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Marshall Gallegos / Songwriter, Composer, Lead & Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

By day, a General Contractor. By night, Marshall is the founder and leader of Knightwing. In the late 70’s and early 80’s, Marshall and his band entertained fans across the United States and overseas with their unique Classic Rock style. After having completed venues in Las Vegas and Nashville, they played overseas on a USO tour. Marshall has been playing music since the age of four when he played the organ for his kindergarten class. He has played trumpet for his high school and has been playing the guitar since the age of 14. Marshall started composing his music and lyrics at an early age, using every day life situations for his inspiration. He is influenced by Santana, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He has been trained by Sal Valano and has recorded in Tommy Deveto's Studio in Las Vegas (formerly of the Four Seasons). Whether it is fast and furious or slow and seductive, his guitar and vocal styling is sure to touch your soul!

Years later Marshall has reformed the band with a new mix of musicians. Each of them brings a unique set of skills and talents to the table.

Mary Gallegos / Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar

By Day, Mary is a Credit Union Manager and is Marshall’s sister-in-law. By night, Mary provides backup and lead vocals and keyboards. Over the years, Mary has used her vocal talent to sing at various community and charity events throughout San Diego County. In 2005, Mary was chosen to sing the National Anthem to over 4,000 spectators at the San Marcos 4th of July Fireworks Celebration. Each year, Mary entertains and contributes her vocal talent to help raise funds for the Annual Special Olympics Charity Fundraiser held in San Marcos, California. Mary originally started in music learning how to play the piano and classical guitar at the early age of 9. Taking a liking to singing, Mary grew up singing in the local church choir in her home town of Tucson, Arizona. Mary provides a unique, soulful interpretation to the likings of some of her biggest influences which include the sounds of Pat Benatar, Heart, The Pretenders and Led Zepplin.

Ken Herrera / Drums, Percussion, Vocals

By day, a Fire Captain saving lives. By night, Ken is the Drummer for Knightwing. Ken also provides back-up and lead vocals for the band. He has played in several bands both in the United States and Over Seas. Ken has been drumming and playing percussion instruments for over 38 years. He can play his full Drum Kit or break it down to hand percussion and play Congas, Bongos, Cajon, Shakers, Tambourine, & if you need it "More Cowbell" ... pretty much anything that makes a noise ... he can make a rhythm with it. His musical influences range from Rock-n-Roll, Blues, Grunge, Funk & Punk to Latin & South African beats. Ken has spent a lot of time in the recording studio. He is a recording engineer and has a good ear for final mixing and mastering of tracks.

Liz Barranon / Guitar, Vocals

By day, Liz is an award-winning Floral Designer and Wedding Planner. She is, also, Marshall’s sister. By night, Liz is the Rhythm Guitar player and provides vocals for Knightwing. Liz is the newest member of the band. She lends her talent to the band after having raised a family and leading a successful career as a Floral Designer and Wedding Planner. Since the early age of 14, Liz has played in various rock and roll bands through the late 70’s and early 80’s, playing the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Linda Ronstadt, Pink Floyd and Lynard Skynard.

Dave Cobb / Guitar, Bass, Vocals

By day, Dave is a District Service and Parts Manager for a large, well known Car Company. By night, Dave provides Bass,Vocals and Guitar for the band. A Native Texan, he has traveled over the USA and parts of Europe, playing in a variety of musical venues. Dave has played with several church, rock and country bands, including his Company band. Dave is a self-taught musician, playing guitar, bass, and drums for most of his life starting as a first-grader on guitar. He also enjoys song writing and trying different instruments, such as banjo, mandolin and keyboards. Dave’s style ranges from rock-n-roll and country, through Chet Atkins-style acoustic guitar solos. His influences include The Beatles, Eagles, Doobie Brothers, Jim Croce and Jimmy Buffett”. Dave’s also no stranger to a recording studio, having participated in many projects over the years. Ken and Dave have played together for fifteen years, which contributes to the excellent chemistry of “Knightwing”.

Julie Herrera / Live Sound Engineer

By day, Julie is a National Award Winning Competition Rider and a Hair Salon owner. She is also, Ken’s wife. By night, Julie mixes the live sound of Knightwing at each gig and is the reason that Knightwing sounds so good no matter what the venue. All of the vocals and instruments are run through the soundboard assuring that the sound levels are perfec