A trio of uber talented, professional, experienced musicians. Blues rock, classic rock and more - featuring music of the 60's with a British Invasion influence. The band is energetic, entertaining & keeps the crowd - this because they love to bring the party & keep 'em dancing. We tend to book 3 to 6 months in advance, so please give us as much notice as you can. Frequently booked for: Clubs, Bars, Private Parties, Weddings, Corporate Events & Festivals. More information supplied upon request.
IVE WATCHED ALL OF YOUR WEBSITE VIDS AND I AM VERY IMPRESSED.
VETERAN BLUES DRUMMER. I've been drumming the blues for 40 years and enjoyed
every minute of your vids. As evidenced here your certainly know how to put on a
great show. I would love to be your "on call" fill in if at some time your EXCELLENT,
SOLID DRUMMER is somehow unable to make the curtain call.
Thanks again for your contribution to the Blues. IT IS IMPORTANT!!
Dan Stephensen in Mesa, AZ
Response from Outback Blues Band:
Thank you, Dan. It's always good to have a backup. If we're in your area playing (our calendar is on our website), stop by and say hello. Networking is a good thing!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 120 - 480 minutes
What to Expect
A trio of uber talented, professional, experienced musicians. Blues rock, classic rock and more - featuring music of the 60's with a British Invasion influence. The band is energetic, entertaining & keeps the crowd - this because they love to bring the party & keep 'em dancing. We tend to book 3 to 6 months in advance, so please give us as much notice as you can.
Frequently booked for: Clubs, Bars, Private Parties, Weddings, Corporate Events & Festivals.
More information supplied upon request.
GARY ZAK: Vocals & Bass Guitar (Band Leader)
ROBERT GAL: Vocals & Guitar
MATT MESSENGER: Vocals & Drums
DIANE JONES-ZAKRAJSEK: Booking Agent & Business Manager (Sound, Lights, Web Design, Video & Photography)
GARY ZAK: Professional music career began while attending Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in 1976...
1976 to 1980 played bass with Smooth Talkin' & also Tri-Passage a blue s-rock band
1981 to 1982 played bass with Tundra, classic rock, Cleveland, OH
1983 to 1986 played bass & trombone with R-Factor, classic rock & originals, Cleveland, OH
1986 to 1989 played bass with The Blue Hearts, blues, Cleveland,OH
2000 to 2002 formed the Outback Blues Band with George Rogers on Keyboards, Salome, AZ
2008 to 2010 re-formed the Outback Blues Band with George Rogers who retired from the band in 2009. During this time, the band progressed through several members, culminating today in a brilliant and talented line-up of professional blues musicians that now make up The OUTBACKS of Phoenix, AZ.
Favorite Music Styles & Artists: Classic Blues, British Invasion, Power Pop late 60's to early 70's. Cream, Blind Faith, Clapton, Springsteen, Raspberries, Badfinger, Nilsson, Chicago, & T. Rex.
MATT MESSENGER: Mad Matt Maggott, a dynamic drummer with lead and backup vocals from New York City to the Arizona valley. Matt has shared the stage with greats such as Twisted Sister, Molly Hatchet, The Outlaws and many more. Remembered mostly for his contributions to Megaforce Records Recording Artists "Tortured Dog" and providing the beat for the New York City Madame of blues, Lex Grey.
ROBERT GAL: Blues guitarist, singer and a classically trained pianist, Robert started to play at the age of 7 and picked up the guitar just a few years later.
2000 - 2006 Formed a Jimi Hendrix tribute band in Hungary.
2007 - 2011 Worked with trio and quartet bands as a pianist and singer at several ocean cruise line companies around the world.
2012 - 2015 Piano Bar and Guitar Entertainer at river cruise companies in Europe.
2016 A member of The Outbacks and also performs solo weekdays at Piano Bars and resorts.
Additional Booking Notes
We have lighting that we provide and we have our own P.A.
Past Booked Events
|October 10, 2015||House Party|
Here's a few we do:
KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF
PRIDE & JOY
SKY IS CRYING
BORN TO BE WILD
ROCK ME BABY
ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER
MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB
& many more...
|Diane Zak||Booking Agent & Manager|
|Gary Zak||Vocals & Bass Guitar (Band Leader)|
|Matt Messenger||Vocals & Drums|
|Robert Gal||Vocals & Guitar|
Influences & Inspiration
Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn & more
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