September 30, 2016 9:00PM - 12:00AM at New World Tavern
GUNPOWDER AND LEAD was formed in the summer of 2008 by lead vocalist/guitarist Bob Anderson of Hanover, MA and lead guitarist/vocalist Jeff Williams of Abington, MA., two former founding members of a popular local cover rock band called Nasty Habit. After a successful seven year run in the eastern MA and South Shore region's entertainment scene, the reigning members of Nasty Habit elected to persue other musical and personal endeavors. The Anderson/Williams team remained intact and strongly determined to reform themselves into another equally viable and upgraded version of their former band.The band that would come to be known as GUNPOWDER AND LEAD found it's first respondent worthy of being another cornerstone of the new band in October '08, that being drummer Scott Ohlson of Hanover, MA., the son of a veteran Jazz drummer and an active area session musician who has recorded with many artists and genres, aptly displaying his versatile musical background. After the first seven shows, Scott left GPL in July 2009 to persue other opportunities and was replaced by the former veteran drummer/vocalist of the Nasty Habit Band, Don "Oooge" Uggiano.Soon to follow was Ken Morse, veteran bass/vocalist from Brockton, MA who spent the last three and a half years with a high energy club/function dance band from Boston called HipShot. This diverse band specialized in R&B;/Motown/Disco and other contemporary dance music customized towards specific events, and also came upon a similar fate as Nasty Habit in October 2008. Just a few short weeks after HipShot's last performance, Ken joined GUNPOWDER AND LEAD in November '08, reuniting with Jeff Williams, whom he first met in 1996 while the two were members of a high energy, edged, and well produced country band called Shadow Canyon. Ken has performed in cover rock, country, oldies, americana, Top 40, and original bands in the eastern MA./Rhode Island regions for the past 25-30 years. He has been a free-lance musician, as well, and still performs fill-in shows in between his duties with GUNPOWDER AND LEAD.The final musical link for the band came in keyboards/vocalist Scott Daniels, formerly of a popular function/events band from Southeastern MA called Common Ground. Scott joined up in February 2009 and comes with a resume of many years experience in classic rock, R&B;, blues and other diverse forms of dance music. Scott brings his expertise to the fold and provides the essential "wall" of sound for GUNPOWDER AND LEAD. An architect by trade, he brings a versatile, technical, and methodical approach to GPL that greatly allows the band to expand it's repertoire! With an ever-growing family of faithful supporters, GPL looks forward to rockin' out with you at one of our next performances!