Sven Holcomb: Guitar, Vocals -
Google search ‘guitar god’ and you used to get Sven’s pic and home address.
He begged them to remove his info because women stalked him relentlessly.
Aptly nicknamed “Svendrix” due to his playing prowess, has jammed with Mick Jagger. Not only a master of the fretboard, Sven is a highly sought after sound technician on the pro circuit having recorded Santana and Ravi Shankar. Sven is the on-tour stage manager for Jeff Bridges and the Abiders and has performed with that band. When not ripping hot, steamy solos, Sven teaches yoga to the same rabid females who like to Google search ‘guitar god.’
Ladies, prepare to perspire, deep breaths now...
Laurence Shipstone: Bass, Vocals -
Originally from England, his parents took him to the Isle of Wight Festival where,
during The Who’s performance ‘Little Larry' pointed to John Entwistle's bass and said, “Mama, me want big boom boom guitar.” The rest as they say is…unverifiable rumor.
He spent many years in the music business in LA, playing with various notable artists and recording, among others, Meredith Marshall and Jeff Buckley. As well as being a master of the steel string thunder stick, Laurence brings stage presence and a versatile voice to the RedFish sound.
Insists football is played with a perfectly round globular inflated white thing kicked by the players' feet!.
Tod Stockwell: Drums, Percussion -
Tod sprang from the head of Zeus fully kitted out with a hundred sticks, a score of skins and a round baker's dozen of brass shields to do battle with the musical Hydra. Must have been the sixties and nothing to be trifled with. Apart from his mastery of the many rhythmic styles and genres, Tod is a part of history for his citizen's arrest of the Police and playfully getting Tom Hanks to lose his temper.
Uses the Force.
Charlie Ortega: Keyboards, Sax, Vocals -
AKA "El Maestro", Charlie is a career music educator in the Santa Barbara area and has probably taught music to your kid! The newest member of RedFish, Charlie's keyboard skills and saxophone virtuosity bring a whole new dimension to the Redfish palate.
Has been known to impersonate an entire high school marching band in his own living room!