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LifeTribe is a four piece blues rock band out of Hutchinson, Ks. They are currently in the process of trying to record their first album "Reflection". The musical stylings of the band are a mix between Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Cray and the John Mayer Trio. The influences of the band range widely , but the major ones are Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Bonamassa, Anni Piper & Karen Lovely to name a few. The music they play is raw blues with an edge.The band was founded in October of 2012 although it did not acquire all of it's members until February of 2013. Their writing process consists of Diane's love of intelligent poetry and lyric writing and Gordy's natural ability to put emotion to music.

LifeTribe constists of:

Diane Pettipas (Vocals) is the lyrical mastermind when it comes to the song writing aspect and a well studied , ever growing vocalist. She has performed many shows in the New England area in the bands DV8 and C4. She has taken part in chorus since elementary school and attended a middle school that centered it's teachings around the arts. She takes her influence from the entirety of music - from Broadway to heavy metal.

Gordy Pettipas (Guitar & Vocals) has played with Ray Drew ( former guitarist for Bobby Blue Bland), performed many times with Mighty Sam McClain guitarist Pat Herlehy in Pat's band Big Boy Guitar in New Hampshire, played opener for Pat Travers & The Brian Howe Band. Gordy is well known as a guitarist in many states along the east coast. He is the winner of the 2013 Johnson's Music Center Blues Showdown. His greatest influences are Stevie Ray Vaughan and B.B. King.

Troy Riggins (Bass) has worked with Kelley Hunt and run lighting and production for a number of bands, both known and unknown. He is heavily influenced by Victor Wooten and continues to evolve his own playing style to form a tight rhythm section along with Pete.

Pete Royal (Drums) toured the U.S. and Canada from 1975-1981 in the bands Night Fall and Providence, while working with J-1 Talent and Gary Van Zeeland. Pete has also worked with Jim McCullough (former guitarist from the Tom Evans version of Badfinger) . Pete is heavily influenced by Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich.