the band

DAVE "CATFISH" PAGAN

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Sent from up above to rock, Dave "Catfish" Pagan, has always had an uncanny knack to jam and have it sound good. He's been writing and composing songs for 25 years, and has an incredible lyrical arsenal. He's fronted many successful bands and toured the midwest spreading his message of good will and love. He has won many awards and accolades, such as best live performances, best hip hop act, best funk act, and hes been involved with winning many battle of the bands. His guitar playing is very natural, and he is inspired by everyone from Run DMC, Bob Marley, Taj Mahal, Prince, and Earth Wind and Fire to name a few. He has always incredible energy at his live shows and is one Baddass lyrical genius that can hold his own with the best rappers/MCs around. Bottom line is, anything he does musically, is worth your time and money! Now go find where he is playing and check him out for yourself. 

Bryan Bankson

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Since picking up a coronet at age 10, B developed his interest for playing music. After switching to guitar at age 12, and later bass, his passion for music was cemented. In high school he and 3 other classmates formed his first band, Phantasm!, a group heavily influenced by KISS, Cheap Trick and Van Halen.  Looking for something new, he relocated to Dallas, TX and joined Highly Dangerous, a Hip-Hop collective.  He accepted a new opportunity  and joined Radiodaze, resulting in a house band stint at the Hard Rock Cafe in Orlando. The band also toured the Southeast and recorded in Memphis with renowned singer songwriter Kevin Paige. After his time in Orlando, B has subsequently written and recorded with such acts as Gypsy Circus,Manic Planet, Full House Volume, Rah Jah, Rosemary Gates, and with his current musical home, the mighty U.R.B.  

 

In various bands, B has shared the stage with Todd Rundgren, Fuel, Soul Asylum, Kansas, Salt-N-Pepa, Roots Rock Society, Afroman, and others. Stylistically, B has work in many musical genres, including Funk, Hip-Hop, Reggae, R&B, Rock, Pop, Electronic, Progressive, and Experimental.  

 

He also writes, arranges, produces and performs original works and compositions and is always looking to expand and explore new musical horizons and experiences.  

 

Quincy Sanders

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Born and raised in Fort Wayne Indiana, Quincy Sanders began playing saxophone at the age of 13.  Quincy's primary instrument is alto saxophone but specializes in tenor sax as well. He has shared the stage with Eddie Tucker (M.C. Hammer's music director), Regi Wooten, Greg Hough (Petra),Tom Major (Bo Diddley's drummer), Reggie Sullivan, Micah Reed, and Heidi Burson. He also has a minor & concentration in music from Indiana University Bloomington.

Al Parr

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 Al Parr is an active professional freelance musician, JAZZ trumpet player and musical director now residing in Fort Wayne, IN.  His international career includes spending time in several large metropolitin areas and several years in Europe. Accolades include movie sound tracks and performances with artists such as the Temptations, the Four Tops, the Platters, the Miracles & the O’Jays, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Garth Brooks, Doc Severinsen, Rosemary Clooney, Dick Van Dyke, Sammy Davis Jr., Paul Anka, Marvin Hamlish, Toni Tennille and Bobby Vinton to name a few. As part of the United States Air Force Band earlier in his career he was sent as musical ambassador to perform for the Queen of England where he was a guest soloist with the British Royal Air Force Band in London's Royal Albert Hall and to Russia where he performed as a guest soloist at the Moscow Jazz Festival with the Russian Red Army Band. His education includes studying classical trumpet, conducting and Jazz studies at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma State University and California State University, Los Angeles.  Alan continues to travel abroad performing throughout the country but focuses more on family and regional performances as well as educational events perpetuating the traditions of excitement and innovation that music represents.