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Guitar heroes/influences: Eddie Van Halen, Billy Gibbons, Steve Morse, Dickey Betts and, of course, Michael Schenker

Gear: Les Paul Custom, Washburn Dime V, Marshall JCM2000, Fender Roc Pro 1000, Marshall 4x12s, D'Addario strings, Dunlop XH picks, BOSS pedals

When not playing music: Working for a large financial institution, raising two kids with his wife, picking up NWOBHM-related items

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BARRY met Dave <lead guitar> at Lafayette College over twenty years ago, where they bonded over a common fondness for easy classes, Kaopectate binges, and, occasionally, music. Before joining the original lineup of Electric Phase in the summer of 2000, ‘the Bomber’ honed his stage craft playing in several successful Bay Area bands, most notably Corporate Bitch and Go Inside. Fans will be glad to hear Barry has bounced back 100% from last year’s tragic petting zoo accident, and is ready to rock the Bay Area once again! “Rock and roll is my religion and my law…”

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STEVE brings nearly two decades of musical experiences to the Phase family. Sadly, most of those are traumatic experiences requiring years of therapy, for which Steve still shoplifts to pay off the creditors. In addition to covering the rhythm guitar and keyboard parts of classic UFO tunes on his trusty Les Paul (of dubious origin), Steve writes and records "acoustic rock and roll™", and enjoys performing classic Willie Nelson and Kris Kristopherson songs on seedier street corners around San Francisco. Steve is also proud of his work participating in medical experiments, for which he donates all his profits to charity.

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ALAN, as with all lead singers, started his career by singing in the shower. After almost drowning, he decided maybe he should try singing somewhere else. Alan's first band, Zebra Pulse, was a punk outfit which is code for "we can't play our instruments". Alan's first real gig was the Ratskeller in Boston at the ripe old age of 15. Next on the list was NiteLife a Boston based Thin Lizzy cover band. In the late 80's early 90's Alan switched to the promotion side running DarkStar Cafe a venue for new artists in the Rochester NY area. After many trial and tribulations Alan ended up in the Bay Area. After procrastinating for several years he decided "maybe I can still sing" and took Dave up on an offer to jam with the boys. And the rest as they say is history.

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RIC has been playing drums since the age of 7. with the band Liquid Earth at the age of 15. then Outcry. Outcry continued for 13 years, making a name for themselves playing the LA circuit. They were an opening act for Van Halen in their early career. Ric has also had the pleasure of playing alongside Joan Jett, Bill Medley, country star Bob Gully, and the Go Gos, along with many other fantastic musicians. A versatile musician, Ric has also developed his skills with the guitar and also provides vocals.

Personal motto: BIRTH   DRUMS    DEATH  


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ELECTRIC PHASE: A Band  (a short story by Steve)

"UFO?? Don't you mean ELO?" was my email reply when Dave first asked me to come down and play bass with his band.  We'd jammed together back in my Western Addition days, and I'd always dug his effortless lead guitar playing.  So I jumped at the chance to play together again.  I was well-versed in Hendrix and Zep, and had heard The Scorpions and the name Michael Schenker, but had never heard of UFO and was ignorant of how they all fit together. That was December, 2000.

"Rhythm guitar would help fill out the sound" someone said as we stood around after the show.  Barry mentioned he was up for it, but his main instrument was bass; (I didn't know at the time he was the original Phase bass player, whose proverbial seat I was keeping warm.  I quickly volunteered to switch to rhythm guitar (my natural position), our Pete Way was back and Phase was ready to go.  That was 2001.

"Man I can not wait!" was the note from lead singer Alan the day before the first Rooster's Roadhouse show.   Three years of ups-and-downs were finally going to pay off, as Electric Phase finally made their first club appearance.  A triumphant first show, spurred on by the raging Bay Area UFO fans, and even gaining a mention in a Powerslave.com review.  Fall 2004 was looking good.

"Dudes, this is a great setlist" was the comment from new skinsman Ric in late spring of 2005.  Coming off successful shows around the Bay Area in the winter/spring of 2004/2005 (including fan favorites The Time Out and The Lost and Found Saloon), Electric Phase is poised to continue bringing UFO music to the San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, and beyond...



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