The David Winogrond Spacetet
David Winogrond - drums
David Winogrond started playing drums at age eleven. He has an extensive discography, dating back to 1972 that includes many indie rock releases and has toured both Europe and North America on many occasions. David was a member of Davie Allan and The Arrows for thirteen years and has also played with To Damascus (with Sylvia Juncosa, part of the 80’s Paisley Underground scene), Pat Smear (formerly with The Germs, Nirvana, and Foo Fighters), SS-20 (psychedelic art damage band on Greg Shaw’s Vox Records), and Skooshny (a recording-only 60’s pop band since 1975, in the mold of early Kinks and Byrds).
Among his favorite drummers: Elvin Jones, Mitch Mitchell, Keith Moon, and Mo Tucker.
David Leech - saxes and flute
David Leech was born in Nome, Alaska and grew up in Seattle, Washington and Columbus, Ohio. He got his early musical training in the public schools, starting with saxophone and later adding the flute and clarinet. He majored in music at Ohio State University, graduating with a BA in Music Education. Following college he served in the U.S. Navy as (what else?) a musician. During this period he also played in the Rounders, an R&B group that served as the house band at Abe's 506 club in Pensacola, Florida, backing up many touring stars such as Joe Tex and Clarence Carter. At this time he also did his first professional recordings with R&B stars James & Bobby Purify.
Michael Campagna - guitarMichael Campagna is a guitarist, composer and educator with over 30 years of experience. He has performed professionally since the age of 16 when, in his native Buffalo, N.Y., he joined Jesse James and the Outlaws’ blues band, and jammed with notables like Freddie King.
Jack Chandler - saxes and flute
Jack Chandler, saxes and flute, started playing saxophone when he was seven years old. He attended the Indiana University School of Music and has toured with big band, ska/rock, r&b/gospel, circus, and salsa outfits in the U.S. and Europe. He has worked with Sonny Simmons (formerly with Eric Dolphy and Charles Mingus), Cliff Hugo (bass player from Supertramp), Michael C. Ford (Pulitzer-nominated spoken word artist), L.A. jazz icon Jimmie Maddin, and Ralph Carney. He was also a member of the Miles Davis inspired jazz-fusion outfit Bitches Brew, which won Best Live Band at the 2000 San Francisco Bammy Awards. Influences include Dexter Gordon, Wayne Shorter, Gato Barbieri, Maceo Parker, and Jimi Hendrix.
Chet West - bass, hosozao shamisen
A native Angelino who began playing guitar at the age of 16. A few years later he would take up the bass in cover bands in Texas. Since returning to Los Angeles in the early 80's he's appeared on independent CD releases and club dates with a variety of local acts. Most notably, Sheishe, Randy Kovitz & Lies Like Truth and The Average Johnsons with Michael Campagna.
Larry Rott - bass
Larry Rott has had 4 strings in his hands since playing Cello at 10 years old. He switched to Upright Bass, then Electric and now doubles on both. A musical chameleon with big ears and a wide groove, he's played with multiple bands in as many genres since his mid-teens. Born in Detroit, his family background is extensive: an Uncle who A&R'd for Capitol and worked with The Beatles, a cousin who worked in NYC with Gil Evans, an Aunt who sang on Decca and The Sunliners (who later became Rare Earth).
Bruce Wagner - guitar, bass and keyboards
Bruce Wagner has also been a member of Davie Allan and The Arrows, SS-20, and Skooshny; all with David. They also worked together on Rhino Records comedy albums, and with The Kazoo Brothers (playing Kazoos, of course); doing shows with punk rock bands (X, Plugz), and appearing on television (Dinah Shore Show).
Tom Bone - trombone
Tom has played with Macy Gray, , The Gap band, The Funk Bros, Billy Bang, George Clinton, Ray Charles and others. He also did avant garde theatre and jazz in Germany.
April 29 2017
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