Gato's Gullah Gumbo
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Gato's Gullah Gumbo

Cleveland, Ohio, United States | SELF

Cleveland, Ohio, United States | SELF
Band R&B Funk




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As a relatively new band, at this point in time we are doing plenty of cover-music featuring some songs of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jimi Hendrix, Sting, Eddy Grant, Dawn Penn, Luciano, Joseph 'Culture' Hill and many others. We are working on "Original" songs and I also have quite a few songs in the seedling stage and am looking Far-ward to feeling them grow!



As a band, we all LOVE Reggae Music! Founder Ras Gato's main musical influences include Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, Jimi Hendrix and Minnie Ripperton .Ras Gato has been playing guitar since the age of 12 and is also a proficient hand-drummer as well as a rudimentary keyboardist and Bass Guitarist! Gato has always been in the background while playing lead and rhythm guitar with bands in the past and is excited to, not only be playing with his younger brother "Dpontoes" for the first time, but to also be the person up front for the first time! Gato has played with Cleveland Jam-Band "The No" and many other minor local bands over the years, but his most successful endeavor was with California Funk Band "Soul Pyramid" who was offered a recording contract in 1975. Gato could not, however make the commitment as a member of The Armed Forces Of The United States. Fast-forward to today and Ras Gato has re-discovered his love for music and particularly Reggae music and has set-out to conquer the world with vibrations of positivity, love and overstanding! Jah Watches!

Donald "Dpontoes" Hall - Started playing bass guitar at the age of fourteen and was influenced by such extraordinary musicians as Bootsy Collins, Stanley Clarke, Rick James and Jimi Hendrix. Great bands like Cameo and Funkadelic also managed to provide some inspiration! Born in Pittsburgh but definitely a proud Clevelander, Dpontoes became interested in many different forms of music, thanks, in part, to his father's love of drums and drumming to a vast assortment of African, Cuban and Carribean music! Dpontoe's mother Ruth also loves music and always encouraged the interests of her children, no matter their chosen endeavor. It was she who bought Dpontoes his very first bass guitar! In the early 70's, Dpontoes became aware of the hypnotic bass lines and political and social commentary of Reggae music through such celebrated artists as Bob Marley & The Wailers, Black Uhuru, Third World and Steel Pulse. Dpontoes has played with many musicians in the Cleveland area and beyond, including "Cool Runnings" & "The Flex Band" and is excited to be the co-founder of "Gato's Gullah Gumbo", which embraces the Rastafar-I principles of Peace, Love and Togetherness that he grew up listening so intently to! Jah Watches!

Bio Information Is Pending for Members Adetobi, Chano and James....