has been playing music since he was five. He started on the
accordion, and switched to guitar somewhere around the high
school/college transition when he figured out that the accordion
was not exactly a babe magnet. He added piano, then bass, and
has in the past gone so far as to direct a barbershop chorus
and a church choir (he gave up the former involuntarily for
lack of time, and the other voluntarily, for Lent).
Gary is a Master Filker. He writes and performs
science fiction folk songs, both serious and silly, with full
orchestration and four-part harmony. (Indeed, this should give
you an idea of what you'll be in for with Not Wired
Right.) Gary composes original songs as well as parodies,
and has two CDs available at CD
When not doing music, he works as an engineer/scientist
at Boeing. His background includes a BS in electrical engineering
and an MS in computer science.
is originally from the Kansas City area and performed with the
" and "Touchstone
during the 70s and 80s. She moved to St. Louis in 1985 to obtain
a Masters in Communications and to pursue a nonmusical career
(much to her dismay.) Hoping to eventually return to the "best
job in the world" of being a musician, she kept her hand
in, singing for the occasional wedding or corporate gig, composing
witty parody songs for friends and coworkers and performing
the National Anthem for the Blues, Billikens, River City Rascals,
River Otters and other local sports teams.
'Berta finally escaped from the corporate world in late 2009
and has once again been happily making her living as a musician
since that time: She also performs in the trio MUSYC
with her friends Linda and Baker. Additionally, you'll see her
around town singing in independent- and assisted living residences
performing familiar songs with her original parody lyrics added
to amuse and befuddle her audiences.