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GRAVYBOAT




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Gravyboat Medley






 


GRAVYBOAT has been entertaining people around the greater
San Francisco Bay Area since 1996, playing a wide variety of great music from the 50’s until today, including classic/modern rock, funk/disco, rhythm & blues, alternative, and standards. The band prides itself on its ability to cater to its clients’ needs and to craft set lists for any occasion that will create the perfect ambience and desired atmosphere. GravyBoat partners seamlessly with party planners, property managers, and event organizers to ensure all events run smoothly and on-time.

The core members of GravyBoat are Erik Frykman (guitar/vocals), Don Frank (drums/vocals), Marc Ramsey (bass/vocals), and Steve Gerard (lead vocals). Additional players are readily available upon request (i.e. keyboard, horns/sax, female vocalist).

Band bios:

Don Frank: Music has always been a part of Don’s life. From an early age he would hit the furniture, kick the back of chairs and listen to the Beatles on his close and play turntable. After taking over his brother’s drum set at age five, Don went on to play in his school Jazz, Orchestra, and Marching band. He formed his first rock band in junior high and has played with many diverse and talented artists over the years including: playing a drum duet with Ed Shaughnessy (The Tonight Show), receiving a gold record for studio work on The Doobie Brothers album "Cycles," and playing live and on recordings with Ronnie Montrose and Marc Bonilla. Mr. Frank enjoys spending time with his family, writing, recording, and producing music in his studio, and rockin’ the room with the Gravy boys!

Erik Frykman: A guitar aficionado and collector, Erik has been mastering his craft for over 30 years. His uncanny ear for musical tone and authoritative playing style has created a legion of Frykman fans throughout the Bay Area. Erik played in several original bands in the ‘80s, including Catch 22. His knowledge of all that is “guitar” is unparalleled, and his passion for playing is evident at every performance. Mr. Frykman spends his days as a guitar teacher/mentor, and in his spare time he enjoys attending Raiders & Giants games, spending time with his family and his two dogs, Emma and Ellie.

Marc Ramsey: An accomplished songwriter, Marc is equally proficient on bass, piano and guitar. Mr. Ramsey possesses the proven ability on bass to lay down a groove that soothes even the most savage beast! Marc has been part of the Bay Area music scene since the early ‘80’s, and has created all of GravyBoat’s original music. His melodic bass lines make people get up and shake what they’ve got! A skilled graphic artist and renowned painter, he also enjoys Giants games, Sharks hockey, spending time with his kids, and enjoying the great outdoors.

Steve Gerard: From his earliest memories of somersaulting wildly to Beatles music, Steve is a born performer. Blessed with keen pitch, Steve is able to take on a wide variety of musical range, style, and sensibilities. A fifth generation Californian, Mr. Gerard began performing in Los Angeles in the late ‘80’s as a session singer. He founded two local cover bands prior to joining GravyBoat. With his infectious energy, Steve lives to make people sing and dance and clap their hands! When he’s not onstage, his hobbies include travel, Giants baseball, golf, and spending time with his family & friends.

Whether it’s a party, wedding, or birthday celebration, if you are looking for the right band for your occasion… search no further! With its’ extremely diverse song list and unbridled energy, GravyBoat is a proven winner for your next event!

 

SONGLIST includes:

