Gary Hood

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Gary Hood and Dan Nicholson started this band while touring as guitar and bass guitar technicians, respectively, on Lou Reed's "The Raven" World Tour in 2003. Encouraged by tour cellist Jane Scarpantoni by saying she would do the gigs if they booked a NYC show, they then recruited Chief to play the cajon drum. Then these four played their 1st show at the Sidewalk Cafe in NYC on April 4... more

Gary Hood and Dan Nicholson started this band while touring as guitar and bass guitar technicians, respectively, on Lou Reed's "The Raven" World Tour in 2003. Encouraged by tour cellist Jane Scarpantoni by saying she would do the gigs if they booked a NYC show, they then recruited Chief to play the cajon drum. Then these four played their 1st show at the Sidewalk Cafe in NYC on April 4 2004

Also in 2003 Gary's composition "Opium Hotel" was recorded and released by Warrior Soul frontman Kory Clarke as the title track of his debut solo album (Cargo Records).

In 2006 the band received more international exposure when they appeared in the movie "Une Femme a Abattre (Kill The Messenger)" playing their ode to 911 whistleblower "Sibel Edmonds" . See the movie here ( start at the 16minute and 30 second mark for the song) -

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In 2010 the EP "Last Show Ever (vol.1)" was released on itunes.

In 2011 Gary was featured playing blues harmonica on "Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience" spring and fall N. American tours.

also in 2011, another one of Gary's compositions was released on Kory Clarke's "Opium Hotel II" CD. here's a review -


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band may also contain
John Simpson - Bass, Vocals
Joey Crifo - Drums, vocals
Andy Goldberg- Guitars, drums , vocals
Ayla Anaya - percussion
Ethan Wasserman - percussion
Ola Geir Strand Raftevold - drums, vocals (norway)
Egil Clausen - guitar, vocals (norway)

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