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Whisky Water / Bio

Whisky Water is a band composed of indviduals whom enjoy the art of music and create a unique sound with influences from Rock, Soul, R&B, and some Country. Termed as retro 80's rock, their sound is akin to bands of that era, with a contemporary flow.

Gary: an American/Texan originally from the New England area, plays drums in the band, and has been influenced by many forms of music. Mostly from rockabillly, soul, rock, and some country. Though his big influences have been The Beatles and Little Richard.

Leslie: grew up in the Rocky Mountains. She plays rhythm guitar, and sings both lead and back up vocals. Her main influences are Rickie Lee Jones and Motown, to girl punk/grunge and the Delta Blues. She has a gritty sound to her voice that lends a little edge to Whisky Water.

Rudy: originally from the Pacific Northwest has been playing guitar for most of his life. He plays lead guitar and sings vocals in Whisky Water. He started playing professionally with Tiny Hat Orcheshestra in the 1990's----a ska band that has produced quite a few hits. He has been influenced by AC/DC, The Smiths, The Cure, and Joni Mitchell. Tiny Hat's music can be heard extensively as background music for Disney's Bill Nye the Science Guy program. Prior to Tiny Hat, Rudy was lead singer and songwriter for two Northwest punk/new wave bands, The Barking Guitars and The Borgvards. Rudy also co-wrote the song "Naked" with rockers Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, which appears on their latest CD of original material, Sinner.

Ro': originally from Brooklyn, NY has been in music since high school. He plays bass guitar in the band. His influences come from Gerswhin, The Jacksons, Stevie Wonder, George Benson and Ray Charles. Ro' also plays the piano, tenor saxaphone and alto saxaphone. He has been in several bands in his life time, and has enjoyed his time with Whisky Water.

General Info

Band Members
Leslie Dietz, Gary Pope, Rudy Yuly, Rodolfo Turla aka Ro
Artist Name
Whisky Water
Profile Page
Active Since
Indie / Rock / Pop

Contact Info

Renton, WA