Dear Wild Rover Friends, Fans and Family,
We, The Wild Rovers, wanted to write you a brief newsletter to keep
you up-to-date with all that is going on in our band. It has been an
This last year our band lost our bass player and original Wild
Rover, Jorn Pahnke, who is now doing mission work in Fiji. We miss him
and he is truly rovin' around the world doing what he can to help out.
The Rovers were fortunate enough to land Ryan Zash as our new bass man. He is
a long-time friend of a lot of the guys. Ryan has stepped in and is a
fast learner, even though bass is not is his main instrument. It will
be though… yes it will.
7 Rovers were not enough, so Jeff Trabucco came along to sing
along and play Bodhrán. Next came Karl Heebner our sound master that
has helped us in countless ways. He enjoys the fact that we get free
beverages and he's not the only one. Finally, we added a feminine
touch with the beautiful voice of our guest singer, Christina Kree. We
will be finding new ways to add her into the fold.
This last year Devin Avey and Martin Sweet wrote several
originals to add to our repertoire:
Waves of Sorrow-Sweet
Light of the Moon-Sweet
Wear the Green-Sweet
Waves Upon the Sea-Sweet/Avey
Our band was able to make our first demo cd with 7 songs from a live
recording this last year. We are selling this CD for only $5 at our
performances. In addition, we have begun selling our new t-shirts with
the Wild Rover logo for $10 at our band's performances.
Finally, we wanted to share about our numerous upcoming
performances this summer. Hopefully you can join us for one or all of
these of shows. We get our summer started with our busiest week
to-date when we perform on a stage in front of the 4th of July in
front of Brittania Arms in Aptos at 9:00 a.m. just before the parade
begins. Next, the Wild Rovers will be playing at a private party on
Saturday, July 7th a ranch in Watsonville. After this, our band will
be playing traditional hymns at the Rio Theatre on Sunday, July 8th
with Faith Community Church at 10:30 a.m. We head to the Crow's Nest
in Santa Cruz on Thursday, July 12th at 5:30 p.m. for a beach
barbeque with a dance floor to boot! On August 3rd at 8:00 p.m. our band is pumped to
play up at the Brookdale Lodge in the Ben Lomand area. If you find the
time, please bring your friends to these performances so we can play
at these establishments again in the future. More performances will be
added as the details are worked out at Malone's in Scotts Valley and
The Attic in Santa Cruz.
Overall, our band is branching out, playing at many new locations and we are adding many new songs
to our set – list every gig. Please feel free to e-mail us song ideas.
The Wild Rovers
P.S. We would love to see those Rowdy Roverette Dancers at some of our