SCHUTT BAND (for original music), won the Hard Rock Rising 2012 global band competition, beating 12,000 bands worldwide to be one of the 86 GLOBAL finalist competing to play at the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London. read more click here
Storm proof your windows, lock your doors, put the kids to bed and put the car in the garage. Then call a cab and go see CATEGORY THREE perform at your favorite local venue! Wait the storm out, have a few drinks, dance and rock the night away! You will have a great time! (Go home in the morning and call your insurance company!)
Frontman, Gary Schutt's vision of a versatile high energy entertaining cover band is finally here! Gary, formerly the guitar player for the hugely successful Disco Inferno and later an original member of The Untouchables, steps out from the sidelines of his previous bands and is ready to show the world what he really is made of. Gary and the band will grab your attention as soon as you walk in the venue door.
Gary is joined by two top notch veteran talents, Tim Cronin on bass and Dan Martin on drums. Together, these three professional musicians have many years of experience entertaining crowds.
Category Three got voted best cover band (runner-up) in Creative Loafing Magazines "Best Of The Bay" 2010 and Gary Schutt best instrumentalist (runner-up) 2010 & 2011!
Since 2010, C3 has performed prior to Rick Springfield, Grand Funk, Queensryche, Linkin Park, Pat Travers & Boston.
Gary Ingraffia (drums),
Gary Schutt (guitar, lead vocals),
Tracy Ferrell (bass guitar)