Stuart Gunter - Percussion, Vocals, Production, Ninja
Stuart Gunter has been playing the drums for over thirty years, traveling the country playing music for audiences large and small, from Colorado to Florida, New York to Texas. He has studied the art of drumming from the world’s best including Gordon Gottlieb, Kenny Aronoff, Ed Shaughnessy, Clyde Stubblefield, Arnie Lang, Dom Famularo, Jerome Deupree, and Steve Smith, among others. He loves to record and has been featured on over thirty commercially available recordings and countless demos.
Stuart's influences include John Bonham, Stewart Copeland, Jerome Deupree, Mick Fleetwood, Steve Gadd, Gordon Gottlieb, Steve Jordan, Geoff Lang, Jeff Neil, Neil Peart, Buddy Rich, Dannie Richmond, Ringo Starr, among others.
Musically, he admires Brooks Smith, The Police, RUSH, Paul Simon, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Bad Plus, Van Morrison, Dave Montgomery, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Portishead, Tom Peloso, The Clash, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Gabriel, Andy Stepanian, Little Axe, among others. Artistically, he is influenced by Ron Smith, Henri Matisse, Vincent Van Gogh, Cormac McCarthy, Pat Conroy, Don Miguel Ruiz, The Coen Brothers, and Harvey Pekar.
Stuart's favorite books include The Road, Blood Meridian, The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, The Book of the Dun Cow, Fahrenheit 451, Watership Down, Water for Elephants, The Fifth Agreement, and American Splendor.
His favorite songs include The Way Young Lovers Do, by Van Morrison; The Cool, Cool River, by Paul Simon; Moanin', by Charles Mingus; Jeanne-Pierre, by Miles Davis; Straight, No Chaser, by Thelonious Monk; Solsbury Hill, by Peter Gabriel; Ursa Major, by Wrinkle Neck Mules; Bring on the Night, by The Police.
ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS AND RANDOM Q & A
Are you a good cook? Yes.
Have you ever been canoeing? Yes. Many times.
Have you ever been bungee jumping? No.
Have you ever been skinny dipping? Yes.
Have you ever flown a kite? Yes.
Are you afraid of flying? No.
Have you ever tie-dyed your own clothes? Yes.
What's your favorite flower? Tulip.
Can you set up a tent? Yes.
Have you ever given blood? Yes.
Do you have a favorite mug? Yes.
Why are we the most amazing band in the entire universe? Because we rehearse, communicate and eat well.