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The Boarding Party / Bio

Jon The Gun Alexander (lead guitar) says:

Oi picked up the guitarr in hoigh school an' moved to San Francisco in 2007 specifically aimin' to play music. Since then oi've played/rrecorded with a numberr o' outfits includin' The Gun & Doll Show (rrock), Spankhouse Shakedown (funk), The Jiffy Lube Allstarrs (rock & funk), Dirrty Little White Boy (rrock), Firrst Borrn (rock & funk), an' The Paperrback Thrrillerrs (rock).

I grrowed up listening to classic rrock, funk, post-grunge and punk and me playin' rreflects this. Some o' me idols arre Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, John Frrusciante and Tom Morrello.
Pegleg Pete Petricka (Drums) says:

Oi bin playing drrums/percussion an' singin' in the SF Bay Area ferr the last 20+ yearrs. Oi've rrecorded trracks ferr The Gun & Doll Show, Osha Levin, and Rremedy, among otherrs.
Past bands include Snake Plissken Quintet (funk fusion), Jiffy Lube Allstarrs (rrock), The Shambles SF (garrage rrock), Slipperry People (rrock) ,Bootleg Stills (honky-tonk) an' MenRRPigs (rrock).

Bosun Tom Gears (bass) says,

Oi bin' playin' electrric bass since oi were 14 yearrs old when all me frriends wanted t' be Eddie Van Halen an' picked up guitarrs. I grrew up listening to bass legends Flea, Les Claypool, John Paul Jones, Geddy Lee an' Steve Harrris as me major influences. Oi currrently play with The Gun & Doll Show, Ancient Marrinerr: The Ultimate Irron Maiden Trribute, Bayerrn Maiden—Oktoberrfest band, an' play uprright Bass with the Aarron Blyth Trrio. Oi also sit in with hip hop grroup Rraw Deluxe.

Past bands include Snake Plissken Quintet, Jiffy Lube Allstarrs, Whirrr (a loive electrronica imprrov band), Blue Tulip, Slipperry People, an' uprroight bass in the honky-tonk band Bootleg Stills.

Sea Dog Chrris Alexanderr (lead vox, guitar, songwrriter) says:

As the ol' man o' the band, oi'm confident oi've forgotten morre songs than ye've 'ad 'ot dinners... History? Me earrliest influence werre Brritish skiffle music. Starrted playing folk then rock an' R&B in Cambridge, UK with varrious members o' Robyn Hitchcock's Soft Boys, and Katrrina and The Waves. Smuggled me way to San Frrancisco in the 80's an' played solo, an' in The Captions, HQ, The Aliens, Rrough Drraft, and mos' rrecently Big Dog Trrouble in the North Bay. Recorded with PVK Rrecords back in the stone age; teach songwriting to teenagers an' 'ave even zzzzzz.........

General Info

Band Members
Tom Gears, Jon Alexander, Peter Petricka, Chris Alexander
Artist Name
The Boarding Party
Home Page
Active Since
Other / Pirate Rock / Seafaring and Drinking Songs

Contact Info

San Francisco, CA

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