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!
After 2 successful
years with GUNPOWDER AND LEAD, Jeff left the band in December 2010 to take some much deserved time off and persue his
renewed passion for country music. Jeff passed the torch to Josh Amara for a couple of years and Russell Pace recently took
over for Josh, adding a monster edge to our lead guitar sound. With an ever-growing family of faithful supporters, GPL looks
forward to rockin' out with you at one of our next performances!
|Bob Anderson- Lead Vocals/Guitars
Bob Anderson- Lead Vocals/Guitars
According to Bob (and he should know), this is what his life was like before GUNPOWDER AND LEAD. He
spent the early majority of his career, until 1991, with an original band called The Citizens, which landed a recording/production
contract with Bon Jovi's company in the latter part of the '80's. The band recorded and released the album "Ends
With Z", produced by Tony Bongiovi in the latter part of the decade. He has shared the bill with many national acts including
The Joe Perry Project, Til Tuesday, Extreme, Face To Face, The Atlantics, and many others. Bob was also involved as a songwriter
and soundtrack producer for the Vestron Pictures movie "She's Back", starring Carrie Fisher. After taking some
time off to raise a family (yes, musicians DO grow up, sort of), Bob got back to his musical passion by forming Nasty Habit,
a very successful South Shore rock band that was together for seven years. Now, he has come together with a cohesively creative
lineup of musicians that share his enthusiasm for classic high energy rock.
|Josh Amara - Lead Guitar/Harmonica/Vocals
Russell Pace - Lead Guitar
We're pleased to welcome our newest member of
GUNPOWDER AND LEAD, lead guitarist Russell Pace! After a long and fervent search for a worthy and able replacement of his
esteemed predecessors, Jeff Williams and Josh Amara, we're privileged and excited to have Russell on board. Russell brings
great energy, finesse, edge, and technique to the GPL show and we're sure you'll really enjoy his abilities, presentation,
and all that he has to offer……
|Scott Daniels- Keyboards/Vocals
Scott Daniels- Keyboards/Vocals
Scott cut his teeth on classic rock and jazz fusion in the 70's. With
piano and organ as his core instruments, the Mini-Moog synthesizer became his signature sound which carries through
to the present. He founded The Gist, an R&B/Soul band that laid down the groove for many a packed dance floor. By the mid 80’s Scott’s focus shifted to original music, writing and recording
pop rock songs and playing all the Boston area rock clubs in bands such as Alice Blue, Going Graffiti, Option One and The
Stools, where his alter ego "The Creatcha" took hold. He rocked-out for a few years with Tobacco Road,
a local South Shore blues and rock band and spent most of the 90’s playing club dates and high-end functions in Common
Ground, a band comprised of top talent from the Berklee College of Music. Scott
continues to pursue his diverse musical tastes leading a jazz trio, sitting in with Willie McBlind, his buddy Jon’s
microtonal blues band from NYC. He's also a member of Rock ’N Soul Inc, another high-end function band
and enjoys kicking-ass with GUNPOWDER AND LEAD whenever they take the stage.
|Don Uggiano- Drums/Vocals
Don Uggiano- Drums/Vocals
can you say about a guy named Oooge?........ I know, we can't say that either - but
we CAN tell you this. Oooge (pronounced oooge) is a drummer extraordinaire.
playing in various garage
rock cover bands, he became a member on an original Pop band
"Hank". Winning the ASCAP Showcase for tour sponsor Jagermeister, they went on
to tour with Mike Peters of The Alarm. He signed with Joan Jett's
Blackheart Records label
toured extensively for two years including Wales. He went on to become involved in
the recording of soundtracks and his talents can be heard in two movies and on the TV
show "Ed". His energy and talent solidified the sound and drive of the Nasty Habit band for seven years and
Oooge brings this established musical tradition to GUNPOWDER AND LEAD, as well! Oooge also works with bands such as Brainfreeze
and The Dons.