Drawing from the depths of R&B and the heights of the '60's Revolution, ACTUAL SIZE brings together the best of traditional Northwest rock -- the operative fundamental of their music is DANCE. They put the feeling of friendship into a form and energy that makes you feel good and makes you want to get up and dance. They recorded Triple Crown of Love on Seattle Peace Concerts' compilation Peace by Peace.
Steve DeTray Steve helped to found ACTUAL SIZE in 1984, is the guitarist and has written much of his own material. Steve has played music professionally since the 1960's. He has worked in studios on a number of recordings and has played with the likes of Elvin Bishop and Son House, and has traveled worldwide with his music. Steve's influences are Robert Pete Williams, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton.
Garfield Hamilton Garfield, one of the original members of ACTUAL SIZE, is the percussionist and one of the more prolific writers in the band. He began in the late 1960's leading and booking his own group playing '60's R&B. He worked consistently for 2-1/2 years with SMOKE playing R&B, R&R and C&W, between Indiana, Michigan and Illinois. His year-and-a-half with THE SOUL SOUNDS led to a 3-month tour of 6 different countries overseas. In the mid-1970's Gar managed THE BROADCASTING COMPANY, playing jazz, R&R and RB. While playing with the group AIRBORNE Garfield opened for some '60's artists such as New Riders of the Purple Sage and Harvey Mandel.
Rand Miller Rand Miller began playing guitar and bass guitar as well as vocalizing in the early '60's and played his first paid engagement in 1966. His early musician influences were Northwest bands - The Viceroys, Jimmy Hanna and The Dynamics, The Kingsmen, the Sonics - and all the many R&B greats of the period. Chicago-style blues had the greatest single effect on Rand's musical roots and the freedom and creativity of the rock of the late '60's --- well....
Lu Evers Lu, the third original co-founder, has been playing saxophone since 1972 in several different styles. His approach readily reflects his broad range of influences, from Archie Shepp and Art Pepper to Captain Beefheart and Joni Mitchell. Lu adds the essential horn element to the band's great dance music.
Tom Weishampel Tom, the guest vocalist on Triple Crown, has performed with the band since 1989. His training in musical stage performance brings great vocal range to the group's music.
For Booking Info... contact;
Gar Hamilton (206) 935-9764
Tom Weishample (206) 282-6615
Rand Miller 282-4641