Only a few miles from the Las Vegas strip in June of 2007, four guys, that had never met, rehearsed for the first time in a beat up old studio. Little did they know that seven years later they would be hailed as one of the most exciting and sought after rock bands in Nevada.
The Garage Boys have stood the test of time; touring, recording and performing in just about every circumstance known to all band kind. Most bands pack it in after a few months…a year tops. Who can blame them; it’s a tough industry. However, these guys are not stopping. They are a high energy, 100% organic, rock band. Soon they will be releasing their second album, “Sgt. Peckers”, which is guaranteed to be a huge success worldwide. Their unique sound reflects their influences, which range from The Beatles and Stones, to STP, Weezer, Bob Marley, Sublime, Thin Lizzy, Metallica, Radiohead, Bon Jovi and even Steely Dan.
Their upcoming album was released June 20th. It is their most Bi-polar to date: and that’s the way they want it. The Garage Boys are not interested in forming a generic sound where every track is the same as the last. One song will be glam-rock, Reggae the next, and another will be old school classic country rock…the way bands used to do it.
Staying true to themselves, they exclaim: “We just write what we like, no matter what. We believe in what we do”.
The Garage Boys are:
Bryan Duffy: Lead Vocals and Guitar.
Aaron Harris: Bass/Keys and Production.
Craig Small: Drums and Lead Vocals.
Mike Neufeld: Guitar.
The Garage Boys will be performing anywhere and everywhere so look for them in your state.
Bryan Duffy-An experienced singer/songwriter and guitar player from Toronto, Canada. Bryan was no stranger to both original and cover gigs. His song “Original” was featured on the hit reality series “Jenna’s American Sex Star” during Season 2 finale, Playboy Network. His inspiration for the song was David Bowie. Recognizing Bryan’s talent for songwriting and stage presence, Bryan was asked to join the recording act See Spot Run. Signed to Laggerhead Records, their hit,“Weighttless” ranked in the top 10 on the BDS charts. Canada now recognizes them as the first independently signed band to do this. Bryan wrote “Middle of the Road” for See Spot Run in 2003, their last charting song, before he left the band 2004 to join the Garage Boys in Las Vegas. He now serves as the Garage Boys front man and lead singer.
Craig Small-A drummer from Collbert, Oklahoma, Craig started playing at the age of 14. As an adult he played with the Tennessee Hatband, David Allen Coe’s back up band. He moved to Vegas in 2002 were he was a part of numerous acts on the Las Vegas Strip. Craig found himself drumming for Trent Carlini, a premier Elvis impersonator, in Elvis’s showroom at the Hilton. American Superstars ZZTop act at the Stratosphere. And in 2006 he played with Jamie Fricke. He even performed as an Ozzy impersonator for a short time. His influences include Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, and Black Sabbath. But what sets Craig apart from the average drummer are his singing skills. Craig’s unique voice in combination with his drum talents puts an audience into awe. A gentleman once got angry at the band, claiming that Craig was lip syncing and the band was playing to tracks. This is the level of excellency you can expect from Craig.
Mike Neufeld-The youngest member of the group, Mike grew up in Manitoba , Canada playing AAA Hockey. He was being scouted as a Forward but the lure of music was too much for the Winnipeg native. Moving to Vegas in 2009 he was in the cover band, Jayed, playing on the Las Vegas Strip, Mesquite and Reno. He was also in an original band, Formality, which was nominated for “Band of the Year” in 2010 by Las Vegas Rocks Magazine. Mike was soon after asked to join the Garage Boys in the place of their previous guitar player. Mike adds an exciting and humor to the band that grips their audiences. His influences: Justin Bieber and Milli Vanilli. Just kidding.
Aaron Harris-A Las Vegas local, born and raised, Aaron was born into a classical/jazz family of performers. His father, Art Harris, was part of the Las Vegas music scene as a drummer and singer for over 30 years. Aaron’s primary instruments are piano, synthesizer and the organ. But when the Garage Boys approached him they were looking for a Keyboard player that could also play Bass. Aaron was up for the challenge and learned to play bass in 6 months. He also learned the harmonica, melodica and provides back up vocals for the band now. This makes him one of the most versatile musicians in Las Vegas. He also engineered and co-produced the Garage Boys first album. He is a man of many talents.