Gearheart

  • Westminster, CA 92683, USA
Band: Cover Band: Original 00's 90's Acoustic Alternative Hard Rock Pop Punk Punk Rock

"SoCal Rock band honoring the "Rok meets Pop" mentality of the 90's"

A Westminster, CA based rock band inspired by the "hard rock meets pop" sensibilities of the 90's Punk and Alternative music. Formed in early 2012 by Joey Chavez Ferguson after developing a love for simple punk rock music and the high hopes of impressing a High School crush. He taught himself how to play guitar his junior year in High School. Longtime friend Kevin Beckers also played guitar and together they recruited their friend Ahmad Halwani on drums. After finally getting a first show in February 2013 they had Pedro Galvez, who was in another band at the time, offer to play bass for the show but the chemistry was too good to pass up. He remained a solidified member after that first show. After a year of just playing a handful of shows, Joey, Kevin and Pedro decided to take the band more seriously while Ahmad only wanted to do the band for fun. After parting ways with Ahmad, Kevin Tran was recruited on drums in June 2014 after he had just left the band he was in at the time. With Kevin “Drummer” now a part of Gearheart, the "official" lineup was complete and played everywhere they possibly could. In the summer of 2014 they went into a studio to record their debut album “Kick It Into Gear” which was released in April, 2015. Their track 'Kansas Bound' from the album was featured featured in OC Music League’s 2015 Summer Sampler CD. Signed to Wright Records in 2015, their 2nd LP "Dreamin'"was released on April 1st, 2016 to very positive reception due to the music expanding on their sound of straight up punk rock and incorporation of acoustics, harmonies, and craftier songwriting to push the limits even further. In 2017 when Kevin Beckers decided his time with the band could no longer continue, Joey, Pedro & Kevin Drummer decided to carry on as a 3 piece & continue playing as many shows as possible, including establishing a monthly residency at a venue called “Perqs” in Huntington Beach, CA & appearing on a KROQ’s Locals Only session. After the release of a few singles, a 3rd album is planned to begin prodution in 2018.

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