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Last Update: August 27, 2008
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The zaniest, collection of Buffett, tropical rock, cruisin' and smoothin sax music that you ever heard!! You will hear blasts from the past that you just don't get to hear anymore. The Zonkers absolutely promise to entertain your audience from the ages of 9-90. You will hear music from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's all the way to today. The Zonkers are a wedding, party and special event band based out of the Tri Cities Tn area and we would love to come to your party or event and play for you. We play a combination of Buffett, Joel, tropical rock, the hottest classic saxaphone rock, classic rock, jazz, funk and swing in the area. From Stevie Wonder to Jethro Tull to Tom Petty to Billy Joel to Edwin McCain and the list goes on....
The Zonkers feature the horns and keyboards of Charles McGahey and the parrothead, Zane Wooten on bass and vocals. The guitars and vocals of the Graham brothers Josh and Ben and the skilled percussion of Shaun McMillan. The Zonkers absolutely will bring you a mix of the most dynamic, cross-generational music in the area.
Charles McGahey , horns and keyboards, is a retired band director (32 years) from the State of Georgia. He has been in the Johnson city area for three years, and currently teaches Intro to Music courses at Northeast State Community college. He also teaches sax, clarinet, and flute private lessons. He has played in broadway musicals such as "Annie", and "Smokey Joe's Cafe". His favorite fun music to play, however, is good old rock 'n' roll, which he does in this current group. Yamaha PSR-1500 keyboard, Kawai keyboard , Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Flute, acoustic-electric Guitar
Shaun McMillan , is a native of Kingsport, Tennessee and has 20 years of experience playing drums and percussion. Shaun was a percussion performance major at E.T.S.U. and from there went to pursue his music career in Knoxville, TN and Atlanta, GA. Shaun has shared the stage with some notable musicians including the lead singer from Sister Hazel as well as John Mayer. Shaun is a versatile drummer who enjoys playing all styles of music making him a prime Zonker through and through
Last but not least we have the Graham Brothers on Guitar Josh and Ben .
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