Meet the Pieces

AllenShotWeb.jpgEasy Allen Bush sings, writes and plays guitar (Washburn SBF-80 and Gibson Hummingbird). Hailing from Oregon he spent half the ’90s touring the country with The Strangers, sharing bills with the likes of Train, Cake, Widespread Panic and The Radiators. By day he’s out marketing the Next Big Thing. He lives in Palo Alto with his wife, two children and a giant labrador. After family and music there’s nothing like the great outdoors. On the carousel: Whiskeytown’s Pneumonia; Tim Bluhm’s The Soft Adventure; Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark’s Together at the Bluebird Cafe; Springsteen’s Seeger Sessions. And as always, The Stones’ Exile on Main Street.

dc-21.jpgEasy Dave Colodny learned guitar at 13. His high school band Eclipse played the NYC circuit and re-formed at UVM in Burlington to foreshadow jam-bands like Phish. Later in Nice, France he studied and performed acoustic music (and drank lots of wine), and developed a penchant for jazz in the early ‘90s Paris club scene (finally losing his NY accent). Dave’s hobbies include skiing, biking, golfing, windsurfing, or whatever pumps his adrenaline. Gear: PRS Custom 22, Fender Strat, Fender Twin Reverb. Inspirations: Pat Metheny, Joe Pass, Larry Carlton, Garcia, Clapton, Toad the Wet Sprocket, The Who, Stevie Wonder.

MarkShotWeb.jpgEasy Mark Miano plays drums and sings. He’s been playing gigging since junior high and toured much of the California coast and Oregon with rock bands Rage and Ascending. Some of his favorite artists are Eric Clapton, Tom petty, The Eagles and David Bowie. In his spare time, Mark loves to surf Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz with Band mate Easy Terry Hunt and drink beer on the beach. He plays Mapex drums with Zyldjian Cymbals and Gibraltar hardware.

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Easy Terry Hunt plays bass. He’s played guitar and piano since junior high and played bass for the Roustabouts with Easy Dave. Favorite artists include Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, George Clinton, Gorillaz & Sublime. Terry loves to surf Pleasure Point Santa Cruz (East Side!) with Easy Mark and drink Dos Equis on Cabo beaches. In typical S.V. fashion, he works in hi-tech and his wife Regan keeps charge of his spare time…dominated by household projects, physical labor and spending quality time with their two children Trey “Tdog” and Dane “the brain” – and their faithful dog Shamrock. He plays Fender and Ibanez gear.

RobShotWeb.jpgEasy Rob Haitani has been playing keyboards with Easy Allen since the late ’90s. He lugs around a Yamaha P200 and Hammond XK3, and if there’s any 80s synth music in the set list he’ll pull out his Nord Lead 2 and Lead 3. Rob’s day gig is designing Treo smartphones, where he’s also contributed a few ringtones. As a Buffalo native, he’s a frequent hockey player (Go Sabres!). Early influences (songs he played as a kid): Elton John – Funeral For A Friend, Grey Seal, Saturday Night’s Alright; Geils – I’m Not Rough; Lynyrd Skynrd – Call Me The Breeze, Freebird; Billy Joel – Root Beer Rag, Springsteen – Thunder Road.

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