That’s all, folks!
November 14, 2016
From 2004-2016, The Coveralls provided family-oriented, classic rock music throughout Ventura County. With each year the band continuously reinvented itself, expanding it musical repertoire. All things must pass but 2016 was one of our best years so we’re definitely ending on a high note.
We’d like to thank all of our loyal fans and some of the best and most appreciative customers including:
-City of Oxnard
-City of Thousand Oaks
-The Oaks Shopping Center
-Thousand Oaks Alliance for the Arts
-Thousand Oaks Library
-Rotary Club of Westlake Village
-Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks
-Route 66 Classic Grill
..along with countless private parties and organizations who asked The Coveralls to perform at various functions. From huge stages, to stages made of hay bales, to vineyard weddings, to backyards with dog poop land mines, we sincerely appreciated the opportunity to perform for each and every one of you.
And now a trip down memory lane……………..
The Coveralls founding members:
Pat Murphy, Steve Honig, Jeanne Archer
Alex Cabrera & Tony Anzilotti
2007 : Bill Davis joins the band as drummer following the departure of founding drummer Steve Honig:
The Coveralls 2016:
Trevor Howard (keyboards);
Jeanne Archer (bass);
Pat Murphy (guitar);
Bill Davis (drums.)
Thanks also to our production team members:
Publicity: Noel Salvatore
Photography – Anthony Amorosi
Videography – Greg Marra
Recording Services – The Sound Palace
Thankfully this guy never operated our sound board for us:
Final editorial: Please support live music wherever possible. Without question, recorded music is cleaner, neater, sharper, more precise and better in tune than live music. But these are all qualities one desires in a sterile laboratory. Do you like every turn of the music to be performed exactly the same way, or do you like unpredictable little twists and changes that occur in a live performance? DJ’s, while neat an efficient, can never replace the emotional impact of an excited crowd interacting with real musicians. In our view, recorded music is best left to radio, the internet and elevators.
Here’s a little information from behind the scenes. Between load in, setup and tear-down, musicians work very hard for far less than minimum wage. And have you ever considered the incredible investment in instruments, amplifiers, microphones and speakers made by musicians who typically manage day jobs and balance other family expenses? Yet few are performing for the monetary compensation. Financial support is not the goal. Rather, the support they seek is actually inexpensive – just an investment of your time. An hour or so and you’ll be surprised at at how much you’ll enjoy the time. Yes, bands derive their real support through the attendance of friends and neighbors at musical performances that are largely free!
So leave your money home but get out and explore the local music scene.