My dear friend Tom West aka Fred Garvin from my former band Wally and the Paupacks, passed away after a long struggle with complications from Covid.
We’ll jam again some day at the cabin up above. Rest In Peace.
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● 1973: Performed in 2 bands in grade school (Blue Haze or guitar and Saberia on drums)
● 1975: Discovered computers and programming while in High School (has never stopped!)
● 1977: Started building home recording studios
● 1980-2000: Performed with Sorethumb - NY's Top Party Cover bands
● 2000-2010: Guitarist and Musical Director for Rick Virga & All The King's Men - NY's #1 Elvis Tribute Show who performed on Broadway
● 2010-2015: Created the world-wide syndicated surf radio show The Shrunken Head Lounge
● 2011: Formed Green River - The Nations Top Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival & John Fogerty
● 2013: Session work for Alan Menken
● 2019: Formed the Alt Rock Experience - performing the best of 90's Alternative Rock