Bio of Band
Dennis Dove, band leader, percussionist vocals and song writer.
There are not enough words to describe this extremely versatile and talented musician, Dennis' musical journey started at age ten when he began playing drums live on the radio and church with his brother Myron Dove (Santana) and guitarist friend Oliver Harris. In high school he further his talent in a variety of bands, in 1978 he picked up his roots and relocated to San Jose.
Their band the Tear Magnets experienced considerable success and a critically acclaimed CD, he continues to entertain audiences with his invaluable musical and personal spirit, his efforts to promote live music are noteworthy' he nurtures other musicians by hosting pro-blues jams at JJ's Blues the past 25 years with a powerful rhythm & style, he organized fund raisers for hurricane Sandy and hurricane Katrina with other disaster victims. Also live on the radio for a blues marathon and spends most of his time recording in the studio with various musicians releasing one of the best CD.
Shared the same stage with;
Myron Dove, Tony Lindsay (Santana). Kenny Neal, John Lee Hooker Sr, Willie big eyes Smith, Jimmy Johnson, Chris Cain Ike & The Cold Bloods, Mike Wheeler, Toronzo Cannon, Pistol Pete JC Smith, Red Archibald, Chico Banks, Bob Stroger, Frank Bey, Michael Warren, Lara Price, Stan Erhart, Vince Caminiti, John Garcia, Johnny Nitro, Amy Lou, Daniel Castro, Sid Morris, Mighty Mike Schermer, Curtis Lawson, Drake Levin, Frankie Ramos, Laura Chavez, Aki Kumar, Les Rosenthal, P.A. Slim, June Core, Terry Haitt, Christopher 'Kid' Andersen, Lisa Leushner-Andersen, Pam Hawkins, Johnny Fab, Mark Hummel, Ken Harrill, Reggie Boyd, John Wedemeyer with Righteous Brothers, Pete Contino, Jackie Payne, Wil Roberts with Frankie Valli, and more...
Opening for numerous bands; John Lee Hocker Sr, Kenny Neal, Pete Escovedo, Triumph Ronnie Montrose, Robben Ford, Tony McAlpine Bloodline band, San Jose Jazz Fest Monterey Blues Fest and Chicago Blues Fest.
He started playing at the age of 12 when Myron Dove (Santana) showed him the chords to a song he had written he took it from there learning popular songs off the radio and from his older sister record collection. He started playing live on the radio and Church this encompassed everything from Blues to Motown, his diversification continued when Myron came home with a new genre called "jazz-rock' which introduced him to the sounds of Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and Stanley Clarke soon followed by Larry Carlton and Robben Ford. His love of these forms of music continues to this day, he still plays in numerous cover bands keeping music alive.
Mike Pops' Phillips
Pops' has been playing music his whole life daycare was spent in a music store where his mother returned to work after his father was sent abroad in the military. After a twenty year career in the high tech computer industry Mike entered the music world as a bass player and hasn't looked back. Mike has been on the bay area music scene for over 25 years and has been
hired by the best in the business Rusty Zinn, Andy Santana, John Nemeth Chris "Kid" Andersen, Mighty Mike Schemer, RJ Mischo, Bob Welsh, Steve Freund and played in the Charlie Musselwhite Band. Mike continues to nurture other musicians by hosting a pro-blues jam at Murphy's Law every Monday night and recording live in the studio.
He started playing guitar as a young man the blues made him famous with a lot of well known bands, currently a member of Terry Hanck band traveling all around the world. He plays a wide variety of styles ranging from jazz, blues and funk. He loves music in general always keeping the crowd up dancing its great having him in the band.
Henry Oden bass, JC Smith guitar, Stuart Horton guitar, Brian Tucker bass, Steve Smith bass, Dwayne O'Neil bass, Paul Olguin bass, Isis Jonsson vocals, Andy Jonsson bass, Vinny Johnson guitar, Doug Mancini bass, Pat Wilder guitar, Gil De Leon harmonica, Joanne LeBlanc vocals, Robert Green bass, Bob Gutierrez guitar, Jay Meduri guitar, Donnie Green drums, Bobby Canchola bass, Ray Ray Figueroa bass, Scott Goldberg guitar, Suzanne St. John Crane vocals, Dave Crane guitar, Donny Caruth guitar, Kid Andersen guitar.