Western Ninja

Western Ninja

 Orlando, Florida, USA

Winner and finalists of numerous Battle of the Band contests, as well as the first band to play the new Amway Center in Orlando during its opening, Western Ninja's music has a wide appeal and can be paired up with many bands from various genres.


In a word, Western Ninja is "fun". Their songs are fun to listen to, and even more fun to dance to. With influences ranging from classic rock (The Cars, Led Zeppelin), to early punk (The Ramones), to alternative (The Cure, Queens of the Stone Age, The Raconteurs).
Formed in October 2008, Western Ninja has played the circuit around Downtown Orlando, as well as various other venues in the Central Florida area. Western Ninja currently consists of brothers John Gavin (lead vocals) and James Gavin (guitar/vocals), along with Dave Beyer (guitar/vocals), Brian Montes (bass) and Travis Werner (drums). The musicians have played together in other bands throughout the years (Runnin' Blind, Future Minority, Skin Up Pin Up, Desperate Living and Beautiful Rain). Western Ninja will be releasing their first full-length album, entitled "See You In Hell" in early 2011.


Singles: "Glass Houses"
featured on 101.1 WJRR in Orlando, FL. Tattoo Todd's The Scene show in Tampa, FL.
WHOG 95.9 Daytona Beach, FL. Available for streaming on Last.fm.

"See You In Hell", full-length album due out early 2011

Set List

Typically we can perform a 45-60 minute set. The lyrics have no offensive language.

Something New(hard rock)
X-mas Lights(hard rock)
Glass Houses(hard rock)
Taken Away(hard rock)
Say I Won't(hard rock/punk)
The Scene(pop/dance rock)
Alone in the Crowd (classic rock style ballad)
Angela's Ashes (pop punk)
Overboard (rock)
It's Later Than You Think (hard rock)
Running Away (hard rock)
I Only Get Worse (classic rock style)

War Pigs - Black Sabbath
Under My Thumb - The Rolling Stones
Runaround Sue - Dion
Train in Vain - The Clash