99 Red Balloons - Nena
Aeroplane - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
All Mixed Up - 311
All Star - Smash Mouth
Alright Now - Free
American Girl - Tom Petty
American Idiot - Green Day
American Woman - Lenny Kravitz
Angie - Rolling Stones
Are you Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
At Last - Etta James
Bad Case of Lovin' You - Robert Palmer
Bad Religion - Godsmack
Been Caught Stealin' - Jane's Addiction
Better Man - Pearl Jam
Beverly Hills - Weezer
Big Hands - Violent Femmes
Blister In The Sun - Violent Femmes
Boogie on Reggae Woman - Stevie Wonder
Born on the Bayou - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Brick House - Commodores
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
Bubbly Toes - Jack Johnson
Can't Let Go - Lucinda Williams
Cant Take My Eyes off of You - Frankie Valli
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Celebrate - Grand Funk Railroad
Cherry Cherry - Neil Diamond
Cocaine - Eric Clapton
Cold Shot - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Cold Sweat - James Brown
Come to Poppa - Etta James
Communication Breakdown - Led Zeppelin
Couldn't Stand the Weather - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Cowboy Song - Thin Lizzy
Crash - Dave Matthews band
Dancin' With Myself - Billy Idol
Danny's Song - Kenny Loggins
Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - AC/DC
Dirty White Boy - Foreigner
Do Ya Think I'm Sexy - Rod Stewart
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Drift Away - Dobie Gray
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Every Morning - Sugar Ray
Everybody Wants Some - Van Halen
Feelin' Alright - Joe Cocker
Fields of Gold - Sting
Fire - Ohio Players
Flagpole Sitta - Harvey Danger
Flake - Jack Johnson
Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Franklin's Tower - Grateful Dead
Get Down Tonight - KC & Sunshine Band
Get this Party Started - Pink
Girl's Got Rhythm - AC/DC
Give it to Me Baby - Rick James
Good - Better Than Ezra
Good Lovin' - Grateful Dead
Groove is in the Heart - Dee-Lite
Hard Days Night - Beatles
Hard to Handle - Otis Redding
Heard it Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Hella Good - No Doubt
Highway to Hell - AC/DC
Honky Tonk Woman - Rolling Stones
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
How Sweet It Is - Marvin Gaye
I Gotcha - Joe Tex
I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow
I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick
I Will Follow - U2
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Ice Cream Man - Van Halen
Iko Iko/Women Smarter - Grateful Dead
Inside Out - Eve 6
Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots
It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
Jail House Rock - Elvis Presley
Jenny (867-5309) - Tommy Tutone
Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
Jump Jive 'n' Wail - Louis Prima
Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang
Just What I Needed - Cars
Keep your Hands to Yourself - Georgia Satellites
Lady - Lenny Kravitz
Lady Marmalade - Patti Labelle
Last Time - Rolling Stones
Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
Little Pink Houses - John Cougar
Living After Midnight - Judas Priest
Longview - Green Day
Love Me Two Times - Doors
Love Roller Coaster - Ohio Players
Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin
Man in the Box - Alice in Chains
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
Meet Virginia - Train
Melt With You - Modern English
Message in a Bottle - Police
Midnight Rendezvous - Babies
Mony Mony - Billy Idol
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Own Worst Enemy - Lit
Oye Como Va - Santana
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Possum Kingdom - Toadies
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
Praise You - Fatboy Slim
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Pride & Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Radar Love - Golden Earring
Ramble On - Led Zeppelin
Rapture - Blondie
Raspberry Beret - Prince
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Right Here, Right Now - Jesus Jones
Rock Candy - Montrose
Runaround - Blues Traveler
Running Down a Dream - Tom Petty
Santa Monica - Everclear
Santeria - Sublime
Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
Sex and Candy - Marcy's Playground
Sex Machine - James Brown
Shaky Ground - Delbert McClinton
Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Should I Stay or Should I Go? - Clash
Shout - Isley Brothers
Sin City - AC/DC
Slide - Goo Goo Dolls
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
So Lonely - Police
Song 2 - Blur
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Steal My Kisses - Ben Harper
Stray Cat Strut - Stray Cats
Super Freak - Rick James
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Suzie Q - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take me to the River - Talking Heads
Tears of a Clown - Smokey & the Miracles
Telephone Song - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Thank U Fahlettin Me B Mice Elf - Sly & the Family Stone
Thank You Baby - Delbert McClinton
That's the Way - KC & Sunshine Band
That's What I Like About You - Romantics
The Joker - Steve Miller
The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
Time of Your Life - Green Day
TNT - AC/DC
Twistin' the Night Away - Sam Cooke
Two Princes - Spin Doctors
Unbelievable - EMF
Underneath it All - No Doubt
Use Me - Bill Withers
Vaseline - Stone Temple Pilots
Vertigo - U2
Walk Away - Joe Walsh
Walk this Way - Aerosmith
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina & the Waves
Wanna Be Startin' Something - Michael Jackson
Warning - Green Day
Watching the Detectives - Elvis Costello
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
What I Got - Sublime
What is Hip Tower of Power
What it Takes - Aerosmith
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
Whole Lotta Rosie - AC/DC
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Wrong Way - Sublime
You Really Got Me - Van Halen
You Wreck Me - Tom Petty
Your Love - Outfield