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The Band - Present members

The Band
L-R: Alan, Matt, Steve, Ben & John
This image is courtesy of Georgette's Flowing Rivers Homepage

 

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Present & Previous members:
L-R - Alan Kendall, Dennis Bryon, Blue Weaver

Courtesy of Renee H.


 

Alan Kendall

Stats...

Alan 1979

Dob:
Pob:
Hair:
Talents:
Nickname:
Fav. lead guitarist:
9 September, 1944
Darwin, England
Dark brown
Guitars
Mystery man ?...lol...
Robben Ford

About Alan:

Alan has been with the Bee Gees since 1970. He plays Seymour Duncan guitars. Pickup Models : JB Model , Alnico II Pro for Strat Flat . And, he also plays the Pedal steel guitar. Wow!


The following is an extract from a 1979 tour programme:
<< Prior to his association with The Bee Gees, Alan worked with Toe Fat, who toured the USA with Eric Clapton's Derek and the Dominoes. He has worked previously with Glass Menagerie and Chris Ryan and the Questions. Self taught, he lists his musical influences as Buddy Holly, B.B. King and Peter Greeve and his favorite singles as Eleanor Rigby/The Beatles, Drift Away/Doby Gray and Sally Gee-Wings.>>
Posted to RingsAroundTheMoon mailing list by Linda. 


Alan is the mystery man and he likes his private life private have already said. Of course . It is quite difficult to find anything out about this man aside from what I that doesn't make him any less appealing to his fans. Alan is often referred to on the mailing lists as "*sigh* Alan". Regular offenders being Dale & Katie ....

Alan is currently in the studio working with the Bee Gees on their new album (possibly titled "Technicolor Dreams" )

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Matt J. Bonelli Stats...
Matt Dob:
Pob:
Hair:
Talents:
Nickname:
Fav. Bassist:
12 August, 1954
New York
Sexy Silver
Bass
The Silver Fox
Gary Willis

About Matt:

Matt Bonelli, lecturer in studio music an jazz, recently appeared on the Tonight Show with the Bee Gees and with UM colleague Steve Rucker on the Oprah Winfrey show. (This extract was taken from the University of Miami School of Music )

Matt has been with the Bee Gees since 1993. He is currently in the studio working with the Gibbs on their new album. See current shots of Matt on Georgette's Flowing Rivers site

Matt plays fretted and fretless bass guitars. He can also play the guitar & drums

 

 

Steve Rucker

Stats...

Dob:
Pob:
Hair:
Talents:
Nickname:
Fav. Drummer:
2 March, 1954
Charlotte, Nth Carolina, USA
Brown
Drums, Percussion
Trail Blazer
Jack DeJohnette

About Steve:

Steve Rucker, Lecturer (Percussion), Steve Rucker received B.M. and M.M. degrees from the University of Miami School of Music. For the past eighteen years, Steve has been the director of the drum set program at the University, and has created many unique and creative programs there. While living in the South Florida area, Mr. Rucker has performed or recorded with Gloria Estefan, Paquito D`Rivera, Bruce Hornsby, Jaco Pastorius, Dave Liebman, Joe Sample, Jon Secada, Bob James, the Woody Herman Big Band, and Randy Bernsen, among others. For the last several years, he has performed with Ben Vereen, where he has traveled nationwide and appeared with the Dallas and Atlanta Symphonies. Steve Rucker has been a member of the Bee Gees band for the last four years, and has appeared with them on the Jay Leno Show, David Letterman, VH-1 specials, Saturday Night Live, and a Command Performance for the Queen of England. (This extract was taken from the University of Miami School of Music web site)

Steve has been with the Bee Gees since 1993 and is currently in the studio working with the brother on their new album.

 

 

Ben Edward Stivers

Stats...

Ben Dob:
Pob:
Hair:
Talents:
Fav. Keyboardist:
23 May, 1968
Indianapolis, IN
Blonde / Platinum
Keyboards
Joe Zawinul

About Ben:

Played on Storytellers (he was hiding up the back), and he added extra spice to the "One Night Only " tour (Not that our brothers need extra spice). He has been playing the piano since he was 6 years old. Grew up in Las Vegas and both parents are musicians.

Ben has been with the Bee Gees since 1997. 

Ben played the violin ( 4 years training) and trombone (8 years training)  as kid, but doesn't play them anymore.

Tim Cansfield

Stats...

Tim Dob:
Pob:
Hair:
Talents:
Fav Guitarist:
5 October, 1951
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Brown
Guitar
Captain Sensible

About Tim: "Tim Cansfield's deliciously jazzy chopping swirling rhythm guitar." - alexanderdgreat.com

Tim has been with the Bee Gees on and off for quiet a while. He played on the "Size Isn't Everything" album and was at their BG2K concert. 

I'm still looking for info on Timothy. Stay tuned, or better still, if you have something to contribute, just email me.

"At the moment he is touring with Chris de Burgh. Have a look at my website - www.rhonda.de, then click to 'The concert Tour 2002/03'). Here you will find some nice pictures of him: Wexford, page 1+2; Dortmund, page 2; Grefrath, page 1 and Oberhausen, page 2." - Marietta

Other Tim Cansfield Links:

 

 

John Merchant

Stats...

John Dob:
Pob:
Hair:
Talents:
Nickname:
Fav. muso:
13 November, 1966
Virginia
Black
Middle Ear/Bee Gees John Merchant, Audio Engineer
The Rascal
Trevor Horn

About John:

The mixing man. John is a very talented man. He has been with the Bee Gees since 1988.

He has mixed, recorded, engineered and to top it all off, he even plays an array of instruments (see Allie's link below) *Whisper* ....and he's not half bad looking either!

John is fairly readily available to the fans and is quite happy to answer any tech questions put forward. He occasionally visits the AOL chat rooms to answer any questions *and to send the girls pulses racing* (unfortunately for me I can't access AOL..*frown*).

Contact John for speaking technically --> JohnM@beegeesfanclub.org

 

 

Dick Ashby Stats...
Dick Dob:
Hair:
Talents:
Nickname:
6 March, 19?? -Thanks andyette]
Brown
Bee Gees Personal Manager
Best Boy

About Dick:

Dick is the Bee Gees personal manager. He also is a very close friend of the family. He has looked after the Bee Gees personal affairs for many years now. A well respected man with a heart of gold! ( and I might add, a spunk too!) I don't have much info on Dick as he is a very private man. I think we should all respect that!

 

On Stage

Alan Kendell
Alan with Barry on the big screen
The picture above is courtesy of Kelly Popove. 
They are stills from the "One For All Concert"- Melbourne, Australia, 1989. 
For Australians, this video is called "The Very Best of the Bee Gees -Live"

 

 

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