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the weavils

madison, WI

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The Band
Localband.net Member Since: November 4, 2004            Last Update: April 19, 2005
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Music types: Rock, Funk
The wall of sound that is the Weavils was formed as a studio unit in 1992 and has evolved into one of the Midwests most powerful live bands. Mixing a jam format with solid originals, the Weavils combine stellar musicianship and creativity.

Band Members:
JEFF GAUSS Jeff Gauss is the guitarist and lead vocalist. Performing since 1980 with bands ranging from folk to blues to pop. He also works as a house soundman at the Crystal Corner Bar and The Annex in Madison. Previous bands include Oasis, Envelopment, and Piecework. He also performs with The Lizardz, Black 'n' Blues (a Madison-based funky r&b band with horn section), 3 Day Stubble (featuring legendary blues guitarist John Davis), and in an acoustic duo with former weavil Hawk Hawkins. He has also acted as assistant musical director and guitarist for Mainstage Productions' versions of Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the Fox Valley area. Jeff also mixes for several bands including El Donk and PROG. Jeff resides in Madison and serves as the main contact for The Weavils. His blog can be found here: http://weavils.com/jeffsblog.html


DEAN TASSONE Dean Tassone is one of the founding members of The Weavils and the percussionist that sings occassionally. A seven year alumnus of the award winning Americanos Drum & Bugle Corps, he performed in the band Piecework with Gauss before the formation of The Weavils. The backbone of the band, he resides in the Fox Valley and also performs in the Great Garbonzos, Otto's Jacket and Father Mac with Geppy.


JOHN LUC FINUCAN John Luc Finucan is the keyboardist and vocalist that also plays accordian. He has played with bands throughout the Midwest since 1981 including Thef, Dizzy's Horn, Accelerators and Politix, covering styles from jazz to classical, experimental, pop, and blues. John joined The Weavils in 1994 and resides in Janesville.


MIKE "GEPPY" GEPHART "Geppy" is the bassist and vocalist. He joined The Weavils in 1996 after playing with such bands as Alamo and FBNC. Mike has been performing since 1989 and can be found with Boneyfingers, the Great Garbonzos, Otto's Jacket, and Father Mac. He resides in Oshkosh and serves as the main contact for that part of the state.


Each member of The Weavils contributes to songwriting and vocals.

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Their News and Events
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Latest News:
* BIG updates and many new downloads coming to www.weavils.com throughout the month of november * two new from the vault CDs * unplugged DVD coming by end of the year * new live dates coming soon!

Their Music
Original Music? Yes
CD Recorded?  Yes
Record Label: 
Make It Happen    Live at Cornstock 7/11/98 Vaults2    '95 Studio/Live From the Vaults 1    Live at Cornstock 7/12/03 Vaults 3    Unplugged 4/21/04 and 7/18/03 Vaults 4    Live at the Barrymore Theatre 5/8/99    
Their Contact Information
Alternate web site:  http://www.weavils.com
Contact Name:  jeff gauss
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Localities: Wisconsin-Appleton
Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Wisconsin-Green Bay

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