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Meet the Band...(Click on photo to enlarge)
Rick Newport - Lead vocals, Lead Guitar, Harmonica
Rick has been on many different stages on the Jersey music scene over the years. From being a long haired Hard Rocker to a Country-Picker and every genre of music in between, Rick has returned to his roots of country rock and "New Country" music. When not fronting "Tequila Rose" you can find Rick filling in with other top area country bands.
John Brite - Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar
John has sung and played guitar in country and rock bands in Ohio and Northern California since 1970. After locating to the Bay Area in 1976,
he worked as a soloist and in duos and trios in popular San Francisco entertainment clubs such as the Tarr & Feathers Saloon and the Eagle Cafe.
John played lead guitar with SF songwriter Jamie Clark’s band, and he had his own country & classic rock band “The Jolly Ranchers” in the SF area
until 2008. John was a close musical partner with guitarist Paul Robinson, and singer Katie Rose, and played in the blues band “Roadwork” with drummer
Roy Blumenfeld of the famed “Blues Project”. He toured as a bassist with Canadian cowboy legend Ian Tyson in 1990. Before joining Tequila Rose,
he was lead guitarist in the New Jersey based Tom Petty tribute band “Damn the Torpedoes".
Gary Holly - Bass, Vocals
Gary has been playing bass for some 30 years studying music at NYU along the way. His many bands include "Function" with Scott Metaxas and Patti Boutelle, the original rock band "Skybolt Engine", and the country band Bandelero which featured the powerful vocals of Paige Moody. Gary was a one of the founding member of Tequila Rose when the band was formed in 2001.
Mike Smith - Drums
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