From the exuberant and imaginative to the outrageous, THE TUBES continue to perform for hordes of fans throughout the world. The current line up of THE TUBES (still retaining four original members) consists of the enigmatic and unforgettable vocalist Fee Waybill, the elusive guitarist Roger Steen, the solid bass playing of Rick Anderson, the legendary Prairie Prince on drums, and keyboardist extroardinaire David Medd. THE TUBES didn't invent the idea of rock & roll as theater, but they have certainly thrived on the concept. Few bands have had a more entertaining and over the top live show than THE TUBES.
Their humble beginnings in Phoenix, Arizona led THE TUBES to the streets of San Francisco where they were were catapulted into Rock and Roll’s limelight in the mid 1970’s and made their most memorable mark on Rock history throughout the ‘70’s and ‘80’s with such classic rock staples as White Punks On Dope, What Do You Want From Life, Mondo Bondage, Don’t Touch Me There, Sushi Girl, Talk To Ya Later and their Number 1 Billboard hit She’s A Beauty. Their influence can be seen in many of the visually oriented groups of today such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Marilyn Manson and others. Though they may have been ahead of their time in the eighties, they haven’t lost a step and continue to reinvent themselves. In a world where visual stimulation is king, THE TUBES are right at home and masters of their domain. They’ve been recognized not only as a great band to watch, but a great band period! They continue to write clever, provocative material as heard on their most recent critically acclaimed release Genius Of America and continue to add to their body of work with DVD/Video releases from their live shows including The Tubes World Tour and the 2005 release Wild In London. Though their roots are steeped in the classic rock they’ve created, THE TUBES continue to innovate, evolve and ignite, no matter where they go.
www.thetubes.com and www.myspace.com/tubeslive
Singer-songwriter Catherine "Cat" McLean’s musical career has varied between production chores, composing for television, and engineering and performing alongside industry heavyweights such as Bob Weir, Merle Saunders, and Joe Walsh. She also found time to produce and record her own material, writing more than 1,000 songs, and selling 100,000 CDs worldwide.
www.catmclean.com and www.myspace.com/catmclean
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