Since 1984, The Garage Band has been making music and helping people have a good time. Yes, we really started out practicing in our garage and adopted that name way back then. Based in San Jose, we've performed at festivals from Antioch to Watsonville; Corporate parties from Adobe to Xylinx; nightclubs throughout Northern California including Mtn View, Campbell and of course, San Jose; weddings and private parties from beaches to ski resorts. We've been finalists in the radio station KFOX's "Last Band Standing" contest. We've recorded jingles used for commercials and a video game.
Our primary goal as a group is to entertain You! We are primarily a Cover Band, capable of performing a wide variety of music from the 50's to the present, mixing in some original tunes along with the popular songs most people know. See our song list.
Above all, we are versatile, professional musicians who are happy to perform wherever good music is desired: corporate events, weddings, festivals, and every kind of party you can imagine! We never lose sight of the fact that your musical needs support us, so we do our very best to satisfy those needs!
If you need a fuller sound that includes a horn section, we can do that. If the need is for just a duo or solo performance, we can do that as well.
Mary Ellen Duell - Lead Vocals
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Thom Duell - Rhythm Guitar & Lead Vocals
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Tony Yates - Bass Guitar & Lead Vocals
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Jack Ortolani - Keyboards & Vocals
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Jeff Mayer - Lead Guitar & Vocals
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Sid Thompson - Drums