Saloon no.12 is the Ultimate Modern and Clasic Rock Band!
Called the “Best Band in the Inland Empire”, Saloon no.12 delivers a passionate and entertaining show, which is why the band is always in demand. Popular with audiences of all ages, the band performs songs from the 60’s through today from groups including The Beatles, The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Green Day, The Black Keys, and many more. We pride ourselves on our musicianship and vocals, as our members have performed with some of the best musicians in the world—including John Fogerty, Herbie Hancock, Rick Derringer, member of Alien Ant Farm, Little Feat, and Dr. John. Our performances are always exciting and energetic, and we believe in giving our audience our absolute best.
Gary Letona, Bass.
Gary grew up in San Francisco listening to Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, and Beethoven. In high school he wrote songs for an original rock band and trained in classical music. He started out playing in several orchestras and toured internationally. But his first love is rock n' roll, and over the years he's enjoyed playing in various cover bands and recording sessions. Gary is a paralegal by day, but lives for being on stage at night. You'll occasionally find him dabbling on keyboards and shopping for new stage shoes.
Tracy Buys, Vocals, Guitar.
Prior to 2005, Tracy's only experience with singing was in his ’66 Mustang and in the shower. His musical experience stems from playing Jazz/classical trumpet at UCLA, and continued in various groups while earning his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at USC. His love for Classic Rock and the Blues fueled his passion to sing lead in The Screaming Eagles cover band—influenced by Mick Jagger, Robert Plant, John Fogerty, Tom Petty--and eventually lead to the development and creation of Saloon No. 12.
Allan Reinholtz, Lead Guitar.
Allan started playing guitar during the golden age of rock, when Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Jimmy Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Van Halen and so many other greats were inventing rock music, creating their now classic songs. Within six months, he and his friends formed a garage band, playing for growing circles of friends at house parties, backyards, and garages. He continued playing through college, while raising two wonderful children, and continues now into semi-retirement. Some of his other hobbies include hiking, volleyball, road trips, and enjoying the fresh air at his mountain cabin. He loves to see you out there at the gigs, listening, dancing, and having fun.
Brian Cannady, Drums.
Brian Cannady was born to rock.
At 10 years old, Brian decided he wanted to play drums, and his parents made the tragic mistake of buying him his first set. And all hell broke loose. Brian rattled windows and annoyed the neighbors playing pop music. Then at age 12, in a smoke filled room, he heard Whole Lotta Love for the first time, and he knew what he wanted to do.
When Brian started playing in dance bands, he developed a love of the pocket that is a big part of his current style. Playing dance music has now ingrained a groove oriented, hit it on two-hit it on four style that serves well combined with the Irish Thunder heavy bottom end. Brian has a "if you want em to watch, give em something to look at" visual style of playing, that he supplements with his vocal harmonies.