Veteran recording artist, bassist and keyboardist with The Offbeats and The Grapes of Wrath. During 1999, The Grapes of Wrath enjoyed an international CD re-release their recordings from 1966 to 1973 on Gear Fab Records based in Orlando, Florida. John has also recently released a solo album on 5 Grapes Records, "When It Comes To You." John has been featured as bassist and front man with Just Us, Atlantis, TRACE, Stumblin' Buffalo, The Chino Valley Rangers, Deuce Coupe, Zachary Smith, The Difference, The North Coast Jazz Ensemble, Looking Back, The Legendary Belair Boys and BackTrack. He has appeared with The Coasters, Alice Cooper, Bobby Daye, Jewel Akin, The Sons Of The Pioneers, Sue Thompson, Johnny Tillotson, Sha Na Na, Rosie & The Originals, Lee Dresser, Eddy Raven, Rex Allen Jr., The Skyliners, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Bob Crosby Orchestra and Jim Carrey. John also has extensive experience as a radio broadcaster and is currently the Event Coordinator for the La Mesa California Oktoberfest and partner in 5 Grapes Music Publishing Company. John is a resident of El Cajon, California. Instruments played: Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Drums, Clarinet & Vocals.
Guitarist and bassist with The Offbeats, Doug is a former member of Zachary Smith, BackTrack, Requiem Bleau and The Rock Bottom Three. He has also appeared regularly with the popular San Diego country band Rockin' Horse. In the studio, Doug is a member of EMOTE, having recently released its third CD "Groupie" and was featured on prior releases "Overflow" and "Organic." Outside of the band business, Doug and his partner Ryan Dunn own and operate VirtualToad.com, the maker of the world's best guitar fuzz box, Mr. Ed. Doug is accomplished in the styles of Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison and Jeff Beck. Doug is a resident of La Jolla, California. Instruments played: Guitar, Bass & Vocals.
Imagine a combination of Keith Moon, Dave Clark and Ringo Starr, and you've described George. He's well known for his flawless timing and tasteful playing. George is a founding member of The Offbeats and has been featured with Looking Back, The Ocassionals, The Glee Club and Mo Larry The Cheese. He is a resident of San Diego, California. Instruments played: Drums, Percussion, Keyboards & Vocals.
THE OFFBEATS specialize in the music of the 60's, 70's and 80's with a focus on the first wave of the British Invasion, including music by artists like THE BEATLES, THE DAVE CLARK FIVE, THE ROLLING STONES, THE KINKS, THE SEARCHERS, THE WHO and many more. Call John Hesterman at 619-889-9101 for more information.
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