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We do a selection of cover songs and incorporate originals as well. We mix it up with indie and classic rock, blues/R&B, alternative blues, jazz all lively dance tunes! Weaving together some of our most treasured renditions of these signature songs

Formerly The Cover Story News

Screen name:
Agoura Malibu
Member since:
Nov 12 2010
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years together:
5
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Age:
61 years

Influences

See info on members of band for details.

Members Of Band

Phillip Tirman (Guitar):
Phillip Tirman has rediscovered his passion for playing guitar after a 20 year hiatus. He played in a rock band called Roxx in Little Rock, Arkansas in the 1970's and then in a band called The Epidemic in the late 1980's and early 90's in Galveston Texas where he was training to be a Radiologist. He spent eighteen years living in the Bay Area for his career and recently moved to Santa Barbara with his wife for her school program. He plays predominantly music from his youth and early adulthood, mainly classic rock with a heavy British Invasion influence. He's also been working on original material.

Steve Benchek (Bassist):
Bassist, Steve Benchek is self-taught and formed his long-standing LA band ROX at the early-age of 13, back in 1974. Admiring jazz-fusion extraordinaires, Jaco Pastorius and Victor Wooton, Steve has developed his musical style from studying bassists John Paul Jones, and Geezer Butler with an affinity to Hendrix exploratory forms of blues, acid-rock and soul; and carries a deep appreciation for music of Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Robin Trower, The Isleys, James Brown, J.J. Cale, Jean Luc Ponty and Al di Meola. He has played with bands, Sabbatack, Heavy Metal Harmonica and still currently with ROX. A gourmet cook and wine aficionado, he enjoys organic gardening, and outdoor sports.

Evangeline Benchek (Vocalist):
A filmmaker, writer, graphic/web-designer, Vangie Benchek is revisiting some of her early creative endeavors. Her musical foundation is based in classical, jazz and world music, and has a deep appreciation for funk/old-school R&B. She is exploring and tapping into her musical roots in developing a style which compliments her talented band-mates and to her surprise, emerges as a rock-singer! Influences include Nina Simone, Chrissy Hines, Angelique Kudjo, Martha Reeves, Chaka Khan, Steely Dan, Ella Fitzgerald, Carol King, Etta James, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke and Elvis Costello. She enjoys gourmet cooking and organic gardening.

EQUIPMENT

P.A., Moniters, Premium Guitars, and Amps.

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Cover Story News host charity concert for "Our Friend Barbara" at Mr. T's Bowl, May 11th, 9pm. Bands included: The Immortals, The Buckhenries, Al Menchaca and Comedian, Victor Vasquez. For details visit: http://www.reverbnation.com/thecoverstorysb

Rock out and groove to the tunes of The Cover Story News! Classic rock, R&B, alternative blues, dance the night away at The Creekside Inn Bar & Grill!
For details visit: www.reverbnation.com/thecoverstorysb

Let your independent spirit out - rock out and groove to the tunes of The Cover Story News! Classic rock, R&B, alternative blues, beatnik jazz - dance the night away at The Creekside Inn Bar & Grill!
For details visit: www.reverbnation.com/thecoverstorysb

Friday, March 22nd, 6-8pm groove to the tunes of Cover Story News, with an eclectic mix of R&B, Classic Rock, Alternative Blues and Acoustic Originals. Enjoy wine-tasting in an interesting 1940's Quonset Hut - something to definitely see! Come on out and join the party - it's Friday Night! 21 and over only.
The facebook event page:
http://www.facebook.com/events

Live band night @ The Wildcat Lounge!
Voted best dance club in Santa Barbara. Opening with Johanna @ 9pm, then COVER STORY NEWS @ 10pm, DJ 'til close. 21+ only.

For details visit: http://www.reverbnation.com/thecoverstorysb


or Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/338378046281310/

Cover Story News headline at Reds Bar & Tapas Friday, February 22nd, show starts at 8:30pm.
Eclectic live music: originals, classic rock, indie, rhythm & blues, Americana, blues, surf-punk
Visit facebook event page:
http://www.facebook.com/events/410274272393707/

Reds Bar & Tapas
211 Helena Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805)966-5906
http://redsbarandtapas.wordpress.com/

SANTA BARBARA, CA (January 25, 2013) – The Cover Story News are proud to announce an upcoming show headlining for The Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 2, 2013 at The Lobero Theatre, Studio 28 Tribute After-Party from 10:00pm to 1:00am. The Lobero Theatre is located at 33 E. Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

With the official release of EP, Meeting Alamar last November, we look forward to performing these songs for the SBIFF guests! Platinum Pass card-holders will have access to this exclusive event. Unfortunately, individual tickets to this show are not available. Full details, program scheduling and updates can be found on their website at: http://www.sbiff.org

The Cover Story News headlines @ The Whisky A Go-Go, Saturday, November 17, 2012

band line-up info TBA.
Saturday, November 17th

Whisky A Go-Go
8901 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA

Doors open at 6pm we go on at 11pm. Reserve your advanced tickets just contact us directly email: TheCoverStory@yahoo.com
If you purchase directly through the box-office the cost is $15 each call: (310)652-4202

Saturday, October 27th
Reds Wine Bar
211 Helena Ave
Santa Barbara, CA

Pre-Halloween Costume Party at Red's Bar & Tapa's - Saturday night, October 27th, 8:30pm, Come as your favorite comic strip character, drink specials & costume contest! Enjoy stone-fired-pizzas, tapas, full-bar and cool live music by The Cover Story News!

