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Gatermon
Englewood, FL  USA
May 09, 2008
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Band/artist history
GATERMON actually is One person , meet... Wally "Gator" Sirotich is an american composer, pianist, songwriter, entertainer, has spent his Life at the Keyboards backing up some of the Greatest Musicians of our Time. He has performed live with Elliott Randall of Steely Dan "Dangerous" Dan and Frankie Toler of the Gregg Allman Band, (as a 5 year member of the TOLER BROTHERS BAND ) Dickey Betts and Great Southern Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, ( One MAGIC night , just Him and Me ) Rick Danko of the Band, Bo Diddley, Buster Wilson of The Coasters, Mitch Ryder, Odetta, Richey Havens, Rick Derringer (once with the Toler Brothers Band) Chris Anderson of The Outlaws The TGZ band recording a tribute album for Dangerous Dan Toler. The Billy Rice Band Ricky Kicklighter Twinkle...singer with Dickey Betts and Great Southern The Mambo Brothers and many more! John Townsend ( Sanford Townsand Band) he has also performed in several international tours including italy, sardinia, japan, south korea, panama, much of canada, and all over the USA Wally also spent years with great bands like "Moonshine Express" ( House Band at the infamous Lone Star Cafe in NY City) , Tight Grip, and Wallace Hound, He has openned concerts for groups such as, Steppenwolf, Marshal Tucker, the Outlaws, MollyHatchet, Johnny Paycheck, Stuff, Levon Helm, Toto, and Jerry Jeff Walker. aside from his personal recording projects, eleven solo albums of original music to his credit, five of which are solo piano compositions, One is a collection of HAMMOND B3 compositions and improvisations, two are in the smooth jazz category, and one a benefit composition and recording featuring 23 singers and nusicians, for america's homeless...he is currently playing Solo Piano Gigs, and with South West Florida's finest blues and jazz artists, and now,happily, writing, recording and playing daily
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Playing live occasionally at the moment
Your musical influences
Ray Charles, Beatles, Aretha. Chuck Leavell , Allman Brothers. Steely Dan, Miles Davis , Richard Tee , Yellowjackets, Sting, Union Station , Bob Marley, Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Joe Sample, Dr. John , Mr Rogers , sounds in the deep woods!
What equipment do you use?
2007 Kohler and Campbell Millenium Grand Piano 6'1" ( i love my piano) HAMMOND B3, Yamaha CP4, Korg Grandstage, , Roland VK 7 Organ ...
Anything else?
NOTICE TO ALL LIVE PERFORMANCE VENUES WHERE I PERFORM... I require a minimum 30 day notice for schedule changes or cancellations. Any.changes to our mutual scheduling agreement , verbal or written, must result in PAYMENT IN FULL ...BY THE VENUE , for my normal compensation (100%) I would have been paid for the period of time that we agreed upon. No exceptions to this rule. I take my commitment to work at your venue very seriously, and I expect you to do the same. thank you for your business, WALLYGATOR MUSIC
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