Laurel, Maryland, USA
BandRockClassic Rock

We play classic rock, a little off the beaten path, but most important, our crowds have fun as we, ourselves have fun on stage (and it shows). We're looking at over 150 years of rock and roll experience combined and are very popular in the Montgomery County, Maryland, area.


Our band, Boomerang, is commited to NOT sounding like your every day classic rock station. We play a great variety of 60s sounds, across the board, which we find keeps the band interested. The members are:

John Brown (bass and vocals) goes way back (60s) and has played bass and drums for some pretty impressive groups from the Maryland area. He had opened not only for the Doors (1967), but Jimi Hendrix (1967) as well.

Hank Burnett (drums and vocals) was Washington, D.C. raised and his roots are with Wilson Pickett, The Rolling Stones, Deep Purple and Bob Seeger. A SUPERB drummer to say the least. He is our backbone.

Cap Pendleton (guitar, keyboard and vocals) came from the ashes of folk and and Motown and plays both keyboard and guitar and has mastered both quite well. Cap opened for Dee Dee Sharp back in the 60s while living in California (our only member from the left coast).

Gary Garvin (lead guitar and vocals) has many influences ... the Kingston Trio, surf music by the Chantay's (Pipeline), Beach Boys, Dick Dale and The Ventures. Then, of course ALL British rock (Beatles et al) as well as the late 60s transition to rock and roll when it became REAL interesting. Gary had opened for groups (while living in south Florida in the 60s) for the Lovin' Spoonful, The Cyrkle, The Turtles, The Young Rascals, The Clefs of Lavender Hill, Wayne Cochran and the CC Riders, actually backed up Neil Diamond for a short show in 1966 in Boca Raton, FL., etc. If anyone is the "senior hippie" of the group, Gary is that pesron.

Fran Garvin and Jan Shelton (our Boomerettes) with backup vocals from both and lead vocals by Fran. Both play appropriate percussion devices as needed per songs


Nope ... we're just a bunch of Joes that enjoy playing the classic rock covers.

PLEASE view our website for song samples ... admittedly, not the best quality, but they will give you the idea. WARNING ... the videos start out overdriven for the first second or two and then come down to a normal level.

Set List

Likely, the following (the order may change):

Moon Dance (Van Morrison)
Walk Don't Run (The Ventures)
Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
The Thrill is Gone (B.B. King)
Hitch Hike (Wilson Pickett)
Well Respected Man (The Kinks)
19th Nervous Breakdown (The Stones)
Give Me Some Lovin' (Spencer Davis Group)
Rainy Night in Georgia (Brook Benton)
In the Night Time (The Strangeloves)
Louie Louie (The Kingsmen)
Summertime (by MANY artists)
Goodbye (Mary Hopkin)
Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)
Pipeline (The Chantays)
Give Me Three Steps (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Still Got the Blues (Gary Moore)
I Won't Back Down (Tom Petty)
Inna Godda Davida (Iron Butterfly)
Cry Just a Little (The Beau Brummels)
Let's Have a Party (Wanda Jackson)
Let the Good Times Roll (Jimi Hendrix)
You Can't Do That (The Beatles)
Well Dressed Man (ZZ Top)
I'm a Man (Yardbirds)
Sleepwalk (Santo and Johnny)
White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane)
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling (Righteous Brothers)
Midnight Hour (