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Tear Jerkers

Formed during the recession of '09, the Tearjerkers are a lean, mean three piece party machine that can rock your event for a fraction of the cost of those bloated 20 piece party bands.

Specializing in frat rock, guitar rock and classic pop songs, the Tearjerkers create a huge sound in a compact package and can satisfy virtually all of your live music needs. All longtime party band veterans, the Tearjerkers have the expertise to turn your event into a night to remember.

Les Bloch (left)

Les Bloch has been playing drums and various forms of percussion for over 40 years.  Between 1980 and 1990, he lived in LA, where he performed and recorded with many different artists, including MCA Popsters The Bottles, Earl Mac Rouch of Buckaroo Bonzai, Grammy Winner Stephen Bishop and Motown Great Mary Wells.  For two years he fronted his own techno-funk band BLU CALLER with Dave Benson, presently a co-producer on two recent projects with Clive Davis.

Of particular pride is his recording on the CD XYLO, which features original percussion pieces performed with members of the LA and SF symphonies. Les's studies include nine years with renowned Bay Area drum instructor Chuck Brown, two years at Cal State Hayward with percussionist Gerome Gneff and a year of power drumming with Producer/Drummer Narada Michael Walden.

Les performs throughout the Bay Area, works on literary projects and continues the quest for the perfect groove.

John Seabury (middle)

John Seabury (aka Chauncey Berry) has been involved in music and art since the mid seventies.

After leaving the San Francisco Art Institute in 1977, John devoted most of his time to his first band, the notorious Psycotic Pineapple. He has been playing music professionally ever since, and continues to this day without slowing down.

His Psycotic Pineapple posters were included in the Rock art bible "The Art of Rock" 1987. His later work is featured prominently in 2004's "The Art of Modern Rock". John's design work was nominated for a Grammy for "Best Recording Package" in 2001 (The Shaming of the True, Kevin Gilbert)." Much of his work can be viewed at www.johnseabury.net.

John has been a local fixture on the Bay Area music scene, playing bass, singing and songwriting with many bands including, but not limited to, The Nomads, Snakefinger, Stu Blank and his Nasty habits, The Muscletones, The Extruders, Big Bang Beat, Vox Pop, AKA, The Rubinoos, Butch Whacks and the Glass Packs, A Karen Carpenter Christmas, Mersey Beach and The HOO, too. His extensive Rock'nRoll era repertoire is matched by few.

Hank Maninger (right)

After playing in various east bay bands, Hank Maninger moved to San Francisco in 1981 and joined Bonnie Hayes and the Wild Combo. The band became a popular local club act before being signed to Slash records, touring nationally, and recording two records.

Over the years Hank has performed, toured and recorded with many bands and artists, most notably The Aqua Velvets, Chuck Prophet, David Martin's House Party, Tubes founder Bill Spooner, Rockin' Lloyd Tripp and the Zipguns, and Johnny Dilks and his Visitacion Valley Boys

2003 saw the formation of the Hacienda Brothers. During five years of extensive touring and recording with the Hacienda Brothers, Hank played festivals and clubs all over the U.S., Europe and Australia. The band recorded four critically acclaimed records, often working with legendary songwriter/producer Dan Penn.

After 5 years of heavy touring, Hank is enjoying life with his wife and two boys, and is glad to be performing close to home again.

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