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Ron Wheeler: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Claudio Martin: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Michael Gonzales: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Mike McMahon: Bass guitar | Gary Taylor: Drums, Percussion
Sound description: Classic rock of the '60s and '70s.
Inception: San Diego, 1995
Ex-Band Members: Paul Babiak, undetermined
Ron's Garage is a band-for-hire that plays as a full five-piece band, a quartet, a trio, or a duo, 'pending what's needed. "I needed a couple of subs for an upcoming gig and knew Ron Wheeler and his friend, Paul Babiak, from the circuit," says singer/guitarist Michael Gonzales on the band's website. "We rehearsed in that now-infamous garage and we were quite pleased with the chemistry and harmony of our personalities and of the music. Paul moved on a few years later and Claudio Martin joined the band. That trio has remained the core of the band. We next added Gary Taylor as our full time drummer/percussionist. Mike McMahon rounds out our five-piece band on bass and vocals."