Playin' in the band
CHRISTIAN LEE SWAIN
lead vocals, guitar
Roots: Los Angeles, CA
Been doing this since…he was a transplant high school kid lookin’ to reinvent himself
Influences: Jagger, Bowie, Gabriel and Mercury
Rocked the 80′s LA scene with the best of ‘em and lived! Now he channels all that great vocal and stage energy with TinMan!
“PHILLY” BILL WEIR
bass guitar, vocals
Roots: Philadelphia, PA
Been doing this since…high school daze back East – rock bands and touring with Blues Award Winner Mike Dugan, then West with Lara Price, Dave Hull, and Nichole Cheri along the way…
Influences: Jack Bruce, Tim Bogert, Willie’s Dixon and Weeks, Tommy Shannon, Nathan East, James Jamerson. Special shout to bass brother Randy McDonald (Tommy Castro Band), whose playing, singing, and stage energy is a key inspiration!
"GYPSY" JACK VANBREEN
lead guitar, vocals
Roots: San Jose, CA
Been doing this since…longer than most of you’ve been breathin’!
Has crossed musical paths with local faves like the Doobies, Tower of Power, and Sons of Champlin. GJ is one of the best bay area guitarists out there makin’ it happen with TinMan!
Roots: Evansville, IN
Been doing this since….had no choice, four generations of Schuster men were musicians!
Influences: Hancock, Corea, Jimmy Smith, Chuck Leavell, Jan Hammer and Keith Emerson
JOEY “BIG FOOT” CONIGLIO
drums / percussion
Roots: pittsburg, CA
Been doing this since….banging pots and pans at age 4 to Sicilian folk songs…..
Grew up to be an area first call drummer – sharing the stage with Greg Kihn, Y&T, the Fixx, Eric Martin, and Ronnie Montrose.
Influences: John Bonham, Keith Moon, Neil Peart, Mike’s Portnoy and Mangini.