Larry Vann & The House Band:
Larry Vann ~ Vocalist, Drummer ~ "Groove Merchant" is the title appointed to this San Francisco Bay Area legend. Authentic “root music,” music the soul can reach out and touch, the essential substance of his artistic source, is the foundation of this superbly seasoned artist’s own music branding, which fuses the essence of soul-stirring blues, sweet, mellow jazz and genuine soul, R&B and funk.
Mr. Vann has performed with many great artists such as The Whispers, Elvin Bishop, Charles Brown, Martha Reeves, The Marvalettes, Curtis Mayfield & the Impressions, Charlie Musselwhite, Brian Auger and many others, and also with his own band for over 30 years. His work with the popular San Francisco Bay Area blues group, Ron Thompson & The Resistors, contributed to the band earning two Bay Area Music Awards (BAMMIES). He has also been honored with the Blues Society’s West Coast Hall of Fame, “Blues Drummer of the Year” award and The Jazz Institute’s “Man of the Year” award. He has also been honored to serve as a Governor on the governing board of the San Francisco chapter of The Recording Academy® (GRAMMY).
Adam Gabriel ~ Vocalist, Guitarist ~ (formerly with Hank Ballard, Chic Willis and Howard Tate). A vocalist and multi‐instrumentalist, Adam first picked up a guitar at the age of twelve.
It was Ray Charles’ “What I Say” that first inspired the young musician, who went on to add R&B, blues rock & roll, a little jazz and everything else in between to his repertoire.
Adam performed with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Hank Ballard for 17 years, and toured with the late Dan Hicks & his Hot Licks and was part of the Christmas Jug Band, for which he served as an executive producer for the Uncork LP.
Michael Warren ~ Vocalist, Bass ~ Although Warren considered himself one of the black hippies of the 60s and 70s, his roots run deep into Jazz, Funk and Motown groove. He has performed and toured with a great spectrum of dynamic artists including Merl Saunders, BB King, Randy Crawford, Maria Muldaur, Buddy Miles, The Crusaders, The Dave Matthews Band and many others.
Philip “Roscoe” Gallo ~ Vocalist, Piano, Organ, Synthesizer/Keyboards ~ (formerly with Jules Broussard)
Owner and operator of Philip "Roscoe" Gallo Productions facility, Roscoe has worked as a professional keyboard player since 1971. He moved from Buffalo, NY to San Francisco in 1977, and has performed with many local musicians and singers including the Jules Broussard Band, Malo, The Fred Ross Project and The Starlight Orchestra, Alvon Johnson, Frank Biner, Pacific Brass and Electric and many others.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).
The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!