G-Whiz

G-Whiz

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One of the Original inventors of Power Pop Punk Rock! G-Whiz has been a band since 1986 and has been played with or been on recordings with acts like Green Day, Crimpshrine, Samiam, Reagan Youth & Jawbreaker. Hear G-Whiz's Catchy hooks with lyrics that cause you to sing along. Enjoy G-Whiz!

Biography

BACK IN 1986 KEVIN GOT KICK OUT OF HIS FIRST PUNK BAND ONLY TO FIND
HIMSELF IN A NEW BAND THAT WOULD HELP CHANGE THE SOUND OF PUNK ROCK AS WE KNOW IT TODAY, ALONG WITH BANDS LIKE THE DESCENDENTS, THE RAMONES AND DAG NASTY TO NAME A...ABOUT ALL OF THEM.KEVIN HOOKED UP WITH DUANE KIENER (ORIGINAL BASS PLAYER) WITH DREAMS OF MAKING MUSIC LIKE THEIR HEROS BEACH BOYS, DESCENDENTS AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST THE RAMONES.GOING THROUGH ABOUT 3 NAMES FOR THE BAND, 2 DEMO TAPES, 2 DRUMMERS, 3 VOCALISTS AND DUANE IN AND OUT OF THE BAND (TO PLAY IN OTHER BANDS) THEY TRIED TO FIND THE RIGHT BAND MEMBERS WHO UNDERSTOOD THE MUSIC.MELODIES, HOOKS & GOOD
SONGWRITING.

SO IN 1988 THEY FOUND THE MEMBERS ANGEL NEVAREZ-DRUMS, DUANE KIENER-BASS,KEVIN CARL-VOCALS/GUITAR.THEY ALSO FOUND A NAME, G-WHIZ.WITHIN A COUPLE OF WEEKS THEY RECORDED THIER FIRST (G-WHIZ) DEMO,"SNAP,CRACKLE POP". AFTER A FEW MONTHS AND A HANDFUL OF SHOWS KEVIN FOUND THAT SINGING WAS HOLDING BACK WHAT HE REALY WANTED TO DO ON GUITAR SO HE ASKED WAYNE KEELER IF HE WOULD SING FOR G-WHIZ. RIGHT AWAY THEY WERE ASK TO BE ON THE NEW RED ARCHIVES "HARDCORE BREAKOUT" COMPILATION WITH BANDS LIKE "REAGAN YOUTH" AND "JAW BREAKER". G-WHIZ WENT IN THE STUDIO A SHORT TIME LATER TO RECORD THIER FIRST SPLIT E.P.

G-WHIZ WENT THE STUDIO A SHORT TIME LATER TO RECORD THIER FIRST SPLIT E.P. WITH THE LONELY TROJANS AND SECOND SPLIT E.P. WITH CRIMPSHRINE.THEIR FIRST TOUR WAS IN OCTOBER OF 1989 WITH GOOD FRIENDS SLOPPY SECONDS.WITH A FAST GROWING FAN BASE G-WHIZ WENT INTO RECORD THEIR THIRD E.P. "THE G-WHIZ WEIGHT-LOSS PLAN"(EAT RALLY BURGERS AND LOTS OF MEXICAN FOOD).IT GOT ALOT OF GOOD REVIEWS IN THE BIG NAMED PUNK 'ZINES.SHORTLY AFTER "...THE WEIGHT LOSS PLAN", WAYNE JOINED THE ARMY.G-WHIZ DIDN'T HAVE TO LOOK FAR THEY JUST ASKED FRIEND AND ROADY ED RICHARDS TO PICK UP WHERE WAYNE LEFT OFF.A FEW MONTHS LATER THEY FOUND THEMSELVES IN BAD RELIGIONS STUDIO "WEST BEACH RECORDERS" RECORDING THEIR FIRST L.P. "EAT AT EDS"(HE ALWAYS HAD FOOD).IT WAS RELEASED ON TIM KERR (BIG BOYS)/ZENO (GREG SAGE/WIPERS) RECORDS.SHORTLY AFTER DUANE LEFT TO GET MARRIED, SO AGAIN THEY ASKED FRIEND/ROADY GREG "G" GLEASON TO ROCK THE BASS (NOT FISH).

ON JUNE 6TH 1992 (KEVINS BIRTHDAY) G-WHIZ STARTED LAYING DOWN TRACKS FOR THE (SO FAR) LAST RELEASE "...hook!”. SLOWLY THOUGH G-WHIZ WAS COMING TO AN END.ANGEL LEFT FOR MED SCHOOL A YEAR LATER, KEVIN WAS GETTING FAT AND NEEDED A BIG TIME BRAKE, ED MOVED TO MINNESOTA AND GREG GOT MARRIED."...hOOk!" WAS RELEASED IN MARCH 1994, G-WHIZ DID ONE MORE TOUR THEN CALLED IT QUITS.

THANKS TO SOME LOYAL FANS THE MUSIC OF G-WHIZ STILL HUNG AROUND.
BOSSTUNEAGE RECORDS RELEASED ALL OF THEIR E.P.'S AND THE "EAT AT EDS" L.P. ON "THE POP-PUNK SINGLES COLLECTION 1989-2002" OUT IN ENGLAND AND JAPAN.RECODDS RECORDS (JAPAN) PUT TWO SONGS ON A COMPILATION IN 2004.

NUMBER ONE PUNK RECORDS RELEASED THE "POP PUNK SINGLES COLLECTION 1989-2006" HERE IN THE STATES AND THE RENAMED
"...hOOk!" L.P. “SHE HAS THAT PLASTIC ALTERNATIVE INDIE EMO PUNK ROCK MANEQUIN LOOK!" WITH BONUS TRACKS.

NOW IN 2008 G-WHIZ IS READY TO PLAY SHOWS AGAIN AND OPEN TO TOURING AS WELL AS LOOKING FOR LABELS ITERESTED IN UPPORTING IN THE WHOLE PROCESS!

Discography

EPs - 7" Records
1) G-WHIZ/LONELY TROJANS
2) G-WHIZ/CRIMPSHRINE
3) G-WHIZ - WEIGHT LOSS PLAN
4) G-WHIZ / KING FRIDAY
5) G-WHIZ / SIX

FULL LENGTH RECORDS
1) EAT AT ED'S
2) ...HOOK!
3) THE POP PUNK SINGLES COLLECTION 1989-2006 - INTERNATIONAL DIST.
4) THE POP PUNK SINGLES COLLECTION 1989-2006 - USA DIST.
5)"SHE HAS THAT PLASTIC ALTERNATIVE INDIE EMO PUNK ROCK MANNEQUIN LOOK! - USA DIST

Set List

We will be playing older songs with a few newer ones thrown it. Always changing but always catchy and fun to hear.