The current LITTLE BIG BAND line up was formed from the ashes of a band that first formed in 2010. After playing many shows and venues in Whatcom and Skagit Counties. MC and Steve found Dave, a very gifted drummer, who was soon added to the line up. A year or so later, we stumbled upon Phil, who plays a mean guitar, keys and the pedal steel. For the last year and a half the 4 of us have been having fun and working hard to expand our repertoire and improve our mix. Its paying off....
LITTLE BIG BAND IS A FUN 4 PIECE CLASSIC ROCK AND ROLL GROUP STRAIGHT FROM THE MEAN STREETS OF BELLINGHAM WA
BORN IN A CROSSFIRE HURRICANE STEVIE "RAGE-ON" GRUENHEIT.....MASTER OF THE 6 STRING, COVERING LEAD AND RHYTHM GUITAR, VOCALS, AND IS KNOWN TO BE A MODERN DAY PHILOSOPHER AND SHAMAN. HE PRACTICED HIS CRAFT PLAYING IN SOME VERY POPULAR LOCAL BANDS OVER THE YEARS
ON DRUMS WE HAVE THE STEADY HANDS AND METRONOMIC TIMING OF "DIAMOND DAVE" ScHOTT. DAVE COVERS ALL PERCUSSION, LEAD AND BACKING VOCALS, HARMONICA AND SOME LIGHT STAND-UP COMEDY. HE TOO HAS BEEN IN VARIOUS PRO OUTFITS OVER THE YEARS, TOURING IN SHOW BANDS UP AND DOWN THE EAST COAST FOR MANY YEARS.
OUR NEWEST MEMBER, PHIL RADKE IS SOME WHAT OF A TRIPLE THREAT. HE IS WELL VERSED ON THE KEYBOARD, PLAYS SOME OF THE SWEETEST melodies ON THE PEDAL STEEL AND CAN TEAR-UP THE NECK ON A SIX STRING LIKE NOBODIES BUSINESS. HE TOO HAS BEEN AROUND, PLAYING IN SOME VERY POPULAR LOCAL BANDS OVER THE YEARS.
NO TRULY UNCIVILIZED ROCK AND ROLL BAND WOULD BE COMPLETE WITHOUT A BASS GUITARIST. HERE WE HAVE THE NUT CRUNCHING, HARMONIC THUMPINGS OF MC BOWMAN. AKA THE "MELODY MANGLER". MC HAMMERS THE BASS, SINGS LEAD AND BACKUP VOCALS AND HAS PLAYED IN MANY POPULAR LOCAL GROUPS. HE'S QUICK WITH A JOKE AND WILL LIGHT UP YOUR SMOKE.