TONE GYPSIES

CLASSIC ROCK AND BLUES

PHOENIX, AZ

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meet the band

Matthew Tripp - lEAD, RHYTHM AND SLIDE GUITARS, Vocals

Originally from the east coast, Matt has traveled all around the USA and played in several successful bands over the years, including "Spiral Mind" and "Choice",  he also played in a few blues based bands in south Texas in the 1980's. Matt also released a solo CD and was invited to add one of the tracks to the compilation CD - "Guitar Wizards Vol I&II", released by Versailles Records, Nashville.  Both CD's are available for purchase on the merchandise page.

Steve "sting" tingvold - drums, percussion, vocals

Hailing from the great state of Minnesota and being part of  a family of musical pioneers and famous performers. Steve brings to the stage a solid drumming style and great vocal accompaniment from many years of working with top artists and performers, and continues to refine his musical chops and abilities. 

James  HADLEY - electric and acoustic guitars,  vocals

Jim has played in a variety of bands over the years, and also had a successful run as a solo act in the Phoenix, AZ area. Coming from the Mid-West mecca of St. Louis Missouri. Classic rock and blues are Jim's sweet spot, he also has the voice to back up his love for great rock and classic blues music. 

david watkins - bass guitar, vocals 

Hailing from the great white north (Canada), Dave brings a solid bottom end to the "Tone Gypsies" sound. Growing up on Vancouver Island in the pacific coast area of western Canada. Dave was weened in the thriving artistic and musical  community of VC Island. Starting early playing the bass guitar in high school, Dave played in a variety of classic rock and blues bands over the years in the Vancouver music scene. 

marc brodie - electric piano, organ, synthesizer, keytar

Born, raised and educated in New York, Marc made his way to the Phoenix area via detour's through Minnesota and Pittsburgh. A very accomplished keyboardist, classically trained with a degree in piano performance. Marc brings a dynamic element to his live stage shows. Over the past decade Marc has thoroughly enjoyed putting his musical skills to good use by playing in a variety of successful classic rock and blues bands.