Gunsmoke Southern Rock Band / Bio
GUNSMOKE, Southern Rock Band, hails from the Jersey Shore and delivers some of the best music from groups such as The Allman Brothers, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band, Molly Hatchet, The Outlaws, ZZ Top and others.
Lead guitarist and founder John "I'll be there in 5 minutes" S., formerly with The All Nighters, has guest appeared with The Allman Brothers, Atlanta Rhythm Section, and Henry Paul of The Outlaws and Black Hawk. John brings note for note renditions of classic Southern Rock music to the stage!
Lead singer Mario "Super Mario" M. brings a gritty voice to the group that is reminiscent of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Gregg Allman. Mario has guest appeared with the Jersey Shore's own Parkway Joe and The Tokens, The Bob Burger Band, Bobby Bandiera and Joey Nevollo's Big Beat Band.
Lead/rhythm guitarist and keyboardist Chris T. was formerly a member of the original Gunsmoke lineup. He has returned to join forces with his cousin (John) to deliver the dual guitar attack.
Bassist Mike "5 String" G. has spent many years in the Jersey Shore music scene, having played with Event Horizon, Road Apple, Riptide, and members of the Allnighters. Mike provides the perfect compliment to Bob's drumming, giving Gunsmoke a powerful rhythm section.
Drummer Bob T. started as a session player in California and has achieved three gold records and one platinum record. After moving to NJ, he played in Bittersweet. In '85, he met up with John and joined the Allnighters. He later returned to California, drumming for Eric Clapton and Stevie Nicks, and more session work until 2001. He met Mike and formed Road Apple, then spent time with Boothill Express before re-uniting with the members of Gunsmoke.
The members of Gunsmoke strive to faithfully deliver the best of Southern Rock to fans of this great American music.
- Band Members:
- John S. - Lead Guitar, Mario M. - Lead Singer, Chris T. - Lead Guitar, Mike G. - Bass, Bob T. - Drums
- Artist Name:
- Gunsmoke Southern Rock Band
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- Active Since:
- Rock / Southern Rock / Blues
- Long Branch, NJ
- Lynyrd Skynyrd
- ZZ Top
- The Outlaws
- Marshall Tucker Band
- Allman Brothers Band