Ken Leighton 12:30 p.m., Feb. 21
Sound description: Rhythm and blues influenced old school rock and roll.
RIYL: ZZ Top, Ram Jam, Masters of Reality, Epitaph, Point Blank, Sam and Dave, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, 13th Floor Elevators, Deep Purple
Inception: San Diego, 2008
Ex-Band Members: Matt LaBarber, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals
Influences: Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, James Brown, Duster Bennett, the Kinks, the Who, the Beatles, ZZ Top, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Little Richard, Buddy Holly
When the China Clippers formed in 2008, the lineup included Michael "Czar" Suzick (Rust), Aaron Gaither (Kings Only), Matt Labarber (K23 Orchestra), and Jeremy Brown (Big Promotion, Devices, Processor). Labarber later left the band.
A single was released in 2012, “I’m Not Sorry” b/w “Djinnie.”
- I'm Not Sorry