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The YiKe$ / Bio

PINK FLOYD MEETS EMERSON, LAKE AND ZAPPA / "FUTURE RETRO!"

VOCALS, KEYS – Lawrence Freiberg aka “YIKES” is a former Promoter with the Huletts of Concerts West. YIKES! has played keyboards with members of Alice Cooper, Iron Butterfly, The Knack, Hollywood Rose, and other Classic Rock bands. In the band Play Nation, he played, arranged and co-produced with Karlee Rose fronting the band. As a promoter, manager and producer, Lawrence was an executive with various entertainment companies including Vice President positions of Jackson Music Studios, Hulett Entertainment, The Total Music Group, and currently with Orbital Records, World Peace One www.WorldPeaceOne.Com, The Watchers, World TV Productions and several others. As partners, Lawrence has had television and film producing partners from whose credits included Star Trek to Star Search and music partners whose credits include Prince to U2. In concerts and broadcasting, Lawrence has worked with those who have produced or directed everything from Live Aid to Live Earth. See www.WorldPeaceOne.com / www.SneakPeekMusic.Com / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTwH6L2XHfo

VOCALS, GUITAR- Bobby O (Robert Michael Ormsby): No doubt Bobby’s reputation as a fierce guitarist was a big reason why he’s been able to attract such a great touring group. He studied music at California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts) on a Vickie Carr Scholarship where he majored in musical composition. Along the way he opened shows for Canned Heat, Iron Butterfly and played with Antonio Carlos Jobim, The Hues Corporation, Ike Turner Revue, various members of the original Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, and many others. On being introduced to Buddy Arnold in the early 90’s and the Musicians Assistance Program, Bobby has dedicated himself to using his awesome musical talent to help others recover from the terrors of addiction and move on to lead successful, substance-free lives. In addition he became a popular and effective substance-abuse counselor, first for 17 years at Acton Rehab Center, and for the last 3 years at Warm Springs Rehab Center. More recently he’s made referrals and received them from Musicares of NARAS. Plays like David Gilmore!

KEYBOARDS- David Lewis: David was born in Seattle, and moved to California at age 19 to attend Cal Arts, where he studied classical, jazz and modern piano. It was here that he and Bobby O first met. After his stint at Cal Arts he played with the well known jazz/fusion group Ambrosia and in 1989, he Won A Grammy for “Best New Age Performance”. He was also a member of Shadowfax, where he was a major writing collaborator. He also played and recorded with musical luminaries like: Edgar Winter, Billy Preston, Al Stewart, Stephen Bishop, Gary Wright, Terry Sylvester (The Hollies), John Ford Coley, The Doobie Brothers, Michael Hedges and others. Super Solid Player! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkO_fx7oqLs

DRUMS: Sal Rodriguez. Winner four times of the "Carmine Appice Drum Off" as the "Best Drummer In The World" for the about the last four years, Sal is on Fire! As the touring drummer for War, Sal not only plays his ass off, his singing skills rival many top stars. Just Go and Watch Him!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQMhdXstjqo&list=PL953B592AE3379854 Unreal Solo!!!!!!!! And his great song about his mom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz7aUmKoQME&list=PL953B592AE3379854

BASS: Jesse Vasquez: provides the funky bass for the Bobby O Band. He’s played with The Coasters, The Platters, The Drifters, and recorded and toured with War, Tierra, Malo, El Chicano and been a session player with Natalie Cole and Eric Gale. He’s an all round great player with 35 years experience. Plays like Jaco!

BACK UP SINGERS: Durga McBloom was the backup singer for the Super Group Pink Floyd along with her sister on the last four world tours. Durga has an amazing voice and stage presence - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YabZ55_hiJI and with Pink Floyd - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn4_zur5hjw AMAZING!

General Info

Band Members
YIKES - Vocals, Le Yah MoonStar - Vocals, Natalie Ashton - Vocals
Artist Name
The YiKe$
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/TheYikes
Active Since
05/11
Genres
Experimental / Art Rock / Social Rock

Contact Info

Location
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
Manager
RLF MGMT: Lawrence Freiberg (310) 795-1800

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