The Cover Story News take to the stage "On The Rox" at the famous Roxy Theatre.

Friday, October 19th
The Roxy Theatre
9009 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA

21 and over only.

TCS News will be playing at the California Avocado Festival, October 6, 2012
from 6:00-6:45 pm at the Tropical Bob Stage located at the Seal Fountain on Linden Avenue on Carpinteria, CA. All ages, free admission.

The Cover Story News perform at Max's Restaurant & Cucina, Saturday, September 15th, 8pm address: 3514 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Reservations suggested: (805)898-9121

TCS News is opening for Jason Charles Miller
along w/other bands:
Peter Tvrznik
Nancarrow
Jason Charles Miller
Beezlbubba
Next Two Tracks

Whisky A Go-Go
8901 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA

The Cover Story News perform at TonyRay's for Fiesta Sunday - August 5th, 1:00pm
731 De La Guerra Plaza, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

The Cover Story News take to the stage for Santa Barbara Old Spanish Days - Fiesta Festival, Friday, August 3rd - Mercado De La Guerra Main Stage 6:30pm.

The Cover Story News @ TonyRay's in July

Sunday afternoon with The Cover Story News at TonyRay's Restaurant and Cantina in Downtown Santa Barbara. Original & classic rock with R&B grooves and Indie Blues. Amazing food and great spirits!

More info at: http://www.reverbnation.com/thecoverstory@yahoo.com

The Cover Story News perform at Max's Restaurant & Cucina, Saturday, July 14th, 8:00pm address: 3514 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Let your independent spirit out and rock out and groove to the tunes of The Cover Story News! Classic rock, R&B, alternative blues, beatnik jazz - dance the night away at The Creekside Inn Bar & Grill!
For details visit: www.reverbnation.com/thecoverstorysb

Alameda Park - Main Stage 2:30pm

The Cover Story headline at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, Saturday June 23, 9 pm. For details log onto: www.reverbnation.com/thecoverstorysb or visit: www.SOhOsb.com

Summer's here and the time is right to party with The Cover Story News! Classic Rock, R&B, Funk, alternative blues and indie punk - Dance the night away at The Creekside Inn Bar & Grill!
Details visit: www.reverbnation.com/thecoverstorysb

The Cover Story News @ TonyRay's in June

Enjoy Sunday afternoon with The Cover Story News, original and classic rock with R&B grooves, and alternative blues. Excellent tacos and margaritas at TonyRay's Restaurant & Cantina!

more info visit:
http://www.reverbnation.com/thecoverstorysb

Enjoy fine wines and rock out and groove to tunes of The Cover Story News in a cool 1940's quonsit hut! A totally cool spot in Santa Barbara!
More info: www.reverbnation.com/thecoverstorysb

The Cover Story News @ TonyRay's A night of celebration with special guests, classic rock, R&B, indie/punk, alternative blues! Rock out and dance the night away and help us celebrate Vangie's birthday!
log onto: www.reverbnation.com/thecoverstorysb
for full schedule updates and information.

See The Cover Story News at Reds in Santa Barbara! Enjoy the art, the tapas, the full bar, and a mix of original & classic rock with R&B grooves. A show not to be missed!
visit: www.reverbnation.com/thecoverstorysb

Friends for Len Benefit Concert featuring six up in-coming bands all join forces to support a dear friend battling an illness and in need of support to off-set escalating medical costs. The line-up:
The Saddlesores, The Buckhenries, The Losers, The Cover Story, Groovy Gurus, and The Kidneys Tickets at-the-door $25, All Ages.
For more details visit: www.reverbnation.com/thecoverstorysb

The Cover Story News and Special Guests perform at TonyRay's Restaurant & Cantina. Enjoy Sunday afternoon with a mix of classic rock, R&B, Alternative Blues with amazing food and spirits. Log into: www.reverbnation.com/thecoverstorysb for full details.

The Cover Story will perform a mix of classic rock, indie/punk, alternative blues, R&B, and acoustic originals.

Enjoy Saturday night with The Cover Story Live at TonyRay's Restaurant & Cantina playing with special guests a mix of rhythm & blues, classic rock, indi-punk, funk

The Cover Story News debut their original music at The Circle 5th hosted by Lisa Danhi at The Good Cup.

An afternoon of live music amazing food & spirits. Enjoy Sunday afternoon with a mix of classic rock, rhythm & blues, alternative blues with The Cover Story and special guests Randy Graves & Lee Oppert.