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GAMMA Featuring Davey Pattison
Appearing Live at Moes Alley
Sunday, January 7th
Rock & Roll Greats Return To Moe's Alley For A Special Early Evening With Performance
7:30 PM, Doors Open 6:30 PM, $15 advance, $20 day of show,

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Moe's Alley presents a night of Rock N'Roll with GAMMA Featuring Davey Pattison.

ABOUT DAVEY PATTISON

Davey Pattison was invited to the United States from his native Scotland in 1979 by the late Bill Graham to front the band "GAMMA" then being put together by guitarist Ronnie Montrose - "I'd given up all hope of finding a quality singer for GAMMA until I heard Davey Pattison." (Montrose quoted in the Detroit News).  Davey arrived with a notebook full of Iyrics and began co-writing the GAMMA hits, "Thunder & Lightning", "No Tears" and "Razor King" for the band's first album. Two more albums followed and Davey again co-wrote, most notably, the now classic GAMMA song "Voyager". Major stadium and arena concerts followed as GAMMA was paired with major rock acts like AC/DC, Santana, ZZ Top, Journey, Toto and Foreigner. Davey Pattison and GAMMA had entered the world of big time Rock and Roll.

After years of success, like many bands, GAMMA's members went their separate ways and in 1986 Davey was approached by his old friend Robin Trower who asked him to perform on his forthcoming album "PASSION". "Trower's "PASSION" not only shows off his guitar playing but showcases the talents of the group's vocalist. Davey Pattison. who brought the house down with " 'PASSlON's' title track." (Larry Snider, music director at KXIX, Seattle. "Trower's guitar playing is topped off by a delicious peformance by one of the unsung talents of our time - former GAMMA front man. Davey Pattison" - Kerrang Magazine, U.K. (The British "Rolling Stone")

Davey continued his work with Trower playing to sold out venues across the United States and Canada. Two years later the album "TAKE WHAT YOU NEED" was released, again to critical acclaim, and the hit single "TEAR IT UP" was aired on radio stations from coast to coast. In 1990, Atlantic Records released "IN THE LINE OF FIRE" - "Now more than ever. Trower's music takes on a quality that's testament to Pattison's influence on the material" (Kerrang Magazine.) - "Surely now Pattison must be considered as one of the world's top ten best singers." (Kerrang Magazine). 1992 saw the release of the album "BEST OF GAMMA" and record sales soared. Davey reunited with Ronnie Montrose to tour in support of the album. Live shows received high praise from fans and critics alike.


Davey with Ronie Montrose and GAMMA,
Day on the Green, 1981
 
 
For years now, fans, radio D.J.s, record companies and fellow musicans have been asking Davey when he would go solo. "The challenge with a solo career", says Pattison, "is that I'm known for my work with GAMMA and Robin Trower, both rock acts, but I have never really considered myself just a "rock" singer. I've been making records since 1969 and sung on literally hundreds of sessions. I've been on jazz, country, pop, rock and blues albums and, since my heart lies in the blues and soul, this "Mississippi Night's" CD will reflect that." A second solo cd titled "PICTURES" which once again proved to be an outstanding and well received recording.

Davey was also involved in a reuniting with Ronnie Montrose and Gamma for "Gamma 4". As one critic put it "yet to these ears the reformationšs lynchpin has to be Pattison. The adaptable yet impassioned Scottish singer earned considerable plaudits during Gammašs first time around"

Davey then completed recordings with ex Starship great Pete Sears, made appearences on ex Trower drummer Bill Lordans BLX release, also on ex Doobie Brothers Dale Ockerman's first solo recording, Davey has been busy! And just to show you yet another side of his voice Davey was on not one but two highly popular recordings with guitar wizard Michael Schenker. The "Endless Jam" recordings also included musical legends Leslie West, Tim Bogart and Aynsley Dunbar. Of these recordings Davey said " well people have wanted me to rock...this is it"

Davey is now happy to be fronting his own exciting band, playing many Gamma and Robin Trower tunes and some of his solo works!
 
ABOUT THE BAND
DAVEY PATTISON - Vocals
 
Davey came to the United States from his native Scotland in 1979 at the invitation of the late Bill Graham. He co-founded and fronted GAMMA with legendary guitarist Ronnie Montrose. Davey also recorded and toured extensively with famed guitarist Robin Trower for many years. 



     
VAN SPRAGINS - Bass
 
Van has performed and recorded with the likes of Dale Bozzio's Missing Persons, Paula Cole, Headshear, Duran Duran and Beautiful Machines. Van is a truly inspirational performer!
DAN BUCH - Drums
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A native of the small town of Alamo, California, Dan Buch (pron. Butch) began drumming at a young age, and soon focused on jazz and rock styles. After studying at Cal State University Northridge in L.A., Dan returned to the Bay Area. Credits include HyNGE, Marc Cooper, Joel Jaffe, Castles in Spain, Everything Nothing and Greg Lamboy. Dan endorses Regal Tip drumsticks        More on Dan ...
TOMMY MERRY - Guitar
 
Tommy is from Livermore California. He made a name for himself in the instrumental guitar rock genre. His music has been featured on local radio and National TV shows (FOX CH2 The Crow, Powder Park and the U.S.A. Olympics, The Heights). Tommy has shared the stage with Metallica, Joe Satriani, Tony MacAlpine, Michael Schenker, Tesla, Trapt, Journey, Montrose, Y&T, Testament, Faith No More.
instrumental guitar rock genre. Lately he has been branching out and producing other artists and music styles.
 
Tommy Merry music has been featured on local radio commercials (KOME, KSJO), National TV shows (FOX CH2 The Crow, Powder Park and the U.S.A. Olympics, The Heights, ) and movie soundtracks (The Last Innocent Summer). 
 
He has had the privilege of sharing the stage with with Metallica, Joe Satriani, Tony MacAlpine, Michael Schenker, Tesla, Trapt, Journey, Montrose, Y&T, Testament, Faith No More 
instrumental guitar rock genre. Lately he has been branching out and producing other artists and music styles.
 
Tommy Merry music has been featured on local radio commercials (KOME, KSJO), National TV shows (FOX CH2 The Crow, Powder Park and the U.S.A. Olympics, The Heights, ) and movie soundtracks (The Last Innocent Summer). 
 
He has had the privilege of sharing the stage with with Metallica, Joe Satriani, Tony MacAlpine, Michael Schenker, Tesla, Trapt, Journey, Montrose, Y&T, Testament, Faith No More 
instrumental guitar rock genre. Lately he has been branching out and producing other artists and music styles.
 
Tommy Merry music has been featured on local radio commercials (KOME, KSJO), National TV shows (FOX CH2 The Crow, Powder Park and the U.S.A. Olympics, The Heights, ) and movie soundtracks (The Last Innocent Summer). 
 
He has had the privilege of sharing the stage with with Metallica, Joe Satriani, Tony MacAlpine, Michael Schenker, Tesla, Trapt, Journey, Montrose, Y&T, Testament, Faith No More 
Brad Barth - Keyboards
 

Brad is bay area native, studying music since the age of 5 and holds a degree in Recording Arts from San Francisco State University.  As a studio owner, recording artist, music producer & performer for several decades, Brad brings a broad range of experience to the stage.

 
 
 
 

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