THE HUMMERS ARE:

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Zarucchi

Vocals, Percussion

 

 

Mary spent her early years enjoying music from the dance floor with a keen ear for what makes people want to dance.  Always enjoying singing along to the music, Mary decided to explore the other side of the stage just a few years ago as a karaoke regular and was “discovered” and asked to sing in a band.  Since then, she has been singing in multiple bands performing primarily in better venues and stages throughout Silicon Valley and beyond, covering all sorts of music including Rock, Pop, Americana, R & B, Soul, and yes…even Country!! Her voice is a blend of Grace Slick, Pat Benatar, with a little bit of Gretchen Wilson and Sheryl Crow thrown in for good measure. Mary also helps cover keyboards and percussion to round out the Hummers sound.  

 

Anna-Becky Redlich

Vocals, Percussion

 

 

Anna-Becky was raised in the capitol of the blues, Memphis, Tennessee. After playing around the local Memphis music scene Anna-Becky set her sights west and moved to LA to pursue singing with a new twist song writing. Along the way she fell in love, got married, moved to San Francisco and decided to raise a family. After more than a decade of absence from music she decided to start a new and join a local favorite "The Hummers" to once again pursue her singing and song writing.

 

Anthony Galli

Drums

 

 

Self-Taught since purchasing his first Pearl drum kit in 1978, Anthony has honed in on his craft by listening to hours and hours of classic and progressive rock, jazz and jazz fusion music, and most important, Funk and Soul music of the 1970'S His style has evolved from a diverse background including, Tower of power, Chicago Transit Authority, Santana and Miles Davis. Anthony's first band experience was in college, touring all the frat houses on the Stanford campus with his dance band "The Feat", which featured much of the popular music of the early 1980's. In 1995, Anthony joined "The Hummers" and has been their regular time keeper since. Anthony likes to leave an impression on audiences and gets the biggest kick out of watching people get out of their seat and have a ball! He is the spark to jump start any party!

 

Bill Schrey

Lead Guitar, Vocals

 

 

Bill Schrey is the newest member of THE HUMMERS. Having played professionally since 1975 and performed well over 4,500 live gigs in that time frame, Bill brings huge credentials and talent to our band! Bill has also had a 20 year studio musician career in S.F. where he has provided background music for TV and Radio commercials, films, books on tape, infomercials, you name it. Bill's crowning achievement during that time was three "Garfield The Cat" specials for TV and then a 6 year run of that show as a Saturday morning cartoon. And on top of being a studio musician, Bill has been teaching guitar at Gelb Music in Redwood City for 42 years! We are proud to have Bill Schrey "shreddin" for the HUMMERS and becoming our musical director.

 

John McManus

Electric Bass

 

 

John McManus has been playing bass and guitar since the age of 10.

In the mid 1970’s John played with founding Steely Dan drummer Jimmy Hodder shortly after Hodder left Steely Dan. John later played with former Dr. Hook drummer Jay David (On the Cover of the Rolling Stone, Sylvia’s Mother).

By the early 1980’s John was gigging part time with Joy of Cooking founding member Tony Brown. At the same time he also played in Ronnie Estrada's San Francisco based latin rock band which included Panamanian tibale player Benny Velarde of Cal Tjader fame. Santana congo player Raul Rekow was a guest of the band.

In the early 1990's John moved from latin jazz to Celtic Rock Fusion co founding the band Solstice which featured Cameron McFadden on Scottish highland bagpipes. This group recorded two albums.

John maintains his musical credentials with various performing acts, mostly on his home turf, the west coast. But he’s also performed in Europe, including sessions in Germany, England and Ireland. He produced a solo album in the 1990’s and is currently working on a CD with Northern Ireland vocalist Kevin Barry Artt.

John has made a point of listening to a wide spectrum of music in an effort to get the widest music vocabulary.

Major influences include:

Early: The Beatles (of course), Ricky Nelson, James Brown, Little Richard, Everly Brothers, The Beach Boys, British Invasion bands (Hollies, The Who, The Yardbirds,etc.)

Later: Cream, Santana, Hendrix, Sons of Champlain, Led Zeplin, Les McCann, Eddie Harris, BB King, Chicago, Tower of Power, Blood Sweat and Tears, Taj Mahal, James Taylor

Later yet: Earth, Wind and Fire, Commodores, Steely Dan, Van Halen, Journey, Police, Weather Report, Jan Hammer, Christopher Cross, Jeff Lorber, Ltd., Jeffrey Osborne, Brothers Johnson, Quincy Jones, Al Jarreau, Level 42, Wolfstone, Toto and many, many others.

 

 

David Winter

Keyboards, Rhythm Guitar & Lead Vocals

 

 

David started his musical career on clarinet; then saxaphone; then guitar. He quit each one because he didn’t like carrying the instrument to school, home, or anywhere! On a warm December day in San Diego, a piano made its way into David’s heart and it was love at first tickle. Bonus: he didn’t have to carry it around! Side note-today he carries more equipment to a show than anyone, except for the drummer.

As his love for the ivories grew, so did his interest in keyboards, organs, and synthesizers. So much so, that at one point in his musical journey he was labeled “the King of MIDI” because he performed live with 7 keyboards and synthesizers that all communicated to each other via Musical Instrument Digital Interface. Realizing he really wasn’t Keith Emerson. David has toned it down to two boards (with splits to emulate the 7 he misses so).