A few months ago, I was getting the itch to perform locally, so I reached out to one of my favorite guitar players, Ray Bellizia to see if he was interested. He was! He brought drummer Joe Galusha on board, and we spent about 4-6 weeks with a few different bass players until the right chemistry happened. Enter Jim Kelsey.
Knowing that nothing gets a repertoire up and running like an impending gig, I got us booked at the Rabbit Room. Everyine agreed to pull 2 rehearsals a week until the gig, and we nailed it, if I do say so myself. A fantastic bunch of professionals. I love playing with them.
Now, with the gig coming up, they are committed again to rehearsing 2x/week, learning the songs from the album, and working with any guests we bring on board.
And now I love them even more.
Here's to my boys, The Influence!!!
Meg Gehman and The Influence
l-r: Jim Kelsey (Bass), Meg Gehman (Vocals and Guitar), Joe Galusha (Drums), and Ray Bellizia (Lead Guitar and Stage Director)