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The GAGE Band

GAGE is a harmonica driven, 4-piece alternative blues band from Los Angeles. Check out the GAGE Band's newest release, "Love You Just The Same".




GAGE, formerly The Dave Gage Band, is a hard rockin' blues band that has been together for over six years writing, recording, rehearsing and playing live. Although unique in it's use of lead harmonica vs. the more traditional use of guitar as the main focus in a rock band, GAGE still fits nicely into the basic rock and roll category. You could easily find a GAGE song sandwiched between radio cuts done by Blues Traveler, Van Halen, Joe Satriani, or Stevie Ray Vaughan. Fans of more blues-based groups such as The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The J. Geils Band, The Black Crowes, The Blues Brothers, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, Robert Cray, and Charlie Musselwhite, along with all those people who love blues and rock harp, are also likely to become fans of GAGE.

The newest release "Love You Just The Same" from the GAGE Band features half original songs and the rest cover tunes- some vocal, some instrumental. Songs include: the instrumental ballad "Secret", "Hey Bulldog" (original by the Beatles), a slow-blues "So Glad You're Mine", "Mess Of Blues" and "Wearing That Loved On Look" (originally done by Elvis Presley), "Limbo Rock", blues classic "Stormy Monday", instrumental rockers "68 Blues" and "Struck By Thunder", and 3 others.



Craig Kahn

Craig Kahn
- Drums and vocals.


Hailing from Boston, Craig put in many years playing the Revere circuit with his band, the Angry Young Bees until he realized the weather is better out here for biking, hiking, parachuting and skiing, although not necessarily in that order. Craig plays a brand new green Premier kit that he loves so much he beats the crap out of it!

Michael McClure

Michael McClure
- Guitar and vocals


Michael made the mistake of learning to play guitar left-handed, so all the others players onstage have to watch out for the pointy end of his guitars as he thrashes about the stage. Michael plays a Les Paul Gold Top through Digitech effects and ADA amplification.

Michael Newman


Michael Newman
- Bass


"It's the pauses between the notes that creates the drama of music" says Mike who has played throughout the S.F./Bay Area Music scene in a variety of Original Rock & Blues Bands. His bass influences include: James Jamerson, and Donald "Duck" Dunn. He plays a Blue Carvin 5 string bass through a GK 800 RB, SWR Goliath Bass Cabinet.

Dave Gage


Dave Gage
- Harmonica and lead vocals


Dave writes most of the material for the band, and hand picks what he doesn't write from the blues archives held somewhere dark and distant in the recesses of his mind ... Dave has over 100 harmonicas that he carries with him in a hermetically sealed container to all of our gigs.





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