Although Greg is “just the bass player” for Gotcha Covered, he is actually a multi-instrumentalist who is proficient with the guitar and keyboards as well. However, since the bass is his favorite instrument, he happily serves with Woody to round out the band’s rhythm section. Years ago, he played guitar or bass in several bands that performed a variety of genres, including original rock, jazz, jazz fusion, disco, and blues. But then he got his wife pregnant, so the party came to an abrupt stop and he got a real job. Now, twenty years later, Greg has reemerged to take on the jams! He loves playing the bass because the song parts are usually repetitive and easy to remember. At his age, the easier something is to remember, the better it is. He also embraces the important role bass has in an ensemble. The low groove holds the rest of the music together and provides a visceral pulse that the audience not only hears, but feels with their whole body.
Being a “Band Geek” all his life, Woody exposed himself to learning to play lots of musical instruments…….just about every brass instrument, electronic keyboards, some reed instruments (even kazoo) from elementary school through high school and then into college performing in various concert, jazz, orchestra and marching bands. However, over the years, something was lacking……the one instrument he always wanted to learn to play was the trap drums. So in 2005, Santa (that’s right, Santa!!!!) delivered an inexpensive electronic drum set for him to learn on. Since then, with countless hours of practice, Woody has transcended his skills to be an accomplished percussionist playing for “No Guitar Left Behind” (2009-2014) and now with “Gotcha Covered”. Definitely no Neil Peart, Keith Moon, or Dave Grohl, but loving every chance to keep trying!!
"Gotcha Covered" delivers authentic cover band songs with some times a unique flare all their own. For years, these fellow Springfield Dads, Scott (lead vocal, keyboard, guitar, saxophone, and harmonica), Tom (acoustic & electric guitar, back up vocal), Greg (bass guitar, back up vocal), and Woody (percussion (hand & trap set), back up vocal) have been playing in various musical circles. Only since 2014 have they put their talents together to create all the music that has "Gotcha Covered".
Tom started playing guitar with a couple of friends in 1976. After learning some basic chords from them, continued learning on his own. First band was Tom, Bill and Tom. A trio playing some blue grass and country. This lead to Sweet Honey & The Bad Mouth Boys when a friend won the Miss Buffalo Country Western pageant with her beautiful voice. Sweet Honey was one of the best country bands in Buffalo from 1978-1982 playing a mix of cover and original music. Two original songs, "Easy Going Man" and "I'll Get Even With You" were recorded to a 45 and received some local air in the Buffalo market. When Sweet Honey split up, Tom, Bill and Tom kept playing for fun. Tom then took about a 30 year break from playing music to make a living and raise a family. After discovered some friends in the Northern Virginia area that also played, joined them for some fun which eventually evolved into Gotcha Covered Band, a group of Dad's getting back to what they loved doing years ago and bringing that fire back into theirs, their families and your lives once again. Hope you can make the time to come out and gave some fun with us. We don't play out much, but when we do, we have a great time and you will too!
Gotcha Covered marks a long overdue and much enjoyed return to music for Scott after a nearly 30-year hiatus. Music and theater performance were a large part of Scott's high school and college years, including lead and supporting roles in a wide variety of productions, ranging from 'Guys and Dolls' to 'Little Shop of Horrors' to Romeo and Juliet, to 'Evita'. Scott has played a wide variety of instruments since age 10 and honed his vocal skills in school choirs. School singing tours included performances in Quebec,Italy, the United Kingdom, and across the U.S. However, Scott's favorite musical memory of those early years is collaborating with his high school classmates to stage a "takeover" of the high school jazz band to form the Blue Zeus Blues Band, a 10-piece group that entertained local school and festival audiences with tunes by such groups as Sam and Dave, the Blues Brothers, Tower of Power, and Booker T and the MGs, You can even find a Blue Zeus rockcumentary on YouTube. Now, nearly 30 years later, Scott has rediscovered his passion for music, and is sincerely grateful to be pursuing that passion with three great friends and talented musicians, and is thrilled to be playing for and sharing this experience with his family and friends.